Meet the Staff
Todd Owen, Pastor
Eddie Johnson, Associate Pastor and Director of Christian Education
Debbie Burn, Office Administrator and Director of Music Ministries
John Nevels, Youth Director
Although he came to us from Decatur, John has Mississippi in his blood and is a bulldog from MS State. He made a swing by Auburn for his masters degree and works for the Corps of Engineers. He is an engineer at his day job but loves to be with our youth whenever possible.
John is an avid runner and ran from Gulf Shores to the TN line a couple of years back to raise awareness and funds for tornado victims.
He married the beautiful Lauren Blevins on New Year's Eve 2015. She is also an engineer and an awesome asset to our Holmes Street youth program.
Phyllis Howell, Administrative Assistant
After graduating from Jacksonville State University, Phyllis returned to her hometown of Grant, AL where she taught third grade at KDS-DAR school for 30+years. After retirement, she has enjoyed helping friends conduct estate sales and now can be found in the office at HSUMC as administrative assistant in the mornings. She enjoys being involved around the church and has special interests in worship settings and hospitality.
Phyllis is married to Charlie and they have one adult child. She enjoys gardening, music, her dogs, and exploring nature.
Nancy Jones, Lead Childcare Provider
You'll always get a smile from Nancy Jones and our babies adore her. Her three children and grandchildren are the joy of her life and it's a joy to have Nancy on staff at Holmes Street.