Meet the Staff


Jonathan Todd, Senior Pastor

Pastor Jonathan Todd became lead pastor at Holmes Street UMC in July 2020.

Pastor Jonathan Todd was born and raised in Jasper, Al to Patricia and Nathan Todd also of Jasper. He graduated from Curry High School in 1982.  He entered trade school and studied the craft of welding.  He worked in the field of welding for 9 years and concluded his welding career at Chicago Bridge and Iron in 1991. In 1990 Pastor Jonathan entered the ministry as a Lay Speaker.  In 1991 he received a full-time student appointment and began ministry.

Jonathan earned an Associate in Science Degree from North West Community College, A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Birmingham Southern and a Master of Divinity Degree from Candler School of Theology.  

Pastoral Ministry:Jonathan has served the congregations of Kings Chapel / Nauvoo (1); Ashridge / Maxwell Chapel (3);Warrior First (7); Wesley Chapel (3); Union the Church at Chelsea Park (7); St. Andrews Chapel (Cullman)(6) Leeds First (4)

Served as Disaster Relief Coordinator in the Central District for 9 years

Received the Harry Denman Evangelism award nomination from the Central District

Member of the North Alabama Adult Discipleship Team

Life Outside of pastoral role: Jonathan is married to Susan Todd. They met at Crossroads United Methodist Church, their home church and married in 1986.  They have two boys Ian Todd born in 1995 and married wife Victoria Jones Todd. Noah Todd was born as a child with special needs in 1997. Jonathan love hiking, fishing, golfing and riding motorcycles. He enjoys spending time with family and friends. 


Eddie Johnson, Associate Pastor and Director of Christian Education

Call him "Mr. Information". When something is going on at Holmes Street UMC, Rev. Eddie Johnson is going to know about it – and if he doesn't, he can send you in the right direction to get the answers.  He is officially a Part-Time Local Pastor and shares the pastoral ministries with the senior pastor.
A native of Huntsville, Eddie attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville studying business finance, and Oakwood College to earn his BS in Organizational Management.   Practically his whole working life has been in the local church although, he has some interesting tales about his jobs selling cheese, men's clothing and the job at a moving company during his school years. With 28+ years at Holmes Street UMC, Eddie is knowledgeable in many areas. 
His current responsibilities are education for all ages and programming for Wednesday and Sunday nights, as well as older adult activities such as bible studies, programs, and outings. Eddie enjoys the challenge of working in a traditional loving church with a growing base of younger families.
Eddie is married to Donna and they have three grown children.
Mr. Information's hero? Barney Fife!
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Brett Carlisle, Youth Director

Brett was born and raised right here in Alabama. He is in his mid-30s, and is married to Tiffany. They have 5 kids ranging from 16 down to 5 years of age. Brett is a die-hard Alabama football fan. He has 8 years of experience in worship ministry and 4 years in youth ministry.

Brett says, "I have the heart and passion to make new disciples of Jesus Christ by showing the love to young people that He shows to us so that they will want more and more of the grace and love He has to offer."


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.


Steven Chumley, Custodian


Dale Doty, Custodian