manchester first staff

Meet our ministry team! 

  • REv. stephen lee

    Senior pastor

    Rev. Stephen Lee is our newly appointed (2022) Senior Pastor.  (Photo and bio coming soon)


  • rev. dana m. brooks

    Minister of music and christian education

      Dana M. Brooks serves as the Minister of Music and Christian Education here at Manchester First.  He is an ordained Deacon in the UMC and has served the church in full-time Christian service for over 48 years.   Dana recently entered his 24th year as Minister of Music and Christian Education at Manchester First.
    Dana is married to Pamela (Stamper) Brooks.  They have been married for 48 years and have five children and fourteen grandchildren!  
         Rev. Brooks received his Bachelors Degree in Music from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is also certified in music through the UMC.
         When Dana is not making music for the Lord or teaching, he enjoys computing, watching sports (playing sports, not so much!) and spending time with his family and friends.
         Pastor Dana would love to hear from you and tell you about all the great music and Christian Education opportunities available here at Manchester First!
    Contact Dana:  931-728-4624


  • ami shedd

    Minister of student ministries

    Ami  became our Youth Minister in July 2018.  She has been very actively involved with our youth for some time and already has a solid rapport with these young people!  Having been raised here at First UMC,  Ami is certainly well aquainted with history of youth ministry here and is well suited to provide leadership for our youth.  

    You can contact Mrs. Ami at 931-728-4624  or email her at

  • tammy corona

    administrative assistant

    Tammy joined our church staff in July, 2020.  She lives in Morrison, TN.  Tammy brings a wide variety of administrative skills to the table and is a welcomed addition to our staff.

  • tracy nester

    Financial Secretary


  • Angie Gann

    director, christian learning center

    Angie was one our lead teachers at FUMC-Christian Learning Center and took over as the Director  in May of 2021.  Angie is finding creative ways to continue to grow the CLC ministry in this community.  To find out more about the Christian Learning Center, click here.


  • ricky bradford


  • Belinda "Aunt B" Ferrell

    Nursery attendant

  • Bonnie Alford

    Nursery attendant