OUR STAFF at First United Methodist Church of Pulaski, TN

Mr. Fred Lindsey


Mrs. Kim Cope
Church Administrator


Kim lives in Giles County with her husband and four children ages 14, 9, 4, and 2. She previously worked in Nashville for Marriott. In her free time, she enjoys basket weaving and listening to podcasts. Kim is happy to be at Pulaski First. She looks forward to meeting the congregation and invites everyone to come by if they need anything or just to say "hi." 

Stephanie Garner & Sydney Downs
Church Nursery

The FUMC Nursery is for children under 3 years of age. Stephanie and Sydney take great care of the children. Nursery school is provided during Sunday School and Church Services. 



Rev. Zach Moffatt has a passion for loving God and God's people.  He grew up in Kingston Springs, TN, is a graduate of Martin Methodist College where he received a BA in Theology and of Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he received his Masters of Divinity.   Zach and his wife, Kara are the proud parents of twins, Emma and William.  He enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, reading, hiking, coffee, and baseball.  Prior to serving at FUMC Pulaski, Zach served as Senior Pastor at Adams UMC in Adams, TN, and St. Stephen United Methodist in Marietta, GA while attending seminary. 

Rev. Allen and Abby Stanton
Directors of Youth Ministries


Abby Stanton info coming soon!

Rev. Allen Stanton serves as Co-Youth Pastor with his wife, Abby.  He is also the Executive Director of the Turner Center at Martin Methodist College. Before coming to FUMC Pulaski and Martin Methodist College, he served as the pastor of a small United Methodist Congregation in North Carolina. Prior to serving in the local church, he served as the Rural Church Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Issues, a non-partisan public-policy think tank at N.C. State University.  Allen has written for a variety of publications, including Practical Matters, Faith and Leadership, and Ministry Matters. He holds an MDiv from Duke Divinity School, where he was a Thriving Rural Communities Fellow, and a BA from Wake Forest University.

Mrs. Sherry Hill
Director of Children's Ministries


Sherry is a Pulaski native.  She has been a member of First United Church for over 10 years.  She is married to Jim Hill and has three children, Lauren Cox, Grayson Holley, and Tanner Holley. She graduated from Athens State University with a B.S in Psychology and Middle Tennessee State University with a M.A. in Sociology.  She has a passion for children and has worked with them for over 27 years.

Mr. Joe Appleton


Jonathan Gorst
Director of Music


Jonathan William Gorst was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His love of music began at the age of three and has continued throughout his career. As a pianist, Jonathan began his professional career at the Imperial Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado when he was sixteen years old. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley in 1996 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.  Jonathan has worked with the Broadway National Tour of Cats, National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera, The Las Vegas Spectacular, Bonnie's Old West Musical Revue, Grand Ole Vegas Revue, First National Tour of Ghost, and Glenwood Vaudeville Revue.  Drawing on his experience of musical theater, ragtime piano, and classical music he inspires to share his gifts and knowledge of music with our church and community.

Mr. Randy Shay