Rev. Dr. Gary Brady

Since 2020

At the age of sixteen Gary experienced a radical encounter with Christ that led to a call to preach the Good News soon afterwards. His heart transformation and the call to preach has resulted in Gary and his wife, Jane, to serve in pastoral ministry for over five decades. During this time they have served 9 churches and have enjoyed a very fruitful ministry together.


This year, 2020, will mark Pastor G and Jane’s 54th wedding anniversary. They are the proud parents of three grown children and grandparents of eight grandchildren.


Gary holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern University (Lakeland, Florida), a Master’s degree from FSU (Department of Religion - Tallahassee, FL), and an earned Doctorate of Ministry degree from Northeastern Seminary (Rochester, NY). He was ordained in 1973 as an Assemblies of God pastor. He transferred into The United Methodist Church in 2000.


While spending his time fulfilling his ministry, Gary has also been an avid runner for almost forty years. He has completed numerous 5 and 10K’s and several marathons. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and shooting firearms. 

Catherine Ivey

Since 2011

A native of Leesburg, GA and Bronwood, GA Cathy has been a Christian all her life.  She attended Lee County schools to 10th grade and graduated from Terrell Academy in 1987.

She is happily married to Bubba (married in 1991) and has grown children.  Leigh Ann, who lives in Atlanta, GA.  Her oldest son, Gaughf, graduated from VSU in 2017.  Another son, Chapman, who is enrolled at Valdosta State University and her youngest daughter, Anna Catherine, currently in high school. 

After working at Phoebe Putney for 19 years, Cathy made a change in her career and began her administrative duties at Christ UMC in July 2011.  She is a member of the Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure and received her certification in 2012.  

Her hobbies include loving her animals, going to the beach, fishing, knitting and running when able. Cathy loves people and her Lord.  She loves to share with others her favorite verse James 4:8...Draw nearer to God and He will draw nearer to you.

Carolyn Privett

Since 1989

Carolyn provides care for the babies in Christ's nursery and has been working at Christ UMC since 1989.

A native from Oakfield, GA, Carolyn has been loving babies for as long as she can remember. Before school age, she and her family moved to Smithville, GA where she attended school up to 7th grade because that was the highest level of school the town had.  She was able to finish her schooling by attending the Lee County school system and became a Trojan alumni in 1956.  

After graduating from Lee County High, she married Duane Privett who was currently serving in the Marines when they meet.  Carolyn has often said he was a good looking man in his uniform.   They are proud parents of four children, six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.

Hobbies are reading, shopping and rocking babies.

Arthur Lowe

Since 2016

Arthur was born and raised in Albany, Georgia.  Graduated from Monroe High School.   He has two children and two grand-boys who all but one currently live in Albany.

He is retired from Coats and Clark after 16 years.  Arthur has worn many hats with many companies such as Pioneer Chemical, Bobs Candy, ALCON & Pellicano Construction company. That is one of the many reasons he is a perfect fit at Christ UMC. 

Arthur's has a big love for football and follows the Monroe High Tornadoes and Dallas Cowboys every football season. His hobbies include fishing and gardening.

We are blessed to have Arthur take care of our church and its needs. 

Willie Mae Robinson

Since 2003

Willie Mae has been a true inspiration at Christ UMC.  Her love for people is shown with her smile and hugs.  She is a hard worker in all she does and a great cook.

Willie Mae is from Sasser, Gerogia and currently lives in Albany, GA.  She has four children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She comes from a family of eight siblings.  One of her proudest moments was seeing her son for the first time after boot camp in Paris Island.

Her hobbies are fishing, cooking and cleaning.

Her favorite bible verse is Psalm 23...The Lord is my Shepherd.