Pastor Sandi Conley

Since 2017

Sandi has been a United Methodist pastor since 2003 and an Ordained Elder in the South Georgia Annual Conference since 2009.  Her home church was Grace UMC in Tifton. She attended Tifton First UMC in the early 1980s. Her appointments have included Barney/Grace-Tifton Associate, the Lumber City/Dodge's Chapel Charge, the Broxton Charge, and the Cobbtown/Langston Charge.

Sandi has a love for reading and learning about new people, places, and things.  She graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School in 1976 and Palm Beach Junior College in 1977.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from the University of South Florida in 1979 and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2003. Following her college graduation in 1979, she moved to Tift County, Georgia.

Sandi enjoys college football and loves to follow Ohio State, University of South Florida, and University of Georgia.  She has two children and three grandchildren and travels to visit them when she can.  One of her favorite trips was to Israel in 2015.

The Bible verse that best describes her call to ministry is Isaiah 611:1. "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners...". Sandi's heart is for preaching and teaching grace, intergenerational ministry, and the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our lives.

Cheryl Vinson

Since 2016

Cheryl comes to us as our Director of Children's Ministries. A Worth County native, she resides in Lee County with her husband of 17 years, Jason, and their daughter, Kayla. Jason and Cheryl also have an older daughter, Britney, son-in-law, Brook, and a granddaughter, Baylee Grace.

Cheryl began her studies in theology and Biblical studies and is currently pursuing her licensing as a Clinical Christian Therapist. Cheryl holds certifications as a Post-Abortion Counselor, in Crisis Pregnancy Counseling and Healthy Sexuality Counseling, and she is currently serving as the Chairperson for Lee County Family Connections.

She comes with several years of experience as director of Children's Ministries as well as co-leading small groups for married couples with her husband, Jason, in their home.

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.