Rev. Rusty Tate
I have been the Children’s Director since 1993. I am responsible for children’s Sunday School, Children’s Church, and all of our children’s activities, such as VBS and Easter Egg Hunt, as well as the liaison with the CCCE. Seeing children get excited about God is such a blessing and I enjoy helping them learn about God’s love as they grow in their faith.
I am originally from a small town, Tallassee, AL, and graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a major in Accounting. My husband Rusty and I celebrated our 24th anniversary in January 2014. We have two children; our daughter Mary Kate is 21 and attends Montevallo University and our son Ben is 19 and is a Freshman at the University of Alabama. Rusty and I live in Vestavia Hills and are members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church. I love to read, spend time with family and friends and see new places.
Jeannine has a diverse background which includes working at multiple area churches. She joined the HUMC staff in February 2014. She has held positions in the fields of marketing, non-profits, and advertising. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a degree in Broadcasting. Most recently, Jeannine worked at Independent Presbyterian Church in Congregational Care & Counseling. She and her husband Gifford have been members of HUMC since 1997 and have two grown children, Caroline Usher Dewberry and Gifford Davis Usher. She has truly enjoyed working with two churches in her career and loves working with her long-time church family at HUMC. Jeannine's responsibilities include staff support, vehicle and equipment reservations, updating the church website, Wednesday Dinner reservations, and scheduling facility and air usage.