Lead Team

Say hello to the leadership team at Somerville FUMC

Meet our Lead Team

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Brent Porterfield - Pastor

Brent Porterfield was appointed to Somerville FUMC from Reidland United Methodist Church in Paducah, Kentucky.

Brent and his wife, Melissa, will be making their home in Somerville.

Lindsay Dunn - Director of Children's/Youth Ministries

Lindsay Dunn is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ who has 8 years of experience in student ministry. She loves seeking out and using innovative ways to reach students, families, and the local community.

Alice Holden- Nursery Director

Alice Holden is one of Somerville UMC's very best treasures! She has been with us in the nursery for 15 years and is one of the most friendly, nurturing, and energetic people you will meet.

Nancy Yager Smith - Music Director

Nancy Yager Smith enriches the worship experience and spiritual growth of Somerville First United Methodist Church. A native Tennessean, Nancy has sung in church choirs since she was 12. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis, and teaches middle-school history. She and her husband Jim have two children, two grand-dogs, and a sweet grand-baby.

The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him. ~John 4:23

Sarah Belle Day - Pianist

Sarah Belle Day has accompanied worship at Somerville First since junior high school. Initially playing both organ and piano, Sarah Belle accompanies the traditional service by playing congregational hymns and inspiring offertories. After graduating from Fayette County High School, Sarah Belle earned a BA in Music and English from Lambuth College and an MEd from the University of Memphis. She taught in the Fayette County public school system for 8 years and has taught at Fayette Academy for 47 years.  

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Payton Watkins - Administrative Assistant