With nearly three decades of experience in the ministry, Pastor Jennie came to Midway in June 2018 having most recently served as Sr. Pastor at Elizabeth Lee UMC in Chickamauga, GA, where the church experienced tremendous growth. A native of Roswell, she was raised in Roswell UMC and attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. Ordained in the UMC in 1990, she has served at several churches in the North Georgia Conference, as well as on the Board of Ministry for the Conference. Her husband, Herzen, leads Hillside UMC in Woodstock and they are the proud parents of two adult sons.
Having felt the call to ministry in middle school, Pastor Amanda credits her home church with nurturing her call, as her church family encouraged her growth in faith and gave her opportunities to grow in leadership. She attended Presbyterian College in South Carolina, where she majored in Christian Education and minored in Spanish. She attended seminary at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in 2013, and served at several churches in the North Georgia Conference before being appointed to Midway UMC in May 2021. Amanda loves to work with people of all ages, helping them to grow in their faith and finding hands-on ways to live out that faith. Her husband, Victor, is an English teacher and soccer coach. They have two young sons and as a family, the Lanes enjoy hiking and being outdoors. They are also fans of UGA and Atlanta United.
As Midway’s Business Administrator, Melanie handles the day-to-day financial activities of the church. She received her B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University. Melanie and her husband, James, have three children and moved to this area in 2018.
As Youth Minister, Morgan conducts the youth programming and teaches the youth Sunday School class. She also coordinates Midway’s Confirmation Program and all youth ministry special events, including service projects, outings, retreats, and mission trips. Morgan received her Master of Arts degree in Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2019.
As the Director of the Midway Preschool/F.U.N. Kidz staff, Beth focuses on providing a loving Christian environment where children are able to experience positive physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Beth has been blessed by Midway’s children and their families since 1998.
As the Ministry Assistant, Judy provides a warm welcome to visitors during the week, and leads a wide range of office support functions, including some communications responsibilities, tracking data used in analyzing church growth, and oversight of the office support team of volunteers. She is active in the music ministry and volunteered in the church office and many other areas for many years.
Communications & Connections Coordinator
A member of the Midway staff since 2012, Julia oversees communication efforts, ensures that guests are warmly greeted and have all their needs met, helps new members get “plugged in” to the church, manages the church membership database, and assists Sunday School classes and small groups with growth and promotion.
Charles brings more than 30 years of piano and other musical experience to Midway, from churches across Georgia. A Virginia native, Charles enjoys spending time with his grown children, and grandchildren who live in the area.
Minister of Congregational Care
Having served as the Minister of Music and Worship Arts at Midway for 24 years, Jane retired from that role in May 2021 and now assists pastors in caring for the spiritual and emotional well-being of our congregation, with hospital visits and homebound Communion and visitation, as well as coordinating Midway's active Walk to Emmaus community. Jane was also commissioned in June 2021 as a Stephen Minister and leader of the Stephen Ministry team at Midway.