Pastors & Staff

Pastoral Staff

Jason Zemke

Senior Pastor

Jason graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 and received a BS in Environmental Sciences. He worked for several years at a Georgia based environmental company focusing on groundwater reclamation projects. In 1998 he started working at UPS as part of Finance and Accounting and spent his last 10 years at the corporate headquarters in Procurement.  Pastor Jason received his call to ministry in 2007 while on an international mission trip to Ghana West Africa. He began his career in full time ministry in 2014 and graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with his MDiv in 2017.  He and his wife Kay have three cats, two dogs and love to foster cats.  They both love to exercise and enjoy visiting area state parks to hike.  They have one daughter who is a graduate of Berry College and teaches High School math.  Pastor Jason loves Jesus, sharing the good news of the gospel, making disciples and he enjoys a great cup of coffee.  

Amanda Lane

Associate Pastor

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.

Program Staff

Lacie Bolware

Modern Worship Leader

Beth Dotson

Preschool Director

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. 

Kirk & Melissa Grizzle 

Directors of Music

Local parents may recognize the Grizzles, as they are both very well-known in the Forsyth County Public School system. Melissa is the choral director at Vickery Creek Middle School. Kirk is the Fine Arts Chair and Director of Choral and Theatre Arts at Denmark High School. He has also worked with adults in his role leading The Forsyth Singers. Both have overseen numerous award-winning vocal ensembles and theatre productions over their years in education, and are widely respected in their field.

Nate Juvinall

Director of Student Ministry and Missions

Nate has served local churches for over 25 years and joined the staff at Midway UMC in 2023. He loves a piping hot coffee, rooting for the Braves, and supporting the Kentucky Wildcats. He's all about spicy foods, and breakfast is his favorite.  He is originally from Orlando, Florida and yes, he is a big Disney fan. Nate's wife Susan works as a clerk at Davis Elementary in Cobb County and they have two daughters Katie and Hope. 

Jane Scudder

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. 

Tiffany Williams

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Tiffany has many years of experience working with children and has an energy about her that is infectious! She loves Jesus and wants others to love him too!

Support Staff

Dorinda Beard

Ministry Assistant

Lincoln Wood