Rev. Matt Miller, Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor since 2009, Matt’s passion is help people grow in their faith and to learn what it means to serve God in the world. Matt earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and an MA from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. He and his wife, Brandy, have four children. Matt enjoys spending time with his family, laughing, and Florida State football.

 

Dee Dee Brinkman, Church Administrator

DeeDee grew up in Memphis and studied at Crichton College. She is passionate about Women’s Ministries, including the Extraordinary Women’s Conference and Women of Faith. DeeDee loves spending time outdoors, reading, painting, laughing with family and friends, and relaxing at the beach. She and her husband have two boys.

 

Bettye Sue Johnston, Music Ministry

Bettye Sue grew up in Memphis, graduated from Rhodes College with a B.A. in music education in 1981, and received a Master’s in education from the University of Memphis in 1993. She is a retired English teacher and school librarian. Bettye Sue loves reading, playing trivia, spending time with her family, and going to Memphis Grizzlies games.

Julie Fike, Recreation Assistant

As a part-time Recreation Assistant, Julie helps organize, schedule and implement the recreation programs at Woodland Presbyterian. Prior to Woodland, Julie spent 23 years working in church recreation, first at Colonial Park UMC and then at Church of the Holy Communion. Julie grew up in Memphis, graduated from White Station High School and then went on to earn a B.B.A  from Memphis State University. Julie and her husband, Clete, have two children and two grandchildren.  She enjoys running, staying active and spending time with family and friends.

 

Lydia Haworth, Nursery

Lydia is a senior at The University of Memphis studying Business Management and Entrepreneurship.  She started working with kids as a teenager at her home church and has been in love with the ministry ever since! She enjoys spending time with family and friends and her dog Desi. Lydia is honored to be with our kids on Sunday mornings and has become part of the Woodland family.

Russell Jung, M. Div., Family & Recreation Ministry, Interim Youth Director

Russell grew up in California and graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. After moving to Memphis in 1994, Russell married Jennifer and they now have four children. Russell completed the Masters of Divinity at Covenant Theological Seminary in 2008 and is passionate about using sports as an onramp for building relationships in order to share the love of God. He is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Memphis Grizzlies and Tigers, Denver Broncos, and he enjoys watching SEC football, mountain biking, coaching his children in sports, playing volleyball, reading, grilling burgers, and going for walks on the beach with his wife.

 

Kathryn Miskell, Communications

Kathryn was raised in Memphis and graduated from The University of Memphis is 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts. She has worked in design & advertising and began working at Woodland in 2000. Kathryn and her husband have two boys. She is involved in Women’s Ministry and Children’s Ministry at Woodland and is active in the community.