Rev. Mike Gatliff, Interim Pastor

Mike met Jesus in 1972 as a high school senior during the Jesus Movement. A call to ministry came soon thereafter, leading to 5 years at Florida State University, 2 years at Princeton Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He worked in youth ministry for 15 years in both Young Life and church ministries, then 15 years in adult ministries, and now for the last 10 years as a nursing home chaplain. Mike was ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 1997, and currently leads Memphis Chaplaincy, a ministry planting churches in under-served nursing homes. Jacky and Mike have been married for 38 years, and have 2 children and four grandgirls.



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.

Brian Heverly, Youth Ministry

Brian was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. He first attended Towson University and graduated from Lee University where our students have attended The Great Escape summer retreat for years. He enjoys reading, playing video games, working out, and watching movies. One of his secret talents is baking cakes.


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 grown boys. She is involved in Women’s Ministry and Children’s Ministry at Woodland and is active in the community.