MEET OUR STAFF

Joe H. Barber III

Pastor

Joe and his wife, Tori, joined our family in June 2019. Joe and Tori truly have servant hearts, and our church and community are blessed to have them in it.

Jane Livingston

Financial Secretary & Administrative Assistant 

Jane serves as the church's Financial Secretary and Administrative Assistant to the pastor. Jane coordinates the daily operations of the church office. She is married to Gene, and they have two children, Susan and Tim, and are proud grandparents of Anderson.

Marsha Frederick

Pianist & Interim Director of Music

Marsha serves as our church's pianist and is currently serving as Director of Music in the interim. We are so blessed to witness  her incredible talent as a vital part of our music ministry and church family. 

Joshua Taylor Peoples

Organist & Digital Media Coordinator

Joshua serves as our church organist and Digital Media Coordinator. He is a 2015 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in communication and a concentration in public relations. Joshua has been involved in music since he was a child. He also works for Pearl River Resort as its  Advertising Manager.
Joshua has been the organist here at CUMC since July 2013.

Sydney Ogletree

Director of Youth Activities

Sydney is a 2020 Mississippi State University graduate and is currently a 5th grade English and Social Studies teacher at Pelahatchie Elementary School. Sydney has been a member of Carthage United Methodist Church since birth, and we are excited to see what God will do in our youth ministry through her leadership.
Sydney says, "I know how transformational a youth group can be. It's about community, accountability, and a growing hunger for a relationship with God. I'm so excited to help these kids feel loved, accepted, and challenged in the months to come!"

Mikki Ogletree

Lay Leader

Mikki serves as our church's Lay Leader. The lay leader represents the laypeople (members) in the congregation in working with the pastor for the mission and vision of the congregation. She also represents Carthage United Methodist Church at General Conference. 

Wayne Brantley

Church Treasurer

Wayne serves as our church treasurer.  As our church's treasurer, Wayne is responsible for distributing all funds received into the church treasury in a responsible and organized manner so that the ministry of the congregation can be effective.

Oliver McQueen

Church Custodian 

Oliver  is our church’s faithful and wonderful custodian. He ensures that our historic buildings and beautiful campus continue to look their best