Meet the Team

Get to know Asbury Kids Staff

Rev. Michael Bowman is the Pastor of Discipleship. He oversees adult, family, youth, and children’s ministries. He has a heart for spiritual formation, and loves helping people practice the way of Jesus. You can find Michael reading or making Sara (his wife) a cup of coffee.

Susanne Warren is the Children’s Ministry Director. She’s a planner! She’s a decorator! A member of Asbury for more than a decade, Susanne started volunteering in children’s ministry and became an official Asbury team member in 2016. Her motto is simple: Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3.

Melanie Stewart is the Associate Director of Children’s Ministry. She has worked in Children’s Ministry since 2007! Melanie has deep roots in the North Alabama Conference where she has served as a counselor and assistant director for Elementary Summer Camps at Camp Sumatanga.

Lori Junck is our Preschool/Nursery Coordinator. Whether she’s teaching in her CASA classroom or in the nursery on Sundays, she says she feels at home at Asbury and it’s easy for her to be passionate about a place and job she loves.

Ellen Dean, Sports & Recreation Director, insists her full-time job is to spread the word of Jesus Christ through recreation and sports, like Asbury soccer or Upward Basketball. Email Ellen or visit the Recreation page for details on Soccer, Summer Camps or Upward Basketball and Cheerleading.

Kerrie Cheshire is her name, organization is her game. Kerrie tirelessly keeps the staff and parents organized when it comes to children and youth activities. Kerrie and her family have attended Asbury for the last several years and she was thrilled to join the staff as Discipleship Assistant in 2021.

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