Bell Buckle United Methodist Church La Iglesia Metodista Unida Bell Buckle
 

Staff at Bell Buckle UMC

Rev. Eric Little is the newest addition to our team, arriving at Bell Buckle UMC in July 2016.  Originally from Murfreesboro, he resides with his wife Meghan in Shelbyville, along with their first daughter Olivia, who is to be born in April 2017.  Eric received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Spanish at MTSU and his master's of divinity at Duke University.  Pastor Eric is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and has lived in places as diverse as Maine, Portugal, and Brazil.  He also serves as adjunct faculty of Spanish at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, where Meghan works full-time as faculty of education and coordinator of academic computing.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends playing games and traveling.  

Pastor Eric and Meghan

Rev. Laura Ibarra-Hernández is the associate pastor, and is originally from Mexico, serving with the Methodist Church in the Christian Education area, mostly with children, youth and women. Here in the United States, she continues serving God as a pastor focusing with the Hispanic ministry. Nonetheless, she has a passion for ministry in  multicultural environments. One of her favorite Bible verses is, Romans 8:38-39: "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life....will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Mrs. Kelly Cope is the administrative assistant for Bell Buckle UMC, a role she has served since late 2015.  She is a master organizer and administrator, as she is also a mother of seven children.  Originally from southern Florida, Kelly graduated from Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Kelly is an avid knitter, raises much of her family's own food, and is skilled in construction as well.  

Kelly Cope and family

Mr. David Pate is our music director, which he does with great enthusiasm and joy.  By trade, David is a specialist in family and marriage counseling.  He is the founder and director of the Family Counseling Center, a Christian faith-based counseling center with offices in Manchester, McMinnville, Shelbyville and Winchester.  He holds a bachelor's degree in music and a master's degree in religious education and counseling.  His children are grown and is now a proud grandfather.  His wife Edwina works for Coffee County Schools, and sings along with the Bell Buckle Praise Band which David leads.  Both David and Edwina are also active in leadership in the Highland Rim Emmaus group.

 

Personal en la IMU Bell Buckle

Rev. Eric Little es el más reciente a nuestro equipo, y llegó a la IMU Bell Buckle en julio 2016.  De Murfreesboro, vive con su esposa Meghan en Shelbyville, junto con su primera hija Olivia, que será nacida abril 2017.  Eric ganó su licenciatura y maestría en español en MTSU y su maestría de divinidad en la Universidad de Duke.  El pastor Eric tiene soltura en español y portugués, y ha vivido en lugares diversos como el estado de Maine, Portugal, y Brazil.  También sirve como profesor adjunto de español en el colegio metodista Martin que está en Pulaski, donde Meghan trabaja como faculdad de educación y coordinadora de computación académica.  En su tiempo libre le gusta pasar tiempo con su familia y amigos jugando juegos y viajando.


Rev. Laura Ibarra-Hernández es pastora asociada, y llegó a la IMU Bell Buckle hace años, y es de México, sirviendo la Iglesia Metodista en el área de formación cristiana, con niños, jóvenes y mujeres.  En los Estados Unidos, continúa a servir a Dios como pastora en el área de ministerios latinos.  No entanto, tiene una pasión de trabajar en los ambientes multiculturales.  Su versículo favorito es Romanos 8:38-39: "Por lo cual estoy seguro de que ni la muerte, ni la vida...nos podrá separar del amor de Dios, que es en Cristo Jesus Señor nuestro."

Pastora Laura Ibarra-Hernández

La Hnra. Kelly Cope es la asistente administrativa de la IMU Bell Buckle, un papel que ha tenido desde hace un par de años.  Ella es organizadora experta, y es madre de siete hijos e hijas.  Del sur de Florida, se graduó de Oakland High School en Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Kelly es tejedora entusiasta, cria ganado para alimentar a su familia, y tiene habilidad de construcción.

El Hnro. David Pate es el director de música, un papel que sirve con mucho entusiasmo y alegría.  David es especialista de terapía de familia y casamiento.  Es fundador y director del Family Counseling Center, un centro de terapía para familias basado en fe cristiana, con 

David and Edwina Pate