Invitation Team

Invitation Team


Comprised of a group of pastors and laity from across the conference, the Invitation Team, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett and Craig Robertson (Spiritual Leadership, Inc.) met for two days, May 23-24, to dream about the future of Holston and how we can move forward in our mission together. Take a look at the video above, where co-chairs Becky Hall (Conference Lay Leader) and Rev. Kim Goddard (2022-23 Dean of the Cabinet) share more about the purpose and vision of this team.

Stay tuned: more information will be coming soon.


Invitation Team Members:

  • Ray Amos, Jr - Pastor, Addilynn Memorial & South Bristol
  • Lauri Jo Cranford - Superintendent, Three Rivers District
  • Kim Goddard - Superintendent, New River District
  • Timothy Hale - Pastor, Floyd UMC
  • Becky Hall - Conference Lay Leader
  • Angela Hardy Cross - Superintendent, Mt. View District
  • Del Holley - Laity, Colonial Heights - Knoxville
  • Jonathan Jonas - Pastor, 1st Maryville
  • Tim Jones - Director of Communications
  • Micah Nicolaus - Pastor, Broad Street & Pleasant Grove Cleveland
  • Mickey Rainwater - Pastor, Fairview UMC Maryville
  • Craig Robertson - Spiritual Leadership, Inc. (SLI)
  • Brad Scott - Pastor, First UMC Sweetwater
  • Scott Spence - Pastor, Reynolds Memorial
  • Sarah Varnell - Pastor, Trinity UMC Greeneville
  • Debra Wallace-Padgett - Resident Bishop