White Bluff United Methodist Church
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Our Staff

Rev. John Haney,
Senior Pastor
Rev. John Haney has served extensively in Georgia since 1978.
Rev. Haney was Ordained Elder in the South Georgia Conference in June of 1984. Rev. Haney has a B. A. in Religion from LaGrange College and a Masters of Divinity from Emory University, Candler School of Theology.
He has served as Chaplain for the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, Gray Police Department, and Jones County Fire and Rescue. He currently
chaplain for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Georgia Homeland Security appointed by Governor Deal. He was named Jones County Deputy of the Year in 2000. He has traveled extensively to the lands of the Bible. Rev. Haney is joined by his wife Gale. They have two grown children, Beth Hickman (husband Corey) who lives in Roberta, GA and Matthew who lives in New York City. They are also grandparents of Cash and Mac. John is serving his eighth year at WBUMC.
Email John at: pastor@wbumc.org
Shawn Summers
Assistant Pastor and Director of Student Ministries
Shawn Summers has been in involved in ministry for a number of years including youth ministry, young adults, worship and beyond in South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Rhode Island and now Georgia. He has been married to his college sweet heart Tabitha, for almost 15 years and has two beautiful daughters (Hannah 13 and Makayla 10). Shawn joined WBUMC in April 2016 and has a passion for young people and directing them towards their God-gifted purpose. He believes in living one’s faith out in practicality, not just Sunday but the other 6 days of the week. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science in church leadership from Southeastern University and a Master of Arts in religion from Liberty University.  He has a love for music and songwriting and even recorded a full-length album in 2013. He also enjoys movies, pizza and college football.
Email Shawn at: youth@wbumc.org
Ronn Alford,
Director of Music Ministries
Beginning his service at WBUMC as Director of Music Ministries in March of 2005,  Ronn came to us from Tallahassee, Florida where he was involved in Doctoral work at the Florida State University after completing a Masters in Choral Conducting from Butler University, a Master of Arts in Church Music from Christian Theological Seminary (DOC) and a Bachelors in Sacred Music from Florida Southern College.  Ronn has served in the Music Ministry for over twenty-five years with churches in Georgia, Florida, Indiana and Texas and is glad to be a part of our growing church family.
Email Ronn at: music@wbumc.org
Suzanne Woodrum,
Suzanne has been serving as organist at WBUMC since May 1986.  Prior to then, she served as organist/choir director for Cokesbury UMC from Feb. 1968 to April 1986.  She has also played the organ at Spivey Hall for the special Chancel Choir tour.  She accompanies all choirs and assists wherever needed with the music program.  She has been on all Youth choir tours as accompanist.
She is a member of the American Guild of Organists, the Georgia Music Educators Association (serving as state piano chair for two years), the Savannah Chapter of Georgia Music Teachers Association (serving two terms as president) and a member of the National Guild of Student Musicians (serving as chair at Armstrong Atlantic State University).
Her husband is David Woodrum and they have three daughters and son-in-laws, Vicki and Earl Rogers, Michelle and Bryant Dunn, and Melanie and Chuck Montford and six grandchildren Zachary, Anna Grace and Matthew Montford and Madeline, Bryce, and Ross Dunn. 
Email Suzanne at srwoodrum@aol.com.
Malinda Smith
Financial Administrator
Carolyn Anderson,                                                     
Administrative Assistant / Office Manager