MORTON MEMORIAL STAFF
Rev. Melisa Durseweh
Melisa is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. She received her M.Div. from The School of Theology at Sewanee. Her family includes husband John, a retired elder serving Bascomb UMC, McMinnville, TN, in retirement. Their home is in McMinnville.
Home is also Nashville, where she was born and raised. They keep a house there for close proximity to their granddaughters. Their daughter Brandi and her wife Heather are parents of Emilienne (age 2) and Lissandra (one month). Brandi is an educator and Heather is a CPA. Their son Michael is in IT and Nathaniel is an attorney.
Elizabeth K. Masters
Elizabeth McMasters runs the day to day operations for the church including managing the master calendar, preparing and distributing our monthly newsletter, weekly email announcements, weekly worship bulletin, and records and reports required by The Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Elizabeth handles all inquiries for aid and manages the Pastor's Discretionary Fund. She is the first face most people see when they visit Morton Memorial.
Music and Choral Director
Food Ministry Director
Dr. Nancy Boone Allsbrook is Professor Emerita at Middle Tennessee State University. She served as professor and coordinator of music education in the MTSU School of Music since 1979 and retired in 2010. Nancy earned the B.S. degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College, the M.S. from the University of Tennessee, and the Ed. D. from the University of Illinois. She has lived in Monteagle since 2010.
Retired from Parsons in Norcross, GA, where she conducted reviews and environmental impact assessments. She lives in Monteagle with her husband, Gordon, and enjoys hiking with her grandchildren. She enjoys helping others learn about caring for the environment. She has a Bachelor's in Environmental Science. She has been managing Morton's Food Ministry since 2019.
David M. Pilcher is a Certified Public Accountant who works part-time preparing income taxes. His professional career includes public accounting, as well as working in private industry. He is a life-long United Methodist and recently moved with his wife from Nashville to Monteagle; in part because of his long history of involvement with the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, serving on its Board of Trustees, including three terms as treasurer. David’s involvement with his former church in Nashville, includes serving on several boards and committees.