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Rev. Melisa Derseweh

Melisa is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. She received her M.Div. from The School of Theology at The University of the South (Sewanee) in 2004. Her B.A. is from Lipscomb University. She grew up in Nashville.

Melisa is married to the Rev. John Vaughan, who serves Bascom United Methodist Church. Their children are Brandi (married to Heather), Michael, and Nathaniel. They enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, hiking, travel, and great meals spiced with even better conversation.

Elizabeth K. Masters

Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth Masters is often is the first face most people see when they visit Morton Memorial during the week. She runs the day-to-day operations for Morton Memorial, including managing the master calendar, emailing the weekly announcements, preparing worship bulletins.and completing reports required by The Tennessee-Western Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church as needed.  Elizabeth also, graciously helps those who come to the church for aid.

Nancy Alsbrook

Music and Choral Director

Alyse Getty

Food Ministry Director

Dr. Nancy Boone Allsbrook is Professor Emerita at Middle Tennessee State University. She served as professor and coordinator of music education at Middle TN State University School of Music from 1979 until retirement in 2010. Nancy earned a BS degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College, a MS from the University of Tennessee, and the Ed. D. in Music Education from the University of Illinois.  She and her husband, Lee, have lived in Monteagle, TN 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 Pilcher

Financial Officer

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.

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