Leadership Team

Salem UMC utilizes a simplified leadership structure. Our leadership team consists of 15 members who serve on the team for 3 years. Each member serves as part of the traditional committees of administration, finance, trustees, and staff-parish relations (SPRC). Members rotate off in sections so that 5 new members join each year. A separate nominating committee works with the pastor to fill any open positions and present those nominations during annual charge conference held with the AR UMC Central District Superintendent each fall. Check out the committee members below.

The Leadership Team meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. Currently this meeting is held in the Fellowship Hall with zoom option available. These meetings are open for anyone to attend although only the voting members are those listed below. To request zoom information to attend the meeting, please fill out the form below.

Leadership Team

Aaron Jones

Leadership Team Chair

Ryan Robbins

Finance Chair

Alex Harper

Trustee Chair

Class of 2022

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2022

  • Aaron Jones

  • Ryan Robbins

  • Todd Matthews


Class of 2023

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2023

  • Marian Johnson

  • Alex Harper

  • Randy Mason


Class of 2024

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2024

  • Vanna Jennings

  • Stan McPeake

  • Paul Morgan

  • Kathy Turpin

Nominations Committee

Ex-Officio Members with vote

  • Senior Pastor: Rev. Justin Ledbetter

  • Pastor Emeritus: Denman Gillett

  • Lay Leader: Aaron Jones

Class of 2022

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2022

  • Courtney Matthews


Class of 2023

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2023

  • Donna Humphries


Class of 2024

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2024

  • Jenna Jones

  • Becky McPeake