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

Todd Matthews

Finance Chair

Jacob Fullington

Trustee Chair

Class of 2021

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2021

  • Becky Griffith

  • Suzanne Thomas

  • Becky McPeake

  • Penny Green

Class of 2022

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2022

  • Aaron Jones

  • Ryan Robbins

  • Todd Matthews

  • Jacob Fullington

Class of 2023

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2023

  • Lori Canada

  • Marian Johnson

  • Alex Harper

  • Randy Mason

  • Randall Wilchman

Nominations Committee

Ex-Officio Members with vote

  • Senior Pastor: Justin Ledbetter

  • Pastor Emeritus: Denman Gillett

  • Lay Leader: Aaron Jones

Class of 2021

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2021

  • Carol Wilson

  • Laura Baber

Class of 2022

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2022

  • Paul Morgan

  • Megan Crist

Class of 2023

This group will rotate off in Dec. 2023

  • Donna Humphries

  • James Pianalto