Our Staff

Pastor Joe Ranager

Rev. Joe Ranager joined our staff as interim pastor on November 1, 2020. He brings nearly 30 years' experience to pastoral ministry, having served the last 27 years as a chaplain in the Methodist Healthcare System.  If you need anything, please contact Joe at pastor@byhaliaumc.org.

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Carole Rucker, Children's Pastor

Carole Rucker is a faithful member of Byhalia United Methodist Church.  Carole received her BCBC specializing in youth and children from Light University in 2008.  In 2014 Carole joined our Lay Ministry.  Because of her love of Jesus and all children she stepped up to become our Children's Ministry Coordinator in February 2015.  Carole has a son, daughter-in-law, and a grandson. Being a mother and grandmother provided excellent on-the-job training for Children's Ministry. You may leave a message for Carole at the church office or email her at children@byhaliaumc.org

Jason McCoy and Judy Youngblood, Youth Leaders

Jason and Judy are faithful volunteers who love the students of Byhalia UMC and the community. Their desire is to see each young person reach their greatest God-given potential, have a strong positive self-image, and learn to love God and others through His Word and dynamic and engaging activities.

To reach Jason or Judy, call the church office (662-838-2237) or secretary@byhaliaumc.org.

Terri Burnside, Office Administrator

In January of 2020, Terri Burnside joined the Byhalia UMC team.  Stop by the church office, call her (662-838-2237), or email her at secretary@byhaliaumc.org