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Salem United Methodist Church

R ockvale, TN

Meet The Staff

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Leah & Pator Ann Meece

Pastoral family


Orginially from Louisville, Kentucky, Ann made her way to Nashville from
New Orleans, Louisiana over twenty years ago. She has just completed her studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore,  Kentucky.

Ann has one daughter, Leah, who is a senior at Cascade High School in Bell Buckle. Leah is active in youth ministry both in the local church and at the conference level.

Ann is passionate about small church ministry and is excited to be the new pastor of the Salem charge.

Joel Tompkins

Social media manager

 
 

My name is Joel Tompkins and I recently came back to the website business after a two year layoff...
This is my 2nd round as a website manager for a small church and this time it is more "personal" for me as I feel as if I have been called to do it this time...
My regular daytime job I work as an office manager for a large office services company...
During my down time you can catch me at home playing guitar, out fishing, or just sitting around the fire pit with friends and family.
I hope you enjoy the website and I look forward to hearing from you!!!
                                                                      

Laura Maas

Pianist

 
Laura is a recent graduate of MTSU (2014) and is now teaching music at Blackman Elementary School.
When not teaching music for a living, you can find Laura teaching piano or playing piano for the other churches in our charge...
It's safe to say Laura has a love of music!!!

Niki Kiestler

Worship leader


Niki has been part of the Salem family since 2001.  Growing up in a small country church in Northern Minnesota; music has always been in her DNA, from band and orchestra to musicals and vocal training with her opera pro grandfather. Niki keeps busy with her family, "real" job, and serving both her Salem and Emmaus families in multiple areas.  During her "free time", you will find her hanging out with her daughter Cece, playing with the family dog, studying, being crafty, or enjoying time with friends.