Our Staff

We warmly invite you discover the community of faith that is Wells Church — a place where people of any and all backgrounds can experience the love and grace of God.  If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out through email or call the church office to speak with them.

  • Rev. CHRIS CUMBEST

    The Rev. Chris Cumbest began his ministry at Wells in July 2019. Chris came to Wells from his most recent assignments at Shiloh UMC and Little Zion UMC near Pelahatchie in Rankin County, Mississippi. He has served at Crossgates UMC in Brandon, St. Paul UMC in Ocean Springs, Alta Woods UMC, First UMC in Lucedale, Flora/Bentonia UMC and First UMC in Clinton. In 2006, he served in a major state role as Coordinator of Church Recovery for the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church after Hurricane Katrina. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and Duke University Divinity School. Read full bio. Email Chris

  • Nancy Moore

    Nancy is the director of the Wells Church Choir. She was a professor and director of choral activities at Delta State University. She earned the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Nancy also has served as artistic director of the Jackson Choral Society and has been music minister for several United Methodist Churches. Nancy is married to the Rev. John Moore, a retired Elder in the United Methodist Church. Email Nancy.

  • Ashley Rogers

    Ashley is the director of the children's ministry. Ashley is a teacher at Power APAC in the Jackson Public School District. In 2017, Ashley was chosen as Jackson Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Ashley, a native of Mandeville, La., is married to Jared Rogers. She is a Millsaps graduate. In June of 2018, she was awarded the Harry Denman Evangelism Award by the Mississippi United Methodist Conference. Email Ashley.

  • Dr. Jeff Parker

    Jeff Parker serves as the minister of counseling.  He has expertise in.....blah blah.

    Email Jeff. 

  • Jane Everly

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  • David Hampton

    David is a retired journalist who spent 37 years in various writing and editing positions at Mississippi newspapers. Hampton is a graduate of the University of Memphis. He covered politics and government and served as The Clarion-Ledger’s editorial director for 26 years. He has won numerous awards for his opinion writing, and in 2012, was inducted into the Mississippi Press Association Hall of Fame. His wife, Peggy, is former communications director for Jackson Public Schools. Email David.

  • Elaine COllins

    Elaine coordinates the nursery for infants and toddlers. She has blah blah experience in childcare blah blah

  • Loy MOncrief

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  • Kay Smith Olliver

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  • Jamie Ward

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