Ken Sauer became minister at RBUMC on July 1, 2018. He is a graduate of Candler School of Theology, Emory University in 2001. He comes to us from East Ridge United Methodist Church. He is married to Clair Sauer, who is pastor of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. They met while working in the Chattanooga District of Holston Conference and enjoy serving Christ together. They have two children, a 13-year-old daughter, Mary Ellen, and a 3-year old son, Owen.
Minister of Programs and Youth
David Brackett has served as Minister of Program and Youth since 2000. He has served in professional ministry positions since his graduation from high school. He and his wife, Debby, were married at Red Bank UMC in 1990. They live in Middle Valley and have one son, Joseph. David's passion is seeing others come to know Jesus as their Savior and helping them grow in that relationship. His main love is working with youth, but enjoys working with all ages.
Nichole Stookey was born in nearby Fort Oglethorpe, GA where she resides and raises her 5 beautiful children. She has served as a Children's Minister for over 4 years and Preschool Director for the last 10 years. Nichole was called to join the staff of RBUMC recently as the Children's Director. She is blessed to serve God and excited to see what great things God has in store for the future of RBUMC Kids Ministry!
Elizabeth is a member of RBUMC and was a member of the church youth group. She is a graduate of RBHS. She received a Special Education degree from UTC in 2018. She became interested in special education after volunteering in high school to work with her cheerleading coach who was a RBHS special education teacher. She will begin as special education teacher at East Ridge Middle School this new school year. She will be working with small groups in Math. Her hobbies are hanging out with her mom, watching HGTV,, and eating any Mexican food.
Jordan has been with Red Bank United Methodist since 2018. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Music Ministry from the University of Northwestern St. Paul in 2014, and a master’s degree in Trumpet Performance from Lee University in 2018. He has served as a volunteer missions co-worker in Daejeon, South Korea, and Los Angeles, Cal., working with at risk youth in both areas. Jordan and his wife, Katherine, reside in Red Bank, Tenn.
Curtis began playing piano and organ at Red Bank UMC in the summer of 2013. He graduated from the University of Memphis in 2014 with a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and currently works as the Associate Director of Marketing and Creative Services at Bryan College. A self-taught musician, Curtis has performed with many ensembles in the Chattanooga area including Sweet Georgia Sound as well as accompanied several musical theater productions. In addition to playing music, he enjoys photography, videography, graphic design, and is an avid Memphis Tigers fan.
Linda has been serving at Red Bank UMC for over 30 years as the Administrative Assistant. She received her bachelor's degree in secondary education/English and drama as well as an associate's degree in Legal Secretarial. Linda and her husband, Ray, are very proud of their two sons and five grandsons.
Tammy has been serving as Red Bank UMC's Preschool Director since 2012. Prior to that, she served for 14 years as a teacher for the preschool. She is a graduate of Red Bank High School and holds a degree from Chattanooga State. Tammy and her husband, Danny, have two children, Hunter and Hannah.
Don has been employed at Red Bank UMC for the past three years. He and his wife, Ethel, have two grown boys. Don spent 21 years with the Tropicana (orange juice) company in Florida prior to moving to Tennessee.