Meet Our Staff

Rev. Michael Morris

Senior Pastor
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Michael Morris became the pastor at St. Paul in July 2013 after serving Ellendale UMC in Bartlett, TN for the previous 12 years. Mike’s professional experience in ministry dates back to 1975 and involves 7 pastorates in Western Kentucky and Shelby County, TN and ministry at the Wesley Foundation at Memphis State University. Mike is a native of Paducah, KY. He received a bachelor’s degree from Murray State University and graduate degrees from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Memphis State University. Mike has been married to Cindy (Hastas) from Western NY since 1977 and they have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. Cindy works as a church administrator. Outside of church Mike enjoys reading, walking, and keeping up with St. Louis Cardinals baseball. Biblically, Mike finds his favorite inspirations, challenges, and hope from Genesis 1:27, So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them and from Ephesians 5:1-2, Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us.

Will Dougan

Director of Worship and Music
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Will Dougan joined the St Paul staff in 2007. He has 3 children and has been married to his wife, Angie since 1995. Will enjoys watching the Atlanta Braves, the Ole MIss Rebels, eating BBQ and is an avid shooter and outdoorsman.

Jill Kirk

Director of Children's Ministries
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Jill Kirk has been a member of St. Paul since 2001. In the Fall of 2007 she joined the staff as the Children’s Ministry Director. She and her husband Marty have been married since 1997 and have two children. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, garden and read.

Nancy Ytzen

Director of Nursery Ministries
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Nancy Ytzen joined the staff as Director of Nursery Ministries in July 2008. She and her late husband, Bob, became member of St. Paul in 1994 while Rev. Richard Smith was pastor. She is a mother of two sons and a daughter; and a grandmother of twelve. her focus in serving St. Paul has been working with young children (pre-school assistant teacher, children’s summer programs, and nursery ministries)

Vickie Hamilton

Office Administrator
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Vickie is the face of Saint Paul. She is friendly voice on the phone and the keeper of our church calendar. If you need to know anything about our ministries or special events she can provide you with the information you need to know.

Susan Holmes

Finance Administrator
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Susan Holmes joined the St. Paul staff in 2009. She has 2 grown children and has been married to her husband, Wes for 30 plus years. Susan and her family have been members since 1990 and over the years she has been involved in many areas of the church. She also enjoys Memphis Tiger and Grizzly basketball, boating, going to the beach, swimming, gardening, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Renee Citrone

Preschool Director

Hello, my name is Renee Citrone.  I came to St. Paul in 2000.  I have served the Preschool as an assistant teacher, lead teacher and spent the last seven years as the Assistant Director.  My husband Noel and I have three beautiful daughters Michaela, Madison and Mackenzie. All three of my girls attended St. Paul Preschool. We love our St. Paul family and I am honored to be serving the Lord with such a wonder staff.  You can contact me at

Gary Goldsmith

Youth Music Director
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I started at St Paul UMC in 2011. I am a retired elementary music teacher. I enjoy playing different styles of music and creating in my woodshop, creating with musical instruments, teaching private lessons, and working with bonsai trees.