Celebrating New Life: Clergy Family Births

Anna Claire Eiland

December 24, 2017
Anna Claire Eiland was born on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 6:10 am. Anna Claire is the daughter of Rev. Lance and Elizabeth Eiland. 

Martha Kincaid

September 14, 2017
Martha Madison Kincaid was born on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 5:15am. She is 5lbs and 10oz. Martha is the daughter of Brian and Rev. Emily Kincaid and proud big sister, Ruth. 

Lucy Elizabeth Johnson

August 16, 2017
Congratulations to Bishop and Mrs. David Graves on welcoming their second grandchild, Lucy Elizabeth. Lucy is the daughter of Casey and Bryan Johnson and proud big brother is Brooks. All are doing well! 

James Kyle Thomas Chamblee

July 10, 2017
Congratulations to Bradley and Tara Shamble on the birth of their first baby, James Kyle Thomas, born July 10th. Tara serves Asbury UMC and Bradley serves Skipperville UMC in the Dothan District.

Grace Elizabeth Saliba

February 07, 2017
Dr. and Mrs. David Saliba welcomed Grace Elizabeth on February 7, 2017. David, Elizabeth, big brother Joseph, and Grace are all doing well.  David is currently serving at Perdido Bay UMC and serves as the Conference Secretary.

Booker Robert Meyer

November 22, 2016
Rev. Ashley Wilkinson Meyer (Cokesbury UMC) and Mr. Chris Meyer joyfully announce the birth of their son, Booker Robert Meyer. Booker was born on November 22, 2016. Chris, Ashley and big sister, Emma are thrilled!

Esther Joy Donald

September 26, 2016
Rev. Nolan and Susanna Donald are pleased to announce the birth of their baby girl, Esther Joy Donald.  Esther was born August 26 at 8:37 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Mom, baby, and two adoring big brothers (Asher and Ezra) are all doing great!  Nolan is currently serving Foley UMC.

William Silas Barnes

September 10, 2016
We celebrate the birth of William Silas Barnes, son of Anna and Chris Barnes and grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Robbins Sims, Montgomery-Opelika District Superintendent. He was born on Saturday, September 10 and all are doing well!

Wesley Nicholas Medley

August 12, 2016
Rev. Jenny and Nick Medley announce the birth of their son, Wesley Nicholas Medley, born Friday, August 12, 2016.  All are doing well.  This is the first child for Jenny and Nick, as well as, the first grandchild for Rev. Fred and Marilyn Zeigler.  Jenny currently serves as a Chaplain at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL.

Henry Max Cooper

May 17, 2016
Rev. Julianna Mobley Cooper and husband, Lyle Cooper, are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Henry Max Cooper, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Max weighs 7 lbs 15 oz and is 19 inches long. Max has one brother, Thomas Lyle Cooper, who is excited to welcome him as well.  Julianna is currently serving Gulf Shores United Methodist Church.

Elanor Grace Messer

May 07, 2016
Congratulations to Rev. Amanda and Jody Messer on the birth of their beautiful daughter Elanor Grace.  Elanor was born on May 7, 2016.  Amanda is a deacon serving at Ashland Place UMC in the Mobile District.

Parker Allen Kelley

May 06, 2016
The Revs. Meghan and Wes Kelley are pleased to announce the birth of their baby boy, Parker Allen, born Friday, May 6, 2016, at 3:21pm. Parker is 5 pounds, 14 ounces and 18.5" tall. Meghan and Parker are doing well and they all appreciate your prayers during this very special time.  (Meghan is currently serving at Ozark FUMC and Wes is currently serving at Dothan FUMC)

James Averett Shaver

January 24, 2016
James Averett Shaver was born January 24, 2016, at 12:49 p.m. He was 9 pounds, 8 ounces and 22 inches. The parents are Rev. Christina and Jonathan Shaver. Christina is the associate pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  

Grady James Kirby

January 15, 2016
Rev. Dave (Doc) and Becky Kirby are proud to announce the birth of their grandson, Grady James Kirby, born January 15, 2016 in Birmingham.  Rev. Kirby is currently serving Pine Level UMC in the Montgomery-Opelika District.  

Benjamin Rocwell Bryars

November 04, 2015
Rev. Larry and Vicki Bryars are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Benjamin Rocwell Bryars, born November 4, 2015.  Benjamin weighed 7 lbs and 4 ozs.   Rev. Bryars serves as the District Superintendent for the Marianna/Panama City District.  

Ian Michael Cobb

September 03, 2015
We celebrate the birth of Ian Michael Cobb to Rev. Michael and Sara Cobb (and big brother, Grant) on Thursday, September 3, 2015.  The baby measured at 9lbs 3oz and 20 inches long.  Sara and Ian are doing well. Michael is currently serving Aldersgate UMC in Montgomery, AL.

Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Johnson

August 25, 2015
The Demopolis District is pleased to announce the birth of Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Johnson born yesterday, August 25, 2015 at 3:10 pm weighing 7 lbs 8oz and is 19.5 inches long. Lizzie is the granddaughter of Patty Kirkpatrick, District Administrative Assistant to the Demopolis District Office. Patty's daughter, Kristy, and the baby are doing well.  Congratulations to the Kirkpatrick and Johnson families.

Spencer Wallace Boyd

August 25, 2015
Rev. Doug and Sandy Pennington welcomed their new grandson, Spencer Wallace Boyd, yesterday, August 25, 2015.  Spencer weighed 8lbs and 2ozs.   Doug is serving as the Mobile District Superintendent.  

Bruce Buchner Allen

August 23, 2015
Rev. Jack and Heather Allen welcomed their new baby boy, Bruce Buchner Allen, August 23, 2015.  Bruce weighed 9 lbs 20.5 ozs. Jack is an associate pastor at Montgomery First.  

Hazel Ellis Walters

August 23, 2015
Rev. Gillian and Charles Walters welcomed their new baby girl, Hazel Ellis Walters, August 23, 2015.  Hazel weighed 8 lbs 3.2 oz and is 20.5 inches long. Gillian is an associate pastor at Montgomery First.  

Matthew David Mobley

July 30, 2015
Rev. Matt and Molly Mobley are the proud parents of Matthew David Mobley, born 5:08 PM on July 30.  Matthew weighed 7 lbs, 1 oz.  All are doing well. Matt is the pastor of Mulder Memorial United Methodist Church.   

Elizabeth Jane Everest

June 12, 2015
Rev. Sara Shaver, Dothan District Superintendent, is the proud grandmother to Elizabeth Jane Everest.  Elizabeth Jane was born June 12, 2015 and weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces.  Sara's daughter, Jessica, and baby are doing fine.     

Ian Thomas Precht

June 05, 2015
Congratulations to Rev. Michael and Jennifer Precht on the birth of their son, Ian Thomas Precht, born June 5, 2015.  Ian was 9 lbs. 15 oz. and 21 1/2 inches. Michael is senior pastor at First United Methodist Church, Crestview.  

Clara Joelle Hutchison

March 02, 2015
Rev. Jody and Donna Hill (Elmore UMC) are the proud grandparents of a baby girl, Clara Joelle Hutchison.  Clara was born March 2, 2015 weighing 7lb 10oz and 20 inches long.    

Yaritza Haddass Escobar

December 29, 2014
Rev. Enrique and Heike Escobar are the proud parents of a baby girl, Yaritza Haddass, born December 29, 2014 at 8 lbs. 6 oz and 21 inches long.  Rev. Escobar serves the San Pedro Mission UMC.  

Jeremiah Aaren Brown

December 14, 2014
Rev. Elaine and Kevin Brown are the proud parents of Jeremiah Aaren born on Sunday, December 14, 2014. He came home to live with them December 17, 2014.  Elaine is the director of the Troy Wesley Foundation.  

Levi Ausley

October 27, 2014
Revs. Rurel and Lisa Ausley are the proud grandparents of Levi Ausley.  Levi was born October 27, 2014 at Sacred Heart Emerald Coast.  Levi's proud parents are Matt and Kristin Ausley.  Rurel and Lisa are serving at Niceville United Methodist Church.  

Huckaby Ray Weaver

October 02, 2014
Rev. John and Ella Weaver are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Huckaby (Huck) Ray.  Huck weighed 9 lb 5 oz and was 21.5 inches long.  John is currently serving at the Auburn Wesley Cooperative Parrish. 

Sawyer Jane DiCristina

June 21, 2014
Rev. Allison and Steve Posell are proud to announcement the birth of their granddaughter, Sawyer Jane DiCristina.  Sawyer was born June 21, 2014.  Allison's daughter, Kelli, and baby are doing well. 

Esther Elizabeth Olivo

June 13, 2014
Revs. Rudy and Starr Olivo welcomed their new daughter, Esther Elizabeth, into the world on June 13, 2014.  Esther was born at 10:23 am.  20.5 in in length and weighing 8.06 lbs.  Starr and Esther are doing well.  Rudy is currently serving as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force.  

Eliza Kate

June 04, 2014
Patty and Scott Kirkpatrick are the proud grandparents of Eliza Kate born June 4, 2014 at 10:45 am.  Eliza was 7 pounds, 12 ozs and 21 inches long.  Mom and baby are doing well.  Patty is the Administrative Assistant in the DEMOPOLIS District.  

Ruth Allen Kincaid

May 19, 2014
Ruth Allen Kincaid was born May 19, 2014.  Proud parents are Rev. Emily and Brian Kincaid.  Ruth weighed 3 lbs 13 oz.  All doing very well.  Emily is an associate pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Montgomery.  

Joseph Thomas Saliba

April 07, 2014
Rev. David and Elizabeth Saliba are the proud parents of Joseph Thomas born April 7, 2014 at 5:38 p.m.  Mom and Joseph are happy and healthy. He is a handsome 5lbs13oz and 19 inches long.  Rev. Saliba is currently serving First United Methodist Church, Greenville.  

Jackson Brooks O'Reilly

March 22, 2014
Rev. Matt and Naomi O’Reilly (Union Springs First) are excited to welcome Jackson Brooks O'Reilly 9 lbs. 10 oz;. 21.5" into their family on Saturday, March 22, 2014.    

Violet Worth

March 05, 2014
Reverend Stuart Worth (Allen Memorial / Farm Hill) and his wife, Jen, welcomed a new daughter, Violet, into their lives and home.  Violet was born on March 5, 2014.  Mom and baby are doing well.   

Myles Bennett Kelley

January 02, 2014
Congratulations to Revs. Wes and Meghan Kelley on the birth of their son, Myles Bennett, born January 2, 2014. Myles weighed 5 lbs;10oz and was 18 inches long.   Wes is currently serving First United Methodist Church, Dothan and Meghan is currently serving First United Methodist Church, Ozark.  

Jonathan Pressley Tesney

December 30, 2013
Congratulations to Rev. Clyde Pressley (retired) on the birth of his grandson, Jonathan Pressley Tesney, born December 30, 2013.  Jonathan is the son of Clyde's daughter Elissa and Jeff Tesney. 

Cayden Christopher Bullard

December 05, 2013
Rev. Brian and Patricia Cowley welcomed their second grandchild, Cayden Christopher Bullard, December 5, 2013.  He was born 7lbs; 8 ozs.  He was a little early but doing well. Brian is the pastor at Slocomb First/Hurricane UMC.    

Pearson Dean Linder

December 03, 2013
Congratulations to Payton and India Linder on the birth of their son, Pearson Dean Linder, born December 3, 2013. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. Length: 20".  Proud grandparents are Rev. Dr. Mike and Lisa Pearson of Greystone United Methodist Church, Dothan, AL.   

Thomas Lyle Cooper

November 10, 2013
Thomas Lyle Cooper, son of Rev. Julianna and Lyle Cooper, was born November 10, 2013 weighing 7.1 lbs and 19.5 inches long. Julianna is serving at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church.    

Reid Andrew Leeland

September 26, 2013
We praise God for the birth of Reid Andrew Leeland, son of Becki and Paul Andrew Leeland, grandson of Bishop and Mrs. Paul L. Leeland. Reid Andrew was born September 26, at 10:15pm eastern time and weighs 6.5 pounds. Mother and baby are doing well! The Leeland family cherishes your prayers during this joyful time.   

Brooklyn Grace Grindle

July 31, 2013
Rev. Patricia and John Grindle welcomed their first grandchild, Brooklyn Grace Grindle, on July 31, 2013.  She weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.  The proud parents are John and Lindsey Grindle.  

Abigail Leigh Parry

July 30, 2013
Rev. Greg and Hope McKinnon are the proud grandparents of Abigail Leigh Parry.  Abigail was born July 30, 2013 weighing 7lbs 12ozs and is 19 inches long.  Greg is serving at Niceville United Methodist Church.    

Layla Marie Willis

June 26, 2013
Drew and Ali Willis are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Layla Marie Willis.  Layla was born on June 26, 2013.  Drew and Ali are seminary students at Duke University and are from our conference.  Layla’s grandmother is, Rev. Kathy Fisher, who serves in the Mobile District.  

Mary Virginia Steele

June 24, 2013
Rev. Jeremy and Laura Steele welcomed the birth of their baby girl, Mary Virginia.  Mary Virginia was born at 12:10 and weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces 19.5 inches long.  All are well. Jeremy is an associate pastor at Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile, AL.      

William Grant Cobb

May 17, 2013
Congratulations to Rev. Mike and Sara Cobb on the birth of their son, William Grant.  He was 8lbs 14 oz and 21 inches long.  Mike is serving Glenwood UMC.  Proud grandparents are Rev. Cliff and Jeanette Cobb (Campground/Petrey).  

Henry Thomas Brady

April 12, 2013
Revs. Dana and Jake Brady announce the birth of their baby boy, Henry Thomas.  Henry was born on April 12, 2013. Dana serves as an associate pastor at Spanish Fort UMC and Jake serves as the senior pastor at Marlow UMC.  

Isabella Maria Carr

March 24, 2013
Congratulations to Rev. George and Melanie Sedberry (Thomasville UMC).  George and Melanie are the proud grandparents of Isabella Maria Carr.  Isabella was born at Thomas Hospital.  She is the daughter of Dr. Ryan and Katie Carr.  

Dorina and Tibi Rosetta

February 22, 2013
Rev. Tony and Cary Rosetta are the proud parents of Dorina and Tibi.  Dorina is 6 years old;  Tibi is 5.  Both are from Hungry.  Their adoption was official on February 22, 2013. Rev. Rosetta serves the Liberty/Haleburg Charge in the Dothan District.  

Bramblett Grady Weaver

February 15, 2013
Rev. John and Ella Weaver are the proud parents of Bramblett Grady.  Bramblett was born on February 15, 2013 at 1:41 AM.  John is serving as the pastor to the Auburn Wesley Cooperative Parish.  

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