Our Staff


  • Jay Tucker - Pastor


    EMAIL: pastor@rhumc.com

  • Janine Blakeborough - Director of Children's Ministries

    Janine moved to Richmond Hill in 2009 with her husband, Russ, and their two children, and began volunteering with the children's ministry programs. Beginning in August of 2010, she assumed the role as Director of Children's Ministry using her time as a volunteer as her guide. She has enjoyed getting to know the wonderful children of RHUMC and helping them grow in their faith. She could not do it without the dedicated volunteers that provide much needed support for this ministry. RHUMC truly has a heart for children and makes this program a priority.

    EMAIL: children@rhumc.com

  • Jack Caldwell - Director of Youth Ministries

    Jack joined the staff in May of 2010, freshly graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Middle Grades Ed. Jack is a ball of energy who enjoys to spend time getting to know the youth at RHUMC. Some of his favorite pasttimes are playing sports, random outbursts of singing, and spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter! Jack's greatest passion is to see youth reach the full potential that God has for them now and not later in life. If you would like to meet Jack, his office is located left of the men's restroom behind the sanctuary. 

    EMAIL: youth@rhumc.com

  • Jeanne Wallace - Director of Music Ministries

    Jeanne joined our staff in May 2011, with 15 years experience in music ministry leadership. She is a 2004 graduate of Georgia College & State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, and a member of NAfME, GMEA, ACDA, Chorister's Guild, Handbell Musicians of America, and FUMMWA. In addition to ministering through music and other worship arts, Jeanne finds great fulfillment in serving others through the RHUMC "Food for the Soul" Soup Kitchen and The Way Station. Jeanne is married to Scott, and between them, they have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. Jeanne's office is located in the Music Room.

    EMAIL: music@rhumc.com

  • Gina Stephenson - Day School Director

    Gina Stephenson earned a BA degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has taught in public and private schools in grades ranging from Pre-K through 5th. Gina has been the director of the Day School since 2009. She has been married to Patrick for 19 years and has a 14 year old son and 7 year old daughter. Her family attends church at RHUMC. 

    EMAIL: dayschool@rhumc.com

  • Kelly Hester - Bookkeeper

    Kelly and her family have been a part of RHUMC since 2009. Kelly and her husband, Chip, have three children ages 24,22, &7. She loves the community and church, but could do without the sand gnats. Kelly officially joined the staff in January of 2018.family of three children, Tracy, Heather and Megan.  They joined RHUMC in 2015 and are active in the choir, and this is Debra’s 2nd year in Adult Bells.  Debra has been a bookkeeper for the last 17 years and enjoys helping others. Debra and John both enjoy serving in the ASP Missions field, as well as biking, kayaking, hiking, and bowling. Debra enjoys letting God place her where He has a  need for her to serve others.

  • Anna Gregory - Administrative Assistant

    Anna and her family began attending RHUMC in 2015 shortly after moving to Richmond Hill.  As the mother of identical twin girls, she became involved as a volunteer in many of the Children's Ministry programs.  Anna was excited to join the staff as an Administrative Assistant in April of 2018.  She is a 1999 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a BA in Psychology and a career background in human resources and corporate compliance.  Anna, Brenden and their twin daughters, Zadie and Selah, love Richmond Hill and are looking forward getting more involved in RHUMC and the community.

  • Janet Roberts - Youth Assistant

    After growing up in Savannah, Janet married Jimmy Roberts and moved to Richmond Hill in 1994. They have two sons, James and John who became involved in RHUMC Youth Ministries in 2010. 


    At that time I had retired from my job at a local hospital and had already served on all the PTSO boards. I wanted to continue my service at the church as a youth mom.  As the RHUMC Youth Ministries program grew, it seemed like a perfect calling for me to become a part of the RHUMC family. I love and care for all of the youth and it is a blessing watching them grow in their faith and develop a relationship with our God.


  • Donna Tussey - Financial Administrative Assistant

    Donna has been involved with RHUMC since 2014 and has been on staff since summer 2016.  She enjoys meeting new people and helping others get connected.  Donna and her husband Mike love being in the community and Richmond Hill UMC. 

  • Anna Cobb - Children's & Media Assistant

    Anna has been involved with RHUMC since the Fall of 2013, volunteering with several children’s ministries programs and singing in the choir. She officially joined the church staff in January of 2016 as Children’s Ministries Assistant, and is now also involved with media production and communications for church events and programming. Anna graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2008 with a BBA in Marketing, is married to Nick, and has two daughters, Scarlett and Raegan.

    EMAIL: media@rhumc.com

  • Leslie Sapp - Nursery Director

    Leslie has been a part of our RHUMC Day School on and off for 13 years. She joined the RHUMC staff in October of 2017 as Nursery Director. Leslie has 2 daughters, Anna Grace and Ava who are active in our youth program, and a four-legged furry son named Jackson. She is originally from Savannah and has lived in Richmond Hill since 1997. Leslie enjoys working with children and teaching our youngest members about the love of Jesus.

    EMAIL:  rhumcnursery2190@gmail.com