Rev. Howard G. White
Senior Pastor

Howard White was born in 1954 and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He has degrees from Belhaven College, Scarritt Graduate School for Christian Workers, and Emory University, where he graduated from seminary in December of 1990.  Howard was appointed to Pierce Chapel in 1991 as the church’s first full-time pastor. Ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church, Howard loves planning meaningful worship experiences that communicate the love and presence of God. He is married to Lynn Meadows-White, and together they share pastoral duties and are proud parents of two adult children, Elizabeth and John Howard. Click here to e-Mail Howard.


Rev. Lynn Meadows-White
Associate Pastor

Lynn is a 1991 graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. A lifelong Methodist, she grew up in the St. Simons United Methodist Church on St. Simons Island, GA.  She has served on staff at Pierce Chapel since the late 1990s and counts it a privilege to co-pastor with her husband, Howard.  One of her passions is helping people grow toward maturity as disciples of Jesus Christ and helping equip them for whatever ministry God has called them to. Lynn is married to Howard White and is the proud mama of two wonderful adult children, Elizabeth and John Howard. Click here to e-Mail Lynn.


Roseanna Harbuck

Director of Programs & Communications

Roseanna grew up in Buena Vista, Georgia, and has been a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She attended Georgia State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Roseanna has served on staff at Pierce Chapel as the Children's Ministry Coordinator since 2014. Working with children is a source of joy for her and she loves helping lead families to grow in their faith.  She married her high school sweetheart, Kasey Harbuck, in 2007 and they are the proud parents of Rayna, age 10. Their family loves to travel the world and see the many wonders of God's creation.  Click here to e-Mail Roseanna.


Noah Barfield

Director of Youth Ministries

Noah came to us from Christ Community Church (his home church), and we are grateful to CCC for the valuable training and experience he gained in his years there. For the last 3 of those years, Noah volunteered as the "right-hand man" of CCC’s full-time youth minister. As Noah writes, he has "a passion for students and seeks to help them know their hope and value in Christ." He is committed to pouring his life into our students to encourage and challenge them to follow Christ with their whole hearts.  Noah graduated from Veritas Classical School in 2016 and is currently working toward a Bachelors in Ministry Leadership degree (online) through Toccoa Falls College. Noah is engaged to his fiancé Ansley and will be married in June of 2021.

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Donna Pounds
Choir Director/Service Accompanist

Donna has been involved in church music ministries since her preschool days and, since Junior High, has been employed at her home churches as an accompanist. She truly enjoys her dual role here at Pierce Chapel serving as choir director/service accompanist as she works at equipping folks to lead in worship. In addition to her duties at Pierce Chapel, Donna is proud to be a Registered Nurse. Donna enjoys outdoor adventures with husband, Randy, and adult son, Miles, and his family. Click here to e-Mail Donna.


Mary Peters
Preschool Director

Mary earned her Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. She is a military spouse, having moved to Columbus with her husband and two preschool-age daughters from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Most recently, Mary taught in a preschool in North Carolina, and she is very excited to have the opportunity to serve through the ministry of Pierce Chapel Prescchool. Click here to e-Mail Mary.

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Monica Worstell


Monica earned her Bachelor of Science in Christian Education from Central Christian College of the Bible.  She is a proud military spouse and a blessed mom of three children.  Monica and her family currently live in South Carolina and she is working remotely for Pierce Chapel.  She has a passion for serving others and is excited to be a part of the Pierce Chapel Team! Click here to e-Mail Monica.


Dawn Krueger
Financial Secretary

Dawn received her Bachelors in Accounting and MBA from Columbus State University. She has been working in accounting for 15 years because she loves numbers and how they are accurate and exact. She married Eric Krueger in August 1999 and they had their daughter, Madeleine, in 2002 and their son, Nicholas, in 2005. Her children play sports all over the southeast and her family loves to travel to their sporting events. They are always trying to learn and explore new things. Their favorite thing to do is to make a yearly “bucket list” and see how many they can accomplish. As Pierce Chapel’s financial secretary, she hopes to serve those in the church by providing accurate and reliable information.  Click here to e-Mail Dawn.


Kellyn Ward

Interim Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Kellyn has been a member of Pierce Chapel for over 15 years and grew up in the Children’s and Youth Ministry. She has a heart for kids and for serving. In December 2020, she graduated from Columbus State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She plans to continue her education to obtain her Masters in School Counseling. Kellyn loves working with kids, teaching them stories and truths found in the Bible, and helping them know Jesus. She believes that she is blessed working at Pierce Chapel among the wonderful staff and congregation.