Todd Noren-Hentz, Pastor –

A native of Huntsille, Alabama, Todd is proud to call himself the new pastor at Epworth.  Todd is married to his wife Christy, who is the pastor of New Market UMC and has a 9 year old son, Carter and another boy, Lincoln, due in September.  Todd has served many churches, including Weatherly Heights Baptist Church (Huntsville), Dawson Memorial Baptist Church (Birmingham), First Baptist Church of Trenton (New Jersey), Capitol Heights UMC (Montgomery), and Grace UMC (Huntsville).  Pastor Todd has a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy (Samford University), a B.S. in Church Recreation (Samford University), and an M.Div. (Princeton Theological Seminary).  He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 2004 and transferred his ordination to the United Methodist Church in 2014.  In his spare time, Todd likes to dominate his son in Pokemon and Mario Kart.

Todd would love to be your Facebook friend. He is on Twitter at @tknh.

Ryan Cagle, Director of Youth Ministries

Ryan and his family moved from Jasper, Alabama into the church parsonage.  Ryan has several years of experience in student ministries.  He is extremely creative, well read, technologically savvy and very thoughtful.  Ryan is married to Jordan Cagle and they have two children, Judah (3), and Silas (infant).  They also have a dog named Pugsly.  Please give the Cagle family a warm Epworth welcome when they arrive next week.

Position Vacant,  Director of Children’s Ministries –


Dr. Eric Wilson, Director of Music

Eric Wilson graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1997, where he studied with Amanda Penick.  He has served at several other churches, including Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa, at Alberta United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa, and at First Baptist Church of Enterprise, Alabama.  He studied conducting in college under Dr. Sandra Willetts and regularly sang with her premier choir (the University Singers). Eric also served for five years as the accompanist for the Alabama Boyschoir, under the direction of Karen Nicolosi.  Other teachers of note that Eric has studied with include Rev. Terry Taylor, John Baker, and Hilda Hagins.  He works full time as a systems analyst for Delta Research.  Eric is married to Nicky Wilson.

Dr. Nicky Wilson, Organist and

Nicky Wilson graduated with her Doctorate in Piano Performance from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2000, where she studied with Amanda Penick.  She has been playing organ at various churches in Alabama and Tennessee for almost 20 years.  Dr. Wilson teaches piano privately and has a studio of 18 students.   Dr. Wilson has also served as an Instructor for the University of Alabama-Huntsville, where she has taught music history.  She is an active accompanist in the Huntsville area, playing for several competitions and recitals each year.  Dr. Wilson is a member of the Alabama Music Teachers Association and is the chairman of the local chapter of the National guild of Piano Teachers.  She is married to Eric Wilson.

Lynn Quann, Office Administrator –

Mrs. Lynn Quann relocated to Huntsville in 2007 from Virginia and has been a member of Epworth United Methodist Church since 2008.  She had served as an administrator in the U.S. Navy for over 23 years, retiring in 2007 as a Master Chief.  Lynn is involved in several ministries within the church as well as volunteers at her daughter’s school as PTA President.

Judy Panucci, Mother’s Day Out,

Mrs. Judy has been a member of Epworth United Methodist Church since 1995 and has been involved in the MDO, Preschool and Kindergarten program since 2005 as a classroom teacher and director. Judy’s education earned at Jacksonville State University and experience in business and accounting fill the administrative needs of the program. Her love of children, their smiles and hugs are counted among her best blessings!

Janine Taylor, Mother’s Day Out, Operations

Mrs. Janine has been on our staff since 2006 as a classroom teacher, Assistant Director, and her most recent position as Operations Director. Janine and her family attend Epworth UMC and both of her daughters graduated from our preschool program. As a military family, they were transplanted to the Huntsville area and plan to make this their home. Janine has held prior positions as Assistant Director for Discovery Center in Savannah, GA and Camp Director for the YMCA in Enterprise, AL. Janine has a degree in Early Childhood Education and many certifications in Kindergarten Readiness. Janine enjoys working with children of all ages and backgrounds and helping them grow physically, mentally, academically, and spiritually.