- Rev. Rosemary McMahanPastor
Rev. Rosemary McMahan joined St. Andrew in February of 2019 as Interim Pastor. Rev. McMahan has been a member of the North Alabama Presbytery since 2002 when she was called to serve Big Cove Presbyterian Church (Owens Cross Roads) as a Commissioned Lay Pastor in 2002. She spent 13 years there and was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in 2013.
After leaving Big Cove in 2015, Rosemary undertook interim training and then served First Presbyterian Huntsville as both interim associate pastor and then interim pastor.
Rosemary has been married to Dennis McMahan for almost forty years. Dennis is the son of Vernon (Sonny) McMahan, who died in 2010, and Peggy who is at Brookdale. Sonny and Peggy were charter members of Covenant Presbyterian Church and devoted members of St. Andrew, so Rosemary feels a special connection to this Body of Christ.
Dennis and Rosemary have two grown children and a six-year old granddaughter. Rosemary will be in the office on Wednesdays and Sundays and looks forward to serving Christ with the people of St. Andrew in preparation for the arrival of the next called pastor.
- Bonita SmithChurch Secretary
Bonita has served as a secretary for over 32 years and has been at St. Andrew since December 2013. She loves the Lord and considers her work at St. Andrew to be just one way she can serve the Lord daily. She has five children and fifteen grandchildren.
- Leslie MatthewsNursery
Leslie has lovingly taken care of multiple generations of St. Andrew’s children for over 25 years. She participates in all the children’s activities including the music program, Easter egg hunt, and Christmas play.
Leslie has two children and one grandchild of her own. Leslie constantly reaches out to children in the local community and invites them to share in the light of Jesus. She is an integral part of our children’s ministry and a valued and beloved member of our staff.
- Mavis StephensChoir Director
Mavis grew up in Montevallo, Alabama. She received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Univ. of Montevallo and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Alabama. She also did post-graduate work at Ball State University. She taught music in Jefferson County Schools for four years and in Decatur City Schools twenty- seven years. She played violin in the Huntsville Symphony, the Decatur Chamber Orchestra, the Shoals Symphony, and played in the pit orchestra for musicals at the Princess Theatre. She has sung in the Decatur City Chorus for 35 years and church choirs all of her adult life.
For the last seventeen years, Mavis has studied art and her works have been displayed in shows and galleries in Montgomery, Birmingham, and North Alabama. She was married to Bob Stephens (deceased), another musician and teacher, and has two sons and four grandchildren.
- Dr. Jeff GilbreathPianist
Jeff joined St. Andrew in July of 2017 as pianist. He graduated from Mt. Hope High School in Lawrence County, Alabama. He received a degree in applied voice from the University of North Alabama and started teaching voice professionally.
Answering a call to music ministry he moved to Memphis, TN, where he received a Masters in Religion and Education. After serving as minister of music for several churches, Jeff taught and studied at Auburn University for 10 years completing his Masters and Ph.D. in Music Education.
Jeff now teaches elementary music full-time in Decatur City Schools. He is an accomplished musician playing multiple instruments including organ and piano. He is currently learning to play and teach violin for the Decatur Youth Symphony. Jeff’s students call him “Dr. G.” He lives in Decatur with his two college age children, Kelsey and Jordon.