Reverend Becky J. Shirley (Pastor)
Rev.Shirley is a "lifelong Methodist" faithfully attending church with her sisters and parents all throughout her school years. Becky then attended & graduated from Columbia College (she taught college-age Sunday School classes at Trenholm Road UMC during that time) and then earned a MBA from U.S.C. She began working at Trenholm Road UMC full-time and earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Lutheran Seminary in Columbia over a several year period. She is a fully ordained Elder in the S.C. Methodist Conference and serves on several boards within the conference.
After 10 years as the Associate Minister at Trenholm Road UMC, she requested and received an appointment as a Senior Pastor and was appointed to serve both Johnston UMC and Harmony UMC from June 2006 to June 2010. On July1 ,2011 she began her new appointment at Platt Springs UMC.
She is married to Richard Shirley and has a grown daughter, Michelle also a Columbia College graduate.
Mr. Jason Barrs
Director of Music
Director of Youth Ministries
Jason is a native of West Columbia and a graduate of Airport High school. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Alison McCormick Barrs and the father of two incredible boys Foster (6) and Will (3). He has been involved in Music Ministry for the past 10 years. Jason has a passion for leading people in Worship and leading choirs to sing about the love of Christ. He enjoys helping others find their gifts of music and encouraging them to use those gifts to glorifying God.
Ms. Melissa Busby
Director of Children's Ministries
Melissa has been a member of Platt Springs UMC for over 20 years and has served on the staff since 2009. Her favorite saying is: "If you want to hear God laugh.....tell him YOUR plans". When God called her into ministry with children, she says she was "shocked, but delighted". Melissa believes it is an honor to share the love of Christ with the children of Platt Springs as well as the Springdale & West Columbia areas. Her ministry with the children of PSUMC affords her the beauty of working directly with her own son Jacob.
Mrs. Linda Sheetz
Linda is our newest staff member. God has sent her to many states because of her husband's employment. She has lived in the Columbia area for 5 years now and is glad to have her feet on the ground in Columbia.
Ms. Lucille Thurmond
Lucille has worked at PSUMC for over 5 years. We appreciate her hard work and dedication in keeping our buildings clean for our members and visitors.
Also, a big thank you to all of our volunteers too numerous to mention. Without our volunteers, PSUMC could not function.