Staff Directory

Rev. Michael Hood
Reverend Michael Hood (Pastor)
Platt Springs UMC is excited to welcome our new minister as he begins a new chapter in his ministry with our church.  A special thank you to Barnwell United Methodist Church, where he was previously the pastor, for watching over him and his family until he could join our congregation.  We look forward to developing a close bond of Christian Fellowship with Michael and his family!
Michael Simmons
Director of Music
Welcome to our new music director, Michael Simmons. We look forward to working with him and growing our music program to honor God.
Michael is a graduate of USC with a Bachelor of Music degree. He has served as Musical Director for churches in Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA. He believes it is important to share the message of God’s love through many different musical styles. 
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.
Ms. Melody Clamp
Administrative Assistant
PSUMC extends a W.A.R.M. welcome to our new administrative assistant, Melody Clamp. 
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.