Our Staff

 
 Pastor

Pastor

Rev. Dr. Robert Webster

Dr Robert Webster has spent over thirty years in pastoral ministry and preaching in the Tennessee Conference. As a minister and teacher he has studied historical and philosophical theology and the development of the Methodist church at Vanderbilt Divinity School, University of the South, and Oxford University.  His office is always open for prayer, dialogue, and conferencing.  He and his wife Victoria and pet rabbit (Jack) enjoy walking, exercising, reading, and writing.

 Children and Youth Coordinator

Children and Youth Coordinator

Katherine Settle

Katherine is our Children and Youth Coordinator.  She was raised right here in Stewart County, graduated from Stewart County High School, and received her bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University in 2011.  Katherine has been on staff with the church for four years; planning & coordinating events for the children & youth. Katherine started as our Youth Director (working with 6th-12th grade students), and she has a true love of working with teens.  At the beginning of 2017, she took a lead in our Children’s Department (5th grade and under) as well, and has a lot of ideas for this amazing ministry.  She recognizes the children and youth are the future of our church and community, and is passionate about working with our young people.  

 Church Secretary

Church Secretary

Bonnie Lill

She is generally in the office Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with lunch from 12-1 p.m.

Bonnie answers the phone, greets visitors, coordinates the calendar and does the bulletins and newsletters and any other task that may come up. To be sure, no two days are alike in the FDMUMC office!

A native of Chicago and an avid Cubs fan, Bonnie and her husband, Kurt, have lived in the Upper Hurricane Creek community of Stewart County (Tennessee Ridge) for 33 years. They have three grown children who are also married, and the couple enjoys spoiling their six grandchildren.

Bonnie retired from The Stewart Houston Times, where she was a reporter for 21 years. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1975 with a BS in sociology and psychology.

She said she loves working at FDMUMC where living out her Christian faith is written right in the job description! Feel free to drop by the office at 420 Church Street, Dover, or call 931-232-5696 (email: fortdonelson@bellsouth.net). She would love to assist you!

 Choir Director

Choir Director

Dan Dill

Dan Dill has been the Music Director for Fort Donelson Memorial United Methodist Church for many years.

He is responsible for almost all aspects of music ministry at the church, including being the song leader for first and second service, Chancel Choir director and assisting with the Children’s Choir and Hand Chime Choir.

Dan works diligently to match the music to the sermon text each week as well as choosing the special music and solos. He also provides the musical direction for special services.

Dan keeps all four of the church’s pianos tuned and in proper working order, in addition to keeping the organ tuned and lubricated and making sure any other musical instruments are in perfect repair.

In his free time, he also makes sure the kitchen and offices are well-stocked with supplies.

A Stewart County native, Dan received his BS in music education in 1959 and his Master of Arts in Music Education in 1960, both from Austin Peay State University.

He has been a member of FDMUMC since 1968.

Dan was married to Peggy Dill for 47 years before her death, and he has been married to Emily Dill for 10 years. He has four children and five grandchildren.

Despite being active in Kiwanis, giving music lessons and being involved with the American Red Cross and the high school and middle school bands, he still has no plans to retire.

Dan says the best part of his job is the constant exposure to music!