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As we maintain physical distance from one another to inhibit the spread of the Coronavirus, Mafair UMC is committed to finding new ways to worship the Lord together and maintain community.

We have been holding Sunday Worship and daily Bible devotions on Facebook Live. If you don't use Facebook, or you'd prefer to avoid the hassle of finding the correct video, this will be a help to you.

Click here, and you'll find our current livestream (if there's an ongoing broadcast), or the most recent completed livestream. Blessings to you!

Mafair's Staff

Adam Love
Senior Minister |

Pastor Adam is an ordained elder and a graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He most recently served for six years at Kingsley UMC in Kingsport, and he and his family are excited to be staying in the area. Adam and his wife Bobbi are parents to Madeleine and Annie.

Susan Hiscutt
Office Manager |

Susan started working at Mafair UMC in October 2013 as the Financial Administrator. Starting in August of 2017, her position was changed to Office Manager/Financial Administrator. So now, Susan’s duties included financial oversight of the church and additional office duties.

Susan was born and raised in Abingdon, VA. She is married to Steve and they have a son Aaron who was born in July of 1997. Aaron was born with CHARGE Syndrome, a deaf-blind syndrome. Susan graduated in 1989 from Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC with a business degree in Hospitality Management. She met Steve at her first hotel job in Atlanta. Before coming to work at Mafair, Susan had worked at Boones Creek United Methodist Church, as the Administrative Assistant, since October 2007. Susan continued working, there in addition to working at Mafair, until Boones Creek UMC closed in September 2016.

Susan, Steve and Aaron love to travel, especially on cruise ships, and spending time at the beach with Susan’s large family. Susan has spent and continues to spend countless hours studying, researching and advocating for Aaron and others with special needs. One of Susan’s dreams is to start a special needs outreach ministry here at Mafair.

Ray Johnson
Communications Director |

Ray joined Mafair's membership on Easter 2017 and comes to us with experience as a United Methodist Church staff member from other churches in various roles. His knowledge of the UMC and our own internal Mafair structure – as well as technical knowledge in software application and social media use – helps us and keeps him very busy.

Ray is originally from the Chicago suburbs but says he got to Kingsport as soon as he could. He is the proud dad of Denise, Scott, Lloyd, and Laura. In his spare time, Ray enjoys all things computers and likes just about every kind of music.

Kristen Marian
Music Director |

Kristen Marian grew up in Horseheads, NY. She received her bachelor's degree in music education from Mansfield University and her master's degree in education from Cabrini College. At Mansfield, she studied vocal technique under Dr. Douglas Crowder, and choral conducting under Dr. Peggy Dettwiler.

Her twelve years of teaching include everything from high school orchestra to elementary general music, with her last seven years focused on elementary education and children's choir. She is also passionate about mentoring new teachers and developing student-centered curriculum. She currently holds a Vermont level II certificate in K-12 music education.

Her performance experience includes being a member and soloist with North Country Chorus of Vermont, and she is currently a member of Voices of the Mountains here in Tennessee. She toured internationally with the Mansfield University Concert Choir in 2006 performing in Greece, Turkey, and Bulgaria.

She now lives in Kingsport with her husband Charles. Together, they own and operate Mariano Machine. Her hobbies include singing, painting, baking, board games, and various outdoor activities.

Eric and Betsy Rowe
Youth Director |
Senior/Youth Coordinator |

Betsy: I was born and raised in Jonesborough, TN. After graduating from college in 1982 as a Medical Assistant, I worked at Johnson City Medical Center for 7 years. In 1990 I met Eric Rowe, who worked as the Youth Director at my church before he joined the Army during Desert Storm. We were married in 1991.

During my husband’s 5 years in the Army, we lived in Georgia and then Kentucky. I continued working in hospitals wherever we were stationed until the birth of our first child in 1993. In 1995 Eric left the service, and we moved back to Tennessee. He returned to college to get his Teaching Certificate and shortly after obtaining it began working as Youth Director full time here at Mafair. Eric started teaching school in 2002 and changed to part-time here. I had been a stay-at-home mom since the birth of our first child, so I began helping out with the Youth Program on a volunteer basis.

In 2005, our youngest entered kindergarten, so I rejoined the workforce here at Mafair. Years have passed quickly, now our youngest is a junior in high school and our oldest is a senior in college. God has blessed me with the most wonderful job anyone could have… I get to work with some amazing young people in the Youth Program, and I get to have fun and travel with our Young At Heart group. Mafair definitely has something to offer everyone.

Eric: I am Eric Rowe, the other half of Betsy. I would like to add that she was not a youth when I met her at Jonesboro Methodist. I have served as Youth Director here at Mafair since September of 1998. I also teach World History at Sullivan South High School, where I coach football and track. I was raised on a dairy farm in Limestone, TN, graduated from David Crockett High School, East Tennessee State University and Tusculum College, and served as an Armor Officer in the United States Army. God has blessed my life, and He continues to work within our youth group and our church. We have many super volunteers who are super examples for youth and parent alike. You are welcome to come and see how Mafair UMC will make a difference in your family’s life, whatever your age.

Annie Coleman
Children’s Director |

Annie Coleman is an ETSU graduate with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Legal Studies. Annie has always loved working with youth and children. She is thrilled to fulfill God’s call to ministry as the Children’s Director at Mafair UMC, her home church.

Annie loves spending time in nature, going for runs around Kingsport, and enjoying a cup of coffee with her journal and God. She loves to read and her favorite movie is The Lion King. Annie’s favorite dessert is banana pudding, but Moose Tracks ice cream is a close second.

Annie married Jackson Coleman here at Mafair in May 2019. They met at Dobyns-Bennett High School, where they both graduated. Annie and Jackson love ministering to the kids of Mafair together.

Annie's dream for Mafair Kids is to always work to grow closer to God and each other, and have fun while doing it! Annie playfully named the Kids Program “SPLASH” which stands for “Simply Praising, Loving and Serving Him.”