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
Secretary |

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.

Janet Lyon
Music Director |

Janet Lyon was born in Kingsport and attended Sullivan County Schools, graduating from Sullivan Central High School. She earned her Music Education Degree from East Tennessee State University; Vocal Performance and Piano with Graduate Studies in Vocal Performance and Piano at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

She has been a soloist with the Johnson City Chorale, Kingsport Symphony Orchestra Chorus, ETSU Opera Workshop, North Texas University Opera, Boris Godovsky Opera Workshop. She has held roles with the Johnson City Community Theatre, Theatre Bristol, Kingsport Theatre Guild, and Olde West Theatre productions. Her professional positions have included Director of Music at Mafair United Methodist Church 1978-1989; Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church 1989-1998; First Broad Street United Methodist Church 1998-2008.

Janet married James Lyon in 1977. Jim is the Director of Music at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church in Kingsport. They have one son, Devin Parker Lyon, who graduated from Vanderbilt University and then received his Juris Prudence of Law and a Major in Business from the University of Tennessee in 2013, passing the bar exam in July of 2013. Since then, Devin has been employed as an attorney for the City of Knoxville. He also is the Minister of Music at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church in Knoxville. In his 'spare' time, he is the pianist for UT faculty and students in recitals and juries. Devin lives in Knoxville with his wife of two years, Abby Puzzo Lyon who is also a professional musician. They met while marching Carolina Crown (Drum Corps International) from 2004-2008.

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.”