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Meet Our Staff

Committed to Instilling Faith into All Congregants

Tracy Turner

Ordination Candidate

Tracy is retired with the Kentucky State Police.  He also serves as a Chaplain at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital and is active in our Youth Ministry. He is currently in the Deacon candidacy program with the UMC for ordination.  Tracy and his wife Shirley reside in Catrons Valley.

Stanley Blevins

Licensed Local Pastor Candidate

Stanley works at Southern Wholesale Building Supply in Harlan.  Stanley also preaches at the Cranks United Methodist Church and is active in the outreach program.  He is also in the candidacy program for Licensed Local Pastor.   He and his wife Lawana reside in Harlan.

Lawana Blevins


We are so blessed to have such a musically talented member of our church.  In addition to her gift of piano, Lawana has a beautiful voice.  She is married to Stanley Blevins and in her spare time she volunteers at the Cranks Creek Outreach Center.

Randy Brock

Worship Leader

Randy is retired and wears many hats at Mary Helen UMC.  He is the current Chair of the Administrative Council.  He also drives our buses and works with the youth. Randy and wife Terri live in Harlan.

Terri Brock

Finance Committee Chair

Terri is also the current Secretary of the Admin Council and is in charge of our Monday Youth Program.  She is a dental hygienist with Dr. N.S. Guy in Harlan.  She and her husband Randy live in Harlan.

Paul Spurlock

Chair of Pastor Parish Committee

Paul Mark is a radio room shift supervisor with the Kentucky State Police.  He is also our Sound Engineer. Paul and his wife Tracey live in Coalgood.

Elaine Landis

Alt. Lay Member to Annual Conference

Elaine is the widow of former Pastor, Bob Landis and is a treasured member of our church.  She helps with the United Methodist Women's Organization and our youth programs as well as many other jobs at the church.  Elaine resides in Catrons Valley.

Rick Gross

Bus Driver

Rick drives our church bus and helps with the youth programs.  He's a retired coal miner and lives in Catrons Valley with his wife Sue.