We believe that God calls us to worship, prayer, love, and fellowship so that we may share God’s grace with others. Our mission is to help move people closer to Christ. 


The staff and leadership here at Mulberry are comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call the church office to speak with them.

Clergy and worship Staff

  • Rev. Dr. Nita Crump  

    Senior Pastor  

    Dr. Crump has served as Director of Connectional Ministries for 2 years following 4 years as Superintendent of the Southwest District. She has served as pastor at Hawkinsville, Roberta and other South Georgia congregations. She has served on numerous conference boards and agencies and comes highly trained with experience across the church. Her husband is Jackson Posey. 

  • Rev. Marcus Tripp

    Pastoral Care Minister  

  • Rev. Julia Norman

    Children and Family Minister  

    Rev. Julia Norman was born and raised in Cordele, Georgia and was very active in her family's church, Cordele First UMC. While participating in youth leadership activities she received a call to ministry and pursued that goal by attending LaGrange College. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Religion and Church Leadership in 2007. While at LaGrange College she felt called to the ordained ministry of a Deacon and entered the candidacy process with the United Methodist Church.  She attended Duke Divinity School and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2010. Since then she has served as a Chaplain Resident for pediatrics at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC, the Children's Pastor at Tuckston UMC in Athens and the Associate Pastor for Families and Children at Thomson FUMC until coming to Mulberry  in January 2019.  She was ordained a Deacon in the South Georgia Conference in 2013.  Julia and her husband, Audie, have been married since 2007 and have 3 kids together, Silas, Scott and Brice.


    NewRoom Pastor, YOUTH PASTOR  

    Trevor was born and raised in the middle Georgia area. He began developing an interest in music during middle school, and started participating in the music ministry at local churches and ministries. He later went on to graduate from Georgia College & State University with a degree in Communication Studies. After college Trevor moved to Athens, GA where he served at The UGA Wesley Foundation. There he met his wife Katy and later moved back to Macon. He originally came to Mulberry to serve as a Worship Leader for the Newroom Service. Eventually he took on the role as Youth Pastor, and has since begun the process of ordination through the South Georgia Conference to become an Ordained Elder. He attends Asbury Theological Seminary online seeking a Masters of Divinity. His passions include: Jesus, playing music, travel, spending time with friends and family, snowboarding, and investing in the next generation. 

  • Tom Granum

    Director of Music 

    Tom grew up in Warner Robins and has received three degrees from the University of Georgia.  He served for 30 years as Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church, Athens, Georgia.  He came to Mulberry following six years at First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  His wife Doris is a native of Americus, has a master’s and doctoral degrees in music education from UGA, and is a retired elementary school music teacher.

  • Tucker Poupard

    newroom worship leader

Office Staff

  • Karen carter



    Admin/membership secretary  

    Linda grew up in Macon, GA. She and her husband, Gary, now reside in Juliette, GA. She has been gladly serving the Lord at Mulberry Street UMC for almost 22 years and greatly enjoys her work.

  • Tshanghi corey

    director of children's center  

  • davis perkins

    director of media and communications

  • beth smith

    wedding director

Hospitality Staff

  • Betsy abbott

    director of hospitality

    Betsy grew up in Hancock County GA. After moving around for her husband to finish his college degrees, the couple settled in Jones County for thirty odd years. They now live at Lake Sinclair with their third son, Lewis. They are also the proud parents of Jay and Chris. Betsy has been on staff at Mulberry since 2007.

  • doris andrews

  • clifton carswell

  • ed wright