We have a strong team here at  Southside.  With a combined 20 years of ministry between the three we are excited to reach out into the community. 

Dale Tedder
Men's Ministries

Dale first joined our staff in the 90's and serves primarily as the Minister of Discipleship for our church.  He has a passion for leading men in how to serve God. He enjoys spending time with his family and, depending on the year, watching University of Georgia Football.

Ian Stake


 Ian leads our small group ministry by facilitating our Starting Points course which helps you find the right fit in our church community. He is also an avid music lover and talented musician using these gifts to serve our church and community

Bruce Jones 

Pastor Bruce  serves as the lead pastor of our church.  He has a passion for preaching the gospel and sharing its practical and relevant application to our lives.  He enjoys kayaking and photography.  He regularly serves with Kairos Prison Ministry.

Angie Cosper
Children's Ministries

Angie has been with SUMC for over 10 years! She loves Jesus and has a heart for serving children in our church and community . In addition to serving our children, she also is involved  our partnership with our neighborhood elementary school.

Amy Franks
Student Ministries
Missions & Prayer Team

Amy has been serving the youth and women of Southside for several years.  Her genuine love for Jesus permeates all she does! She loves connecting with others and sharing the love of Christ through missions.

Melissa Frankie

Office & Facilities Manager

Sarabeth Soule

Director of Communications

Our Lay Leadership Members

In addition to our paid staff, we have several committees that help us care for our facilities, manage our finances, communicate with our members, and more.  To see a list of our current committees and their members, click button below.