Sam was Ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2012. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and a Master's in Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Pastor Sam is active in Holston Conference youth, camping, young adult ministries and advocacy. Pastor Sam joined the ministry team at Mountain View in July 2014, bringing with him a heart's desire for worship and missions. Outside the church he enjoys life with his wife, Samantha, and sons Sean & Sawyer. They love being out in God's creation and with people, hearing and sharing stories of life and faith.
Director of Children's Ministries
Karen has served as Mt. View Director of Children's Ministries since 2009. She has 20 years of experience in children's ministry and 10 years of experience in youth ministry. Karen has a great passion leading children and their families in their faith journey. She also serves on the Children's Ministry Team of the Holston Conference. She treasures her large family that includes 6 children, 3 in-law children, and 7 grandchildren. Karen attended ETSU and the University of Tennessee.
Child Choir Handbell/Instrumental Director
Tonni graduated from Butler University with a music education degree. She has over 30 years of experience in public school teaching in Indiana, Arizona, Texas, and Tennessee, and has taught grades Pre-K through 12. She is currently teaching grades K-4 at Mt. Carmel Elementary School in Hawkins County. Her church music experience includes directing and accompanying choirs and instrumental groups of all ages, and serving as a vocal and piano soloist. She and her husband Ken have one son, Todd, who attends Butler University.
Donna grew up in Kingsport and graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Donna and her husband, David, have two grown sons. They are active members of Mountain View and enjoy camping and other outdoor activities.