Rev. Andy Collette
Robert Weathersby is currently serving as lay pastor, youth leader, and senior adult facilitator at Eastlawn. Robert grew up in Gulfport and attended Mississippi State University. Robert worked for 35 years in public education as a teacher, counselor, and principal. Robert is married to Carolyn, has two children, William Weathersby and Leslie Ryder, and three grand children, Michael, Maya, and Whitney. Robert enjoys music, reading, and running.
Lashunda has been employed with Eastlawn UMC for 15 years as Administrative Assistant (secretary/bookkeeper). She has been married to Davie Taulbee for 29 years and has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. She is a member of Wade Baptist Church and lives in Hurley, MS. Lashunda worked at 2 other churches in the area prior to coming to Eastlawn.
Choir and Handbell Director
Doug is a native and current resident of Lucedale, MS and an alumnus of the School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi where he holds a BME degree in Vocal Education and focused on Sacred Music, Voice and Choral Conducting inhismaster's work. After serving for many years as a full timeDirector of Music and Worship Arts, he returned to the MS Coast in semi-retirement where he is also Artistic Director/Conductor of the Singing River Chorale.
Susie was born and raised in Pascagoula, MS. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Susie is married to Van and together they have two beautiful daughters: Courtney and Erin. Susie has been an active part of the children's ministry over the past several years. In March of 2010 she took the position of the Director's Positions for the Children/Family Ministry.
Children's Music Director
Day Care Director
Charlene has been with Eastlawn since 1981. "I am now taking care of many children in the Eastlawn nursery that years ago I took care of their mothers and fathers when they were this age", Charlene tells us. She also keep children in her home and has been doing so for 40 years. She tells us, "I have a passion for taking care of little children, I love what I do."
Amy started working in the Eastlawn nursery on Mother's Day, May 13, 2007. "I really enjoy taking care of the babies in the nursery every Sunday. It is a joy to watch them grow up and then get promoted to the big kids class". Amy has had a daycare in her home since 2006.