Our Church Staff

We have an amazing, caring team here to serve you. Please contact any one of us if you have any questions.

Meet our Staff

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor, Rev. Derek Robinette

Pastor Derek joined CUMC in the summer of 2021. He graduated in 2010 from Louisville Seminary and has 21 years of ministry experience. This experience includes ten years in full-time youth ministry and eleven years as a pastor and church-planter. For fun Derek likes UK Sports, outdoors and training for triathlons.

Tina Rose

Preschool Director

Tina and her husband Doug both graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She started working at the preschool in 2011 when her youngest child went to kindergarten. She took over as preschool director in May 2014. Tina has worked as an elementary school teacher in Ohio, South Carolina and at Crestwood Elementary.

Pastor Russ Broomell

Assistant Pastor of Adult Discipleship

Russ has been exploring ministry for over 20 years, leading adult and youth small groups and Bible studies, teaching, preaching, and leading worship. A life-long learner, in 2020 he started creating small group studies and has published his first. He brings an open and honest approach to ministry, meeting people where they are, and encouraging and equipping them to follow God to wherever God is leading them. His favorite part of the ministry is seeing God change people from the inside out. He views ministry (and himself) as a work in progress. Russ and his family have been members of CUMC since 2019.

Rev. Zulayne Alvarez Garica

Assistant Pastor for Hispanic Ministry

Zulayne has been a Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church for 11 years. From 2018-2023 she was the pastor of Fuente de Avievemento (Spring of Revival) in Lexington, KY. Fuente is a church of over 250 people. Zulayne is bilingual. Zulayne is already reaching people for Christ and developing a team. She has families in the community ready to help start the Hispanic Ministry. She is active in volunteering at High Pointe and has been meeting members of the Hispanic Community through being a part of Zumba Classes and networking.

Neal Green

Director of Music Ministries

Neal has been involved in church music for more than twenty years. Neal holds a Master of Music from Southern Seminary. Since 2012, he has played the fiddle in the Misty Mountain String Band. In 2019, Neal launched the Community Choir of Oldham County. Neal has been married to his wife, Layne, since 2017, and they enjoy traveling, playing gigs, and volunteering as foster parents. Neal enjoys studying history, watching movies, and following Kentucky Wildcats basketball.

Connor Berg

Youth & Young Adult Minister

Connor is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry and recently finished his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Leslie Nelson


Jenna Tackett

Communications and Administration

Carmen Moore

Children's Minister

Jessica Bradley

Children's Minister

Cameron Buechele

Recreation Minister

Dena Powell

Building Services

Rick Farrow

Maintenance Director

Connie Boarders