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The Team

Who We Are


Rev. Dr. Chris Stanfield

Chris served as our pastor from 2013 - 2021.  He currently serves a congregation in Knox Co., but has offered to pastor our Church also.

Chris is a former US Navy Chaplain, served two decades as an elder in the United Methodist Church, and is currently a clergy member of the Global Methodist Church

Church Administrator

Drema Pyles

Drema Pyles, our Church Administrator, comes to us with a background in office administration, graphic arts and the medical field. Originally from Gary, McDowell County, West Virginia, she moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1989 to provide better opportunities for herself and her daughter, Jeniffer.


Before joining the staff at LaFollette Methodist Church, Drema worked at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and here at LaFollette Medical Center.


Married in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Drema and husband Dave (Ohio native), celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in March, 2023. They moved to LaFollette in November 2019 and both are semi-retired.


Drema’s hobbies are reading, traveling to the nearest beaches and enjoying time with Dave, their dog Poppie, and grandson Dylan.

Church Custodian

Ed Hatfield

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