Who We Are Who We Are
Kevin began his appointment at Crawford Street United Methodist Church in June 2019. Kevin grew up in Atlantic Beach, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and also has a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Kevin has been married to his wife Jaye since 1989. They have two children, a daughter Caroline and a son Brooks.
Lee Ann served as Director of Youth Ministry for fifteen years at Crawford Street United Methodist Church before transitioning to Coordinator of Missions/JOY Ministry. She has a BSE in Special Education from Delta State University and a Masters Degree in Special Education from Mississippi State University. Lee Ann retired after 34 years as a Resource Teacher at Warren Central High School, where she served as Co-sponsor for Student Council, First Priority, Record Cord Service Award, and the Warren Central Relay for Life Team. She is very active in Special Olympics. Her hobbies include reading, playing Mexican Train Dominoes, and traveling – whether it is with her family or the JOY Ministry at CSUMC. Lee Ann is also has a heart for Missions and feels truly blessed to be involved in such programs as SOS and the Honduras Mission Team.
Danielle is a native of Vicksburg and has been married to Brad for 22 years. They have two children, Mary Bradley and Wes. Danielle graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1993 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught for seven years in both the public and private schools here in Vicksburg. She began as Director of Children’s Ministry at Crawford Street in 2001. She also served as Director of PlaySchool for 12 years during her time here at CSUMC. In addition to continuing in her role with Children’s Ministry, Danielle has assumed responsibility for coordinating all church communications and promoting our Family Ministry by providing more opportunity for spiritual growth, development and fellowship for couples as well as families with children of all ages. She enjoys running, doing any outdoor activity, and being with her family.
Originally from Nebraska, Kathy received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska and her Masters in Music Education from Mississippi State University. She is a member of the Handbell Musicians of America having served as Area VI Chime Chair and MS State Chair. She has taught various classes at Area VI festivals including basic techniques and Change Ringing. A member of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, she has served as State Treasurer. Kathy was married to the late Jerry Mahloch. She has two adult sons, Jamie and David and a daughter-in-law, Samantha. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys cooking, reading, and playing bridge.
Matt, a native of Hattiesburg, came to Vicksburg in 2011 with his family to join the Warren Central Viking Football Program as an assistant coach. During that time of transition, and looking for a new church family, they visited Crawford Street UMC and immediately felt at home. Over the next few years, he felt the need to help even more in the church. His passion with helping kids reach their potential whether on a playing field or in a classroom, led him to becoming the Director of Youth Ministry. He received his bachelors from Southern Miss in Coaching and Sports Administration in 2002. In 2009, he earned his Masters in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. Matt has been married to Emily for 14 years, and have two boys, Harber (12) and Mattox (9). In his spare time, he enjoys cooking on the grill, playing golf, hunting, fishing, and learning to become a carpenter.
Sheree Ahlvin has lived all of her life in Vicksburg. She is married to Alder Ahlvin and they have two children, Andrew, 27, and Barbara Ann, 22. She graduated from Mississippi College with a B.S. Degree in Psychology. After having worked in the mental health and insurance fields for a number of years, Sheree enjoys being the CSUMC Church Office Receptionist. Her hobbies includes walking, exercising, bowling, and listening to music. She is a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Emily is a Statesman/Fighting Okra through and through. She graduated with her undergraduate degree from Delta State University. She earned a Masters in Special Education emphasis in Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities from the University of Southern Mississippi. Currently, she is in the dissertation process of obtaining a Ph.D in Education emphasis in Educational Policy, Leadership and Management. Emily was a Physical Education Teacher and Coach at Lee Academy in Clarksdale, MS for three years. Afterwards, she moved back to her hometown of Benton, MS and began her journey as a Special Education Teacher. Emily and her husband, Matt, have been married since 2005. They have two boys, Harber and Mattox. Due to Matt’s change in jobs, they moved to Vicksburg in the summer of 2011. After being a Lead Special Education Teacher for six years in the Vicksburg-Warren School District, Emily followed her calling to “step out of the boat”. This calling led to Emily creating and developing Micah’s Mission while researching during her Ph.D coursework. In 2019, Emily began the director position here within the Play School.
Fred joined the CSUMC staff in September of 2017. He is originally from Port Gibson, MS and relocated to Vicksburg about ten years ago. He has three daughters and is happily married to his wife, Renee.
Jane received her Bachelor of Education in piano from Mississippi State University and her Masters of Music in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University. She is an Instructor of Music at Hinds Community College. Jane is married to Norman and has three daughters, Elizabeth, Grace Ann, and Sarah Catherine.
Susan has been playing piano for Crawford Street United Methodist Church since 1979. She is a partner in Vicksburg Insurance Agency. She is married to Dr. Walter Johnston. She has two daughters, Erin and Della Loflin.
Walter has been the Executive Director of the Grace Christian Counseling Center since opening the service in September of 1998. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Walter is also a Board Approved Supervisors for LPCs. He is an Ordained United Methodist Minister, and he recently completed his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University. He is a faculty member in the Psychology and Counseling Department at Mississippi College. Walter is a past-president of the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association, and serves as the Professional Issues Chair for the American Mental Health Counselors Association. In 2006, Walter received the American Mental Health Counselors Association’s Counselor of the Year, and the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association’s award from Licensed Professional Counselor of the Year.