Who We Are Who We Are

Tom Potter, Senior Pastor , Crawford Street UMC
Rev. Tom Potter
Senior Pastor
Tom was born in Waterloo, Iowa but has been in Mississippi since the early 1970’s. He is a graduate of Millsaps College and has a Master of Divinity Degree from the Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. He has 34 years under appointment in the MS UMC Annual Conference. He is married to the former Shannon Hausner of Webb, MS, and they have two sons, Jesse and Caleb. Tom enjoys preaching, teaching, writing, reading, and the outdoors!
Coordinator of Missions/ Youth & JOY Ministries

Lee Ann 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 also has a heart for Missions and the teens and tweens at Crawford Street. She feels truly blessed to be involved in the daily lives of these young people and in such programs as SOS and the Honduras Mission Team.

Lee Ann Whitley
Danielle Warnock
Director of Communications/ Children & Families Ministries
Danielle is a native of Vicksburg and is married to Brad Warnock. 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.
Church Office Receptionist
Sheree Ahlvin has lived all of her life in Vicksburg. She is married to Alder Ahlvin and they have two children, Andrew and Barbara Ann.  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.
Sheree Ahlvin
Custodial Staff

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Trevon "Fred" Triutt
Mary Kate Director of Music Ministry
MaryKate Core
Director of Music Ministry

MaryKate holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from McNeese State University and a Bachelor of Science in Geology with a minor in Anthropology from LSU. She has worked with the Governor’s Program for Gifted Children, teaching classes such as Chemistry, Archeology, and Music Theory and has taught science and Latin language classes for schools in the Diocese of Lake Charles. MaryKate spent a week on campus at the University of Cambridge in England learning about the traditions of Anglican high church choirs, particularly in the practice of Evensong and Compline. She is finishing her master’s thesis in musicology through LSU on Stravinksy’s compositional rituals in his Cantata (1952). She has been married to Brandon LaFleur since 2019.

Church Pianist

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. 


Susan Johnston
Elizabeth Rogers Whittington
PlaySchool Director

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Sharon Penley
Church Accountant