Belmont UMC welcomes Michael Castellaw Vaughn to staff as our new Worship and Media Coordinator. Michael will be the point person for all live streaming activities. You can reach him at michael@belmontumc.org. Take a moment to welcome Michael to our staff!

With a conversion experience not unlike that of Saul and a call story akin to that of Jonah, Michael engaged in a life long and world wide pursuit of sacred music, new expressions of liturgy and worship, and connecting people through technology. Combining a diverse background as a professional musician and academic with a passion for science and stewardship, he joins the Belmont UMC staff after a season partnering with local churches and organizations (The Upper Room, Scarritt Bennett Center) to reach the broader community through online worship, connection, and ministry opportunities.

Michael and his husband Jacob, along with their two adult children, Kaitlynn and Caleb, have been members at Belmont since 2017. When not working, they enjoy spending time with their twin granddaughters and working with groups to help bring about a more just and inclusive church.

Michael comes to serve alongside our wonderful team of video and livestream audio volunteers. We are so deeply thankful for our Belmont lay leaders who, amid this pandemic, stepped up to start and continually improve and expand our virtual worship connections. Thanks be to God for Marty McClearan, Cindy Caldwell, Bruce Williams, Mike Graves, David Henry, Jimmy Bowland, Allen Miller, Daniel Stephens, Noah Henry, Kate Henry, Larry Beasley, and so many others who continue to enrich this ministry during his challenging season.