Who We Are
The student ministry at Asbury United Methodist Church exists to glorify God in living life together to empower students to become disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, study and service.
Why Called RESET?
The student ministry here at Asbury goes by the name of Asbury RESET. 2 Corinthians 5:17 reads, ”So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!" We believe that God is in the RESET business. Here at Asbury we welcome you just as you are and encourage you to RESET and grow into the person God has created you to be.
Meet The Staff
CO-Director of Student Ministries
Joe grew up in Birmingham, AL where he was a member of Spain Park High School's class of 2012 and recently graduated from the University of Alabama. He enjoys all bodies of water and anything related to them, and when he's not eating abnormally large amounts of food, you can find him reading, spending time with his buddies, or cooking abnormally large amounts of food. He has a heart for student ministry that's been there since his time in high school and looks forward to any opportunity he has to show students how awesome God really is.
Caitlin Deason is the youth intern at Asbury. Having gone through the youth group, worked as a college summer intern, and now back on staff year-round, it is evident that Caitlin holds Asbury near and dear to her heart. Caitlin graduated from Oak Mountain High School in 2015. She is now a senior at Samford University, where she is working on getting her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. When Caitlin is not pages into her nursing textbooks, you can find her spending time with her friends or taking a much enjoyed nap. While Caitlin does have a passion for nursing, she also has a passion for youth ministry. Since she was young, Asbury has felt like home to Caitlin. It fills her with great joy to be back at the place that once poured so much into her and to have the opportunity to share the love of God with youth who sit in the very seats where she once sat.
Student Ministry Administrator
Monica Williams attended Auburn University, waited tables and got a degree in Human Resources. As the Youth Administrator, Monica helps our families get registered for events and stay up-to-date with newsletters and email reminders. She makes sure we have everything we need for trips, programs and keeps lots of Band-Aids. Monica is married to Cole and they have three children; Eli, Macy and Cason. Monica grew up in Gadsden, Alabama where she was taught to swim by a clown.
WELCOME CAITLIN Eiland!
On July 1, Caitlin Eiland will join the Asbury UMC staff. Together with Joe Williams, she will serve as Co-Director of RESET Student Ministry. Caitlin has been active in ministry for 13 years serving as a Nursery Supervisor, Children's & Family Director and a Youth Director. She is coming to Asbury from Montgomery First United Methodist Church where she has served the last three years. Caitlin is married to Sean who she met while volunteering with a Youth Group in Montgomery. They are the proud parents of Colton who will be two in June.