Cadiz United Methodist Church
Friday, August 14, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Our Staff

 Rev. Steve Neel-Pastor

Steven Neel is our Lead Pastor.  He is married to Nancy Jane (Puckett).  They have five children, Annie, James, Ashley, Francine and Sami.  Steve sensed a call to ministry in his early teens.  He preached his first sermon at Linton United Methodist Church, 1980.

Steve graduated from Trigg County High School in 1982, Studied at Western Kentucky University and graduated from Austin Peay State University in 1992. He served one year in the United States Air Force, 1987. He received his MDiv. from Southern Baptist Theological  Seminary in 1996.  He was ordained deacon in 1994 and as an elder in 1998 in the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Steven enjoys running, gardening, backpacking and playing video games. His life verse that guides him daily is Proverbs 3:5-6.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”  

Rev. Jamus Redd-Assistant Pastor
Jamus Redd is our Assistant Pastor.  He is married to our youth director, Kendra.  They have three children, Caroline, Elizabeth, and Ivey.  His parents are J. Rodman and Hiler Redd.   Jamus has served Cadiz UMC in this capacity since 2015.  Jamus sensed a call to ministry as a young boy and was encouraged to ministry by Dr. Hilda Bentley, Assistant Pastor at Cadiz UMC.  He first served LaFayette UMC in 2006 and was then sent to Fairview UMC in Lyon County from 2007-2015.  Rev. Scott Wilson asked Jamus to join the staff in 2015.
Jamus grew up in Cadiz UMC and graduated from Trigg County High School in 1990, Harvard College in 1994, and the University of Kentucky Law School in 1997.  He received his MDiv. from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2018.  Jamus also serves as District Judge for Caldwell, Livingston, Lyon, and Trigg Counties.  Jamus is grateful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to be able to serve at Cadiz UMC.  As our Assistant Pastor he helps Bro. Scott wherever he is needed, but he particularly feels called to teaching and pastoral care.  He also teaches the Wesley Sunday School class, helps with the organization of our soccer league, and drives the bus for youth trips.

Kendra Redd-Youth Director
Kendra Redd is a native of Trigg County. She is the 3rd of 4 children of the late Dr. Jack Sanders and Carla Sanders. She married her life-long friend and high school sweetheart Jamus, assistant pastor of Cadiz UMC, in 1994. They are the parents of Caroline, Elizabeth, and James “Ivey” IV.

Kendra is a 1990 graduate of Trigg County High School. She started her college career at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she studied Early Childhood Education. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, middle school special education; has been a substitute teacher in elementary, middle, and high school; and has taught in and been the director of several child care/preschool programs.

Kendra first learned about the love of Christ and was baptized as a child at Cadiz Baptist Church. She transferred her membership to Cadiz UMC when she and Jamus married. She has served as the youth director since 2001. Kendra is grateful for the opportunity to use her education background and experience with children and youth to serve Christ and His church alongside her husband and the wonderful staff at Cadiz UMC.

Cindy Swaw-Administrative Assistant
Vicki Godwin-Choir Director

Pianist-Pam Witty


Custodian-Craig Hopson
Codie Ary-Nursery Attendant
Kim Reese-Nursery Attendant