Director of Family Ministries
Our pastor, Dave Marnell, was born into a large and loud Catholic family in Cincinnati. He spent the first forty years of his life seeking adventure all over the world. He traveled, working in restaurants, teaching scuba and sailing, and in construction. He also owned two businesses, and lived on a sailboat for 5 years. His wanderings led him to Pensacola where his life started to settle and change in response to his desire to reacquaint himself with the God of his childhood. A friend invited him to Perdido Bay UMC and it was there he found the community that would show him the love of Christ as he leaned back into the call to ministry he had heard as a child. In 2014 Dave began the journey to become an Elder in the United Methodist Church, attending the Candler School of Theology and became a student pastor at his first church in Seale, Alabama. Dave graduated from Candler in 2016 with an MDiv and was appointed pastor of the Brantley Charge in Brantley, Alabama. In 2019 he was appointed as Senior Pastor at Jubilee Shores UMC in Fairhope.
Dave is a ‘hands-on, heart-to-heart, shoulder-to-shoulder’ pastor. While he loves preaching, he is happiest out in the community, taking the love of Christ to our neighbors. He often says that the depth of our love of God is exactly equal to the depth of our love for our neighbor. To this end, his desire and intention is to help lead Jubilee Shores grow more fully into that: loving and serving our neighbors and each other. Dave lives in Fairhope with his wife, Mona, and their happy yellow lab, Marlin.
I am from Huntsville, AL where all of my family still resides. I have a B.A. in Religion and Psychology from Huntingdon College and Master of Arts Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary. I have a passion for families and helping to lead others to places (literal and figurative) where they are going to best live out being Jesus. My hobbies are golfing, watching sports, being at the beach and traveling. I am married to my husband Greg and we are expecting our first child in January 2022.
Administrative Assistant and Financial Secretary
I enjoy working here at Jubilee Shores UMC as the administrative assistant and financial secretary. I came to the church through the Comfort Sower ministry in 2016. I grew up in Seattle and have enjoyed living in Louisiana and Alabama as well. I attended the University of South Alabama and have my BS in Business Admin with a concentration in Sports Marketing and Event Management. My background is in marketing, database management and ministry partnership. My hobbies are gardening, hand sewing, and spending time with my husband and kiddos. We are members at Coastal Church in Daphne and reside in the quiet town of Loxley.
Atlanta native Dave Webb has been a professional musician for nearly 3 decades. From 2001-’17 Dave was a “Nashville Cat” performing with major artists in venues such as TX Stadium and Madison Square Garden, on TV shows like “Good Morning America”, “The Tonight Show” and of course, “The Grand Ole Opry”. As a studio musician he has recorded on scores of albums and TV commercials for O’Charley’s, Blue Cross Blue Shield and ironically, United Methodist Church!In 2017 Dave and his wife, songwriter Queenie Mullinix relocated to Mobile, AL to be near family. He immediately started playing bass at JSUMC and in 2020 was invited to become the Worship Leader for the church. He also performs locally with The Funkhouse Fever Trio, Mobile Big Band Society, Chip Herrington Jazz Quintet, Doobious and is the principal bassist with The Elsewhen Orchestra.Dave has a heart for leading worship with the goal of helping everyone present (and online) experience a genuine encounter with God. He enjoys current CCM, songs from the golden age of Praise & Worship and the beloved Hymns and Gospel songs he grew up with.
Amber Jones studied Elementary Education at the University of Mobile and has been serving as the Director of Jubilee Shores Weeschool since September of 2004. She has a passion for watching children discover a love of learning, in an environment that feels like family. Amber has one daughter, Marley, and together they share a love for the Sun, Beach, Boating, Cooking, Art, Music, and Football, which makes Fairhope the perfect place to call home.
Kristin Ramsey has been working in the childcare industry, serving children and their families in various capacities, since 2007. She joined our Weeschool staff in 2017 as a preschool teacher. After 3 years of teaching, she stepped into the position of Weeschool Secretary. She enjoys getting to be a part of a community that helps children learn, grow, and develop to their greatest potential. She is a proud mother of two who loves food, reading, and everyday life with her littles.
Mike Arata-Sound Technician