Wayne Hickman has been serving Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church since July of 2015. He attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY, where he received his Master of Divinity. He will be ordained at annual conference this year 2018 at Lake Junaluska of the United Methodist Church. Before serving the UMC, he was a pastor for twenty plus years with the Friends (Quaker) Church. Before coming to Wesley Memorial, Wayne was pastor of the Madisonville Circuit (Chestua and Eleazar) UMC, which is a part of the Smokey Mountain District of the Holston Conference of the UMC.   

He and his wife, Rachel, come to us from Maryville, TN. They have two children, Robert and Bethany.  Robert and his wife, Kelly, live in Murfreesboro, TN. They have two daughters, Adelyn Mae and Evelyn Grace. Bethany and her husband, Tim Hodges, live in Hamilton, Ohio north of Cincinnati. They have a daughter, Abigail Joy and a son, Willard James.