Thrasher United Methodist
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Thrasher Staff
 

 
Tina Yates- Director of Christian Formation 
 
 Tina has been at Thrasher for 15 years and now serves as the Director of Christian Formation. Tina and her husband, Tim, have two children, Dustin and Logan. Tina works with Explosion Worship, small group ministry, children's  ministry, and J-Train. She and her husband love spending quality time with their family and watching their children play sports. According to Tina "Sunday is the most exciting day of the week!"
 

 
Josh O'Dell- Minister of Music
 
 Josh O'Dell currently serves as Minister of Music at Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church.  He holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Messiah College and is a graduate of Radford University  with a B.S. in Music in choral conducting. He also holds a Certificate in Church Music from Virginia Wesleyan College. In addition to his responsibilities at Thrasher, he conducts the Greater Roanoke Home Educator's Senior Choir. Josh has served as a clinician for workshops on worship leading, conducting, and vocal health and served as an adjudicator for honor chorus auditions. When not conducting or organizing music for Sunday mornings, he  enjoys spending time with his family and golden retriever, Leo. 
 

Cody McCurry - Director of Youth and Young Adults
 
Cody McCurry is serving as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for Thrasher. Cody organizes youth group meetings and events for both the youth and young adults. He has a passion for mission work, fellowship and getting to know people. His other passions include sports of any kind and outdoor activities like swimming, kayaking, fishing and taking naps.
 

  
 
Bonnie Jones- Director of Crossblock
 
 
Bonnie Jones is the coordinator for the Crossblock after school program. Bonnie and her husband, Dave, have three children; Mike, Megan and Matthew, as well as four grandchildren; Miller, Mayzie, Isaac and Levi.  Bonnie is also the director of the preschool at Lynn Haven Baptist Church.
 
 
 
 

 
Connie Houff- Administrative Assistant
 
Connie started at Thrasher as Administrative Assistant in May 2013, after retiring from Virginia Western Community College with 32 years of Service as a Procurement Officer. Connie is married to Gary and they have 2 daughters; Sarah and Callie. Connie currently serves as the volunteer leader of the Worship Team and helps teach the Senior High Sunday School Class. She enjoys being involved in the Children and Youth programs at Thrasher.