Rev. Olivia L. Poole-Reneau


A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Olivia was raised in the congregation of First United Methodist Church where her family was actively involved and her mother continues to teach Sunday school.  She attended Auburn University and received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration before going to Emory University.  She received a Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology in May of 2009.  Before being appointed to Mount Zion, Olivia served as the Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Prattville, Alabama.  

In her spare time, Olivia enjoys running on the Riverwalk in Phenix City and Columbus, kyaking on the Chatahoochee, and spending time with her husband Steve and their three dogs: Emmie, Scout, and Susanna Wesley.

Olivia believes that Mount Zion is called to reach out to the Smiths Station community to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." 

Lucas Tribble - Associate Pastor

Lucas serves as our Associate Pastor. Lucas is a lifelong member of Aldersgate UMC in Montgomery and a graduate of LAMP High School and Auburn University with a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is currently attending seminary at Emory University Candler School of Theology.


Jeannie Boehmler - Chancel Choir Director/Organist

Jeannie grew up at Mount Zion United Methodist church and has participated in the music ministry since childhood.  She is a counselor for the Phenix City School system but in her spare time leads our Chancel Choir and plays the organ.  Jeannie loves being able to share her gift of music with the people of God each Sunday morning.  


Nikki Bonner - Nursery Coordinator

Nikki has been working as our nursery coordinator for over 15 years.  Her love for children and their parents is evident when you walk into the brigtly colored nursery.  Nikki provides a safe environment for infants, toddlers, and young children to learn about God's great love. 


Heather Wilmot - Administrative Assistant