Chip Grantham is a graduate of Tattnall Square Academy in Macon, GA. He graduated from GA Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, and then earned his Masters of Divinity at Emory. He’s served on church staffs at Ingleside UMC (Macon), Northside UMC (Atlanta), and First UMC (Tifton). While an Associate Minister at Tifton, he married Stephanie Strickland of Roberta, and they had their first daughter, Bailey. In 1997, they moved to Montezuma UMC, where they had their second daughter, Marlyn. Chip and his family were appointed to the Upatoi-Box Springs UMCs in January of 2002, and appointed to Brooklet UMC in June of 2014.
Chip’s work prior to entering the ministry was varied. He worked at Piggly Wiggly in High School, and then worked at the Paper Mill in Macon, both as an employee and working for contractors. He co-oped through Ga. Tech, working with the Tom Barrow Company, selling HVAC equipment as a manufacturer’s representative.
He is a past participant in the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, the World Methodist Evangelism Institute in Tonga, a certified Stephen Ministries Trainer, a certified Wilderness First Responder, certified in Managing a Rock Site (climbing/rappelling), and a former Boy Scout Explorer Post Advisor.
He enjoys hunting and fishing, golf and tennis, and woodworking.
Rosanna has been employed as the Church Secretary since 1991. She is married to Stephen Hoyle, an assistant principal with the Bulloch County Board of Education, and has two daughters, Chyann and Jade. She is a life-long resident of Bulloch County, a graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School, and a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a BBA in Business Management. She is also the owner/director of Southern Dance Academy of Brooklet. She is active in the BUMC Children’s and Youth Ministries as well as serves on the Communications Committee and the Nominations and Leadership Development Committee.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family………camping at the lake, soaking up the sun at the beach, traveling, and watching her daughters play softball and golf. The entire Hoyle Family are all avid fans of our aspiring young singer, Chyann Rose.
Amy Godbee is honored to direct the Brooklet United Methodist Church Preschool. Amy graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development in 1997. Amy has been on staff at the Preschool since 2008. Prior to joining the preschool team, her professional experience included childcare licensing for the state of Georgia, providing technical assistance to childcare programs looking to enhance their quality and conducting assessments at childcare programs to assess quality and teaching in infant, toddler and preschool classrooms. Amy enjoyed the experiences of observing and learning in childcare programs across our state but felt a call to put her skills to use locally. Coming on staff here at preschool has been a wonderful opportunity to serve families, grow with children and have a hand in sharing God’s love to the hope of tomorrow- our children. Amy also serves in the Children’s Ministries here at Brooklet Methodist in the Children’s Church/ Godly Play program, Children’s Council, Sunday night ministries, and Vacation Bible School. God has truly favored the Brooklet Community with loving people who support their children tremendously. Amy counts her place in this special family as one of her greatest blessings!