Eric Kohler, Senior Pastor
I had a perfectly good career “in the real world,” until the age of 33, when I came to realize I cared so much more about the faith and well-being of my colleagues than the products we created. Responding to my call to ministry was not as drastic as the story of Jonah [running the other way], but I DID take a full year to hold on, and see if God would prompt me with other means than a conviction on my heart… and so He did.
Being raised in Atlanta, I learned about a college about 80 miles away that offered an undergraduate degree in Industrial [Product] Design. Auburn University introduced me to the people of the great state of Alabama, which I came to call home. My Master of Divinity degree came from Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, then we moved to North Alabama, with two sons and two cats.
Twelve years later brings us to Isom’s Chapel, our third United Methodist pastoral appointment (and hopefully our last for a loooong time), along with another son, and another daughter.
I truly look forward to worshipping, growing, and serving with the Isom’s Chapel church family, and I hope to meet everyone soon!
God’s Court Jester,
Patsy Moss, Administrative Assistant
Oh, I hate throwing out credentials, but if I have to, I will. I have had many people that have made an impact on my life. The first would be my mother. She was a hard-working, Godly woman and taught me the difference between right and wrong. The second would be teachers -Mrs. Max Ship, with Mrs. Yacker, Mrs. Anna Holland and Mrs. Ida Terry. They were such examples of teachers who cared.
I graduated from Elkmont High School and went to Calhoun College. I was the manager of AnswerTEL, our local answering service, and met many influential people, from all walks of life. I was the manager when we changed the name to AnswerTEL. Many may not know, but Dr. Cauthen was the one who suggested the name. I then worked for a local bank where I was the Administrative Assistant to the City President. During that time, I became a REALTOR and have been selling real estate for twenty-three years. I have recently taken the position of Administrative Assistant here at Isom’s Chapel. Wearing two hats can sometime become challenging but like Thomas Edison said, “There is no substitute for hard work.”
I married my high school sweetheart, the one and only, Fred Moss. We have two gorgeous children, Allison Pepper and Clint Moss, along with two beautiful granddaughters, Makayla and Hanna Pepper.
I have been serving the LORD since I was nineteen years old. The LORD has been so good to us and blessed us mightily. Now, that’s it in a nutshell. Come visit us at Isom’s Chapel, you may like it and decide to stay. We would welcome you with loving hearts.
Bro. Bill Stone, Associate Pastor