The staff and leadership here at Porterfield Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at or 229.436.6336


  • robert greene

    Senior minister

    Robert is originally from Macon, Ga., where he graduated from Central High School. He earned a BBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia and after graduation went to work in the marketing department of Norfolk Southern Corporation in Roanoke, Va. After four years in the corporate world, Robert clearly sensed the Lord calling him into ministry and entered Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Shortly after making the decision to attend seminary, Robert met the former Kate Booth of Athens, Ga., at a Bible study in Atlanta. They married in 2002 and have joyfully served in The United Methodist Church since that time. Robert and Kate have three children: William, Lauren, and Caroline.   A lifelong Methodist, Robert has served multiple appointments in the South Georgia Conference including Vineville UMC (Associate), the Whigham/Springhill Charge, and Vidalia First. Rev. Greene has engaged in ministry as a chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve for the last 9 years.

    229.436.6336 ext. 111


    associate minister

    Wesley is an Albany native. He graduated from Albany High School and went to college at Georgia Southwestern State University. He is married to Christy and has four children.

    229.436.6336  ext. 133

  • Michael keeley

    Director of music and communications

    Mike joined the PMUMC staff in 2018. He is a graduate of Ithaca (NY) College, and the University of Tennessee with degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance. He has served United Methodist churches for over 28 years. Mike had a career in military music, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps as well as the U.S. Navy. He is married to Shelley, a music educator and they have two children.

    229.436.6336 ext. 120

  • caren dilts

    Director of children's ministries

    Caren grew up here at Porterfield and has very fond memories from children and youth activities. She graduated from Albany High School and the University of Georgia. The UGA Wesley Foundation was an integral part of her college experience. She was on staff at UGA Wesley and SMU Wesley for many years.

    Caren has enjoyed serving the children and families of Porterfield. She has a heart for children to understand the incredible love of Jesus Christ, to get to know His Word and enter into personal relationship with Him. She also hopes to help equip parents with tools to disciple their children in their homes.

    229.436.6336  ext. 131

  • bethany mcafee

    Director of day school

    Bethany grew up in Albany and at Porterfield Church. She returned to Albany with her husband, Jay, in 2010 and they have two children, Frances & Fort.

    Bethany graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Education and graduated from Georgia State University with a masters in speech therapy.

    She practiced as a speech therapist with children in Florida, Minnesota and Georgia while her husband pursued his medical school training. She has served as Co-Nursery Director since 2016 and grew in her love for serving children and the staff.

    She became Director of the Porterfield Day School in 2019 and has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those families and staff in the school.

    229.435.1064  ext. 122



    MUSIC MINISTRY assistant

    Marcy has lived in Albany since 1987. She studied music at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, from 1972-1976. After 20+ years, she returned to college and graduated from Albany State University in May 2004 with her BA in Applied Music (Voice). She became a member of Porterfield UMC in 1988 and was engaged as a part-time music associate in 1995. She plays the piano for the traditional worship services and directs the Women Ensemble. She sings in the Chancel Choir and serves as an occasional soloist for worship, funerals and weddings. She is also a private voice instructor and teaches several students each week. Marcy is married to Eddie S. McCarty and they have two dogs: Lucy and Sasha.

    22.436.6336 ext. 120


    Director of children's MUSIC

    Selina grew up in Southwest Georgia. Born in Thomasville, her family moved to Albany when she was six. A graduate of Dougherty High School, she received her B.A. in Music Education from Charleston Southern University and a masters in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. For the past 33 years she has been a high school Choral Director, just recently retiring from the Dougherty County School System. Selina is married to Alton Bentley and has two step children, Brooks and Curry and one wonderful grandchild – Pierce.

    229.436.6336 ext. 120



  • DONNA driskELL

    FINANCIAL secretary

    Donna was raised in Houston, Texas. She moved to Georgia in 1981. She joined the Porterfield staff in March 2014. She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

    229.436.6336 ext. 110


    ADMINistrative ASSISTANT

    Jane grew up in Albany, graduating from Albany High School and then from Albany Junior College with an AA degree in Accounting and Business Management. She worked in the golf industry for 36 years, starting at MacGregor Golf in Albany and retiring from Nicklaus Golf in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 2011. Jane has two sons and three grandchildren.

    229.436.6336 ext. 112


    ADMINistrative ASSISTANT

    Leslie joined Porterfield as the Administrative Assistant to the Music, Youth, and Education ministries. Leslie grew up in Albany and graduated from Deerfield-Windsor in 1992. She lived and worked in Panama City, Fla., for nine years and recently moved back home to Albany. She worked for a steamship line at the Port of Panama City. Leslie has a 8-year-old son, Tinley.

    229.436.6336 ext. 118

    church hostess | custodial

    Catherine was born in Leesburg, and is a graduate of Albany High School. She joined the Porterfield Staff in January 2011. She is married to Leroy and has one daughter, two sons, and four grandchildren.

    229.436.6336 ext. 126