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

Staff & leadership

  • robert greene

    Senior pastor

    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. Additionally, for the last six years, Rev. Greene has engaged in ministry as a chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve.  

    229.436.6336 ext. 111

  • Michael keeley

    Director of music ministries

    Having served Porterfield from 1997-2004, Mike rejoined the staff in January of 2018. He is a graduate of Ithaca (NY) College, and the University of Tennessee with degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance. Mike has served United Methodist churches for over 27 years. Most recently, Mike served as Director of Music and Communications at First United Methodist Church of Dothan, Alabama. He previously served churches in Brentwood, TN and Burke, VA. Mike had a career in military music, serving in the Quantico (VA) Band of the U.S. Marine Corps as well as the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, DC. He is married to Shelley, a music educator and they have two children, Jordie and Tyler.

    229.436.6336 ext. 120


    DIRECTOR OF Congregational care and discipleship

    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


    Director of Youth Ministries

    Farrah is originally from Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated from Samford University with a BA in Religion and a minor in Spanish. After graduating from Samford, Farrah started serving in Student Ministry in Southeast Alabama. She joined the Porterfield Staff in July 2019 and has a heart for seeing students come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Farrah is passionate about teaching the Bible and seeing students connect the Bible to their personal life. In her free time, Farrah enjoys running, drinking coffee, hanging out at the beach, and watching the Boston Celtics. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 1:27- Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ.

    229.436.6336  ext. 128

  • lee pilcher

    Contemporary Worship Leader

    Lee grew up in the small town of Ellaville, Ga. He began playing guitar at age 12 and quickly became an asset on the worship team where his father led contemporary style worship. Upon graduation from Schley County High School, Lee graduated with honors from the Atlanta Institute of Music and proceeded to attend the University of Georgia. He’s taught lessons to various age groups since he was 16 and finds great fulfillment in sharing his God-given gifts with others. He is married to Katie Pilcher from Lee County.

    229.436.6336 ext. 130

  • 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 and she went on to work there after graduation for 8 years. After a year of working for the American Cancer Society in Athens, Caren felt called back to college ministry and moved to Dallas, TX. She served at the SMU Wesley Foundation for four 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 hopefully enter into personal relationship with Him. Caren also hopes to help equip parents with tools to disciple their children in their homes.

    She hopes to help equip our children to have a solid foundation in Jesus. A faith that is so transformational that they don’t abandon it in college, but continue to grow in Christlikeness!

    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



    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 7-year-old son, Tinley.

    229.436.6336 ext. 118


    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


    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


    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