Scott Woodburn

Lead Pastor

Scott is from a small town in Western KY called Sacramento. It was in Sacramento that Scott received his calling to ministry that pushed him down a life of service. Scott is passionate about connecting the gospel message with the community. 

Scott is married to Erin. Together they enjoy taking hikes, exploring new restaurants, being active, and watching netflix. Scott and Erin also enjoy playing with their year old puppy named Thaddeus. They are excited to be serving in the community and love being in ministry with a downtown church. You will likely find Scott at 6th and Main Coffee in the mornings or Mckinleys for lunch.

Kay Burney

Worship/Program Director

Kay joined the staff at Centenary UMC in 2012, and is blessed to serve alongside this caring congregation. A native of Oklahoma, Kay and her husband, Rev. Kevin Burney, have lived in Kentucky since their seminary days. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Church of Music, and has served several churches across Kentucky.

Kevin and Kay have two adult sons, a daughter-in-love, and two grandsons. They enjoy time with their family, music, baseball, reading, travel, and their dog, Java.

Amanda Shirley

Office Manager

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Amanda was born in Elizabethtown KY but grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.  She joined the Navy at the age of 18 served six years active duty; was deployed one time during her service.  After being honorably discharged she moved back to Elizabethtown KY to be near her family.  She received her AAS in Business Administration from Elizabethtown Community College.

Amanda is a mother of two Briana and Aiden.  They moved to Shelbyville in February 2017 and have been attending Centenary UMC since August 2017.  She came on as office manager in December of 2017. She also oversees the Pastor’s Assistance Fund that is used to assist members of our congregation and the Shelby Co. community.  Her office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-2:00pm.

Jeff Gaither


Jeff grew up in Shelbyville and has been a member of Shelbyville most of his life. Jeff has served in the children and youth ministries but now enjoys serving Centenary as Treasurer. Jeff and his wife Chellie have three children and are now empty nesters...knock on wood! 

Reesa Headley

Children's Ministry Director

Reesa Headley is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and currently works for Humana Insurance Company. She moved to Louisville in 2010 and married Nick Headley in 2011. Both have known each other since middle school in Owensboro KY. Reesa is a mother of two (Lenora and Sterling) and devoted wife. The Headley family have been members of Centenary United Methodist Church since 2013. She has been an active member of the Children’s Ministry Team for 6 years serving as a teacher for the preschool and K-2 classes. She has been the Children’s Storyteller during VBS for the last 3 years and enjoys making the kids smile and feel engaged. Reesa has also been an active member of the Fellowship Team for 4 years, 3 of those years as the Fellowship Chair. She is excited to come on board and throw in some creative ideas alongside her amazing team of teachers.

Carla Brown


Carla is happily married with two sons: Austin - serving in the Army National Guard and Christian - a student at Shelby County High Sccool. Carla has been serving at Centenary since 2017 and loves working with the children. Carla loves antiques and going to antique shops. Carla also love spending quality time with family. On Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings you will find her in the nursery taking great care of CUMC's kiddos.

Lillian "Dada" Shouse


Dada has been with Centenary for many years. Born and raised in Shelbyville. She is a member of St John United Methodist Church.  She loves to volunteer & cook for Awake Ministries. Her hobbies include: reading, cooking and working in her garden.