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NathanKillbourneReverend Nathan Kilbourne

Rev. Nathan Kilbourne has been pastor of Vilonia United Methodist Church since July of 2013. He began ministry in the Arkansas Annual Conference in 2009 after graduating from seminary at Duke Divinity School in Durham North Carolina. Before coming to Vilonia, he served as an associate pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock, AR.

Rev. Kilbourne is married to Rev. Lynn Kilbourne, who is the associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Conway Arkansas. They met while in seminary at Duke and enjoy serving Christ’s church together. They now have an elegant daughter, Eleanor, and continue to love on their fur baby Maggie, the Scottish Terrier.

Nathan considers it a great honor to serve Vilonia United Methodist Church and has been excited to see how God has moved in this congregation. Moreover, he is looking forward to seeing the church continue to grow in its love for God and the people in the community.


Rhonda Carson, Administrative AssistantRhonda Carson

Rhonda Carson began working as Administrative Assistant at Vilonia UMC in January 2014.  She had previously served as Financial and Pastor’s Secretary at Immanuel Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR, and as Financial Assistant at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, TX.  Having grown up in north Louisiana, Rhonda is an LSU and Saints fan but is trying to adjust living in Razorback country.

Rhonda and her late husband, Martin, have three sons and three daughters-in-love:  Keith and Dani, Jeremy and Patti; and Jody and Beth.  One of Rhonda’s main joys is being a “Nana” and spending time with her two grandchildren, Jonathan and Kelsey.  In her “spare” time, she enjoys sewing, quilting and doing crafts of various kinds.

After having moved to this area in 2013, Rhonda now considers the Vilonia/Conway area to be her home.  She feels extremely blessed to part of such a loving and caring community of believers.

ClintClint Johnson, Youth Director

Clint Johnson has been attending Vilonia United Methodist Church since 2008, started volunteering with youth in 2013 and has been working as Youth Director since spring 2015. He is a native of Central Arkansas, grew up in Wesley United Methodist Church in Conway and is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a BS in Environmental Science and an MS in Biology.

Clint and his wife Megan have two young, rambunctious boys (Mitchell and Cache) that consider Vilonia United Methodist Church their second home. He is blessed that all four of his son’s grandparents attend Vilonia United Methodist Church and loves seeing his extended church family every Sunday. Clint enjoys Creation through hunting, fishing, camping and hiking in his spare time.

Clint is involved with children’s ministry, is a member of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Disaster Response, and loves mission work. His true passion is spending time learning from youth and helping them grow in their faith.

scottScott Maddox, Interim Music Director

Serving as interim director since September 2015, Scott provides great leadership for the worship at Vilonia United Methodist Church.  From directing the choir to leading the congregational singing, Scott exudes a passion for worshipping the Lord.

Scott also uses his music talents as a band director for 6-12 grade at Vilonia Public Schools.

Jeremy Carson (2)Jeremy Carson, Pianist

Being our pianist since 2010, Jeremy brings a fantastic talent and passion in his playing for the Lord. When not serving the Lord in this capacity, he enjoys being with his wife Patti and two children.  He also loves his full time job as Head Coach of the Lady Jackets basketball program for Clinton High School.  If he ever has spare time, he spends it fishing or hunting!