Metry Hutchison

Director of Children's Ministry

Originally from New Orleans, my college career began in education, with a desire to teach middle school kids. While working my way through college, I diverted from the education field and started what turned into twenty years in the restaurant business. The best part of this diversion was meeting my amazing husband, Jeff. The transfer of our company’s home office in 1999 brought us to Maryville. As our search for a church home began, two friends, independently of each other, invited us to attend the same church! Well, we visited and haven’t looked back! God showed us a church family that fiercely loves Him and loves each other. That’s when the Lord brought me back to His path and to my passion for middle school kids by serving as a youth leader. Many years and a ton of pre-teens later, my love for this age group has only gotten stronger. While volunteering with the middle school group and as a Sunday school teacher, the Lord opened another door and I accepted the position as Children’s Ministry Coordinator.

Each day I feel blessed to be able to come to a job where I can truly do work to glorify Him by serving the littlest members of His flock! They have encouraged, taught and inspired me in more ways than I could ever have imagined. And oh how they keep you feeling young! What a great God we serve that knows our heart and designs our path. Praise Him!