Carolyn Hale Cubbedge

Rev. Carolyn Hale Cubbedge

Minister of Senior Adults & Pastoral Care
Joined WMUMC Staff in 2023

Rev. Carolyn Hale Cubbedge is a Minister of the Christian Gospel whose ministry has been lived out in the Church, in Christian Higher Education, in public education, and in the presence of adults and children with developmental disabilities.

Following a career of teaching English, Drama, and Speech in Ohio, she returned to her alma mater to serve as the Dean of Student Life at Georgetown College.  While there, she began her seminary training at Lexington Seminary where she later served as Director of Continuing Education.  She was ordained by Faith Baptist Church (Georgetown) in 1991.  She holds a M.Div. from Lexington Theological Seminary (Disciples of Christ) in Lexington, KY, and a M.Ed. in Secondary Education and a B.A. Cum Laude from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. 

Carolyn has had the opportunity to share ministry in several ecumenical settings.  She served as Associate Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown; Assistant Director of Christian Education at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Lexington, KY; Senior Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Savannah, GA.; Assistant Minister for Senior Adults and Missions of First Baptist Church in Savannah, GA., and Minister for Congregational Care at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church in Savannah, GA.  Running concurrently throughout her church ministry has been a deep involvement with adults and children with developmental disabilities.  She served Quest Farm and Bob Brown Housing for the Handicapped—both residential facilities in Kentucky; and Morningstar Children and Family Services in Georgia, a residential facility for neglected and abused children who were dually diagnosed with mental and developmental disabilities. Work in these facilities led her to become an advocate for inclusion of the disabled in local church life.  In 2011 she was named Distinguished Church Woman of the Year by Baptist Women in Ministry of Georgia.

Local ecumenical involvements have included Congregations in Service, a citywide mission day involving interfaith congregations in Savannah, GA; United Ministries of Savannah Board of Directors; Clergy Task Force on Domestic Violence, Lexington, KY; Human Abuse Prevention Council, Lexington, KY; Georgetown/Scott County Migrant Coalition, Georgetown, KY; and Volunteer Chaplain at Scott General Hospital, Georgetown, KY.

Carolyn and her husband James have two adult children and five grandchildren.  She enjoys sewing and computerized machine embroidery.  She owns and operates her own needlework business called The Cubbedge Patch