Meet Our Staff

  • Rev. David McDaniel

    Senior Pastor


    -D.Min.: San Francisco Theological Seminary (in pursuit)

    -4 Units CPE: Baptist Hospital-Little Rock, AR

    -M.Div.: George W. Truett Theological Seminary

    -B.A. Psychology: The University of Alabama

    Books that shape your life perspective

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

    The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

    Best places to travel: 

    -Amsterdam: I love the canals, all the bikes, cafes, art museums, and laid back pace

    -Grandmother's back patio for breakfast

    -Florence, Italy: I would go back to Florence in a heartbeat.  Art, history, gelato, rooftop patios...what is there not to like?!

    On a Fall day, I'm usually: attending a daughter's soccer game, then grilling on the back porch while watching Alabama football

    Quote that has stuck with you: I was saying goodbye to a dear friend who was on Hospice care.  When I asked him what was going through his head knowing his death was imminent, he replied, "I don't know when I wake up tomorrow if I will be here or someplace else.  And if I'm someplace else, I don't know what that will look like.  But if I'm here, or if I'm there, I believe my God will be with me.  And I am good with that."

    Send David an email at

    Follow him on Instagram @David.Lee.McDaniel and Twitter @DavidMcDaniel84

  • Rev. Tammy Gill

    Assoc. Pastor of Families & Missions


    -Southwest Baptist University, 1990 B.S. in Psychology and Sociology

    -Central Missouri State University (now UCM), 1992 M.S. in Clinical Psychology

    -Central Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010, M.Div.

    Artists who have impacted me the most are:

    Those country music artists I listened to growing up in my rural community. The ones that sang songs of justice and challenged the culture of oppression that can (sometimes) be encountered in small town, rural America.  They are the prophets and preachers that gave me strength and courage to join my voice with theirs as I sang along . . .

    “Rev.” Johnny Cash, “Man in Black.” 

    “Rev.” Garth Brooks, “I’ve Got Friends in Low Places” and “We Shall Be Free.” 

    “Rev.” Maren Morris with “My Church” and her collaborative work with the all-female group, The Highwomen, singing “Crowded Table.” 

    On a typical Saturday, I'm probably :

    Trying to sleep in until 7am. (I am usually an early riser.) Hit a morning yoga class and make sure to spend some time outside doing yard work with Jody, playing on the lake, and visiting with some friends. 

    My hope for Holmeswood is:

    That together we can grow to further embody the deep, expansive, love which is God, and provide a safe, healing place for those who have been wounded and rejected by both religious and non-religious power structures and people.  That we can be brave enough to put actions together with the faith we profess and be the Body of Christ that brings healing and wholeness to our world. 

    Send Tammy an email at

  • Dr. Michael Huerter

    Assoc. Pastor of Worship & Engagement


    -B.A. in Christian Ministry, minors in Music and Theater, from Messiah University (2014).  

    -M.Div. from Truett Seminary and M.M. in Church Music from Baylor University (2019).  

    -Ph.D. in Church Music from Baylor University (2023).

    Some fiction I've appreciated: 

    The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss.  I just wish he would hurry up and finish the third book of the trilogy!

    Avatar: The Last Airbender (the original animated show).

    3 Jobs I've Had:  

    Music & Worship Associate at Calvary Baptist Church, Waco.  

    Pastoral Intern at Second Baptist Downtown Little Rock.  

    Food Runner at the Circular Dining Room at The Hotel Hershey.

    I wish each person would know: 

    I love dogs, the outdoors, and cooking.

    Send Michael an email at

  • Debbie Kinsella

    Administrative Assist. & Communications Specialist


    -DeVry- Bachelor's Degree

    -Penn Valley: Associates of Applied Science

    Best TV Comedy of all time: Seinfeld is always good for a laugh (or two). Yadda, yadda.

    3 places you need to try in Kansas City: First Friday's in the Crossroads, Streetcar, and Prairie Village Art Fair

    Books I could read over and over: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

    Send Debbie and email at

  • Pam Ussery

    Financial Secretary


    -Graduate Work in Accounting: UMKS

    -B.A. Business & Sociology: William Jewell College

    3 TV shows I can always watch: Jeopardy, Midsomer Murders, and Amazing Race

    As a child, when I grew up I wanted to be: I can't remember anything specific.

    Some of my favorite things about Holmeswood are: Handbells, Sanctuary Choir, and potlucks with my Bible Fellowship Group

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