Our Leadership

  • James German

    Me, and my wife Lisa, will have been married thirty-nine years as of September of 2020. We spent most of our married life in Oakman, and Jasper Alabama. We have two grown sons and presently have two grandsons. I retired from Alabama Power a few years ago and later became a licensed Real Estate agent.  Lisa and I have been active members of Woodland Trace Church of Christ for about twenty-five years.


  • John Kidd

    John and his wife, Rachel have been married for 42 years and have two sons living in Homewood, Al. After attending Butler High School in Huntsville and finishing Jacksonville State University, John served in the 96th Civil Affairs, 18th Airborne Corp for 2 years. He received a Master’s degree from JSU before working on a grant from the EPA and finishing Pharmacy School at Samford University. After marriage, Rachel finished her Masters in Nursing at UAB and they lived in Birmingham for 27 years. While at Homewood Church of Christ they led the pharmacy and clinic on multiple medical trips to South America. Other trips to Baja, Mexico with the Trace followed. A two month trip to Cambodia to work on the Ship of Life and teach English in the city of Siem Reap was a mountaintop experience for John. Now in retirement they attend Woodland Trace Christ of Christ and love being a part of the congregation. If you are looking for a church home, please consider the Trace, a place where you belong.


  • David Peters

    David and his wife Robin have been married almost 40 years and have 2 children, Brandon and Lauren, and 3 grandchildren. David and Robin live in Jasper and are active in the community. Over the years at Woodland Trace, he and his family have been involved in Small Group Ministry , Nursing Home Ministry and Operation Thanksgiving. David is employed by the Drummond Company and has been in the mining industry 38 years. David and Robin enjoy working in their yard and spending time with their grandchildren.


  • Chuck Stewart

    Chuck and his wife Connie have been married almost 38 years and have 3 grown children, 6 grandchildren and are expecting another grandchild early this year. After attending High School in Walker County and finishing college they spent most of their adult lives in Birmingham. Chuck retired in 2013 from Walter Energy after a 36 year career with the mining company and the family splits time between Birmingham and the lake. Early in their marriage they were members at West Concord Church of Christ in Hueytown, where Chuck served as the church treasurer for several years. After moving to Hoover they attended both Hoover and Homewood Churches of Christ. Chuck and Connie began attending Woodland Trace about 10 years ago. Even though they spend most of their time in Birmingham, they love Woodland Trace and make the drive from Birmingham to be a part of the congregation. Chuck's goal, especially since retirement, is to serve the Lord in any way that he can and to help others to know and love the Lord.

  • Casey Vague

    Casey, his wife Lorayne, and their four children have been part of The Trace since its inception, where he served initially as a deacon and currently serves as an elder. They have been married 32 years, and have been active in the Jasper community since moving here in 1984. Over the years he and his family have been involved in small group ministry at Woodland Trace and mission work through The Trace in Baja, Mexico. The Vagues have four grown children. Braden and his wife, Allison live in Nashville with their children, Corbin and Vivienne. Chesley and his wife, Dana live in Birmingham. A daughter, Amie' is in Memphis and their youngest daughter, LilIie lives in Nashville with her husband, Brandon.


    Casey is the founder of Southern Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Associates in Jasper, where he currently practices orthopedic surgery with his four partners. While he and his wife enjoy hunting, fly fishing, biking, and traveling, more of their time recently is spent with their two grandchildren in Nashville, TN.

  • Ken Watson

    Ken, serves as the Vice President of Suburban Propane in Huntsville, Alabama. He, and his wife Rhonda, have two daughters, Abby and Emily, and 3 grandchildren.

  • Bill Watt

    One of my favorite quotes is, "Sometimes you have to go a long way around to come back a short distance". That is so true. Every wayward step I've taken, no matter how far off the beaten path I have strayed, God has somehow led me back to where I need to be. Those steps led me to my wife, Jennifer, of twenty-nine years...that led to the arrival of our daughter, Shanna, in January of 1999...that led to, eventually, to my obtaining a Master's Degree in History from UAB...that led to my position as a Speech/History Instructor at Bevill State Community College beginning in 2004...that, ultimately, led me to this moment at this at this church. For that, I am eternally grateful.