7400 Floydsburg Road
Crestwood KY 40014
Phone: (502) 491-7091
Fax: 502-371-1091


District Superintendent

Gary Gibson
Gary Gibson grew up on a dairy farm near Edmonton, Kentucky, and entered pastoral ministry from Beaumont UMC. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Religious Studies. Gary has a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University.
Gary has served a variety of congregations; rural, downtown, and suburban. His congregations include Scottsville Circuit UMC in Scottsville; State Street UMC (Associate) in Bowling Green; Epiphany UMC in Louisville; Florence First UMC in Florence; and St. Paul UMC in Louisville. Gary was ordained an Elder in The United Methodist Church in 1994. He has served on various boards and committees for the denomination, including chairing the Board of Ordained Ministry. Gary has also been a speaker at a number of conferences including “The Emerging Church for the Existing Church,” “emerging umc: a gathering,” Ohio Council of Churches Ministries Convocation, and Navigate Conference.  He was the preacher for the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly in 2012, 2015, and 2016.
Gary is married to Tammy, who is the choral music teacher at Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School in Louisville.  They have two sons, Kyle and Caleb, and one grandson, Ryder. Gary’s hobbies include golf and reading, but mostly being with family.

Administrative Assistant

Jill Starkey
Jill S. Starkey is the Administrative Assistant for the Heartland District, and has served in this role for the past nine years. She is the current registrar and secretary of the District Committee on Ordained Ministry.

Jill has been a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Mt. Washington for the last 18 years. She previously worked as Bethel UMC’s Administrative Assistant and Director of Children’s Ministry.

Jill is married to her high school sweetheart, Todd Starkey, and together they have two boys, Kyle and Nick. She was raised in the town of Mt. Washington, where she graduated from Bullitt East High School. She is a 1994 Alumna of SUNY New Paltz, NY, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Therapy.