Candace joined FUMC staff July 15, 2014 as Financial Secretary, later having Business Manager added to her job title. She moved to Tifton for the job at FUMC coming from Denver/Aurora, Colorado. Prior to Colorado, Candace lived in Surprise, Arizona. She was the Church Secretary/Bookkeeper at Grand Community Baptist Church for 8 years.
Candace, a life-long Methodist, was born in College Park, Georgia and lived her “growing up” years in College Park and Forest Park. All 3 of her children were born in Atlanta; Angie Wade, who lives in Destin, Florida; Scott Copeland, deceased; and Lesley Thompson, who lives with her family in Winter Park, Florida. Candace moved to be close to her parents in 1982 to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. There Candace worked for Coronado Community United Methodist Church and CorMeth Day School in various positions for 25 years. Candace also ran a cleaning business in NSB for 16 years, before moving to Arizona.
Candace has 4 grandchildren, Zachary and Austin, who live in Memphis, TN, and Mia Rose and Sophia Scott, who live in Florida.