Dianne Matheny

Assimilation Director

Dianne was born and raised in Gibson County by parents that were both loving and dedicated believers. She has no recollection of not attending church. Most everything in her childhood revolved around the weekend and the particular events taking place at church on Sunday morning and evening. Her father was a deacon and Sunday School teacher, her mother was a Sunday School teacher, and her brother was studying to become a minister. As a family, they lived their life focused on “doing the right thing” and serving others. She remains grateful to have been surrounded by family and church members that lived their beliefs daily. Having an overwhelming love for contemporary Christian music, she enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with an ensemble that traveled almost every weekend for 10+ years, singing and sharing God’s word. It seemed a very natural, rewarding, and enjoyable way to be about God’s business. She highlights “enjoyable,” because unlike many of her friends, Dianne’s family made certain that she knew that living a Christian life was not only good and purposeful, but could be and should be fun! Dianne attended Union University and later UT Martin, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She quickly learned that when she worked on projects and committees, she was most effective when she identified needs and then searched for just the right person to fill those needs. After graduation, a trusted mentor suggested that she focus on a career that would allow her to talk and listen a great deal because both came so naturally. The advice led her into the field of Human Resources where she has spent over 25 years matching people with careers and companies. In late 2009, Dianne resigned from the corporate environment and shortly thereafter began working part-time assisting with the assimilation efforts at Fellowship. At the onset of the next year she joined the staff as the full-time Assimilation Director. Dianne loves Fellowship Bible Church and feels blessed to be a part of this family. Dianne and her husband Rick live on a family farm in Henderson County. They have four children; Tim, Elizabeth, Ryan and Reed. They have been members of Fellowship Bible Church since 2002 and are excited to be a part of what God is doing in Jackson.