pastor_kevin2Rev. Kevin Johnson, Pastor

Reverend Kevin Johnson. joined Macedonia United Methodist Church as Pastor in July 2015. Pastor Kevin grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and spent his childhood and youth deeply involved at First Baptist Church of Wheaton. His undergraduate degree is from Indiana Wesleyan University, where he majored in Youth Ministries and Music. He continued on to Duke Divinity School, and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2010. Since that time, Pastor Kevin has served at Fuquay-Varina UMC as Director of Youth Ministry, and for the past three years as their Pastor of Christian Formation. He was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church on June 13 of 2015. Pastor Kevin met his wife Laura after his first year of divinity school while serving a church in Tallahassee, Florida. They were married in August 2010. Laura graduated from Duke Divinity in 2011, and is now serving Windborne UMC in North Raleigh as their pastor. Their adorable daughter Adelaide was born in January 2014. Kevin can be reached at kevin@macedoniaumc.org.

 

Julie_chriscoeJulie Chriscoe, Preschool Director
Julie joined Macedonia UMC as our Preschool director in summer 2015. She graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a BA in Elementary Education, and went on to teach school for several years before having children of her own. She was the Director of The Children’s Place Preschool at Macedonia Baptist from 2005-2013. She and her husband Steve have 3 children, Dylan (16) and twins Katie and Ryan (13), and two dogs.  Julie can be reached at preschool@macedoniaumc.org or at 919-859-9488.

 

 

debi_wolfordDebi WolfordAdministrative Assistant
Debi joined Macedonia in early 2012, providing administrative support to the Pastor, staff and lay leadership of our church. She and her husband Steve are also faithful members of the church. Debi’s normal office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. For assistance, please contact her at 919-851-1551 or office@macedoniaumc.org.

 

Nancy Gerst, Church Organist & Choir Director
Nancy is a lifelong church musician who has wonderful experience in organ and piano performance, as well as music direction. Most recently, Nancy served as organist at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC, as well as the Interim Director of Music at Edenton St. UMC in Raleigh. Nancy has some wonderful information at her website, where you can also connect to recordings of her performances and some original compositions, www.nancygerst.com. Nancy’s self-described mission in life is “to make God’s praise glorious!” taken from Psalm 66. Her heart for the Lord Jesus Christ is evident, and we look forward to the ways that she will lead us in worship here at Macedonia. We are blessed to welcome Nancy and her husband Larry to Macedonia UMC.