Kevin Johnson joined Macedonia UMC as Pastor in July 2015. Pastor Kevin is called to help a historic church reclaim its God-given mission. Pastor Kevin grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. 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.
Pastor Kevin served Fuquay-Varina UMC as Director of Youth Ministry and Pastor of Christian Formation from 2010-2015. Kevin met his wife Laura through Duke Divinity in 2008, and they were married in August 2010. Laura serves Windborne UMC in North Raleigh as Pastor. Together, Kevin and Laura love serving God and raising their two preschool girls. Kevin enjoys the outdoors of North Carolina (mountains and beach alike), going on adventures with the kids to local museums, finding new BBQ joints, and grilling.
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.
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 (19) and twins, Katie and Ryan (16), and two dogs.
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.