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Dr. James Howell

July 9, 2019

James has been Senior Pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church since 2003. A native of Columbia, SC, he studied chemistry and physics at the University of South Carolina before going to Divinity School at Duke, where he also earned a Ph.D. in Old Testament. He has published 17 books, including Yours are the Hands…

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Rev. Nathan Arledge

July 8, 2019

Nathan oversees the local and global outreach efforts of the church. A native of Hendersonville, NC, Nathan enjoys all things outdoors, from fishing the streams, to hiking and camping.  Though, his favorite place to be is at the beach, typically holding a fishing pole. He considers himself a big foodie and loves tasting and cooking great…

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Rev. Taylor Pryde Barefoot

July 7, 2019

A graduate of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Taylor is a native of Fenton, Michigan. She is also a recent graduate of Duke Divinity School. Her call to ministry c ame way back in Middle School! She is married to a fellow clergy person, Cade Barefoot. Cade has been appointed to Dilworth United Methodist…

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Rev. Jessica Dayson

July 6, 2019

The Reverend Jessica Dayson is a native of Charlotte. Jessica is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Psychology and has completed her Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. Jessica has served as pastor to two small rural churches and has served as campus minister at UNC Asheville.  She is married…

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Dr. Uiyeon Kim

July 5, 2019

Uiyeon oversees Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries and Discipleship Ministries. He also oversees our Welcome/Hospitality ministries and guides our new members. Son of a retired Korean Methodist pastor, Uiyeon was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. In 1991, his family moved to Lubbock,  Texas where his father transitioned into the United Methodist Church. Uiyeon majored…

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Rev. Bill Roth

July 4, 2019

Bill provides pastoral care, and oversees hospital and homebound ministries, Stephen Ministry, grief care follow-up, prayer ministry and premarital and marital counseling. Quotable Quote: “It is a joy to be with people in the transitional places of life: Weddings, funerals, and walking with them and holding their hope as they face new passages in life.” Fun…

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Rev. Nancy Watson

July 3, 2019

Nancy oversees progr ams and ministries, working with clergy, the rest of the staff and laity to engage us all in the life of the church and its work in the world. Quote “I participated in a life dependent on forces beyond anyone’s control: Rain, sunshine, dry spells, all at the right time, neither too…

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