The JUMC Staff is here for you. From greeting you over the phone or as you enter the facilities, providing information, assisting you through communication, leading ministries or putting you in contact with the appropriate people, the staff at JUMC welcome you and we want to help in any way we can.
David is a lifelong Methodist who grew up at Lafayette Street UMC in Shelby. He comes to Jamestown UMC from Salem UMC where he served as Senior Pastor the past four years. Prior to his appointment in Salem, he served in Newton, Gibsonville, Winston-Salem, and Kings Mountain. David is a graduate of NC State University (BS, 1985), Emory University (MDiv, 1994), and Southern Methodist University (DMin, 2006). After finishing at NC State, he served as a Sales Engineer for a Swiss textile machinery firm for six years.
David has served in a number of different roles in the Western North Carolina Conference. He is currently the Director of the Licensing School for Local Pastors. He has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Commission on the Status and Role of Women, and Congregational Development. He participated in the Reynolds Program for Church Leadership and the Reynolds Leadership Academy for Evangelism and Discipleship.
Minister of Faith Formation
As the Minister of Faith Formation, Wendy oversees the
children’s ministry, the senior adult ministries,
and adult Christian education at JUMC. She brings to the church’s ministry a passion for serving children
and a desire to guide adults in their discipleship to Christ. Wendy also cares deeply about the church’s
missional work, which she took up firsthand as an international missionary before her work in parish
ministry. In her free time, she spends time with her husband (Josh) and German Shepherd (Maya)
hiking the mountains of North Carolina.