The cabinet of the North Carolina Conference has announced the appointment of Rev. LuAnn Charlton as Senior Pastor of Saint Mark's United Methodist Church, Raleigh NC. This is an excellent opportunity for LuAnn as she continues her ministry and faithful leadership in our conference. LuAnn is a blessing to us and we will be celebrating her ministry as she anticipates her official announcement to be made during the Annual Conference Session in June. We will pray for her as she moves to this new appointment, and we will continue to be blessed by the witness of God's love and grace she has offered to us. LuAnn's beginning date with Saint Mark's is July 1, 2018.
The cabinet has appointed Rev. Molly White as Associate Pastor to Hayes Barton United Methodist Church.Molly presently serves as pastor at the Southern Alamance Cooperative Parrish, in Graham, NC. She earned a BA in History at the University of Virginia, and a law degree from the University of Pittsburg. Molly practiced law until 2013 when she entered divinity school and earned a Master's of Divinity at Duke University. She graduated from the divinity school summa cum laude and was a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship. Molly is a native of Virginia and she is a member of the West Virginia State Bar, North Carolina State Bar, Alamance County Bar Association. She and her husband Patrick have been married for 10 years. Patrick is an attorney and life-long United Methodist. They have two children Ezekiel "Zeke" (7) and Phoebe (5) and a goldendoodle dog named General George Elizabeth Washington. "In the times when Patrick and I aren't involved in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, or soccer, we enjoy time with good food and friends and watching television programs from the BBC." She is an avid knitter. She love's to read, and is currently finishing a biography of Queen Elizabeth II. "I can usually be found with a cup of tea in my hand. My favorite books of the Bible are Job, the Gospel of John, and the Letter to the Hebrews. Bible study feeds my soul." She has led or participated in numerous Bible Studies and small groups in her time as a lay person and as a clergy person including Disciple Bible Study, Covenant Bible Study, Companions in Christ, Jesus and the Gospels, among others. "God called me to ministry during my first Disciple Bible Study class. Some of my favorite hymns are To God Be the Glory, Up From the Grave He Arose, and Open My Eyes That I May See. My favorite contemporary Christian band is Rend Collective."
We look forward to welcoming Molly to our clergy staff.
Greg Weaver, Chair
Staff Parish Relations Committee