Rev. Jeremy Troxler became Lead Pastor of Guilford College UMC in July 2019. Jeremy is Margaret’s husband, Ada and Della’s daddy, an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, a child of his family’s tobacco farm in Brown Summit, NC, a former Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, a graduate of Duke Divinity School, a lover of books and the outdoors, the owner of a rambunctious beagle mutt named Jasper and a grumpy cat named Skittles, and a fan of the Tarheels and the Braves. Jeremy previously served in ministry as pastor of Spruce Pine UMC in the mountains of western NC, as the Director of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School, as pastor of Maggie Valley UMC in Maggie Valley, NC, and as the President’s Assistant serving on the island of Jersey within the Methodist Church of Great Britain. Jeremy longs for all people to know God's amazing grace made available to us through Jesus and his Way.
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Rev. Susan Suarez Webster is pleased to be appointed as Associate Pastor in the summer of 2020. Susan was raised in the United Methodist Church in Syracuse, NY. She studied Spanish at Syracuse University, and completed graduate studies in Bible and Missions at Columbia International University. She then served for 15 years as a missionary in Mexico, teaching Scripture and discipleship, leading outreach efforts, and planting new churches. After returning to the United States, Susan received her Masters in Library Science from the University of South Carolina, became a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church in June 2011, and completed the Course of Study at Duke Divinity School.
Prior to coming to our church, Susan served as an Associate Minister at Central United Methodist Church in Charlotte. During that time she worked extensively to help the church create community partnerships, to bridge gaps of culture and language among neighbors, and to serve the spiritual and material needs of the diverse East Charlotte community, particularly its immigrant population.
Susan is married to Tim Webster and they have two grown sons. Tim, like Susan, is also a United Methodist minister, serving the Trinity Parish in our area.
In July 2020, Susan was awarded the Denman Evangelism Award by the Western North Carolina Conference. Susan loves sharing her faith with those whom the Lord brings into her life, and prays that she will be God's instrument to convey love and grace in this world, and that she will completely trust God to use and equip her for building God's kingdom.
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Donna joined the staff in 1999 and feels blessed to be in ministry here. She is responsible for overseeing the educational needs of all ages in the church, including Nursery, Sunday School, Curriculum and Resources, Confirmation, Children’s Ministry, and Adult Bible studies. She is also a Stephen Ministry Leader. Donna attended UNC-G and completed graduate studies in Christian Education at Pfeiffer University. She is Certified in Christian Education by The United Methodist Church and is a member of Christian Educators Fellowship. She also serves on the Western North Carolina Conference Deaf Ministry Board of Directors.
Donna loves living her passion through her vocational call to ministry, and is enthusiastic about nurturing a life-changing, transforming faith in God’s children of all ages. Donna enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing golf, and providing visits to hospital patients and a children's reading program with her therapy dog.
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Randy joined the staff in August of 2020 as Director of Youth and College Ministries. He is a native of eastern North Carolina and a graduate of Guilford College. He has been involved in youth ministry for over 15 years in various roles. He is passionate about helping people make discoveries, teaching, and soccer (futbol).
He previously worked for Children’s Home Society of NC as a parent and youth educator. He ran a program called Father’s Matter for six years which helped fathers define their roles in their families. As a youth educator, he taught a male responsibility program called Wise Guys in the local middle schools. Randy enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing games with his wife, Amy, and two children, Rachel and Zachary. He thanks God for the opportunity to be in ministry with adults and youth as they seek God’s will.
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Dr. Melanie Austin Crump, a native of High Point, North Carolina, leads worship through music as director of the adult and children’s choirs, the GCUMC handbell team and the praise and worship band. Melanie holds three degrees from Appalachian State University (BM in General Music, MM in Choral Directing, MM in Vocal Performance) and a terminal degree in vocal performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition to her work at the church, Melanie teaches voice at High Point University. Since the beginning of her teaching career she has received three nominations for an “Excellence in Teaching Award,” and in 2010 was honored with the “Teacher of the Year” accolade. Melanie continues to perform throughout North Carolina and resides in Colfax with her husband Scott and their four children, Watson, Lillie, Parran and Anthony.
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Ginny joined the staff of GCUMC in September 2017. She is a native of Woolrich, Pennsylvania, has taught choral and general music at high schools and elementary schools in Texas, New Jersey, Long Island and North Carolina. She also taught music theory and ear training at Penn State University, Guilford College and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ginny received a piano performance degree with Music Education certification at Mansfield University, a MM in Composition at Southern Methodist University and a MM in Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester She also serves as the music specialist at Florence Elementary in High Point, North Carolina. In 2014, Ginny was the accompanist for the GCS All –County Chorus. Ginny lives in Greensboro with her husband, David and their three children, Sophie, Ben and Ella Teachout.
Denisa has her Certification in Early Childhood Development through the State of North Carolina. With 12 plus years as a Lead Teacher in the preschool setting, Denisa had previously taught Pre-K for six years at St. Francis Day School in Greensboro. Prior to this, she was the Lead Teacher at a private school instructing the 3’s and 4’s classes. In her previous career as a marketing officer for a regional bank, Denisa indicated that while that was a very rewarding career, nothing can beat the smile of a child nor the excitement over learning something new! Denisa has lived in Summerfield for 18 years with her husband and daughter. She enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with her family. To contact Denisa: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the preschool direct line at (336) 294-6730.
Amy Wall joined the church staff in 2016 as the Church Administrator. She and her family have been members of Guilford College UMC since 2011. Amy is a Guilford College graduate and has a Masters of Christian Education from Pfeiffer University. She was on the staff of her previous church for over 13 years in Youth and Christian Education Ministries and has served and still serves in several volunteer capacities at GCUMC. She loves spending time with her husband, Randy, and their two children, Rachel and Zachary. Amy enjoys baking, playing games, reading and travel in addition to being a theatre and soccer Mom. She thanks God for the opportunity to share His love with those she encounters
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Gloria is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of North Carolina, currently with an inactive status. She graduated from UNC-G with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She lives in High Point with her husband and two children ages 14 and 7. She has been a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in High Point since 1996. She was a stay-at-home mom for eight years before coming to work at Guilford College UMC in September, 2008. She loves working in a Christ-centered environment and feels everyone, staff and congregation, are true servants of God. She enjoys coming to work and using her gifts to serve Christ.
To contact Gloria: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 292-5833 ext. 25.
Carol has worked in our office over a decade and serves as our Receptionist and Administrative Assistant as well as Membership Secretary and editor of the church’s bi-weekly newsletter.
Carol is a native of High Point, NC. She graduated from North State Business College with an Associate Degree in Secretarial Science, and was employed as Administrative Assistant at High Point Public Library for 17 years. She has been a member of GCUMC for 35 years, and prior to working in the church office was employed as teacher in the Crib/Toddler room of GCUMC Weekday Preschool. She enjoys reading, exercise, spending time with family, and loves the beach. She has 4 children and 8 grandchildren.
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