Pastor SaraBeth grew up in Pleasant Garden, a small town outside of Greensboro, NC. As a Tar Heel born and bred, she studied Psychology and English at UNC Chapel Hill, where she found a transformational community of faith in UNC's Wesley Campus Ministry and discerned that God was calling her into ministry. After graduating from Carolina, SaraBeth found herself headed somewhere she never thought she would go--the land of the Blue Devils-- to study at Duke Divinity School. Since answering God's call, she has served in a variety of ministry settings, including youth and children's ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and in rural communities. She loves to share in all the holy moments that come by being in ministry with others and growing together as the Body of Christ. She loves to drink dark roast coffee, explore the NC BBQ trail, play fetch with her dog, Josie, and cheer for the Tar Heels!
Kelly Perry, Director of Administration
Kelly grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and attended college in Charlotte, N.C. She has been an active member of Pittsboro UMC for 28 years. Kelly and her husband Tommy have a daughter, Candace. She loves spending time with her family, friends and her church family. She also enjoys reading, crafting and traveling!
Samantha-Kate Shuford, Director of Children’s Ministries
Samantha-Kate graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Communication in May 2016 and joined the Pittsboro UMC team shortly after. During her free time, Samantha-Kate enjoys hanging out with her family/friends, laughing until her sides hurt, and dreaming of owning her own wedding planning business.
Becky Loflin, Nursery Attendant
Becky is Development Coordinator at Chatham Habitat for Humanity. She is the mother of two sons and has five grandchildren. Becky and her husband Ennis live in Bear Creek.
Ingram McCall, Nursery Attendant
Ingram works at NC State. Her and her husband Brian, have a Junior at Appalachian State, Clarissa and a Freshmen at Northwood, Jake.
Rodney Oldham, Organist and Music Director
Rodney was raised in Chatham County and resides in Goldston. He has played piano since the 4th grade. Rodney studied music at the college level, where he received training in piano, organ and voice at both Bob Jones University and Campbell University. Rodney is a graduate of Campbell University with a major in accounting and has been employed by the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks for 25 years. He has served as the Organist and Choir Director at Pittsboro United Methodist Church for over three years. Prior to serving at Pittsboro, Rodney was the organist and choir director for Goldston Baptist Church for five years. Rodney loves serving the Lord through playing for church services on Sunday mornings. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and relaxing in his 1905 Queen Anne home (was his great-grandfather’s home) in Goldston, which he and his father restored.
Joe Sanchez, Contemporary Worship Arts Coordinator
Joe grew up in San Antonio before moving to North Carolina to attend Duke Divinity School with his wife Rachel. He graduated with a Masters in Theological Studies and hopes to continue on to a PhD in Biblical Studies. On occasion you can find him preaching or leading bible studies at the church. He now lives in Apex where he is also the worship leader at The Peak Church. He enjoys movies and long conversations over tea.
Dawn Walker, Business Manager
Dawn earned her Mathematics degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and was then commissioned as an Air Force officer (where she served in the Washington DC area for 4 years). In civilian life, Dawn earned her Masters in Public Administration (Central Michigan University), continued to work in Information Systems Security Engineering for non-profit companies and lived in Reston, VA for 22 years. After deciding to move back “home” to NC in 2012, Dawn and her husband, Steve joined the Pittsboro UMC choir and are the co-Handbell Directors. She has 3 children (daughter Leslie attends Northwood HS) and 1 granddaughter. She feels blessed to be able to work and worship with such a great church family. She loves being active doing missions, projects, organizing, cooking, traveling, playing music, enjoying nature, hanging out with friends/family and especially cheering on the Tarheels!
Larry Hazelwood, Administrative Assistant
Larry has lived in Pittsboro since 2011. A native of Asheboro where he grew up as a member of Central United Methodist Church. Larry is a graduate of UNC Charlotte with a B.A. in Business Administration. He holds a NC Real Estate Brokers license along with a Bioworks certification. He took early retirement from American Express. He is currently a Guardian Ad Litem for Chatham County along with volunteering in family services for Habitat for Humanity . He enjoys running 5k and 10k races for fundraisers, international travel and reads a book almost every week. Larry enjoys working with PUMC because it is filled with people dedicated to make a positive difference.