This is the description of the Leadership Staff group. You can put anything you want here.
Michael Lanny Lancaster
Senior Pastor – I am honored to serve Jesus with the great folks at Central UMC as we CONNECT WITH GOD, EACH OTHER, AND OUR COMMUNITY! My special interests in ministry are preaching, spiritual formation and direction, and helping God’s people live deeper into the reality of God’s Love. I have served as a mentor, […]
Director of Music Ministries
Jamie Bryson has been involved in church music since the age of 12 when he first began playing for church. Since then, he has served churches in North and South Carolina and Georgia. Jamie began playing piano at age 3 and studied piano with private teachers through High School. He is a graduate of Charleston […]
Todd R. Matson, DMin, LMFT
Faith-based Marriage and Family Therapist
704-375-5354, ext. 407
Faith-based Marriage and Family Therapist – It is such an honor and privilege to be here at Central to serve those who are hurting within the congregation and wider community. I will never forget how the people of Central opened their hearts and dedicated office space to this counseling ministry just two months before 9/11. […]
Director of Youth Ministries
Director of Youth Ministries – Helping youth find their full potential as they grow in their faith is my passion! Building a youth ministry team, equipping parents, and connecting with the larger faith community will be my constant focus. I was born and raised in Union County and graduated from Wingate University with a B.S. […]
Director of Children's Ministries
Helping children grow and learn have always been my passion. Since 2006 I have worked in Early Childhood Education with children birth-5th grade. I am excited to help children grow spiritually and build their relationship with God. Through Bible discovery lessons, crafts, and games we learn scripture and Bible stories.