People

Michael Lanny Lancaster

Michael Lanny Lancaster

  Senior Pastor
  704.289.3186

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, […]

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Sigrid Mottram

Sigrid Mottram

  Assistant Pastor
  704.289.3186

Assistant Pastor

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Jamie Bryson

Jamie Bryson

  Director of Music Ministries
  704-289-3186

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 […]

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Todd R. Matson, DMin, LMFT

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.  […]

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Julie Miles

Julie Miles

  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. […]

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Shannon Keesler

Shannon Keesler

  Administrative Assistant
  704.289.3186

Administrative Assistant

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Erica Kirby

Erica Kirby

  Director of Children's Ministries
  704-289-5244

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.

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Debra Eggleston

Debra Eggleston

  Business Administrator
  704.289.3186

Business Administrator

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Sylvia Jenkins

Sylvia Jenkins

  Custodian

Custodian – Where did you grow up and go to school? I grew up in Richmond County and went to Rockingham School. How long have you been at Central?  What did you do prior to coming to Central? I have been worshiping at Central since 2004. I have been working here full-time since 2012 and […]

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