Rev. Dr. Lynne Caldwell
Pastor Lynne is a native of Black Mountain and in her first year at Bethel. In 31 years of ordained ministry in the Western N.C. Conference she has served as an associate at First UMC Brevard and as pastor at Linwood and Cotton Grove churches (Lexington), First UMC Forest City, Boger City (Lincolnton), Brookland (Richmond, VA), as intentional interim at Danbury, and as the District Superintendent in High Point. She is also serving an extension ministry appointment as Dean of Neighborhood Seminary, a program of theological education for laity, and is an instructor at the School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Her D.Min. is in Leadership Development in Smaller Membership Churches. Lynne and her husband Neill live in Winston-Salem.
Certified lay speaker Rey Rodriguez, along with volunteers from Clemmons UMC, conducts Sunday services at Homestead Hills retirement community in Winston-Salem. Harvey King plays piano and sings Southern Gospel music as a part of this ministry.
Children and Youth Outreach
Bonnie Null and Cheryl Walton, along with volunteers from Clemmons UMC, provide transportation to neighborhood children and youth. They also coordinate Homework Help on Wednesday nights and lead summer mission teams.
Bethel UMC hosts Promise Preschool, for children ages 2-5, which is now enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year. It is a 3-hour program Mondays through Fridays. The director is Renee Harris. Visit www.promisepreschoolws.com or the school's Facebook page, You can call 336-893-5360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elder Care and
Perry Sheppard leads Bethel's Elder Care and Health ministry. He has more than 40 years of professional practice in all areas of respiratory therapy along with expertise in adult critical care. Perry is retired from Forsyth Technical Community College, where he taught respiratory therapy.
Piano virtuoso Perry Sheppard shares his talent each Sunday in worship.
Nancy Reavis directs the Choir, which practices on Thursday nights at 6:30.
The church office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Janet Wooten serves as the Church Secretary. Pastor Lynne will be in the church office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.