Clergy & Staff
Pastor: The Reverend Patricia J. Parrish
Director of Congregational Care: The Reverend Susan Culler
Church Business Administrator: Robbie Douglas
Director of Children’s & Youth Ministries: Nikki Ulmer
Director of Music: Angela Powers
Organist: Louis Shirer
Pianist: Dr. Rick Frierson
Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant: Abbie McKenzie
Property/Maintenance Supervisor: Jerry Sumpter
Soup Cellar Manager: Sandy Endicott
Custodians: Michael Hutto
Director, Child Development Center: Felicia Yockel
Communications Intern: Lainey Wood
Other Ministers in the Washington Street United Methodist Church Family
Wiley Cooper, retired, former Minister, College Place United Methodist Church
Ed Ellis, retired
Carl Evans, retired, Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina
John Evans, Pastoral Counseling Center
Young In Lee
Happy Long, Chaplain, Supervisor, Pennsylvania Area Manor Healthcare Corporation
Ted McEachern, Urban Training Network, Nashville, TN
Robert McKeown, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of South Carolina
Rev. Evelyn Middleton
G. Scott Middleton, Chief Executive Officer, Agapé Senior
Julian Ruffin, ordained counselor by the Baptist Church
Tom Summers, retired, former Chaplain, South Carolina State Hospital and William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute
Willie Teague, South Carolina Annual Conference Director of Connectional Ministries
Tom Wall, Director, Wesley Foundation, University of South Carolina
Diana Westerkam, retired, former Associate Minister, Washington Street United Methodist Church
CHURCH COUNCIL 2017
Integrating Renewal 20/20
Church Campus & Organizational & Staffing Initiatives
Church Council: Ann Jessup
Finance: Susan Boone
Staff/Pastor Parish Relations: Kel Jansen
Vice-Chair of Nominations & Leadership Development: Mike Conti
Foundation Trustee: Eva Nance
Lay Leader: Ricky Rowe
Lay Members of Annual Conference: Charlotte Broome, Mike Broome, Deborah Rowe, Rick Rowe
Recording Secretary: Carole McConkey
Church Historian: Mike Broome
Treasurer: Neal Foster
Faith Formation Coordinator: Beth Matthews
Age Level and Family Ministries Coordinator: Lynn Shirley
Connections Coordinator: Rick Rowe
Engaging New People Coordinator: Nancy Whittle
President of UM Men: Chris Williams
President of UM Women: Deborah Rowe
Youth Ministry Representative: Addy Lee
Young Adult Representative: Jamie Williams
Senior Pastor: Patricia Parrish
Director of Congregational Care: Susan Culler
Director of Children and Youth Ministries: Nikki Ulmer
Business Manager: Robbie Douglas
Director of Music Ministries: Angela Powers
The Officers and Staff that are bolded would Meet Quarterly as a Steering Committee to review progress on goals and the Implementation of Initiatives.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND MINISTRY TEAMS
Financial Secretary: Robbie Douglas
Alternate Lay Members to Conference: Bill Ellington, Judy Ellington, Carol Fowler, Don Fowler
Assistant Church treasurers: Ed Fisher, Ned Self, Jim Webber
Trustees: 2017: Beth Brabham, Thorne Barrett, Garry Stevens
2018: Sam Burch, Joe Clark, Bart Lehman
2019: Janet Cotter*, Jimmy Dawkins*, Harvey Jessup
*By virtue of office: See Auxiliary Ministry Teams
Committee on Staff/Parish Relations Committee:
2017: Malissa Burnette, Kel Jansen
2018: Beth Beals, Andrew Epting
2019: Kimberly McAlister, Charles Garren
Lay leader: Ricky Rowe, Lay Member: Charlotte Broome
Finance: Susan Boone (Chair of Finance), Mike Broome (Lay Member)
Ann Jessup (Church Council Chair) Kel Jansen (Chair of SPPRC)
Eva Nance (Chair of Foundation) Trustee Representative: TBD
Ricky Rowe (Lay Leader) Robbie Douglas (Financial Secretary
Jamie Gerald (Chair of Good Samaritan Committee) Neal Foster (Treasurer)
Members at Large: Nathan Ruth, Adam Ruffin, Ed Fisher, Jim Webber, Ned Self.
Nominations and Leadership Development: Pastor, Ricky Rowe
2017: Mike Conte, Sylvia Saunders-Stevens
2018: Beth Matthews, Sally Mings
2019: Dane Waund, Jim Lane (Stewardship Coordinator)
Child Development Center Board:
2017: Helen Burch, Pete Liggett (Ch)
2018: Andrew Johnson (YA), Jamie Williams (YA)
2019: Wade Cathchings, Amy Geddes
CDC Director, Church Business Administrator,
2017: Don Fowler, Eva Nance (CH)* 2019: Kelley Epting, Jim Webber
2018: Lamar Brabham, Al Moses 2020: John Beerman, Dotsy Helms
Trustees Representative: TBD Foundation Treasurer: Ed Fisher
Finance Committee Chair: Susan Boone
AUXILLIARY MINISTRY TEAMS – Relates to Council through Other Team Chairs
Raggio Report (Chair serves on Communications Team)
Ed McClain (CH), Homer Fesperman, Eleanor Vaughan Langley, Elaine Moses, Rose Dangerfield, Christine Hait, Kristie Rowe.
Green Team: Coordinator selected by Trustees and Coordinator selects the team.
Christ Chapel Courtyard Committee: Chair on Trustees
Janet Cotter (CH), Beverly McClanahan, Chip Teague, Debbie Teague, Sarah Threatt
Memorial Garden Committee: Chair on Trustees
Jimmy Dawkins (CH), Mike Harmon, Beverly McClanahan, Elizabeth Outzs
Records and History Committee: Mike Broome, Chair; Bob Beamer, Christine Hait, Richard Owens, Rozanna Pheiffer, John Radford.
FAITH FORMATION Coordinator: Beth Matthews
Faith Formation & Music Initiatives & portions of
Hospitality & Connections
Worship Team: Pam Jenkins (CH), Angela Powers, Patricia Parrish
Worship Design Team: Sam Waldrep; Wedding Coordinators: Angela Powers; Communion Coordinator: Cathy Hooker; Altar Guild: Kathy Wright; Funeral Coordinators: John Holladay, Larry Railey, Tommy Betenbaugh; Acolyte Coordinator: Susan Brown; Usher Chairs: 9:00 Jerry Watson, 11:00 Tommy Betenbaugh.
Education Team: Susan Hefelfinger (CH), Small Groups Coordinators; Jen Boone, Deborah Rowe. Church librarian: Carol Krebs; Lead Teachers of each Sunday School Class: Mary Lide, Kristie Rowe, Lee Haynes, Licia Jackson and Mary Ann Betenbaugh, Joe Thompson. All Adult Classes may elect one member to represent on this team. Toddler Time (Susan Culler) Children’s Librarian: Linda Reardon
Membership Care Team: Mary Lide, Chair, Bereavement Committee: Janet Cotter, Gracious Goodness: Kathy Rodgers; Prayer Ministry Coordinator: Candace Berry; Good Samaritan Team member: Alicia Liggett, Membership Secretary: Laurely Nance
AGE-LEVEL AND FAMILY MINISTRIES COUNCIL – Lynn Shirley
Age Level Coordinators create a Council that plans for age appropriate activities including: Wednesday Night Suppers, Covered Dish, Youth Ministries; Young Adults; UMM; UM Women; Lunch Bunch; other programs.
Nursery Coordinator: Shelley Stafford Children’s Coordinator: Lish Jansen
Youth Coordinator: Joe Epting Young Adult Coordinator: Jamie Williams
Adult Coordinator: Older Adult Coordinator: Elaine & Al Moses
Family Ministries Coordinator: Jennifer Jackson
Hospitality Coordinator: Mary Lide
CONNECTIONS Coordinator – Rick Rowe
Downtown (portions) and Missions Initiatives
Missions & Advocacy: Anne Sinclair, Chair; (Chair is a Rep to Connections): Karen Lowrimore, James Boulware, David Byrum (Native American Representative), Jack Culclasure, Rick Hepfer, Betsy Lehman,Megan Hicks, Jordan Harper, Chip Williams, Lisa Douglas (Epworth Representative), Kathy Handel, Emily Caskey, Andrea McTee, Patricio Aravena, Kay Ayers.
SOUP CELLAR GROUP (Chair is a Rep to Connections): David Jones, Chair; Penny Horton, Paul Brown, Rufus Rogers, Donna Bryan, Sara Threatt, Frances Grimes, Kimberly McAlister, Michael Fusco.
GOOD SAMARITAN COMMITTEE (Chair is a rep to Connections & Finance) Jamie Gerald (Chair), John Holladay, Jim Davis, Alicia Liggett, John Radford, Susan Boone (Finance Chair), Pastor.
Student Ministries Team: Emily and William Torres (Co-Chairs), Grant Gibbs, Tom Wall, Advisor.
ENGAGING NEW PEOPLE – Nancy Whittle
Hospitality & Connections (portions) &
Communications & Downtown (portions) Initiatives
Evangelism: (Chair), Shelley Stafford, Suzanne Joye, Patti Beerman, Erin Johnson, David Jones, Martha Boynton.
Communications Committee: Joe Thompson, Chair; (Rep to ENGAGING NEW PEOPLE) Keith
Murphy,Thom Berry, Grant Jackson, Kathleen Lee.
Alternative Worship Team: Interfaces with Pastor and Worship Team to provide alternative worship experiences in other settings; Jordan Harper, Chair; Matt Simmons, Tom Wall, David Hefelfinger.
Downtown Connections (Other UM congregations) currently clergy are coordinating.
The Vision is that the Coordinators of the Ministry Areas will meet with the Committee Chairs at the beginning of each quarter to review the goals of the church as established by Renewal 20/20 and determined by the Committee and Ministry Areas. This will provide opportunities for committees to collaborate on places where their ministries intersect. Some Committees may cross over into other Ministry Areas. Collaboration is an excellent way to move forward and to involve and include more people in the ministries of the congregation.
The Committees will send reports to the Ministry Area Coordinators and the Chair of Church Council. Before each Council meeting, but are not required to attend.