Patricia Jean Parrish

Senior Pastor

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Alston Lippert

Associate Minister for Nurture and Discipleship Development

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Dr. Dwight Dockery
Director of Music

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Felicia Yokel
Director, Child Development Center

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The church council exists to create and supervise the strategic plan for Washington Street United Methodist. The council is made up of the chairpersons for each of our committees.

2020 Church Council Members

Other Ministers in the Washington Street UMC Family

  • Wiley Cooper, retired, former Minister, College Place United Methodist Church
  • Ed Ellis
  • Carl Evans, retired, Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina
  • John Evans, Pastoral Counseling Center
  • Jim Tuell
  • 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