OUR STAFF

Rev. Dr. Nancy Jo Dederer, Transitional Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Jo Dederer is a life-long Presbyterian who grew up in Sylvania, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo. She graduated from Alma College (Alma, MI) with her B.A. in Speech and Theatre and certification for Secondary Education. She attended Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained in August 1991. In 2007 she received her Doctor of Ministry degree in Parish Revitalization at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. While in the Chicago area, she chaired the presbytery’s Stewardship & Financial Development team for four years. Over the past decade Nancy has focused her ministry on church transformation, working with congregations to discover their calling as disciples of Jesus and develop deeper connections to their community with meaningful, relevant ministry.
 
Nancy’s husband Chris has been the Organist and Director of Children’s Music at Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro since the summer of 2017. Nancy and Chris have a son, Andrew, who recently moved to Nevada. Nancy enjoys music, theatre, traveling, and Scrabble.
 

Shelley Jennings, Director of Music

Shelley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Salem College and a Master of Music degree from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has served as Director of Music at Lebanon United Methodist Church in High Point, NC for ten years. Shelley is also the part-time lower school music teacher at Westchester Country Day School. Prior to teaching at Westchester, she was an elementary music teacher for Davidson County Schools, serving mainly the West Davidson area. Shelley is married to Dustin, a professional trumpet player and middle school band director. They have a young son.
 

Karen Carrickhoff, Interim Director of Christian Education

Alma Carlton, Financial Secretary

Jane Blackerby, Preschool Director
 
Jeanna Carlton, Office Manager
 
Rosemary & Tommy Blevins, Custodians