Veranita began her tenure at Francis Asbury in the summer of 2011. She and her husband, The Rev. Joe Tarpley have two children, Olivia and Ivan. Ivan and Olivia have great senses of humor, mainly due to their Dad. Joe is the pastor at Oakhill United Methodist Church. As a clergy couple, Joe and Veranita like to say they are “doubly cursed” or “doubly blessed” it depends on the Sunday!
Amy shares the nursery responsibilities and keeps nursery for special events and services which is such a blessing. Amy is wonderful with children and they just love her too. Thank you, Amy! You’re a life saver. Amy lives in Candler, NC.
Danya became our Administrative Assistant in 2002. Danya also leads our FROG Young Adult Sunday School, Treasurer of our FAB Women’s group along with numerous other volunteer positions. Danya lives in Candler, NC with her husband, Allen, and children, Tyler & Kaylee.
Glenda Faye became our Custodian in October 2004. Glenda is in charge of our weekly free meal to the community “The Hominy Valley Welcome Table”, and various other duties that she enjoys doing for her church and for God. She lives in Candler, NC with her husband, Dan.
Kevin became our Organist in August 2012. Kevin has been involved with music since the age of five, when he started taking piano at church. He started organ at age twelve. He has worked in church music since 1985, in different denominations and sizes ranging from 100 people to 5000 members. He has worked with vocal, hand bell, instrumental choirs and ensembles.
Jess became our Choir Director in January 2011. Jess is a very talented and energetic musician and has added a lot of diversity and enjoyment to our choral pieces. Jess arranges a lot of the pieces the choir presents. Jess is also a very skilled pianist. We are very thankful to have Jess on staff here at Francis Asbury. Jess lives in Asheville, NC.