Michael became our Pastor in July 2016. We are excited to be Praising God, Growing Spiritually & Reaching Neighbors with the Good News of Christ with him. His wife, Karen, is also a United Methodist pastor, at Montmorenci UMC. Michael is a very tall, down to earth, mountain guy and is crazy in love with the Lord! You’ll feel right at home here at Francis Asbury with Michael in the Pulpit.
Throughout scripture, God calls people of faith to healing. At Francis Asbury UMC we believe that caring for self and others is an expression of God’s love and should be shared through outreach ministry in our congregation and greater community. We are blessed and honored to have Dora Brown, BS, RN as our Faith Community Nurse.
Danya is our Administrator. She also helps lead our weekly community meal at the Hominy Valley Welcome Table, leads our FROG Adult Sunday School, along with numerous other volunteer positions. Danya lives in Candler, NC with her husband, Allen. They have 2 grown children, Tyler & Kaylee. Tyler is a US Coast Guardsman stationed in New York. Kaylee is a film graduate from WCU.
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 with his wife, Linzy. They have 3 children, Jet, Elise & Eden.
We are excited to have, Megan Serzan, as our Children’s Ministry/Family Ministry Director. Megan is enthusiastic and has many wonderful gifts to share with our family of faith. Megan and her husband, Chris, have two small children, Lillian & Wilson.
Glenda Faye became our Custodian in October 2004. Glenda keeps our church clean and looking good. 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.
Peggy Milroy became part of our custodian duo in January 2019. We are grateful to Peggy for her hard work, dedication and care for our facilities. Peggy is our Church Council Chair, Room In The Inn Coordinator, dishwasher for “The Hominy Valley Welcome Table,” along with numerous other things, and has a big heart for God and his people. Peggy lives in Candler, NC with her husband, Charlie.
Amy Dayton is our Nursery Worker. She has a big smile, a nurturing heart and enjoys providing a caring and loving environment for your Infant and/or Toddler to experience God’s love unconditionally. Amy lives in Candler and is CPR Certified.