Rev. Beth Faulk, Pastor
Rev. Beth Shannon Faulk grew up near Fayetteville, North Carolina and graduated from Meredith College with a B.A. in Religion and Psychology. She attended Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and graduated with a Masters of Divinity. She was ordained in 1992, spent two years in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, and has served churches in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Her husband, the Rev. Dr. Clay Faulk, is the pastor of Red Bank UMC in Lexington. They are the parents of three young adults and one teenager. Pastor Faulk loves time spent with her husband, their family, enjoying nature, attending concerts, baking, reading and when possible long walks on the beach.
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Debi Young, Intergenerational Ministries Director
Debi is a native of South Carolina. She attended the University of SC where she earned degrees in Early Childhood Education and Music Education. She also earned the Master’s of Religious Education degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky. And the Master’s of Education degree from Southern Wesleyan University. Debi has served on the staff of several churches as Youth Minister, Education Minister and Music Director. She was a public school music specialist in Lee, Kershaw, and Richland County schools for 20 years. She has been active in community theater since high school as an actor, producer, stage manager, music director, and director. She has sung with the Columbia Choral Society, Sandlapper Singers, Colla Voce; has been a soloist at Shandon Presbyterian Church, and currently sings at Virginia Wingard UMC where she also directs the Handbell Choir. Debi enjoys walking the beautiful trails around Columbia, volunteering at Richland Library, reading, and spending time with her three fur baby cats.
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Carolyn M. Jackson, Director of Finance and Administration
Carolyn Jackson has been a full-time member of the church staff for over 30 years. She handles membership, finance and church business administration. She is also active with the local Association of Church Business Administrators and has held offices in that organization. She and her husband, Tyler, make their home in West Columbia and are members of Mt. Hebron UMC. They have two grown children and nine grandchildren.
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Gloria A. Spires, Secretary
Gloria Spires is also the Receptionist and Publications Secretary. She publishes the newsletter, bulletins and much more. She joined the church staff in 2006. She and her husband David make their home in West Columbia where he serves as Pastor of Cayce Church of the Nazarene and Gloria serves as Director of Music. They are parents of three grown daughters and eight grandchildren.
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Greg Boatwright, Director of Music & Organist
Greg spends his time away from the church composing, performing, and musically directing shows. He also serves as Music Director for the Theatre at the Palmetto Center for the Arts. Boatwright received his DMA degree in Performance from USC. What he loves about VWMUMC is the pastor and the people’s complete willingness to be saturated with the extreme variety of music and artists that I bring to the church…the more, the better. This totally fits the philosophy of open doors, open minds, and open hearts.
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Winifred Goodwin, Pianist
Winifred Goodwin is in demand as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and collaborative pianist. She has been the principle keyboardist with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra since 1982, performing on piano, celesta, harpsichord, and synthesizer and has been a featured soloist on a number of programs, including over one hundred fifty performances of Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. In addition to the standard repertory, she specializes in new music and has premiered many works including several by composer/husband Gordon (Dick) Goodwin. Mrs. Goodwin holds two degrees in piano performance from the University of South Carolina where she serves as staff pianist in the School of Music.