Say hello to the leadership team at Wesley United Methodist Memorial Church

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. If you have questions for the lead team, contact us by clicking here.

Rev. Dr Jeff Patterson - Senior Pastor

Pastor Jeff has served in the Western NC conference for 30+ years and before coming to Wesley Memorial UMC, he was the district superintendent of the Yadkin Valley district. He is passionate about people coming to Christ and growing spiritually into Christ-likeness. He is married to Tammy, and they have two adult children, Elizabeth and Caleb.

Rev. Dr. Jeff Patterson "I look forward to seeing you soon!" - Pastor Jeff

Reverend Clark Chilton - Associate Pastor

Clark Chilton joined the pastoral team at Wesley Memorial UMC in July 2019 as the associate pastor of contemporary worship and evangelism. He is a graduate of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and is an ordained deacon.

Rev. Clark Chilton

Rev. Dr Ken Lyon - Generosity & Church Vitality

Ken Lyon serves as our part-time associate pastor of generosity and church vitality. Ken is a retired elder in the United Methodist Church and has served the United Methodist Church for over 40 years, most notably at Matthews UMC in Charlotte and in many church across Western North Carolina.

Rev. Ken Lyon

Rev. Lisa Tanico - Pastor of Congregational Care and Senior Adults

During her affiliation with the Western NC Conference of the UMC, Rev. Lisa Tanico served churches in Guilford, Forsyth, Stokes, and Randolph counties. Her role at Wesley Memorial is with Congregational Care and Senior Adults. She holds a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School.

Rev. Lisa Tanico

Teresa Loflin - Director of Communications & Connections

A native of High Point, Teresa earned her Bachelor of Arts in English/Communications from High Point University. Her prior work experience includes working at the High Point Enterprise, City of High Point/High Point Museum and High Point University.

Teresa Loflin

Ann Marie Chilton - Director of Children's Ministry

Ann Marie Chilton joined the Wesley Memorial UMC team as the interim director in April 2020 and then became the full-time director of children's ministry in June 2020. She has a variety of experience leading children's music, and childhood education and is passionate about relaying biblical truths to the next generation.

Learn more about Wesley Memorial Kids here.

Anne Marie Chilton

Dawn Miller - Children's Ministry Assistant

Dawn Miller is a long-time member of Wesley Memorial UMC and has served as a kindergarten teacher at Wesley Memorial School for over 10 years.

Dawn Miller

Susan Kelley - Director, Wesley Memorial School

Susan Kelley

Susan has be on the WMS staff for the past 23 years. She is a life-long member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Along with her husband, Rick, they have three daughters.

Steven Nelson - Student Ministries Director

Steven Nelson has been the director of student ministries since July of 2016. He has extensive experience in student ministry in a variety of church contexts and denominations. Trust us, Steven is PUMPED to see you at one of the many youth ministry events! Learn more about Steven and his team here.

Steven Nelson

Michele Lane - Student Ministry Coordinator

Michele Lane has served as the student ministry coordinator since summer 2020. She is a long-time student ministry volunteer and member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. She oversees ministry logistics.

Michele Lane

Keith Byrd - Contemporary Music Director

Keith Byrd has served at Wesley Memorial since 2000 as contemporary music director. Keith is a professional musician who has played all over the world.

Keith Byrd

Frank Pifferetti - Director of Traditional Music/Organist

Cynthia Reddick - Reception/Ministry Support

Cynthia Reddick has been serving at Wesley Memorial since April 2011 as the part-time Receptionist and Assistant for Congregational Care. Since then, she has become full-time Reception/Ministry Support staff.

Cynthia Reddick

Tish Schultheiss - Pastoral Administrative Assistant

Tish Schultheiss

Beth Rose - Finance & Administration

Beth Rose has served at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church since 2016 with finance and administration.

Beth Rose

Cindy Dominick - Manager of Facilities Usage and Hospitality

Cindy Dominick oversees our facility management and calendaring. She has served at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church since 2005.

Cindy Dominick

Keith Lee - Facilities

Keith Lee

Chris Massey - Facilities & Video/Livestream Production Director

Chris Massey

Glen Howell - Hospitality and Kitchen

Darren Dyer - Housekeeping

Darren Dyer