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. 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. Dr Ken Lyon - Church Vitality & Generosity
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. 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.
Ann Marie Chilton - Director of Children's Ministries
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.
April Maines - Children's Ministry Assistant
Susan Kelley - Director, Wesley Memorial School
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.
Sandi Todd - Administrative Assistant, Wesley Memorial School
Steven Nelson - Director of Student Ministries
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.
Keith Byrd - Director of Contemporary Music Ministries
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.
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.
Melody Emerson - Director of Communication and Connections
Tish Schultheiss - Administrative Assistant to the Pastors
Beth Rose - Manager of Finance and Administration
Beth Rose has served at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church since 2016 with finance and administration.
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.