Belinda Marr is the MVUMC Administrative Assistant. She has served as the Childcare Director at Long’s Chapel UMC from January 2020 until November 2021. She retired from the Haywood County School System in December 2019 after 32 years of service. She has a Master’s in Elementary Education and Administration from Montreat College.
Belinda is married and has two daughters, Mekayla and Tracy. Her husband Steve, is an accountant at Western Carolina University. Some of her favorite things to do are hiking and spending time with their dogs, Chloe, Izzy and Daisy. She has recently started doing some crafting and making wreaths.
We welcome Belinda!
Janice Rogers is our church organist. Playing since the age of 10, she has been a church musician her entire career. She plays the piano and organ and sings. Born in Haywood County, she returned in 2008 to live here permanently. Janice plays the organ every Sunday at the 11 o’clock service.
Rev. Mike Shirley
Rev. Shirley brings decades of church experience to MVUMC and will serve part-time as our new Assistant Pastor. Rev. Shirley will be responsible for working alongside Pastor Cole in general pastoral duties. He will serve in Sunday morning worship and help with the organization of the church as well. Mike will serve as the “pastor in charge” while Pastor Cole is out on Paternity Leave this summer. We are incredibly grateful for Mike and look forward to what God will do in and through he and Sue.
Rev. Erma Bond
Erma Bond is the retired Associate Pastor of Maggie Valley UMC. Erma grew up in Maggie Valley and returned in 1996 and became the associate pastor. She has served faithfully for over twenty years overseeing many missions and ministries. Erma is indeed a pastor to the whole community.
Gene and Shirley Saxton
Gene and Shirley Saxton are our church custodians. They care for our church grounds, including the park land on the other side of Jonathan Creek.