Welcome to the Western North Carolina Association

One of three Associations of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ, WNCA comprises 65 churches in four program districts. Professional staff, working with specialized commissions and committees, strengthen the spiritual and community life of individuals and congregations across the Association.

WNCA STAFF & MINISTRY SPECIALISTS

WNCA participates in the Conceptual Staffing Model adopted by the Southern Conference in 2012, which identifies positions and individuals who focus on specific areas of the Association’s ministry.

Jerry Rhyne The Rev. Jerry Rhyne
Minister for Church Affairs
A pastor to churches and their pastors, the Minister for Church Affairs works to build relationships of trust between local churches, the association, and the conference.
Office   704-633-3191
Cell      704-699-1823
jerry@wnca-soc.org

Stephanie Leichman
Registrar
The Registrar offers part-time administrative support to the Association, its staff and board.
Office   704-633-3191
office@wnca-soc.org

MINISTRY SPECIALISTS
WNCA’s Ministry Specialists assist congregations and pastors with conflict resolution, search and call, and implementing church policies. To learn more about assistance from a Ministry Specialist for your church, contact the Association office.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Each year at its Annual Gathering in October, the Western NC Association elects members of the Board of Directors, who meet quarterly to manage the business and direction of the Association.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President — The Rev. Cheri Lovell
Vice President — The Rev. Ed Neff
Treasurer — Mr. Doug Sink
Secretary —The Rev. Sandra Hooper

WNCA WOMEN
Ms. Addie Luther, President

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES
Guilford/Randolph
Ms. Ava Chambers
The Rev. William Vanderburg

Davidson
The Rev. C.R. (Butch) Conrad
Ms. Patti Lovell
Ms. Joni Yoder

Rowan
The Rev. Michael Baldonado
Mr. Clark Corriher
The Rev. Ed Holloway

Catawba
Rev. Patrick Campbell
Ms. Dawn Wilson

CHURCH & MINISTRY COMMISSION

The Church and Ministry Commission Commission upholds the standards of ministry on behalf of the Association, and works with Ministry Specialists who assist congregations and pastors with conflict resolution, search and call, and implementing church policies. The Commission’s responsibilities include —

  • interviewing candidates
  • recommending candidates for standing and ordination
  • receiving students into care
  • promoting the welfare of local churches and their clergy

The Rev. Colleen Samson & The Rev. Larry Bolick
Co-Chairs, Commission on Ministry

WNCA DISTRICTS

Guilford/Randolph
Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond and Rockingham counties

Davidson/Forsyth
Davidson, Forsyth and Yadkin counties — and Carroll county in Virginia

Rowan
Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Monroe, Rowan and Stanley counties

Catawba
Buncombe, Caldwell, Catawba, Henderson, Iredell, Lincoln, Polk and Watauga counties


OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Thursday
9am — 5pm

PHONE
704-633-3191

EMAIL
office@wnca-soc.org

MAILING ADDRESS
P O Box 4265
Salisbury, NC 28145

OFFICE LOCATION
204 Lantz Ave
Salisbury, NC 28144

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