Jody Seymour

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Jody’s roots go back to Biloxi, Mississippi, where he was born in 1947. He moved with his family to North Carolina during the elementary school days and spent his high school years in Salisbury, N.C., where he and Betsy were high school sweethearts. 

Jody graduated from Greensboro College and Duke Divinity School and did his Doctoral work in Spiritual Formation through the Graduate Theological Foundation. He studied one year at Candler School of Theology at Emory on a Lily Foundation program in Congregational Analysis. 

He has served seven churches in the Western North Carolina Conference, which have included Salisbury, Mt. Pleasant, Pilot Mountain, Newton, Charlotte, and Gastonia. Jody enjoys tennis and writing. He and Betsy, who worked for American Retirement Corporation for 18 years before retiring, have been married for 48 years.

Lay Minister

Jim Wollin

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Administrative Assistant

Gilda Pryor

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In charge of publishing the newsletters and printing all the bulletins. Constantly updating the church website by keeping things current and always has a wonderful smile on her face.


Music Director

Kenny Overcash

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Man of many talents with a warm heart and always guaranteed to make you laugh. Very talented with an organ and even more so with a choir!



Rosemary Alexander

Rosemary has lived in Iredell County since her birth. She is the mother of two children, Melissa and Douglas. Her parents are Grady and Alma Murdock. Rosemary began playing piano at the age of 10. She took lessons from Mrs. Willie Mae Cook for six years. For two years, Rosemary took organ lessons from Mrs. Charlotte Clontz. However, piano was the instrument she loved. Under Ms. Artuso's instruction at Mitchell Community College, Rosemary again found herself learning more as a pianist. From 1972 until 1993, Rosemary served as pianist at Beulah Baptist Church in Statesville. She began playing at First United Methodist Church of Troutman in November 2003.


  June 2017  
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