Meet Our Staff
Dr. Ted Troutman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina. After an earlier career that included management consulting, outplacement, banking, and high school teaching/coaching, Dr. Troutman earned his M.Div. from Duke Divinity School in 1986, followed by his D. Min. from Erskine Theological Seminary in 2003.
At Mount Pisgah since July 2008, Dr. Troutman was formerly Senior Pastor at Blair Road UMC in Charlotte, NC (1994-2008), Senior Associate Pastor at Centenary UMC in Winston-Salem, NC (1990-1994), and Pastor at Harrisburg UMC in Harrisburg, NC (1986-1990).
Ted is married to Lynda W. Troutman. They are parents of Cori and Adam Willard, missionaries with African Inland Mission; Jacob and Natalie Troutman, who live in San Diego; and Mary Katelyn Troutman, who lives in Charlotte.”
Donald joined the staff here at Mt. Pisgah April of 2009 and currently serves in the ministry areas of Evangelism, Fellowship, Missions and the Mount/the Mount Wednesday Praise and Worship Services. Upon coming to Mt. Pisgah, Donald answered the call to Pastoral Ministry attending Local Pastors School in May of 2010 and completing The Course of Study at Duke University July of 2014. Donald is married to Dianne Atkinson Thomas and they have two daughters, Khristi Thomas who graduated from East Carolina University and lives in Greenville, NC and Dr. Katie Knight who graduated from East Carolina University as well and who lives in Beaufort, NC along with her husband Evan and Grand Dog Lexie.
Brenda has joined our staff as Congregational Care Pastor and Coordinator. She is an elder in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, where she has served a number of churches. Brenda has a Masters in Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation. Brenda is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She has worked as a chaplain in hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina.
Brenda specializes in working with marital issues, and persons suffering from loss, grief, domestic violence, spiritual issues, and depression. “My passion is helping people grow emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. I know this work is the ministry to which God has called me, to help people move toward healing and growth.”
Matt joined the Mt. Pisgah staff in 2014. He was raised in a military family and graduated from ECU (go pirates) with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Matt was redirected by God to attend a two year internship with a church working with middle school students. After the two year internship was over Matt was able to participate in the hiring of his replacement who shortly became his fiancé and then his wife. His lovely wife of three years, Ashley Toney, is a nurse at Moses Cone. Matt also worked at a small church in Knoxville TN and most recently a United Methodist Church in Reidsville NC. Matt likes to play guitar and frisbee, go road biking and hike with his wife.
Jamie has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and is a native of West Virginia. She had five years’ experience working in children’s ministry prior to joining Mount Pisgah’s staff in 2012.
Jamie is married to her husband Matt and has 3 children, Jayden, Violet and Owen. She enjoys traveling with Matt, attending her children’s various sport games and walking her two dogs.
As a busy working mom, Jamie understands the challenges families face to put God first in today’s busy world. She strives to keep the children’s programs, events and lessons applicable to today’s family while keeping the solid foundation of God’s Holy word at the root of all that we do here at Mount Pisgah.
LuAnn Christy attended Appalachian State University and has been employed with Mount Pisgah since June 1990.
LuAnn is married to Mark Christy, and they have two children: Megan, a graduate of UNCG and Taylor, a senior at Rockingham County High School. Her hobbies include scrapbooking and Carolina basketball.
Dee Earl has served the Mount Pisgah congregation since 1997 as Financial/Membership Secretary.
Dee is retired from AT&T Federal System Division, where she and her husband, James, met. They have one son, Brandon.
Pam Inman has been the Director of Administration and Operations at Mount Pisgah since 2003.
Pam is married to David E. Inman. They are the parents of Pete and Tonya Inman (Jessie and Sydney) and Laurie and Johnny Moore (Jake and Nate), who all live in Greensboro. They enjoy spending time with their family–especially the grandchildren, camping and making memories for them.
Amberly Johnston is a native of DuBois, Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Amberly has performed with the Ithaca College Opera, UNCG Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Greensboro Opera, and Capital Opera of Raleigh, and has studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria as part of their Opera Studio program.
At Mt. Pisgah, Amberly directs the Chancel Choir, Voices of Bronze Handbells, Cherub and Celebration Children’s Choirs, and the Greensboro Community Women’s Chorus. In her spare time she teaches private voice and piano lessons. She and her husband Pete enjoy traveling and walking their Maltese dog, Bella.
Jenn Yates has been a parent at Mt. Pisgah Weekday School since 2007. Jenn has been on staff since 2012 and is excited to be the Director for the Weekday School. She is a graduate from UNC-G with a degree in Communication Studies. Jenn has been married to David for almost 10 years and has two children, Owen and Pearson.
Jenn loves seeing the joy on the children’s faces everyday as they enter the Weekday School doors. She is committed to providing a loving and happy learning experience to meet the various needs of young children while using Bible-based lessons to help children grown in awareness of God and His word.
Ray, a Michigan native, graduated from Ferris State College with a BS in Accounting. Ray and his wife Pat are retired. Ray enjoys hiking on local trails and occasional section hikes on the Appalachian Trail.
OUR MISSION, VISION, & APPLICATION
WHO WE ARE
OUR FELLOWSHIP HOME
IGNITE THE FIRE
WE DO OUTREACH
Mission programs are not an option in the church; they are the foundation for spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Mt Pisgah UMC is more than a structure; it is a living organism. Our mission is to proclaim the gospel and to welcome people into the body of Christ, to lead people to a commitment to God through Jesus Christ, to nurture them in Christian living by various means of grace, and to send persons into the world as agents of Jesus Christ.
There are now Four ways to Tithe or Give to the Church
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