John McGill, Pastor

Pastor John has a passion for worship, preaching and teaching in creative and relevant ways that speak to people regardless of whether they have been to church for 2 weeks or 20 years. He began his ministry as a youth pastor for 15 years and has spent the past 5 years serving as the pastor of a local church. He began his tenure at Waxhaw UMC in July, 2014. John and his wife, Anita, have three children: Rachel, Jaya and Isaac.

pastorjohn@waxhawumc.com

Emily Kroeger, Associate Pastor

Pastor Emily lives to see the twinkle in children, youth and their loved ones eyes that happens when they make a new discovery of God’s love and power in their lives.  She serves families with 20 years of ministry experience, 8 years of leadership as a United Methodist minister and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School. Emily and Mike enjoy life with their children Jamison, Davis and Annalyce.

pastoremily@waxhawumc.com

Christian Pann, Music Director

Christian works closely with the rest of the staff to bring energy and life to worship services and special events. He has a passion for all types of music which is evidenced through his unique ability to lead a praise band for our 9am service and a traditional choir at the 11 o’clock service. He is always looking for people who have a passion for music regardless of their skill level. If you have an interest in using your musical talent as an offering to our ministries, please contact Christian.

christian@waxhawumc.com

John Kalis, Accompanist

John is a third-generation “Preacher’s Kid” who has been involved in ministries for over 28 years, in Youth, Music, Assistant, and Senior Pastorates, having earned his Masters degree from Alliance Theological Seminary.  His latest tenure was as the Senior Pastor in Morristown, NJ for 18 years with The Christian and Missionary Alliance.
He began playing in church at the age of eight and studied piano diligently until earning his Bachelors degree in Piano Performance at the King’s College in New York.  During those years, he studied with top instructors from Julliard School of Music, Curtis Institute and New York University.  He also spent a few years on the faculty as a Staff accompanist at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.
He is the father of three grown children, grandfather to two, has a passion for Apologetics and enjoys playing golf regularly.

Amy Howie, Administrator

 

Amy is in our church office from 9am to 2pm Monday through Friday supporting our day to day operations. She is our point of contact for communications, oversees daily church operating business, and assists in various functions that enhance the ministry of Waxhaw UMC. Amy is a member of the church, married to Jim, and has 2 sons and 3 adult stepchildren. Give her a call and introduce yourself!

amy@waxhawumc.com

Joanna Maynor, Weekday Children’s Ministry Director

Joanna is in the office Monday through Friday and oversees all the school’s operations. Before becoming the director, she was a teacher. Parents and children alike just love her fun, creative and caring nature. Call her if you are interested in finding a church all-day preschool for your child. She maintains a 5 Star school and uses Creative Curriculum.

wumcwcm@yahoo.com

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