The United Methodist Church is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination that shares in common with other denominations the core beliefs of Christianity. In addition, we emphasize the following:
The Western North Carolina Conference was formed in 1890 from portions of the Holston Conference and the North Carolina Conference. However, the history of the Western North Carolina Conference is complex involving several denominations, jurisdictions, and numerous annual conferences.
Marty’s ministry career has focused on Family Ministry as she served as Children’s Pastor, Church Consultant, and the co-founder of an International non-profit organization.
Marty became a potter almost 20 years ago, starting as a hobbyist and growing her passion into a business. She uses her art as an outlet for mental health and a tool to express her faith.
She received a BA in Religious Education from Gardner-Webb University, and continued studies at Gardner-Webb Divinity School. She is currently working towards the completion of a Master of Divinity at Hood Theological Seminary.
Marty was appointed pastor of Union Grove UMC in July 2019, and lives in Concord with her husband, Mike, and her daughter, Molly.
It is our desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the world around us.
Being involved in local, regional and worldwide ministry is something we are very passionate about.