Pastor Ray McKinnon is the Pastor of South Tryon. He joined the staff in 2016. He is married to his wife, Kelly and they have been married for thirteen years. They are the proud parents to four sons, one cat, one dog, and an often forgotten gold fish. Pastor Ray believes that the Church is at her best when she lives into Christ's call to love all of our neighbors as we love ourselves. He seeks to lead a local congregation that takes seriously our mandate to live in community with our neighbors--all of our neighbors--helping to bring light amidst darkness and hope where there is despair.
Debbie Williams is the Administrative Director of South Tryon Community UMC. She has been a member of South Tryon Community UMC for over a decade and has served on staff for at least as long. Debbie helps oversee the day-to-day functions of of the church as well as serving as the Community Outreach coordinator. Debbie is also a member of the Leadership Team of STCUMC.
Daniel Maxwell serves as STCUMC's Administrative Assistant. He is also a member of STCUMC's music ministry. He oversees the administrative activities of the church. Daniel has been part of the STCUMC family since he was a child and continues his relationship in a staff capacity.
Somer Hammack is the volunteer Financial Secretary at South Tryon Community UMC. Somer has volunteered at South Tryon for two years and is also a member of the Leadership Team of STCUMC.
"Smallwood" and "Rabbit" are the facilities and groundskeepers at South Tryon Community UMC. They are integral members of our staff and do far more than their titles would suggest.