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For four years, Reverend Angela A. Pleasants served as District Superintendent of the Catawba Valley District in the Western North Carolina Conference and twenty-one years as pastor in the United Methodist Church. Currently, she has been appointed to South Tryon Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the Senior Missional Pastor. Reverend Pleasants is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural And Technical State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing. She completed her Masters of Divinity at Duke Divinity School. Reverend Pleasants has served various churches throughout the Western North Carolina Conference and on various conference committees. She is chairperson of the Board of Elders of the United Methodist Church. Reverend Pleasants is an active police chaplain with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the United States Secret Service. She serves on the Board of Directors for Strength for Services Inc. Reverend Pleasants is receiving her certification as a Spiritual Director. 

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. Debbie is also the Executive Director of the Brookhill Community Resource Center


Daniel Maxwell serves as STCUMC's Administrative Assistant. He is also leads the 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.