Toni Ruth is passionate about helping members grow together in love. She believes that the love of God sets us free and everything we do as an opportunity to grow in God’s love and share that love. While Toni Ruth and Wes are often the first point of contact for visitors, she connects those new to HUMC to other members and opportunities to serve together and grow in fellowship. If you need an ear to listen, and help you grow in your faith journey, Toni Ruth can be your guide.
To paraphrase Paul, if we don't have love, then there's no point in anything else we do as Christians. Helping the church grow together in love is what Wes is most passionate about. His hope is that members and guests experience the love of God as we worship, gather in small groups, and work together to serve God. Wes enjoys studying the Scripture and then preaching or teaching about God’s Word. If you’re interested in learning more about the Scripture or theology, Wes is the perfect guide in your journey.
Richard loves seeing God’s presence transform the lives of those who serve and those who receive that love and service. As a member of the youth council, we provide ways to teach our youth about service throughout the year, culminating in a week-long mission experience in the summer. Richard feels blessed to see God working first-hand in our children and youth.
Shirley is passionate about serving others. Knowing how crucial it is to communicate events and programs, she loves developing relationships with so many people and helping them find projects and events that interest them. She believes it helps encourage participation. Shirley is a welcoming spirit at HUMC not just during the week, but as a member on Sunday mornings.
Gwynn’s heart resides in music and that leads her to serving others. Since she was 12 years old, Gwynn’s been involved in music with her church. It brings her joy, comfort, and peace when she hears that the music performed was enjoyed, or it touched someone’s heart. She feels it’s important to serve God, the church, and others to the best of your ability, and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Rev. Katherine Sherrill, M.A.,LCMHCA, MT-BC
Katherine is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) as well as a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) with Sanctuary Counseling Group. She works with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a variety of difficulties from anxiety, depression, shame, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, spiritual concerns and self esteem. Katherine can incorporate music therapy and spirituality into her work to help explore creative solutions for personal growth and resiliency. Katherine holds a Masters in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Her undergraduate degree is in Music Therapy from Appalachian State University. Katherine is a provisional deacon in the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church.