New Salem Methodist Church
(704) 872-6097

155 New Salem Road
Statesville, NC 28625

Meet the team - New Salem Methodist Church

New Salem United Methodist Church has a great team of paid staff, and volunteer leaders.
Meet our team here:
David Gay
Pastor
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Diana Handy
Administrative Assistant
I am a native of Western North Carolina and have lived in Harmony, NC for the last two years with my husband, Bruce and three of our four children and our dog, Max. I have been part of the New Salem UMC family for a year now and I love it! I create the bulletins, power points, and newsletters as well as track offering and membership.
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Mary Cooke
Director of Music
A North Carolina native, Dr. Mary Lee Cooke was raised and presently resides in Mecklenburg County. After graduating from North Mecklenburg High School, she furthered her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she received a DMA in Vocal Performance. Dr. Cooke has been the Music Director here at New Salem since 2010. In the years prior to this, she served Methodist churches in Concord and Huntersville, N.C. In addition to directing church choirs, she has taught voice and performed in opera, oratorio and community theater. Presently she is an Instructor at Central Piedmont Community College. Dr. Cooke’s interest in Civil War history fueled her research in songs of that era created by Southern women. Her dissertation, Southern Women, Southern Voices: Civil War Songs by Southern Women, was published in 2008.
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Alice McIntyre
Accompanist
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Sharon Brown
Nursery Worker
I was born and raised in Statesville, NC. I am a widow and have one son. I began attending New Salem UMC in 1983. I currently work as a Help Desk Technician at Carolina IT Professionals, as well as being the Nursery Worker at New Salem.
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Tony Ballard
Groundskeeper
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Custodian
By Faith Cleaning Service/Sharon Goad
We are a family owned Christian Cleaning Service I left my full time job to start my cleaning service 9 years ago.... My business is my Ministry... I love serving our Lord, Love meeting new people and making friends... I specialize in Commercial Cleaning/ Offices and Churches... We are honored to be able to provide our services to your Church Family.
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