David Hockett

David Hockett
Senior Pastor
Email: David Hockett  Ext. 227

David Hockett is a graduate of NC State University and The Divinity School at Duke University.  A United Methodist pastor for over 20 years, David has served congregations in Greensboro, Salisbury, and Concord before coming to Boone UMC in 2015.

Learn more about David Hockett.

Vern Collins
Pastor of Discipleship

Email: Vern Collins, Ext. 232

Vern has been on staff at Boone UMC since the fall of 1998. He has been a part of seeing a thriving Youth Ministry emerge, and has been given the opportunity to lead Crossroads, a multi-sensory worship gathering.

Learn more about Vern Collins.

Jeff McClain
Director of Congregational Care

Email: Jeff McClain, Ext 225

Jeff began serving as Director of Congregational Care in June of 2012.  Previously he served as pastor to Blackburn’s Chapel, our satellite campus in Todd, NC.

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Laura Beach
Pastor of Community Engagement 

Email: Laura Beach Ext. 226

Laura Beach is an elder in the United Methodist Church. She is appointed to Boone UMC part-time as Pastor of Community Engagement and part-time to NETworX Coordinator through Rural Faith Development CDC in Yadkinville.

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Patti Connelly
Pastor of Adult Ministries

Patti Connelly

Email: Patti Connelly, Ext. 238

Patti joined Boone UMC in December 2014 as the Director of Adult Ministries after working with congregations in the Charleston WV area. Patti and her husband Ken are parents to five grown kids and enjoy being grandparents to their awesome grandchildren that live nearby.

Learn more about Patti Connelly.



Luke Edwards
Pastor of Kingstreet Church

Email: Luke Edwards, Ext. 226

Luke is the pastor of King Street Church, a house church network focused on downtown Boone. King Street Church is Boone UMC’s newest worshiping community, committed to offering Christian community to those who have never tasted it’s sweetness. Read more about Kingstreet Church.



Colette Krontz
Director of Children’s Ministry

Email: Colette Krontz, Ext. 228

Colette Krontz is minister to and with children at Boone United Methodist Church. She has been involved with children’s ministry for the past twelve years and has been Director since 2007.

Learn more about Colette Krontz.

Dana Holden
Preschool Director

Email: Dana Holden, 828-264-6092

Dana Holden became director of the Boone United Methodist Preschool in August of 2012. She grew up in Alabama where she graduated from Birmingham-Southern College, then continued her education at Southern Methodist University where she received a Master of Theology degree.

Learn more about Dana Holden.

Dana Davis
Director of Worship & The Arts

Email: Dana Davis  Ext. 246

Dana is very excited to join the Staff and the Congregation at Boone UMC. She will be developing new musical opportunities at the Church for everyone to enjoy.

Learn more about Dana Davis.

Andy Ellis
Director of Youth Ministries

Email: Andy Ellis, Ext. 229

Andy is originally from Waynesville, NC. In 2004, Andy moved to Boone to attend Appalachian State University. He graduated from Appalachian State in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in History: Secondary Education.

Learn more about Andy Ellis.


Jennifer Whittington
Business Administrator

Email: Jennifer Whittington, Ext. 224

Jennifer joined the Boone United Methodist Church Staff in April 2007. She and her husband, John, attend the Crossroad service on Sunday mornings. On Thursday evenings you can usually find them helping Luke distribute Green Street Catering meals from the front Narthex.

Learn more about Jennifer Whittington.

Barb DuClos
Office Assistant

Email: Barb DuClos, Ext. 230

Barbara joined the Boone United Methodist Church Staff in August, 2009 as the Part-time Bookkeeper. She enjoys participating in the 8:45 a.m. Praise Worship Service and enjoys being involved in the BUMC Fall Bazaar each year.

Kathy Butler

Pianist/Worship Leader

Email: Kathy Butler

Kathy first came to Boone United Methodist Church in 2005. She is a great pianist who brings excitement, talent and enthusiasm to the Praise and Worship Service. She also uses her talents to accompany the Chancel Choir as well as the High Country High School Chorale.

James Emory
Crossroads Worship Coordinator


Custodial Staff

The custodial staff of Boone United Methodist Church is an important part of our ministry. They assure that the building is clean and the rooms are set-up as requested. Mike Carson has been on staff since 1999.

Mike Carson –  Custodian
Anna Reece –  Night Custodian

Volunteer Staff

Volunteers of Boone United Methodist Church are an integral part of the everyday operations of the church.  One of our volunteers is Mae Robbins.  She has kept the member information updated since 1997.

Mae Robbins, Office Assitant , Ext. 222