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.
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.
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.
Learn more about Jeff McClain.
Email: Laura Beach Byrch Ext. 226
Laura Beach Byrch 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.
Learn more about Laura Beach Byrch
Pastor of Adult Ministries
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.
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 its sweetness. Read more about Kingstreet Church.
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.
Email: Halee Hartley, 828-264-6092
I received my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from CCCTI in 2011. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development from Kaplan University in May 2016. I am certified in Autism Relations and have my Early Childhood Administration Credentials Level 1-3. I plan to continue my education and obtain my Master’s in Early Childhood Education beginning in January.
Learn more about Halee Hartley.
Chilren’s Ministry Assistant
Email: Alexa Cook, 828-264-6092
“Alexa is a special education major, psychology minor studying at ASU. She is passionate about serving the Lord and working with children. In her spare time you can find her exploring trails in and around Boone, sipping coffee and reading at Espresso News, or spending time advising her residents (RA) at ASU. Alexa is very excited about this new experience in Ministry with Children and looks forward to all that God has planned.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crossroads Worship Coordinator
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
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