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.
Pastor of Blackburn’s Chapel
Abbot/Director of Blackburn House
Email: Brandon Wrencher
Brandon began serving as Pastor of our Blackburn’s Chapel worshiping community and Abbot/Director of The Blackburn House in July of 2014. Previously he served as an intern for Blackburn’s Chapel and The Blackburn House.
Learn more about Brandon Wrencher.
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.
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: 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.
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 began working with the youth ministry as a volunteer college student. After graduation he was hired part-time as youth ministry assistant in 2009. In his time at BUMC Andy has been blessed to witness the youth ministry transform from a program-based ministry to a thriving small group-based ministry.
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.
Interim Mission Coordinator
Email: Laura Beach
Laura Beach is an elder in the United Methodist Church. She is appointed to Boone UMC part-time as Minister of Community Engagement and part-time to NETworX Coordinator through Rural Faith Development CDC in Yadkinville. As a college student, Laura nurtured a passion for preserving creation and marginalized communities. It was there that she received an unexpected call into ministry. Always eager to laugh, Laura loves people, and all things that foster a sense of community and making connections. She believes deeply that God has called the church to be diverse, compassionate, and just. Laura is thrilled to connect our church with the community and world, as we live into Jesus’ example and calling for the church to be a place of unlikely friendships created and sustained by God’s mercy.
Crossroads Worship Coordinator
Email: Ben Fitzgerald
Ben is a Senior at Appalachian State University. He is a leader in the Youth Ministry as well as active in the Wesley Foundation.
Children’s Ministry Assistant
Email: Wallis Belcher
Wallis is delightfully articulate, passionate about her love of God, and definite about the church being an active part of her life. Growing up, Wallis was active in children’s ministry and youth group, serving as President of her Youth Group during her Junior and Senior years. Currently, she is a Junior at ASU exploring her interest in communications and marketing.
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.