Lory Beth Huffman
Senior Pastor
Email: Lory Beth  Ext. 227

Reverend Lory Beth Huffman is a native of Asheboro, NC. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated from the School of Public Health with a degree in Health Education. It was there that she heard her call into ministry. However, she worked for over 2 years as a Health Educator at a local Health Department in Randolph County before attending seminary at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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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.

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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 Byrch
Pastor of Community Engagement 

Email: Laura Beach Byrch Ext. 248

Laura serves at Boone UMC as the Pastor of Community Engagement. She is also  an elder in the United Methodist Church.

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Patti Connelly
Pastor of Adult Ministries

Patti ConnellyEmail: Patti Connelly, Ext. 226

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.

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Ben Fitzgerald|
Director of Youth Ministries
Crossroads Worship Coordinator

Email:  Ben Fitzgerald

I am a graduate of Appalachian State University where I studied Religious Studies. I have worked with the youth group as a volunteer and still volunteer for 8 years at BUMC. I was a Youth Pastor for a year in Blowing Rock.

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Ben Floyd
Pastor of Blackburn’s Chapel
Email: Ben Floyd

My name is Ben Floyd and I and my family arrived at Blackburn’s Chapel in July 2017 after spending the last three years studying for my ​M.Div at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. While answering God’s call is never an easy proposition, we have felt nothing but warmth and love since arriving here in Todd!

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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.

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Dana Davis


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.

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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.

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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.


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


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 Assistant, Ext. 222