• Paul mcclure - pastor

    Pastor Paul just moved in the first week of July. His bio will be posted soon!


  • part time choir director

    We are looking for a talented, energetic person to be our Choir Director for our traditional 10:55 service and to lend support as needed for our 8:30 contemporary service.  You will work together with Pastor Paul McClure and Deacon Shannon LeMaster Smith to plan the worship themes for the Sunday Service.   You will schedule a choir practice every week.   Feel free to incorporate solos, bells, cantatas, ensembles and instruments to add variety to the service.  


    We would like you to have a degree in Music or comparable  experience.   Please send your resume and application to Pastor Paul McClure, 2239 NC 181, Morganton, NC 28655; or email to ohumc.morganton@gmail.com . 

  • shannon lemaster-smith

    youth and family outreach minister

    I am married to my best friend, Jonathan. We have two fluffy beagapoos, Jupiter and Biscuit. I graduated from Freedom High School, received degrees in Music and Christian Education from Pfeiffer University, and finished a Masters degree in Conflict Resolution from UNC Greensboro. I am an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, a clergy order ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice.  I live out my call by equipping and empowering the church to go out into the world and love our neighbors and helping all people experience God's love and grace. I love working with children, youth and families specifically to nurture the spiritual formation and faith development of young people through creating a safe, loving community where we explore the stories and rituals of our faith and ask questions and use imagination as we seek to grow in our understanding of God. My favorite color is purple. I like playing board/card games, watching movies, singing, being in nature, taking pictures of beautiful things, going on long walks, spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people.

  • shari legoullon - secretary

    I am originally from western Pennsylvania and I am a loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan. My husband, Eric, and I moved to North Carolina in 1990. We have two children, Amber and Ryan. For fun, I sing with the Carolina Style Chorus, which is a part of Sweet Adelines International, a capella singing in the barbershop style.  We have 45 women in our group. 


  • grace hartley - church treasurer

    I was born and raised in Hickory, NC. I was a member of St. Luke’s Methodist Church where I joined the church and sang in the choir.  I attended Hickory High School, The Highlands School for Girls in Avon Park, FL and graduated from Kee’s Business College in Norfolk, VA.  I have just retired as Accounting Manager from Mimosa Hills Golf Club where I was employed for 18 years. I have spent all my life in the accounting/office environment.  I belong to North Morganton United Methodist Church where I sing in the choir and serve on various committees. I am presently the financial secretary of our church and have served in that capacity for the past three years.


    My hobbies are gardening, golfing, swimming and enjoying my two grandchildren, Matthew and Ryan.  My daughter, Virginia, son in law, Chris, and grandchildren reside in Clemmons, NC. I have a son, Robert Johnston, who is the band director at Freedom High School here in Morganton.  My husband, Gary, and I reside in Morganton with our little dog, Coco.  It is an honor and a delight to be part of the staff at Oak Hill United Methodist Church. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question or concern.

  • ann aldridge - organist

    I have been Methodist all my life and enjoy being involved at Oak Hill.  I have taught Sunday School and have been chairperson of many committees including Administrative Council and now I'm Chairperson of our Finance Committee.  I am involved in our District and Conference and have been a  delegate to Annual and Jurisdictional Conferences, and very active with United Methodist Women.


    My career has been working with the deaf.  I have experience with deaf education administration and I’m currently a licensed sign language interpreter.  I am married to Wade and mother of Richard and Brandon and foster mother of Chris.


    I am the volunteer organist at Oak Hill and enjoy singing in the choir.

  • amy absher - pianist traditional service

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