• Paul mcclure - pastor

    I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, where I experienced my call to ministry at an early age.  After exploring other possible paths along the way, I majored in Church Music at Pfeiffer College, and answered the call to pastoral ministry while completing my studies there.  I received my M.Div. at Boston University School of Theology, worked and lived in Boston for a couple more years, and returned to NC in 1990 for my first appointment at a two-point charge in Stanly County.  I have also served appointments in High Point, Newton, Cramerton, Peachland and Greensboro before coming to Oak Hill.


    Music is a lifelong passion and outlet for me, so I am grateful for opportunities to share music in worship and ministry.  Over the years, I have coordinated ministries in area prisons, served on mission teams to Nicaragua, Mexico, Guatemala, and the Appalachian mountains, and enjoy serving in diverse ways in the local community.  My deepest passion is to serve Jesus by serving others – sharing the Gospel of grace and healing, and helping others find their gifts and passion in Christ.

  • AMALIE HINSON - MUSIC director

    Amalie is a native of North Carolina. She grew up singing in church and school choirs. She completed the Bachelor of Music Education at Lenoir-Rhyne University, the Master of Music Education at Appalachian State University, and the PhD in Music Education at UNCG. She has directed sacred music programs and taught choral music, handbells, music theory, and voice performance for 25 years, and currently directs choral activities and teaches general music at Liberty Middle School. Amalie resides in Newton. Her son, Ethan lives in Colorado, and her daughter, Edith, lives in Washington DC.


    Tara is our part-time After-School Ministry Director.  She has already demonstrated her focused devotion to leading and promoting our Monday and Wednesday after-school children’s ministries, and we look forward to a wonderful school year.  In Tara’s own words:  “I have been a member of First UMC all my life.  I have volunteered with children’s ministries for over 6 years. I helped start a Godly Play ministry and was the leader of the Sacred Dance program. I also helped with music camp.  I currently have a full time job as a registrar in the emergency department at CHS Blue Ridge on the Morganton Campus. I’m excited to be a part of the children’s ministry at OHUMC!”

  • shari legoullon - secretary

    I am originally from western Pennsylvania and I am a loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan. My husband and I moved to North Carolina in 1990. We have two children. 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. 

  • ANNETTE HENSON - church treasurer

  • 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.

  • SHARON BUTLER - pianist - traditional service