Four ordination services were held on Friday, June 18 at Fuquay-Varina UMC. Thirty-eight elders and two deacons were ordained. Because of COVID precautions, the group was divided into four smaller groups and the number of attendees was limited. The classes of 2020 and 2021 were ordained.
Bishop Ward’s sermon, “Small Boats and Vast Seas” was based on scripture Mark 4: 35-41.
Class of 2020
Deacon: Jason Buie Darden
Elders: Brittany Absher-Baer, David Benjamin Adams, Adam David Ross Baker, Adam Edward Charville, Jarrod Seth Davis, Crystal Oneyke DesVignes, Alan Phillips Felton, Laura Adele Goldenbaum-Yang, Aaron Michael Hayworth, James Roy Hilburn, David Lowell Joyner, Jr., Patrick Edward Keely, Christopher Vogle Leak, Sunny Baek Limm, Christopher Marc O’Neal, Eric Douglas Packard, Alexander John Parker, Eric Walker Prenshaw, Elizabeth Calvert Reynolds, Kevin Hugh Seymour, Molly Brock White, Ashley Beech Will, Gloria Winston, Karl Alan Zorowski
Class of 2021
Deacon: Janet Kay Baucom
Elders: James Jackson Bolyard III, Jack Allen Colenda, Thomas Michael Hallberg, Prentis Harris III, Seyun Hwang, Patrick Olin Jones, Allison DeLargy Lancaster, Tyler Godshalk Muller-Yoder, Gypsie Moore Murdaugh, Lucas Breading Nelson, Christina Eileen Parrish, Alma Delia Tinoco Ruiz, Cara Lea Thompson, Jason Robert Villegas