Sheila Ahler led the celebration of retirees for the class of 2022. She
began by recognizing retirees from 2020 and 2021, enabling the gathered body to applaud their appreciation for these pastors whose retirements were previously acknowledged during online sessions of Annual Conference. The 35 retirees of 2022 and their spouses came forward to stand before a very grateful body. They enter into this next season of their lives and ministries with the thanks and prayers of the entire North Carolina Conference.
The 2022 retirees are: Kay Boone, Larry Bowden, Vernon Brown, Rufus Butner, Ross Carter, Helen Champion, Gene Cobb, John Crowe, Donald Daniel, Kenneth Davenport, Bryan Faggart, Penny Dollar Farmer, Carl Frazier, Ray Gooch, Sidney Hadden, Linda Harris, Tommy Hart, Kenneth Helms, Phyllis Hicks, Randy Hillman, Karen Howell, David Jones, Talton Madison, Ellen McCubbin, Brigette Freeman Morris, Charles Mosley, Joseph Perry, Timothy Russell, Thomas Supplee, Alan Swartz, Cara Thompson, Donna Thompson, Gene Tyson, Kelli Walker-Jones, Karen Whitaker, and Jenny Wilson.