Chris Daniel is a filmmaker and multimedia content creator from Holly Springs, NC. Passionate about telling stories through the art of video, Chris produces high quality original content that is both creative and authentic by exposing the beauty of the ordinary things in life. In addition to past independent and freelance projects, he has most recently worked as Media & Technology Coordinator at Apex Family of Faith Communities where he supported worship with AV and produced videos inviting viewers into deeper discipleship.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
Jaye Nesbitt White has no hometown, but claims Fayetteville as home base since she has lived there longer than any other of the many places she has called home throughout her life. Her father was an Air Force chaplain and her husband, Mark, is retired from the U.S. Army. She has lived in 16 states. plus Japan and Germany for varying amounts of time. She and Mark have two grown children, a son, Adam, and a daughter, Leah.
Jaye graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and had a variety of jobs over the years, to include counseling juvenile offenders who had been sent to a halfway house by the court system, and being the director of a U.S. military run daycare center in Germany. After serving with United Methodist Women and with local churches in several roles, she fought the call to ordained ministry until she finally surrendered to the Holy Spirit! Jaye graduated from Duke Divinity School in 2010 and was ordained a Deacon in full connection in 2014. She worked as the NC Conference BRAC Mission Developer for two years, serving as a liaison between the military community and the United Methodist churches surrounding Ft. Bragg as we welcomed new people and fostered new relationships. She then served St. Luke UMC Sanford as the Coordinator of Nurture, Outreach and Witness for three years.
Jaye is excited for all the ways God is working in and through the North Carolina Conference Connectional Table and looks forward to seeing where God leads us as we serve together.
Steve Taylor is a deeply dedicated Christian who has served in collaborative, results oriented ministries for more than 20 years. As a missionary in faith-based community transformation, Steve has extensive experience in assisting congregations through ministry discernment and creative mission development.
In urban and rural environments, Steve has helped local churches serve alongside community organizations, blending together diverse groups, collective fiscal resources, efforts, and spiritual energies. Steve developed multiple spiritual formation programs that connect risk-taking ministry with evangelistic outreach while serving as the director of one of the largest church and community centers within our denomination.
In recent years, Steve has trained extensively in the process of biblical animation, a highly interactive experiential engagement with scripture as the model for outreach, and Sabbath Economics, a Wesleyan ministry model leading Christian communities to a more sustainable household economy.
In all things, Steve challenges believers to ask, “Where do we see Jesus?” and brings a passion for discovering the heart of God in our relationships with the least of these. “When we participate in ministry with the poor, it is not simply an act of humanitarian concern; it is an act of sacred communion with the Jesus who says he is found with those who are hungry or in prison. It is fundamentally a space of Christian transformation.”
Derek has been on staff at the North Carolina Conference since December 2008. His goals include making nccumc.org an easy-to-use resource for all visitors and providing churches the resources to have the most effective web presence possible.
Feel free to contact Derek with any questions.