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Our Leadership2018-11-11T20:36:12+00:00

Rev. Jeffrey J. Rushing

Senior Pastor

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phone: (704) 782-1423

Reverend Rushing is a native of Monroe, NC, the son of Jesse and Hazel Rushing. He is married to Janet Linker of Cabarrus County, NC. They have four children: Jessica Leigh, Carla Marie, Carrianne Brooke, and Jeffrey Blair. Jeffrey was licensed to preach in 1983. He is a graduate of Pfeiffer University, and Duke Divinity School. He was ordained as Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1991, and an Elder in 1993. He has served Fountain Hill-Mt.Moriah Church in Albemarle District of the Western NC Conference, First Street United Methodist Church, Albemarle, and presently serves Westford UMC, Concord , NC. Jeff enjoys golf, softball, hunting, fishing, politics, and spectator sports.

Rev. Robert Kimrey

Youth Pastor

Phone: 704-782-1423 x228

Robert joined Westford in July of 2018 as Director of Youth/Youth Pastor.  He is a native of Stanly County, NC and resides in Albemarle, NC.  He is married to his wife Tracy.  They have two children: Morgan and Evan.  Robert is a Licensed Local Pastor and was licensed in 2014.  He attends Seminary at Union Presbyterian in Charlotte,NC.  He served Fountain Hill/Mount Moriah UMC in the Uwharrie District before joining the staff of Westford.  He loves spending time with his family, watching his son play sports and his daughter cheer, watching movies, going to the beach, and spending time with the youth.  Robert’s passion for youth began when he was the Youth Leader for his home church.  Robert says that youth ministry is his calling and he is excited to see how God can use him to help youth develop and grow their faith in Jesus Christ.  

Chad Irons

Associate Pastor

Phone: 704-782-1423 x

Chad was raised in the Methodist church and became a member of Westford in 2014.  In July 2018, he joined the staff as Associate Pastor.  Chad lives in Harrisburg with his wife Annemarie.  They have two adult children; Becky and Tyler.  Chad enjoys spending time with his family and their three dogs.  In his spare time he enjoys riding his motorcycle, doing DYI projects, and watching sporting events.  God has called Chad into pastoral service at age 51 after 18 years working with the youth at University City UMC in Charlotte.  He has a passion for delivering God’s message and taking care of all of His children.

Ms. Mellie McClellan

Administrative Assistant

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phone: (704) 782-1423

Mellie has been with Westford since 2015

Mr. Ken Shook

Director of Chancel Choir

phone: 704-323-9907

 

Ken is the choir director at Westford UMC.

Ms. Gwyn Tobias

Organist/Choir Accompanist

phone: (704) 782-1423

Gwyn is the piano / organist at Westford UMC.