Staff

Rev. Susanne Priddy
Lead Pastor
susanne.priddy@nccumc.org
Susanne’s Bio

Rev. Josh Hamra
Associate Pastor
jhamra@nccumc.org
Josh’s Bio

Youth Director:
Martha Whitesides

youth@wesleyanchapel.org

Martha lives in Wilmington with her husband, Tucker, and their fluffy Goldendoodle, Cotter. She is in graduate school at Duke Divinity. In her spare time she loves adventuring outdoors with, needlepointing, cooking, and all things Taylor Swift and Carolina basketball.

Children’s Director:
Tasha Ecklund

loveldabears@gmail.com

Tasha lives in the Surf City area with her husband and three children. She has been serving in children’s ministry since 2006 and has been serving at Wesleyan Chapel since 2018.
When she has the time, Tasha enjoys walking on the beach, hand stamping cards, and sipping her Starbucks hot chocolate.

Contemporary Worship Leader:
Kyle Miller

millerk2532@gmail.com

Kyle has been leading worship at Wesleyan Chapel since 2015. He studied Music and Math at UNC-Wilmington. Kyle is a classically trained pianist, a self-taught guitarist, a songwriter, and a composer. Some of his favorite musical opportunities were performing with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and co-writing, co-performing, and co-producing the EP “Songs from the Root Cellar” by his band Blue Turnip. He taught high school for four years, but now he works as a tutor and academic coach with Peak Learning Solutions. Kyle is an avid baseball fan and a struggling fantasy baseball manager. He lives with his wonderful wife, Catey, and his entitled dogs, Lily and Pax.

Organist:
Greg Gore

chawk92@aol.com

Greg has served as organist/pianist for traditional worship since October 2004. A Wilmington native and life-long resident, he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in music performance (organ/voice) from UNC-Wilmington. Greg is a charter member of the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists, currently serving as Dean.  He feels blessed with a vocation that not only provides sustenance but also nourishes his soul!

Music Director:
Cindie Houck

cindie.houck@gmail.com

Lucinda K. Houck, is in her sixteenth year as Director of Music Ministries at Wesleyan Chapel UMC.  She received the Ohio Choral Directors Association’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her thirty-two years of teaching choral music in Ohio.

Office Administrator:
Amanda Hamra

churchoffice@wesleyanchapel.org

Amanda has served as the office administrator since 2018. She lives in the Surf City area with her husband, two teenaged kids, and two dogs. She studied business and psychology at Liberty University and enjoys working behind the scenes. She loves family pizza movie nights, shopping for good deals, yoga, and working with local organizations who focus on the underserved and forgotten.

Sexton:
Cathy Emery

Cathy and her husband, Rob, moved from Indiana to Hampstead in 2018. They have 2 sons, one in Hampstead and one in Indiana. Their quiver is full with 5 grandchildren. Cathy enjoys yardwork and scrapbooking, but collecting vintage Pyrex is her favorite thing to do!

IT & Audio/Visual:
Cameron Wright

Bookkeeper:
Linda DeMott

Linda came to WCUMC in 2020.  She has over 40 years accounting experience.  She loves Wesleyan Chapel and plans to make it a major part of her life.

Professional photo credit: Bailey’s Photography