Our Staff

Rev. Tom Hunter

Rev. Tom Hunter "Life is a series of journeys. We are excited about this new 'Life Journey' God has led us to. We look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you, who will be an important part of this next life journey." --Pastor Tom

Education: Old Fort HS; UNC-Asheville; Emory University (Master of Divinity)

Military: US Navy, 1970-1976; Hospital Corpsman

United Methodist Churches Served: St. Marks/Cross Mill -- Marion (3 Years); Snow Hill -- Candler (8 years); Maple Grove/Elizabeth Chapel -- Waynesville (6 years); Granite Falls First -- Granite Falls (11 years); Pilot Mountain First -- (6 years)

Family: Married Patsy King Hunter -- October 7, 1969; Daughter: Heather Hunter Francis -- son-in-law, Jim; grand-daughters: Katelyn (12 years old); Kallie (8 years old); live in Waynesville; Son: Lucas Hunter and fiance Wendy; grand-daughter, Fiona (11 months); live in Asheville.

Patsy's Work: McDowell Public Library -- Marion, NC; Adminstrative Assistant to Manager of WFGW/WMIT (Blue Ridge Broadcasting--Billy Graham Radio) -- January 1977 until June 2001; Administrative Support Manager for Med/Surg Department at Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory -- 2001-present.

Hobbies/Interests: both Tom & Patsy are avid readers (especially mysteries); and enjoy time with the family.

Goal: to have active involvement in Ebenezer UMC and the community.

Cindy Sears - Administrative Assistant

Miss Cindy SearsAdministrative Assistant and Webmaster, Cindy Sears, has worked at Ebenezer UMC since 2007. She runs the office, edits and publishes the bulletins and monthly newsletter; plus she designed and maintains our website.

As an active member of our church, she is also involved in the life of the church, including teaching and leading a Sunday school class for adults.

Cindy enjoys photography, and dabbles in art using oil, acrylic, pastel, graphite, and color pencils. She enjoys reading and writes an article for the monthly newsletter.

Mary Pennell - Pianist

Mary Lynn PennellMary plays the piano for us on Sundays, and any other time that we have a service or function that needs piano accompaniment. She really knows how to bang those keys, too!


Contact Information: 828-396-2214 or ebenezerumc@yahoo.com