Leadership

We are grateful for the lay leaders who help guide and care for our congregation.

Session

The Session is the governing body of University Presbyterian Church. It oversees all the committees and serves as the church’s representative and voice in Presbytery and denominational discussions.

Currently serving Elders are:

Class of 2021

Woody Burns
Claire Curran
Frances Hess
Susan Jackson
David Moreau
Joan Page
Walter Plunkett
Tom Warburton

Class of 2022

Mellicent Blythe
Katherine Bouldin
Jeff Howard
Alison Kavanaugh
Ken Krzyzewski
Vicki Lotz
Laura Piver
Lee White

Class of 2023

Sandy Alexander
Zane Buckner (Youth Elder)
Patty Baum Haydon
Amy McEntee
Anna Rose Medley
Scott Singleton
Bob Slater
Scott Smith
Hannah Starr

Clerk of Session

Betsy Edwards

Deacons

The Deacons provide a pastoral and caring presence through ministries such as visitation, receptions for memorial services, meal trains, and more. Each deacon serves as the point of contact for neighborhoods within our congregation.

Currently serving deacons are:

Class of 2021

Nancy Avery
Kara Aycock
Shipley Jenkins
Dallas Pridgen
Jim Schultz
Jan Simmons
Ken Younts

Class of 2022

Lee Ann Buck
Mickey Herrin
Chuck Osborne
Ken Pearce
Bill Sanford
Katherine Savage
Jim Snapper
Kristen Stewart
Tracy Woody

Class of 2023

Jesse Basnight, Jr.
Abbie DeVries
Fred Hill
Ella Kavanaugh (Youth Deacon)
Gwendolyn Lamb
Doug Lawson
Day McLaughlin
Samantha Schilling
Craig Shreve
Robin Thomas

2021 UPC Deacon Neighborhoods

 

Neighborhood #1
North Chapel, Hillsborough
Jim Snapper

Neighborhood #3
Carol Woods
Katherine Savage

Neighborhood #4
North Lakeshore
Gwen Lamb

Neighborhood #5
Booker Creek, Erwin Road
Abby DeVries

Neighborhood #6
South Lakeshore, Estes Hills
Jesse Basnight, Jr.

Neighborhood #7
Colony Woods, Legion Road
Ken Younts

Neighborhood #8
Homestead, Eubanks, Rogers Rd.
Sam Schilling

Neighborhood #9
Briarcliff, University Mall, Ridgefield
Kristen Stewart

Neighborhood #10
Downtown Chapel Hill
Jan Simmons

Neighborhood #11
Southeastside
Jim Schultz

Neighborhood #12
Carolina Meadows
Lee Ann Buck

Neighborhood #13
Falconbridge
Day McLaughlin

Neighborhood #14
Meadowmont
Doug Lawson

Neighborhood #15
North Carrboro, Lake Hogan, and West
Dallas Pridgen

Neighborhood #16
Jones Ferry, Carrboro
Mickey Herrin

Neighborhood #17
Southern Chapel Hill
Kara Aycock

Neighborhood #18
Southern Village
Ella Kavanaugh

Neighborhood #19
Polk’s Landing, Heritage Hills,
Robin Thomas

Neighborhood #20
Fearrington Village
Ken Pearce

Neighborhood #21
North/Central Durham
Bill Sanford

Neighborhood #22
The Oaks
Tracy Woody

Neighborhood #23
Southeast Chapel Hill, Governor’s
Chuck Osborne

Neighborhood #24
The Cedars
Shannon Pace

Neighborhood #25
Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro
Fred Hill

Neighborhoods #26
Wake County and East
Craig Shreve

Neighborhoods #27 and #2
Woodcroft and Hope Valley, Durham, Timberlyne, Piney Mountain
Shipley Jenkins

Deacon Care Teams

Memorial Receptions: Dallas Pridgen, Kristen Stewart, Jan Simmons

Cards and Flowers: Kara Aycock, Shannon Pace, Mickey Herrin

Older Adult Ministry: Jim Schultz, Chuck Osborne

Home Communions: Lee Ann Buck, Bill Sanford

Carol Woods: Katherine Savage, Jim Snapper

Carolina Meadows: Lee Ann Buck, Ken Pearce

Meal Train: Bill Sanford

Dinner Groups: Shipley Jenkins

Deacon Co-moderators/Deacons to Deacon: Ken Younts, Tracy Woody