our pastor

Rev. Bev Coppley, Senior Pastor

Rev. Bev Coppley is an ordained Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference. She is a native of Lexington, North Carolina and a graduate of Wake Forest University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Bev has served Broad Street United Methodist Church (Statesville), Chapel Hill United Methodist Church (Statesville), University City United Methodist Church (Charlotte), First United Methodist Church (Landis) and was most recently co-pastor at Maple Springs UMC here in Winston-Salem.    


            Bev and Jeff have two children, Ellen (22) and Thomas (18).  She has been deeply involved in Rotary International and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  She is a member of the WNCC Board of Ordained Ministry, the Conference Relations Committee, and the Yadkin Valley District Committee on Superintendency.


 Bev loves planning worship services that help connect people to God and to each other. She is on the Annual Conference Worship Committee and assists in planning worship at Lake Junaluska. She enjoys mentoring, staff supervision, and helping others find clarity and purpose in life, ministry, and relationships. Her hobbies are hiking, reading, educational travel, and cooking with local produce.  She loves Batman, the Virginia mountains, and her ironically named nine-year old Labrador Retriever, Duke. If she could time travel, she would like to intern for Martin Luther or the Apostle Paul. She is also an avid Wake Forest football fan and loves to spend summer evenings watching baseball. ‚Äč

our staff

Joe Hout

Outreach Pastor

Dreama Lovitt

Traditional Music Director

Our acting organist, choirmaster and Music Director, Dreama Lovitt, is also a private piano and organ instructor and occasional recitalist and clinician.  Although relatively young, she has more than eighteen years of experience as a professional church musician.  She is a member of the Winston Salem chapter of the American Guild of Organists, for which she has also served as sub-dean.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Richmond and a Master of Music degree in organ performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music.

Debbie Jandes

Administrative Assistant

Our Administrative Assistant, Deb Jandes, has been with Ardmore since 2012.  She handles all aspects of the typesetting and printing of our bulletins each week, editing and publishing the monthly newsletter, webmaster and is hub of communications. Deb loves the work she has been called to do here at Ardmore.

She is married to Jeff and they have two daughters, Taylor and Mackenzie. In addition to spending time with her family, she loves cooking, crafts, reading, and interior design.

Marilyn Parker

Preschool Director

Born in Maryville, TN, Marilyn was the only child of Duff and Ila Anderson.  Following her graduation from Maryville High School, she attended Tennessee Tech University where she received her degree in Elementary and Early Childhod Education.  She received her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Reading, from UNC Greensboro.  Marilyn taught eight years in the public school system, and has been the director of Ardmore's through the week school (preschool) since 1986.  She is married to Lamar Parker and they have four children.

Of her position at AUMC, Marilyn says, "I love my job as Director.  It is wonderful to be a part of a loving, creative environment, shaping young minds and showing young children the love of Jesus in a church setting".  Marilyn's hobbies include gardening, reading and sports.

Mary Jo Brewer

Coordinator of Older Adult Ministries

Mary Jo is a Siler City, NC native and a lifelong Methodist.  She graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Primary Education and with a Master of Arts in Early Childhool Education.  After teaching kindergarten for 30 years, she retired from Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools in 1999.  At Ardmore Mary Jo is active in United Methodist Women (in Deborah Circle) on a local and district level; Girl Scouts; Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary sorority for women educators; retired school personnel on a local and district level.  

She enjoys bowling, watching almost all sports events (especially Tarheels), reading, walking, traveling, and working puzzles.