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. ​

our staff

Joe Hout

Outreach Pastor

Ellen Thompson

Director of Christian Education

Matthew Bacon

Traditional Music Ministries

Jerry Chapman

Contemporary Music Ministries

Mary Jo Brewer

Coordinator of Older Adult Ministries

Debbie Jandes

Administrative Assistant

Jay Bennett

​​​​​​​Facilities Manager

Marilyn Parker

​​​​​​​Preschool Director