Wendy is the pastor of Two Rivers Church – A United Methodist Community, a new church start in Charleston, South Carolina. An ordained United Methodist pastor for 17 years, she has served congregations in both the Eastern Pennsylvania and South Carolina Annual Conferences, focusing on turnaround and revitalizing church communities. Before entering seminary, she served as a young adult missionary through the Board of Global Ministries, funded in large part by the United Methodist Women.
Wendy is the mother to Jackson, an 12th grader, Wesley, an 9th grader, and Anya, a 7th grader, all of whom are learning virtually this year. She grew up in Lancaster, SC, where her parents still live. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Wesley Theological Seminary, with a master’s degree in divinity.
Wendy’s passion is connecting congregations to their community and inviting those disillusioned with, unfamiliar with or estranged from church into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. She also is an accomplice in the work of dismantling white supremacy and creating a church that is fully inclusive. Practicing restorative yoga, running at a turtle’s pace and spending time with her children bring light into her world.
Wendy’s Talk: “We’ve Got What We Need – Mutual Aid as a Post-COVID Ministry Model”
COVID revealed how broken our systems are. In this new season, mutual aid gives us a way to create new, thriving systems of community.