Staff

Pastor

Danny & Denise Wiley

(864)574-4554
Danny was born and raised in the panhandle of Oklahoma. He is very quick to tell you about his love for the Sooners' athletic teams. Denise is from Rockingham, NC and is a graduate of Anderson University.   They have been married for 31 years and are the proud parents of four wonderful daughters.  Meredith is married to Joshua Dickard and they have three children, Hannah, Micah and Sarah.  They live in Charleston, SC.  Courtney is married to Gene Robert Baxley and they have one son, Gene Robert Jr. and they live in Mullins, SC.  Lauren is married to Weston Ford and their son Jameson.  Erin is working at Disney World in sunny Orlando, FL.  
 
Danny finished his undergraduate work at Southwestern Christian Universty in Bethany, OK and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY.  He has served previous churches in Florence, Nichols, Salvisa (KY) and Greenwood/Ninety Six.  Danny believes that prayer is the key to a life of peace and purpose. He has a heart to see people come to Jesus, discover their giftedness and go to work for the Kingdom of God.



Administrative Assistant

Linda Crowder

(864)574-4554

Linda Crowder has been the administrative assistant at RRUMC since 1999.  Linda is orginially from Indiana.  Linda & her family moved to South Carolina in June 1995.  Linda enjoys vacationing with family & friends, playing with her grandson Bretton, puzzling & reading.




Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Lisa Brinkman

Lisa Brinkman was born and raised in north-central Alabama and has an Early Childhood Education degree from the University of North Alabama.  Lisa’s entire career has centered around teaching and working with children and youth.  Lisa became a Christian at a young age so being involved in church has been a huge part of her life. She and her husband Kyle became active members of RRUMC shortly after moving to the Upstate of South Carolina in 2019.  The have one adult daughter, Emily, who lives in the Destin, Florida area. 

In addition to the responsibility of coordinating these very important ministries, Lisa is also a member of the Praise Team and two of our small-group Bible studies.  She believes that investing in our children and youth by teaching them about Jesus is one of the greatest callings.  Some of Lisa’s favorite Bible verses are “Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. And he (Jesus) took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.” (Mark 10:15-16).




Choir Director and Pianist

Heidi Gomez

Heidi Gomez has been the Music Director at Reidville Rd. UMC since 2007.  She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Central Michigan University with a focus on organ performance.  Heidi also teaches piano lessons  and does music classes for  the preschool children at the Readiness Center.  She moved from Michigan to South Carolina in 2006 and lives in Spartanburg with her husband, Carlos and their daughter, Scarlet and two dogs.  When she’s not involved with church and music, she enjoys reading, gardening and cooking.  




Contemporary Worship Leader

Scott Smith

Dr. Scott Smith serves as the Contemporary Worship Leader for RRUMC.  Scott's 'other' job is serving as the Director of Accountability, Research and STEM Programs for Spartanburg School District Five.  Originally from Camden, SC, Scott began playing with music team for SC United Methodist Youth events while in middle school.  Through the years, he performed at events including the Springmaid Beach youth retreats and Youth Annual Conference, among others.  During this time, the music team recorded two albums.  Scott also served as a Dean for the SC Conference Youth Choir for many years, and worked as a lead with the Batesburg-Leesville Salkehatchie camp.  Prior to moving to the Duncan area, Scott served as the Contemporary Worship Leader at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in Greenville.  Smith resides in Duncan with his wife, Liz and children Molly and Mason.




Handbell Director

Loyd Dennis

Loyd Dennis has been the Handbell Director at Reidville Road UMC since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education with a minor in music from Converse College. She has a Master's degree in Technology in Education from Leslie University. Loyd has been directing handbells since 1984. She was the handbell director at St. Paul UMC and Trinity UMC before coming to Reidville Road. She also directed the children’s choir at St. Paul. She also sings in the adult choir. Loyd is from North Carolina originally but has been in South Carolina since 1976. Her husband and daughter also play the handbells. When Loyd is not at church she likes to sew, do crafts, camp, and read.




Children & Youth Assistant

Meredith Stephenson

Meredith Stephenson is one of the youth leaders. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education and is currently pursuing her Masters in counseling with a concentration in school counseling from Wake Forest University. In addition to helping with the youth she is a second grade teacher at Woodruff Primary School in Spartanburg District Four. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and shopping.




Nursery

Bella & Abby Davis

Bella and Abby Davis are two of Reidville Road United Methodist’s youth that are now young adults.  Bella is student at Converse College and Abby is graduating from Dorman High School.  The Davis family are active in the church with Chris on the Praise Team and Sara as a children and youth volunteer.  Younger sister Torey rounds out this beautiful family.




3RC Preschool Director

Kathryn Rowell

Originally from Chester, SC, Kathryn moved to Spartanburg in 1993 with her husband Bob.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina.  She has been at RRRC since 1996 where she began as a 4K Teacher and became Director in 2001.  She has enjoyed this special ministry which allows her to reach children and families for Christ.  When not working, Kathryn emjoys spending time with her family.  She and Bob have two sons, Andrew and Nick.  Her late mother-in-law was the founding pastor of Reidville Road UMC.




 
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This Week's Events
FEB

07

TUE
Men's Bible Study
7:00 AM
Meets at McDonalds at Hwy 290 & Reidville Road
Crafters for Christ
1:30 PM
Meets at the church
Bocce Ball
1:30 PM
FEB

08

WED
Loaves and Fishes Bible Study
12:00 PM
Meet at the church. Bring your lunch. Pastor Danny is leading this study.
FEB

09

THU
Game Day
2:00 PM
Bible Search
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