Worship Minister

I am a worship leader, musician, wife, mother and most importantly a follower of Jesus.  When I was 8 years old my mother asked if I wanted to take piano lessons since there was a 2 for 1 deal!  I have been in love with music and the arts ever since.  I learned to play lots of instruments but my real passion is enabling people to learn to play and sing and find their God calling.  Whats funny is that I never sung anything growing up – I wouldn’t be caught dead singing in public let alone even in my own shower!  God has amazing ways to guide us into the beautiful creations we were meant to be.  When I’m not leading worship I love to bake pastries for the staff at HLUMC, run and bike, play fetch with my sweet border collie, Lucy and do various home repair projects.  My husband Clay and I together have 4 children, Eleana, Kaden, Zane and Nina.

Pastor Carrie has a Bachelors in Music Education from Western Carolina University and a Masters of Sacred Music from Perkins School of Theology/Souther Methodist University.  She is an Ordained Deacon in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.