I am Jeanene Rushing. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Brian, since 1994. We have been blessed with three beautiful, smart and talented daughters, who are all grown now, who in turn, blessed us with three granddaughters, who all know me as Mae Mae!! My family means everything to me. Spending time with my daughters and granddaughters is a tremendous blessing and probably my most favorite hobby. I enjoy reading, listening to music, and singing along!! Another one of my favorite hobbies is taking in a baseball game, preferably a Cincinnati Reds baseball game. Thanks to my baseball loving husband, who is well-versed in the game, I have developed a love for it also over the years and this has become something that we both enjoy greatly doing together.
Jeanene has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
I have been the Preschool Director at Hawthorne Lane UMC since the start of the program Fall 2008. While teaching Sunday School at HLUMC with my husband and after having our third child, I decided to take time off from 12 years working in the corporate world to spend time with my children. During that time, I agreed to do research on starting a preschool program at HLUMC. I’m grateful for the continued support from church members and preschool families for the growth of this ministry. I enjoy working with children, reading books, exercising, most of all spending time with my family, husband Rick and our daughters Ashlyn, Ellie and Carly.
Ms. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of NC at Charlotte
I love my job!!! I am passionate about bringing children closer to God and creating a strong spiritual foundation in their lives. We try to offer the children opportunities and experiences that they will not get anywhere else. I truly believe that children who experience Christian Education at any age will be provided the tools they need to have a joyful and blessed life. I am also a wife and mother of 2. I love to sing, run and eat good food that others make, I cannot cook at all…ask my kids!
Ms. Lizanne has a Bachelors in Music from Appalachian State University
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.
It is such a gift to be the pastor of Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church. I am passionate about the church being a place where everyone is welcome and included and I would love to get to know you. I love listening to folk and americana music, playing golf and guitar (not well), being outdoors, and spending time with friends. Growing up in rural and small towns, I will always be adjusting to city life. My wife, Meredith, is a Deacon in the United Methodist Church, and a social worker. We have two daughters who love being silly.
I earned a bachelor’s degree from Wofford College (Go Terriers!) and a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke University (Go Blue Devils!)