Rev. Jeff Johnsen
Rev. Jeff Johnsen – Senior Pastor
Jeff was appointed to Mt. Pisgah UMC in July, 2016. Jeff received his undergraduate degree from Wingate University, his Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry from Liberty University. He received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award in 1999 and The Culture of the Call Church Award in 2014. His previous appointments include Cherokee UMC in Cherokee, NC for 3 years, First UMC-Valdese in Valdese, NC for 6 years, and Denver UMC in Denver, NC for 14 years. He married Kristi Johnsen in 1993 and they have four children: Cody, Wyatt, Trey, and Sheyanne. His hometown is Clemmons, NC.
Rev. Donald Thomas
Rev. Donald Thomas – Associate Pastor
Donald joined the staff here at Mt. Pisgah April of 2009 and currently serves in the ministry areas of Evangelism, Fellowship, Missions and the Mount/the Mount Wednesday Praise and Worship Services. Upon coming to Mt. Pisgah, Donald answered the call to Pastoral Ministry attending Local Pastors School in May of 2010 and completing The Course of Study at Duke University July of 2014. Donald is married to Dianne Atkinson Thomas and they have two daughters, Khristi Thomas who graduated from East Carolina University and lives in Greenville, NC and Dr. Katie Knight who graduated from East Carolina University as well and who lives in Beaufort, NC along with her husband Evan and Grand Dog Lexie.
Rev. Kim Miller
Kim Miller – Associate Pastor
Kim was appointed to Mount Pisgah from the West Ohio Conference of the UMC in 2017. She holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Journalism degree from Ohio University.
She and her family live in Greensboro. Her husband, Bryant is a teacher and head football coach at Western Guilford High School. Together, they have 4 children – Max, Mikah, Malachi, and Maylee.
Pam Inman – Director of Operations & Administration
Pam has been the Director of Operations at Mount Pisgah since 2003.
Pam is married to David E. Inman. They are the parents of Pete and Tonya Inman (Jessie, Sydney and great grandchild, Gabriel) and Laurie and Johnny Moore (Jake and Nate), who all live in Greensboro. They enjoy spending time with their family–especially the grandchildren, camping and making memories for them.
Amberly Johnston – Director of Music & Worship
Amberly is a native of DuBois, Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Amberly has performed with the Ithaca College Opera, UNCG Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Greensboro Opera, and Capital Opera of Raleigh, and has studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria as part of their Opera Studio program.
At Mt. Pisgah, Amberly directs the Chancel Choir, Voices of Bronze Handbells, Cherub and Celebration Children’s Choirs, and the Greensboro Community Women’s Chorus. In her spare time she teaches private voice and piano lessons. She and her husband Pete enjoy traveling and walking their Maltese dog, Bella
Cody Johnsen – Director of Young Adult Ministries
Cody comes to Mount Pisgah as a recent graduate of Liberty University. He earned his degree in Business Communications and has sensed a calling and excitement for ministry.
Cody began his ministry at Mount Pisgah on May 14th. However, his spiritual journey began much before that date.
“I asked Jesus to be the Lord of my life when I was six years old. Then, I went on a Chrysalis flight the summer before my 9th grade year, through which I felt God calling me into a life of ministry. I recently graduated from Liberty University, where my faith walk was truly shaped and molded. I have a heart for young adults; not just that they know Christ, but that they would desire to seek a deeper understanding of Him.”
Dayna Paslay – Director of Youth Ministries
In addition to
being the new Youth Director at Mount Pisgah Church, Dayna is also a full-time graduate student at UNCG, studying
She is very happy to be here and is excited about serving alongside you. She has worked and served at several churches in the past and has seen a variety of congregations. She believes Mount Pisgah is in the perfect position to be instrumental in the lives of its young people.
Rae Augustin – Weekday School Director
LuAnn Christy – Administrative Assistant
LuAnn attended Appalachian State University and has been employed with Mount Pisgah since June 1990.
LuAnn is married to Mark Christy, and they have two children: Megan, a graduate of UNCG and Taylor, a senior at Rockingham County High School. Her hobbies include scrapbooking and Carolina basketball.
Dee Earl – Financial / Membership Secretary
Dee has served the Mount Pisgah congregation since 1997 as Financial/Membership Secretary.
Dee is retired from AT&T Federal System Division, where she and her husband, James, met. They have one son, Brandon.
Ray Marsh – Accountant
Ray, a Michigan native, graduated from Ferris State College with a BS in Accounting. Ray and his wife Pat are retired. Ray enjoys hiking on local trails and occasional section hikes on the Appalachian Trail.
Bill Apple – Maintenance
Bill, a Greensboro native, graduated from Northeast Guilford High School. He worked as an industrial electrician for 33 years. He and his wife, Vickie, enjoy time at the beach fishing and just relaxing. He also enjoys attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.