Howard is a graduate of NC State University and after 12 1/2 years in the furniture manufacturing industry, discerned a call to pastoral ministry. Howard then earned his Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. Howard has been married to his wife Donna, a Labor and Delivery nurse, since 1980 and they are both proud of their two adult daughters, Katie and Christine who are both married and they have one granddaughter, Josie. Donna is a cat-person and Howard is a dog-person, their current dog’s name is Millie.
Kristi is a wife and mother to two beautiful daughters that will be attending Elkin City Schools in the Fall. During her free time you will find her on one of the local Mountains to Sea trails enjoying the fresh air. She is active in the community and serves in the youth department at her church. Kristi has many years experience working with children of all ages but has a passion for Birth -Kindergarten ages. We are thrilled to have her back as part of our team. Kristi and the rest of the staff at EFUMC Preschool look forward to seeing you all in the Fall.