Meet the Staff

Rev. Jenny Wilson

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Hello Friends,

Thanks for checking out the staff page at Oxford United Methodist Church.  I am excited to be the pastor here.  Our beautiful church building is part of the long-time history of Oxford.  Our call to make disciples is as old as scripture, and yet our ministries and missions are compelling and responsive to our 21st century context.  Our worship is vibrant.  We hope you will come and share in all that God is doing in this place. 

If you have questions we hope you will contact us. 

Phone 919 693-4091



Grace and Peace to you,

Pastor Jenny Wilson

Sarah Lewis, Minister of Music
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Sarah plans the music for worship, plays piano and organ for worship services, directs the Chancel Choir and Praise Team, and teaches music to our Learning Tree and Mustard Seed children.  She received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and a Master of Arts in Church Music from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.  Prior to coming to OUMC she was the organist and bell choir director at Stonybrook UMC in Gahanna, Ohio, and taught piano full-time at the Conservatory of Piano.  She loves using a variety of musical styles in our two worship services and is so happy working with all of the talented adults and children at OUMC! Sarah married her husband, Matt, in our sanctuary in May of 2013.  She has two children: Cassie, age 14, and Rhys, who is 4.

Ellen Thompson, Learning Tree Preschool Director

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Ellen is the Director and 4 yr-old classroom teacher of The Learning Tree, OUMC’s half-day kindergarten readiness preschool program. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 1990 earning her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in IPM and Crop Science and moved to Oxford to work at the Tobacco Research Station. In 1994 she was asked by an OUMC member to start a Mother’s Morning Out Program. After a very successful first year the program expanded and Ellen has been with The Learning Tree since its door opened in fall of 1995. Director and 4-yr-old class teacher since 1999, she truly believes that a child’s first school experience sets the foundation for confidence and a life-long love of learning. Her husband Reid is as software developer. They have two children, Jake and Maggie, both currently studying at North Carolina State University.

Tabatha Boyd, Secretary/Bookkeeper

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Tabatha is our part-time secretary and bookkeeper. She is a graduate of Barton College, in Wilson NC, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Prior to coming to OUMC she spent several years as an executive assistant for a management company in Raleigh, NC. She has been a member of the Oxford community since 2004 and enjoys spending her free time with her husband Richard and their young son Gavin.

Matthew Lewis, Coordinator of Youth Ministries

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Matt is our Coordinator of Youth Ministries.  Our youth program, designed for kids in the 6-12 grade, meets most Sunday Evenings from 5-6:30 and also has a Sunday School time from 10:10 to 10:45 on Sunday Morning.  Matt is Sarah’s (See Above) husband and has been at the church since 2012, taking over as Coordinator of Youth Ministries in 2018.  Matt is active with both the Choir and the Praise Team on Sunday mornings, and truly enjoys working with the youth group here at OUMC.  Matt is currently attending Champlain College and should finish his BS in the Spring of 2019 (Spring of 2019 is here and it’s done!!!!!!).  He is married, again see above, and has 2 kids, Rhys and Cassie.

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