Meet Our Staff:
Pastor: Rev. Will Van Wieren
Pastor Will is a native of Kannapolis, NC. He and his wife Megan have been married for 9 years and they have two little girls, Mya and Cora. Pastor Will and his family began their ministry at Pine Grove in July of 2015. Before coming to Pine Grove Pastor Will served as the Associate Pastor at Midway UMC in Kannapolis for 9 years. Pastor Will received his Bachelors Degree from Catawba College majoring in Sacred Music and his Masters Degree from Hood Theological Seminary. Pastor Will love’s the church and is excited about the future of Pine Grove UMC. He is passionate Worship about helping people grow closer in their walk with Jesus Christ. Pastor Will is a gifted preacher and musician. He is the keyboardist and lead singer for a Contemporary Christian band that travels regionally to lead revivals, youth events, and special worship services. In his spare time Pastor Will enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, golf, and pulling for his favorite team: The Carolina Panthers!
Office Manager: Debra Stack
Debra Stack has been our Office manager at Pine Grove for 17 years and has tremendous knowledge of our church and community. Debra manages the everyday communications of the church as well as organizing our membership rolls and finances. She is an active member of the P.A.U.M.C.S.- Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure. Debra and her husband Danny live in Colfax and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Director of Youth Ministries: Eva Kampwerth
Eva Kampwerth is our Youth Leader here at Pine Grove UMC. Pine Grove is her home church, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. Eva and her husband are raising their 2 girls here at Pine Grove as well. Eva’s calling in life has always been to work with children and young adult. She graduated from UNC Greensboro with a 4yr degree in Early Childhood Education, which she has utilized as a Pre-K teacher for 15 years. She has been working with the children’s ministry at Pine Grove UMC since she was a teenager and after college she returned to help with our Jr. Youth and Youth. Eva is now on staff at Pine Grove UMC as our Youth Leader. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughters, visiting the NC Coast, and taking a good nap.
Director of Children’s Ministries: Kristen Brown
Kristen Brown is our Director of Children’s Ministries here at Pine Grove UMC, which is also the church she grew up attending. She graduated from Greensboro College, a Methodist-affiliated college, with an honors degree in psychology and a minor in theatre. Kristen also holds a Master of Education degree from North Carolina State University. She has spent much of her life volunteering and working with children through YMCA camps, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts. Kristen also worked in fundraising and alumni engagement for two Methodist-affiliated colleges and serves on the Preschool Board at Fountain of Life Preschool and the Alumni Association Board of Directors at Greensboro College. She attends Pine Grove with her husband, Jeremy, and sons, Aiden and TJ. In her free time, Kristen enjoys baking, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Choir Director and Organist: Alice Jane Jones
Alice Jane Jones is our Choir Director and Organist at Pine Grove UMC. Alice Jane as served in thiscapacity at Pine Grove for approximately 30 years. Alice Jane says,͞Music speaks to and from the heartand helps to set the tone for any worship service͟Alice Jane is married to her husband Jimmy and inaddition to their involvement with our church they are both involved in Masonic, Shriner and EasternStar Organizations dedicated to charity, truth and loving kindness.