From the Well - Welcome New Staff

WELCOME NEW STAFF

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Linda Shawcross began work at Clemmons UMC on May 1 and will handle all of our communications: social media, Sunday morning A/V, Video, Sanctuary A/V, and website. Linda and her family moved to the Clemmons community and joined CUMC in July, 1995. She received her teaching certification and Masters at Salem College and taught in the Clemmons UMC preschool. She was a teacher at Clemmons Elementary from 2008-2014. Since then she has returned to the Clemmons UMC preschool as the teacher and coordinator of technology.

Linda and Bill recently moved from Clemmons to a farm in Davie County where they enjoy raising chickens, honeybees, and lots of vegetables. Bill and Linda have two daughters, Katie and Emily who are both married and living in the Winston-Salem area. They have one granddaughter, Camille. Welcome Linda!

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 We also want to welcome Rev. Sara E. Smith who will join the staff July 15 as our new full-time children and family minister. Sara comes to us as an ordained pastor in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She has a degree in biology from NC State, a Master of Divinity Degree from Wake Forest School of Divinity, and certifications in Clinical Pastoral education. She has worked as a mission project coordinator for Passport ministries in Birmingham, Alabama, a teacher in our own Clemmons preschool, and as a chaplain for the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she was the primary chaplain for the neonatal ICU and Pediatrics. She is currently a spiritual counselor for Hospice of Davidson County. Sara is married to Chase and they have a 14-month-old daughter Penelope Ruth “Nellie.” Welcome Sara!