John Wesley University Alumni

The members of the John Wesley University Alumni Association continue to uphold the purposes of John Wesley University; provide a continuing fellowship of alumni, help students become accustomed to John Wesley and the life it affords; and recognize and encourage scholarship and leadership among John Wesley students.  Alumni day is the 4th Saturday in April unless otherwise communicated.

Below we have established decade listings for alumni news.  You can choose which decade you would like to explore, if you don’t see your name on the list, or you would like information added to what is already there, or a different graduation date recognized,  please visit our update page.  If you see someone else you know that is missing from our list then let them know to update their information.

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Gerringer, Dennis HS’49    Retired lives with his wife Peggy in Greensboro, NC.  Attends Community Fellowship Church (formerly Jim H. Green Memorial Church)


Britt, Billy Miles HS’55     Lives in Greensboro, North Carolina

Britt, Viola HS’55  Retired from NC Public Schools, lives in Greensboro, North Carolina



Brown, Harold ’60 Has been with One Mission Society since 1967, semi-retired and lives in Shoals, North Carolina.

Smith, David HS’65 Meet me at the Bridge Ministry

Hurley, Linda ’67 Retired from Randolph County Public Library and lives in Archdale, North Carolina

Chappell, Katherine ‘Kathy’ ’68 retired teacher lives in Lakeland Fl. BA. Asbury University children, Trent, Wes and Winston

Loman, Lane ’69 Loman Ministries, Inc. Married to Gretchen.  BS in Christian Ed.-Atlanta Christian, MA.  Northwest Nazarene


Wood, Steve ’70 Pastor/Educator/Legislator, BA Asbury University, MA UNCG, M.Div. Houston Graduate School of Theology, D.Min Luther Rice. Lives in Pfafftown, NC

Daniels, Donnie ’76 Managing Director at Montgomery County Emergency Management, lives in Ailey, GA

Royals, Gary ’77 Pastor at Conover First United Methodist Church, has served as an adjunct faculty member and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of JWU.

Johnson, Wayne ’79   deceased

Luff, Karl ’79  Karl and his wife Peggy served with One Mission Society, live in Ridgeway, Va.  Karl also serves as an adjunct faculty member at JWU.


Van Pelt (Johnson), Miriam ’80 Preschool/EC Teacher at Cabarrus County Schools

Jones, Ronnie ’80 Pastors the Archdale Wesleyan Church

Albertson (Costner), Jackie ’81  Teaches at Hayworth Christian Academy

Williams (Cox), Robin ’81 Works at Happy Pets Pet Sitting Service and lives in Randleman, North Carolina

Knighten, Terry ’81 Senior Pastor at New Life Community Church and lives in Ridgeway, VA

Fields, William ’81 Lives in Siler City, North Carolina

Carter, Timothy ’82 Lives in Thomasville, NC

Perry, Henry ’82 Camp Manager at Victory Mountain Wesleyan Camp, lives in Sophia, NC

McClure, Eddie ’82 Lives in Eden, North Carolina

Sherrill, Randy ’82 Funeral Director at Greene Funeral Service, lives in Gastonia, NC

Johnson, Stephen ’82 Works for ABF Freight System, lives in Greensboro, NC

Albertson, Eugene ’84 Works for the City of High Point

Boswell (Skjold), Pam ’84 Oncology Nurse Navigator at UNC regional Physicians, lives in Thomasville, NC

Goldstein, Frank ’84 Lives in Raleigh, NC

Coffey (Dudley), Joan ’84 Worked at Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Lives in Harrisonburg, VA

Wise (Hardin), Kelly ’84 Lives in Valdese, NC

Lerch, Faith ’85 Disabled lives in Lexington, NC  Children – Matthew

Satterfield, Tim ’85 Pastors in the Danville District UMC and lives in Martinsville, VA

Young, Michael ’85 Taught at John Wesley and lives in Greensboro, NC

Walker, Mark ’85 deceased

Kile, Nancy ’86 Lives is Nashville, TN

Quate, Randal ’86 Pastors Deep Creek Friends Meeting, lives in Yadkinville, NC

Smith, Michael ’86 Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church, lives in Nashville,TN

Mayhew, Charles ’86 Lives in Greensboro, NC

Young, Ronald ’86  deceased

Blevins, Dean ’88 Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship at Nazarene Theological Seminary, lives in Olathe, KS

Brookshire (Suttles), Susan ’88 Teaches at Vandalia Christian School, lives in High Point, NC

Sutton (Miller), Lisa ’88 Customer Service Representative at Lincoln Financial Group. lives in Burlington, NC

Clay, Randy ’89 Pastors a Wesleyan Church and lives in Piedmont, SC

Crowder, Bill ’89 Pastor at Mt Greenwood Reformed Church, lives in Chicgao, IL

Workman, Gregory ’89 Registrar at John Wesley University and lives in Archdale, NC


Lowther, Angie ’90 Lives in Elizabeth City, NC

Lowther, Kenneth ’90 Chaplaincy Services Coordinator at Albemarle Hospital, lives in Elizabeth City, NC.

Shields, John ’90 Lives in Graham, NC

Barker(Dunford), Melodie ’90 Claims Rep for SSA, lives in Wytheville, VA

Sink (LaBella), Lydia ’90  Licensed professional Counselor, Assistant to the Middle East and SE Asia Director, Christian Aid Mission, MA in Community Counseling, Regent University, Married to Barry, one son Sam (8)  Both ordained and licensed with Assemblies of God.

Stovall (O’Briant), Andrea ’90 Lives in Haw River, NC

Denman, Diane ’91 Lives in Ramseur, NC

Ruble (Miller), Leslie ’91 Stay at home Mom and Customer Care Consultant at Masco BCG, lives in Adrian, MI

Snider, Nathan ’91

Pastor Fairgrove UMC, Thomasville, NC,  M.Div – Asbury Theological Seminary

Cruise, Kevin ’92 Technology Supervisor at NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell, lives in Oak Island, NC

Olson, Scott ’92 Value Stream Manager, Woodward, Inc. Discipleship Pastor Loveland Vineyard Community Church, lives in Loveland, CO

Briles, Mickey ’93 Pastor of Faith Baptist, lives in Archdale, NC

Kiger-Rice, Carol ’93 Director/ Founder/ Worship Leader at Voice of the Bride Ministries, lives in San Diego, CA

Rawdanowicz, Tom ’93 MS in Electrical Engineering, NC State, PhD. Materials Science & Engineering, NC State

Wilkinson, Doug ’93 Works at Liberty Healthcare, lives in Burlington, NC

Davis, Kenneth ’93 Teacher at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School, lives in Woodbridge, VA

Kiger-Rice, Wayne ’94 Director/ Founder/ Worship Leader at Voice of the Bride Ministries, lives in San Diego, CA

Thompson, Delores ’94 Lives in Greensboro, NC

Sherwood, Ray ’95 Pastor of 3 point charge – Dent UMC, Frazee UMC and Vergas UMC, lives in Vergas, MN

Sutton, Rob ’95 Sales executive at BT Systems, lives in Burlington, NC

Webster, Jeff ’95 President/Insurance agent at Webster Insurance & Associates, Inc. lives in Randleman, NC

Tobin, Evelyn ’95 Retired from John Wesley University, lives in High Point, NC

McNeill, Donnie ’95 Works at Seagrove Elementary School, lives in Seagrove, NC

Buckta, Naomi ’95 Vice president Sales and Marketing at HOL Consulting Services, lives in Meas, AZ

Cutrell, Marc ’95 Dean of Students at John Wesley University, Adjunct Faculty, lives in High Point, NC

Bottoms, Melinda ’96 RN-Care Manager at Northwest Community Care Network, lives in Wallburg, NC

Riddle (Neal), Margaret ’96 Teaches at Hayworth Christian Academy, lives in Archdale, NC, MA Christian Education – Asbury Theological Seminary, married to Calvin, one daughter Campbell (8)

Shultz, Kenneth ’96 High Point Police Chief

Sumner, Marty ’96 Retired High Point Police Chief, lives in High Point, NC

Sandley (Talbott), Michelle ‘97 Works at Shamrock ISD

Shore, Byron ’97

Mills, Paul ’97 Lives in Holly Springs, NC

Weatherhead (McCauley), Andrea ’97  MA Media Education, Appalachian State, PhD. Education, Capella University

Ezell, David ’98 Retired U.S. Postal Service, Vietnam Veteran

Nugent, Bobby ’98 Interim Chief of the Greensboro Fire Department 2016

Russell (Millikan), Summer ’98 Works for Child Evangelism Fellowship

Lomax (Robbins), Leslie ’99 Works at Hopewell Elementary School, lives in Trinity, NC

Hamilton, Terry ’99 Works at Leith Mercedes Benz, lives in Greensboro, NC


York (Caudle), Vanessa ’00 City Life Director at Greater Greensboro Youth for Christ, lives in Greensboro, NC

Hollis, Angela ’00 Nurse Navigator at Transitions LifeCare, lives in Cary, NC

McCollum, Jean ’00 Lives in Oak Ridge, NC

Dulin, Shana ’00 Lives in Thomasvile, NC

Harris, Mark ’00 Dean At GTCC in High Point, Alumni President, JWU Board Chair

Gakuna, Gabriel ’00 Lives in Nakuru

Powell, Brian ’00 District Superintendent at Kentucky District Church of the Nazarene,  MTS, Houston Graduate School of Theology, M.Div, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, D.Min. Nazarene Theological Seminary, married to Heather, 4 children Jacob (25) Amaya (17), Kacey Xing-Yu (17), Lilah Shu-Nu (13)  lives in Louisville, KY

Purcell, Vander ’00   deceased

McCabe (Bentley), Kristie ’01

McCabe, Robert ’01 Pastors Jamestown Church of the Nazarene

Andrews, Dianna ’01 Wellness Advocate at DoTerra Essential Oils, lives in Fruit Cove, FL

Wolfe, Shannon ’04 Assistant & Student Pastor at The Gathering, lives in Gibsonville, NC

Orlando (Coffee), Jackie ’04 Pastor at House of Faith, lives in Tampa, FL

Hamrick, Tony ’04 High Point Police Department

Hunter, Kent ’04 Real estate Agent at Century 21 Smith Love realty, lives in Rural Hall, NC

Rubley(Tolhurst), Natalie ’05 Volunteer Coordinator at Hospice of the Piedmont, lives in Winston-Salem,NC

Smith, Camille ’05 lives in Charlotte, NC

Smith, Jesse ’05 Reactivate Church, lives in Charlotte, NC

Tripp, Rob ’05 Lives in Graham ,NC married to Jennifer, two children Gacin (6), Reagan (3)

Tuggle (Woods), Amber ’05 lives in Chapel Hill, NC

Iacobacci, Becky ’06 Teaches at Webster Montessori School, lives in East Rochester, NY

Gasperson, Jesse ’06 Claims adjuster at GEICO, lives in Winter Haven, FL

Tuggle, Jason ’06 Singer-songwriter at Delta Son, lives in Chapel Hill, NC

McClure, Jeremiah ’06 Pastor at Trinity Church of the Nazarene

Smith, Scott ’06 Pastor at Waterbrook Community Church, lives in Calabash, NC

Strunk, Joshua ’06 Adjunct Professor at Ohio Christian University, lives in Hyde Park, PA

Tysinger, Brent ’06

Lycans, Zach ’07 MA Asbury Theological Seminary, TH.M and Ph.D in progress at Southwestern Baptist Married to Abbie, Children Phoenix and Mary

Newton (Immel), Elizabeth ’07 Works at Alcohol & Drug Services

Newton, Zebulon ’07 Works at Wendover Hills Church

Elkes (Fields), Meagan ’07 Logistics manager at DSC Logistics, lives in Greensboro, NC

Cranford (Bergmann), Jennifer ’07  Community Baptist School, MA in Education, IWU, married to Cory, 4 children: Chrystal, Joshua, Amber, Judson, lives in Gibsonville, NC

Cruthis, Thomas ’07 Works at Cornerstone Baptist of High Point

Gordon, Chris ’07 Co-owner/Manager at Comic Dimension

Grandy, Bessie ’08 lives in Charlotte, NC

Spainhour, Jeremy ’08 Lead pastor at Crossroads Neighborhood Church, lives in Washington

Hecker, Jennifer ’08 Works at Daystar Church

Duggins, Derrick ’08 Works at Carolina Recording Systems, LLC

McClure, Jonathan ’08 Executive Pastor & Vision Architect at Thomasville Nazarene Church ( loves to assist in church planting), Lives in Thomasville, NC, Married to Rachel

Scott, Wayne ’08 Greensboro Police Chief, JWU Board Member

Tate, Paul ’09 Material handler/line tech at Coty, Inc. lives in Sanford, NC

Lane, Gary ’09 Works at Wilkes Community College, lives in Boone, NC

Albertson, Ben ’09 Vice president, Board of Directors at Winston Salem Prayer Furnace

Wickliff (Bailey), Tammy ’09 

Program Director of McLean Children’s Academy, M.Ed  Indiana Wesleyan University, married to Brandon (US Army)Lives in Springfield, Va

Elliott, Angela ’09 Dayspring Academy, Sidney, MI

Elliott, John ’09 Customer Service Adviser at car Center, lives in Sidney, MI

Burks, Melissa ’09 Children’s Pastor at Crosslink Church, lives in Rutherford, NC


Chandler, Kevan ’10

Bennett, Connie ’10 Retired COO for Biscuitville

Bergmann, Josh ’10 MA in Management and Leadership, Liberty University, MA in Christian Ministries, Liberty University, beginning MBA at NC A& T, lives in Gibsonville, NC

Justice (N), Innocent ’10 Elder in the North Carolina United Methodist Church, Honorary Doctorate from JWU ’16, JWU Board Memeber

Coats, Michael ’11 Chaplain in United States Army, South Korea

Keitt, Charlene ’11 Works at Lexington Treatment Associates, lives in Greensboro, NC

Cutrell, Kathy ’11

Davis, Judy ’11

Nance, Carolyn ’11

Dunovant, Kevin ’11

Huff, Charles ’11

Reese, Jeremy ’11   Jeremy and Melissa served for three years in Spain with One Mission Society.  They have a daughter Neomi Autumn Reese born June 2, 2015.  Jeremy is serving now as Pastor of Student Ministries at Jasper First Church of the Nazarene, Jasper, AL

Cruthis, Stephanie ’12

Murphy, Michelle ’12

Stegenga, Joshua ’12

Francis, Sanette ’12

Yurk, Travis ’12

Gutenkunst, Tania ’13 Pastor at Damaskus Road Community Church, Recently published Daily Good: With All I Have, lives in Cleona, PA , 2 children Richard (16) and Jessica (15)

Lawhorn, Reese ’13

Ingle, Candace ’13

Culbertson, Brooke ’13

Meindl (Hellard) Alice ’13 Director Pierced Ministries

Reese, Melissa ’13  Jeremy and Melissa served for three years in Spain with One Mission Society.  They have a daughter Neomi Autumn Reese born June 2, 2015. Melissa is serving a Missionary Care Specialist with One Mission Society and lives in Jasper, AL where Jeremy is serving as a student pastor.

Davis, Sam ’13

Pendell, James ’13

Davis, Jr., Kenneth ’13

Keeton, Shayna ’14

Cutrell, Elizabeth ’14

Foster, Derrick ’14

Lindsey, Jared ’15

Heilig, Bobbie ’15

Christ (Gwyn), Kristian ’15

Keeton, Corey ’15

Wilkerson, Jonathan ’15

Marraudino, Angela ’15

Rollins, Kevin ’15

Womack, Barton ’16

Friday, Avery ’16

Asres, Abrham ’16

Christ, Jonathan ’16 Assistant Pastor at Liberty Wesleyan Church, lives in Summerfield, NC.  Married to Kristian

Moore, Christina ’16

Kearns, Clint ’16

Dawkins, Luke ’16

Curtis, Hunter ’17

Blue, Rebecca ’17 D.Min. John Wesley University, married to Ivory, three children Ebony (14) Olivia (16) and Ivory (24)  Sunday School teacher at New Jerusalem Apostolic Church  Lives in Cooleemee, NC.