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Introducing James McCoy-Bruce

We are pleased to WELCOME and introduce you to our new Pastor, James McCoy-Bruce.  James was raised in Piedmont, SC and earned a degree in Business Administration from Furman University.  It was at Furman that James heard the call into ordained ministry and met his wife of 24 years, Ashley (who is also an ordained […]

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John McFadden

John McFadden is our Director of Music Ministries.  He is a native of Greer, S.C.  John has served churches for more than 30 years.   He graduated from Anderson University, East Texas Baptist University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. John and his wife Debbie have lived in Greenwood for 15 years.  They have two children […]

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Emily Wallace

Emily Moretz Wallace grew up in the small community of Bethlehem, North Carolina and was confirmed at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.  She began piano lessons at age 8; she began playing for the youth musicals in her church and started playing piano for worship services at age 13.  She began her college studies at […]

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Kathy Kelly

Kathy joined the staff of Main Street United Methodist Church in September of 1987 as a Children’s Program Coordinator. Kathy moved from this part-time position to the full-time position of Program Coordinator in July of 1996. Kathy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop College in 1978 and taught in […]

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Lee Robirds

Lee Robirds serves the congregation of Main Street United Methodist Church as the Congregational Nurse.  Lee earned a BA in Social Work from the University of Arkansas in 1974 and a Masters of Social Work degree in 1975.  In 1994 Lee was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Lander University.  Lee joined […]

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Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith has been a member of our church since she was two when her parents, Del and Dusty Schulze (also longtime members of Main Street), moved to Greenwood. Lisa joined the staff in August, 2016. Main Street is where she grew up attending Sunday School and VBS, singing in various choirs, playing guitar in […]

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Emmie Burns

Emmie Burns officially joined the church staff as Church Secretary in June of 1998 but since she was raised at Main Street she says it was much more like coming home.  Emmie is not only responsible for overseeing all office work and producing the weekly service bulletin and newsletter but is the first person most […]

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Jo Patterson

Jo Patterson joined the staff in June, 2014 as our part-time office assistant. She is married to Gary and they are the parents of Ryan and Kyle.

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Scott Parham

Scott began working as Main Street’s Building Superintendent in October, 2013.  Scott has over 22 years of experience with area companies in electrical maintenance, electronics, and heating & air in the industrial field.  He received two Associate Degrees from Piedmont Technical College in Industrial Technology and obtained Universal CFC Certification through Ferris State University.  Scott […]

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2017-2018 Mud Pies Creative Learning Staff

Allison Wooten

Allison is returning for her  9th year.  She is a Greenwood native, a Lander graduate, and she is an advocate for children’s education.  Allison and her husband, Cannon, are proud parents of two sons, Cannon and William, former Mud Pies students.

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Anna Boyter

Anna Boyter is back for her second year as our 1-year-old class teacher. Anna has a B.S. in Psychology from Lander.  She is married and her daughter Bella attends 96 Primary.  

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Wendy Hill

Wendy Hill is returning for her fourth year at Mud Pies! She is Spanish, Library, Sign Language, and Art teacher. Wendy is married and has three school-age children.

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Christine Southerland

Christine Southerland is also in her first year at Mud Pies, but this is her fourth year in child care. She will be a floating assistant, so she will be everywhere!  Christine has been married for seven years and they have a 5-year-old son.  

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Townsend Kirkland

Townsend Kirkland is excited to be back as our 4-year-old teacher.  She brings to the program a degree in Early Childhood Education!  She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have a one-year-old daughter who attends Mud Pies.  

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Missy Higginbotham

Missy Higginbotham is returning to Mud Pies, and she has her own classroom this year! She is very excited to teach the 3-year-olds. Missy is a native of Greenwood, married and has a 9-year-old daughter. She is working on her Early Childhood degree at Piedmont Tech.

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Lori Proctor

Lori Proctor is new to Mud Pies this year, and she will be an assistant in the 2-year-old classroom.  She says she is excited to bring her caring heart to the Mud Pies program!  

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Julia Kate Minton

Julia Kate Minton returns to Mud Pies for her second year to teach one of the 3-year-old classes. She earned her BS in Early Childhood Education and is excited to work with a new age group this year.  

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Chrissy Cade

Chrisendle “Crissy” Cade is the infant lead teacher.  She is very excited to be here for her 2nd year.  She has a degree  in Human Services and is currently working on a B.S. in Special/Elementary Education. She is married and has three children: Jalon, Kobi, and Liyah.  

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Tanya Boling

Tanya Boling returns for her second year in the 2-year-old classroom. Tanya always has a smile on her face and has a deep love for children. Tanya’s son Jaxon is in the 3- year-old class at Mud Pies.  

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