Born and raised in rural Johnston County, NC, he completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in English/Education at East Carolina University and his Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary (New Jersey). Prior to returning home to NC to serve Erwin UMC in 2014, he led congregations in Basking Ridge, Little Falls, and Knowlton, New Jersey. He has served in ministry for twenty-two years. Rev. Mitchell and his wife Maria, a Human Resources Director, have raised two children. Both are out of college and working in other states. A son (Jordan) who resides in California and a daughter (Reagan) who lives in Texas. Jordan is also a proud ECU alumnus (Class of 2015).
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Rhonda Grant Jordan initially joined the staff of Jarvis UMC in July of 2016 as the part-time Associate Pastor. She now serves as our full-time Associate Pastor. Rev. Rhonda is a graduate of East Carolina University and has continued her training at Asbury Theological Seminary. Rhonda comes to Jarvis UMC with 20 years experience in ministry. Rhonda has been married to Gaston Jordan Sr. since 1986 and they have one son, Gaston Jordan Jr. Rev. Rhonda enjoys reading, walking the beach and going to the mountains.
Director of Communications &
Lennie and his family have been members of Jarvis since 2009. He is married to Danielle and has five wonderful children: Trey, Joshua, Nate, Elizabeth and Joe.
Director of Children Ministries
She grew up in Fuquay-Varina, NC, but calls Greenville "home." She has a background in Education with more than 20 years of teaching experience. She has 5 children ranging in ages from 22 to 8 years old.
Becky grew up in Fayetteville, NC and graduated from East Carolina University. She and her husband Patrick have three children: Garrett, Charlie, and Meredith. Becky
Christie is our new Preschool Director. She and her husband Brad live in Winterville with their three boys, Anderson, Bennett, and Owen (all Jarvis graduates!).
Sammy is the director at the Refuge and shares his gifts of music and ministry at Jarvis. He and his wife, Desta, have two daughters: Kearston and Addie.
Minister of Music
From Lucama, NC, Paul received a Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University. He and his wife have three beautiful children.
Director of Children Music
Dawn is from Milford, Connecticut and studied Music education at Gordon College. She started at Jarvis in 2019.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Steve holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance and Master of Music degree in organ performance. He has been playing the organ at Jarvis since January 2003.
Wendy comes to Jarvis with a history in banking and accounting. Wendy has been a Greenville resident for the past 15 years and though her children are school age . . . she has a passion for the Jarvis Preschool family. Wendy and her husband Ryan have two children, Carter and Allie.
Bobby was born in Northampton County, attended Wilson Tech and currently lives in Winterville, NC. Bobby has one son Fabian and one daughter Shaquanta.