Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Rev. W. donald warren

Lead Pastor

I have been married to Lori, an educator, for the past 34 years.
We have two children (twins). Lukas lives and works in San Francisco as a labor and delivery nurse. Olivia lives and works in Durham for The Society of St. Andrew.  I enjoy spending time with family, reading, watching movies, attending local high school football games and anything that involves being outside such as exercise, working in the yard and walking our dog, Fergus. My all-time favorite food is ice cream. I graduated from Duke Divinity School and  have served appointments in Belhaven, Hamlet, Elizabethtown, Wake Forest and now in Greenville for over the past 30 years.

Rev. rhonda grant jordan

Associate Pastor

Rhonda Grant Jordan initially joined the staff of Jarvis UMC in July of 2016 as the part-time Associate Pastor and serves as Associate Pastor. Rev. Rhonda Grant Jordan is a graduate of East Carolina University and continued her studies 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.

Rev. Kuda kagura

Associate pastor of discipleship and technology and
Director of Children's and Youth programs

Kuda was born in Zimbabwe but moved to Graham, North Carolina as a young child. Kuda heard his call to ministry at 12 years old and has a passion for youth ministry. Graduating from Duke Divinity School in 2022, Kuda served his first appointment as pastor of Farmville UMC. Rachel, Kuda's wife, is also a graduate of Duke Divinity School and currently serves as pastor of Winstead UMC in Wilson, NC. 

Christie Bagley

Preschool Director
Christie is our Preschool Director. She and her husband Brad live in Winterville with their three boys, Anderson, Bennett, and Owen (all Jarvis graduates!).

Kristen Evans

Librarian
Kristen has been a member of Jarvis since her pre-teens, although her maternal family has been members of this congregation since its inception. Kristen has bachelor and masters degrees in History from Meredith College & ECU and is trying to organize our church archives! Interested in learning about the history of Jarvis and this facilities? Contact Kristen, she can provide walking historical tours of our building facilities. Kristen and her husband Lynn were married at Jarvis in 1997 and raised their three sons here.

Cheryl Stephenson

Director of Music Ministries
Cheryl has degrees in music from ECU and Michigan State University. In addition to many years of service with church music ministries, she is also a music therapist with a focus in wellness through music. She is an active oboist, clinician, educator, arranger and guest speaker with continuing education opportunities. Cheryl & Michael founded the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina, currently located in Uptown Greenville, a community music school offering music instruction, music therapy services and a place for friends and family to enjoy music together. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and relaxing along coastal waters!

Karen Greener

Business Manager
Karen has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and banking.  Karen and her husband (the Rev. Dr. Tom Greener) relocated from New Bern to Greenville in the summer of 2022.

Edward Jones

Communications Coordinator & Membership Secretary
Edward is a current student at ECU, pursuing his Bachelors in Vocal Performance. He is a member of the nationally acclaimed ECU Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. James Franklin and appears on their latest album, Silence and Music. He is an active Singer, Composer and Vocal pedagogue. He also serves as the Tenor Choral Scholar here at Jarvis. Edward's favorite color is red and he loves to spend time with his Nephew, TJ and his God-Son, Milo.

Anne Carver

Receptionist
Anne has been a member at Jarvis for five years and is a proud mother of three children and four "almost" adult grandchildren.  She is from Buies Creek, NC and retired from a career as a teacher, administrator and Early Childhood Instructor.

Linda Clark

Receptionist
Bio Coming Soon

Jim Kelly

Interim Property Manager