St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Friday, June 23, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Staff

 
Rev. Dr. Edward Grant
Pastor
 
 
 
Rev. Dr. Edward Grant began his ministry in 1975 after answering a call to ministry while attending West Virginia State College.  While in college, he served as a supply pastor at Valley Grove United Methodist Church and spent two summers at Wesley Chapel and St. Stephens.  Following graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree in history in 1976, Ed attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky where he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1979 and then his Doctor of Ministry in 1995.
 
Following seminary, Ed served as the associate pastor on the Moorefield Circuit from 1979-1981.  He then served at Winfield and Fraziers Bottom from 1981-1995 and at Steele Memorial United Methodist Church in Barboursville from 1995-2008.  In 2008 he was appointed Midland South District Superintendent through June 2016 and also been appointed as senior pastor at St. Andrew beginning July 2015.  Rev. Grant can be reached at:  grante@suddenlink.net
 
 
 
Rev. Krysta Rexrode Wolfe
Associate Pastor
 
 
Rev. Krysta Rexrode Wolfe is a provisional member of the West Virginia Annual Conference.  Krysta received her B. A. degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College.  She received her Divinity Degree from Vanderbilt University.  She was commissioned in 2013 and was ordained at annual conference during the summer of 2016. 
 
Krysta has relocated to the Charleston area with her husband, Adam, and daughter, Alder, who are two of her favorite people on earth, but if we are counting creatures and not just people, her dog, Rom, would also make that list. 
 
She and Adam like to read very different things, but they both love comics and spend their Sabbath with superheroes.  They consider themselves connoisseurs of pop culture and love to watch movies.  Alder loves to read, walk outside, pop bubbles, and torture the dog.  They all love ice cream and board games.  She loves to tell the old, old story and looks forward to bringing it to life with all of the congregation of St. Andrew.  If you would like to email her, the address is:  krystarexrodewolfe@gmail.com 
 
 
 
Craig Hinchman
Music Ministry
 
 
Craig Hinchman is a Charleston, WV native with a passion for music and fishing. He joined St. Andrew in January 2016. Craig earned his undergraduate degree from Marshall University. He has been involved in church music since childhood. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Amanda, and two dogs, Wyatt and Ellie. He can be reached at standmusicdirector@gmail.com
 
 
 
Melanie Ogu
Christian Education Director
 
 
 
Melanie has served as the Christian Education Director of St. Andrew United Methodist Church since February 2013.  Melanie is responsible for providing opportunities for spiritual formation for all ages.  For Children this includes LOGOS, Children's Worship and Children's Messages.  For youth, this includes providing leadership for the youth group (FIRE) and Confirmation Class.  For adults she arranges the Wonderful Wednesday classes and meals and other short term studies or retreats.  She received a Master of Arts degree in Church & Community/Christian Education at Scarritt College in Nashville, TN.   She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York in Oneonta.  Melanie can be reached via email at melanie_ogu@hotmail.com
 
 
 
Karen Woodrum
Administrative Assistant
 
 
 
Karen has served as the Administrative Assistant of St. Andrew United Methodist Church since 1980.   Karen greets people on the church phone, coordinates the church calendar, performs record keeping, assists in local mission needs and performs many more tasks daily.  Karen is a graduate of St. Albans High School.  Karen can be reached via email at saintandrewumc@suddenlinkmail.com