Leadership

Pastors & Staff

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 I have served appointments in Belhaven, Hamlet,
Elizabethtown, Wake Forest and now in Greenville for over the past 30
years.

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. 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.

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!).

becky blizzard

Communications Coordinator
Becky grew up in Fayetteville, NC and graduated from East Carolina University.  She and her husband Patrick have three children: Garrett, Charlie, and Meredith. 

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

Lead Receptionist
Bio coming soon

kristen evans

Jarvis Librarian
Kristen has been a member of Jarvis since her pre-teens, although her maternal family have 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! In the past, she has done walking historical tours of our building facilities. Kristen and her husband Lynn were married at Jarvis in 1997 and raised their three sons here.

danielle furlough

Director of Children's Ministries
Danielle 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 23 to 9 years old.

lennie furlough

Director of Communications & Connection Ministries
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.

karen greener

Business Manager (Starting July 5, 2022)
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) will relocate from New Bern to Greenville in June.

MADELINE GRIMES

Receptionist
Madeline is from Smithfield, NC and is a sophomore at ECU.  She is studying healthcare administration and loves spending time with friends, family and two dogs.

CHRISTEN HOLLEY

Nursery Coordinator
Christen Holley is a licensed school teacher who has turned her gifts towards nursery-aged children after the birth of her daughter in July 2020. She has been a member of Jarvis since childhood and is excited share Christ's love with the children of the church.

sammy hudson

Worship Leader
Sammy is the director at the Refuge and shares his gifts of music and ministry at Jarvis.  He and his wife, Desta, have three daughters:  Kearston, Addie and Maria.

josh rogister

Director of Youth & 
Young Adult Ministries
Josh was born and raised in Greenville and comes from a family of 5. He is a graduate of Pitt Community College and is studying Religion and Communication at ECU.

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!

Mike tice

Church Facilities Manager
Mike attended ECU and has over 23 years’ experience in plumbing and electrical repair.  Over the years at Jarvis, he has served as a volunteer youth leader, as well as a member of the Contemporary Praise Band.  He is married to Lauren Halstead Tice (a local elementary school teacher).