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Rev. Brandon Candee

Pastor 

Brandon has been a UMC minister and Army National Guard Chaplain since 2010. Previously, he served as a United States Secret Service Agent and as a military officer and NCO. He earned his M.Div. at Asbury Theological Seminary in KY and a BA at the University of South Carolina.

After enlisting as a Paratrooper with the Army Reserves in 1992, he later commissioned as a Combat Engineer Officer where he worked as a full-time Training Officer for the South Carolina Army National Guard. He deployed to Bosnia in 1996 and Iraq in 2003-2004. Following Company Command, Brandon left the military in order to become a U.S. Secret Service Agent. While enjoying the adventure of standing next to history and traveling throughout the world, Brandon could no longer ignore Christ’s call. He submitted to God, began seminary in 2010, and served as a pastor and military chaplain in KY until 2016 when he returned home to SC.

Today, Brandon serves as the pastor of Good Samaritan UMC and ChristWalkers Ministries (www.christwalkers.org) as well as an Army National Guard Chaplain. He has been happily married to Angela (the former Associate Director for Youth Ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention) since 2004. Together, they have three children: Colton, Cade, and Caroline. An avid golfer whose never broken 80, he can at times also be found fly fishing the North Mills River, backpacking in nature, and hanging out with a men’s fitness group (F3) in the upstate.
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Todd Henry

Worship Leader

Todd was born in New York where he began learning guitar at age 5.  Todd’s family moved to Florida in the 80s. He attended a visual and performing arts high school in Sarasota, FL and received degrees in music from Stetson University and Florida State University.  Upon graduation Todd moved to the Charlotte area and has been ministering in music in various forms since 1995 – most recently at Memorial UMC [Charlotte, NC] and Woodlawn Baptist Church [Lowell, NC].
 
Todd met his wife Missie at Roberta UMC in Concord and they married at the same church.  Their daughter Abigail is a sophomore at South Point High School in Belmont where she is a great student and plays varsity basketball and softball.  Both Todd and Missie work at Wells Fargo.  Missie is gifted in The Word and has led many bible studies where Todd has served.  Abby has served in youth groups and youth missions for several years.  Both Todd and Missie have served in youth groups at the churches where Todd has ministered.
 
Todd’s mission in worship is to bring his church to the same place he encounters while worshiping, an active and engaging place that tunes out the world and brings a fullness of the Holy Spirit and sense of oneness with Christ while being in complete surrender and awe of our Creator.

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Jan Harrell

Financial Secretary

Jan was born and raised in Durham, NC until the age of 18.  Her mother gave her a passion for church at a very early age.  After marrying, she and Bert lived in Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee and finally back to Lake Wylie, South Carolina in 1991.

Jan served as Christian Education Director at Central UMC in TN and upon moving here became a charter member of Good Samaritan.  Jan has one son who is married and lives in Dade City, Florida.  They inherited a 16 year old granddaughter by marriage who is now a young adult.  Jan spends her days adopting grandchildren.  She has several individuals who over the years that claim her as Grandma Jan. Jan is now retired and spends her days at the church, babysitting, and spending time at her river house in Conway, SC.

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Office Secretary

 

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Jackie Estes
Nursery Coordinator
Clara Horton
Missions Committee Chair
Rachel Hughes
Family Ministry Committee Chair
Marietta DiTommaso
Outreach Committee Chair
Rodney Tatum
Administrative Council Chair
Greg Taylor
Trustee Chair
Mike Estes
Finance Committee Chair
Victor DiTommaso
Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair
Patsy Cook
UMW Chair