Meet the All Saints' UMC Staff:
laura fine ledford
Laura is our Lead Pastor and gathers people into communion with Jesus Christ through the four-fold office of Word (preaching and teaching), Sacrament (presiding over and inviting others into the sacraments), Order (leading the staff and leadership team), and Service (helping cast and clarify vision). Laura graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Divinity School. She and her husband Rodney enjoy chasing after their two fantastic and funny sons, and cheering for the Tar Heels.
sue ellen nicholson
As Minister of Administration and Operations, Sue Ellen helps to facilitate the daily operations of the church and supports the pastoral and program staff. Sue Ellen also supports the church leadership teams in their various ministries. She is originally from Rocky Mount, NC and has a BA in Accounting from NC State University and a Masters in Divinity from Duke Divinity School.
As Director of Discipleship, Cody equips the ministries of children, youth and Common Tables (adult discipleship). He is a North Carolina native who attended UNC-Wilmington and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He's previously served UMC churches in Seattle, WA and Chatham County, NC. Cody enjoys surfing, water colors, and introducing people to his therapy dog, Peter.
Ray is our Minister of Music. Ray grew up on a farm in Alamance County, NC, where he developed a love for the outdoors as well as for music. Ray has enjoyed being active in church music for many years. He studied music education at UNC-Greensboro and taught music in the public schools. He recently completed his educational career as a school administrator. Along with his wife Liz, Ray enjoys living in Fuquay-Varina, close to their daughter, son in law and three grandchildren.