Pastor Ryan Mendenhall

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My name is Ryan Mendenhall.  Various people have given me various titles such as Rev. Ryan, Pastor Ryan, and a few that I cannot tell! But you can call me Ryan because I would love to meet you, get to know you, and have you call me friend.  My calling in ministry is to build loving relationships and guide others to grow in their relationship with God and others just as Jesus commanded his followers in Matthew 22:37-39 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
In my personal life, I have been blessed abundantly by God’s grace. I was called to go into ministry shortly after marrying my wife, Wendy, in 2007.  We took Joshua 24:15 to heart – “as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” – and we committed to serve God and follow Him wherever He leads us.  God has blessed Wendy and I with three rambunctious boys that keep us on our toes.  God has also blessed us in becoming part of the church family of Midway UMC in July of 2018.

In 2014-15 I served the Franklin Heights – Maple Grove charge in Mount Airy, NC. From 2015-2017 I served Trinity UMC in Thomasville, and from 2017-2018 I served the First-Trinity charge in Thomasville, NC. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UNCG, Bachelor of Theology from John Wesley University, and a Masters of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary.

At Midway, we share together a journey of grace – loving each other and being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community.   So I invite you to join us in worship, attend a small group, or follow us on the Internet. Join us on the mission to multiply God’s kingdom by intentionally growing in our relationship with God, each other, and our community in Jesus’ name.

Music Director
Kimberly Griffin Fulton

Kimberly Griffin I grew up in Midway Canaan Park, the development across from Midway UMC. I’ve attended Midway for as long as I can remember-at least while I was living in North Carolina. From VBS to Sunday school, youth to choir, my childhood was firmly rooted in Christ through my Midway Church family. I attended Appalachian State University and received my Bachelors of Education, K-6. I returned and taught for five years in Stokes County. From there, I moved and taught in Germany and in South Dakota. While in Germany, I received my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. I returned to Rockingham County in the summer of 2012 and began teaching at Bethany Elementary School. I married my husband, Jimmy, in June of 2013. We soon found out we were expecting a baby in February, 2014. However, due to complications, our baby joined us on December 26, 2013 (9 weeks early). Baby Ellie was very small, only 2 pounds, 6.5 ounces and 15 inches long. She lived in the NICU at Women’s Hospital for 77 days and has been home ever since! She is a very active and happy girl who loves the outdoors, painting and singing! I currently teach 1st grade at Bethany Elementary.  Jimmy, Ellie, and I are expecting our second baby in September, 2016. God has richly blessed my life and I am honored with the privilege of serving my Midway family through music and music education.