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Rev. Colin Snider, Lead Pastor

colin@kittyhawkumc.net

Rev. Colin Snider served seven years with First UMC Cary before coming back to Kitty Hawk UMC. He most recently pastored that church’s successful “1st on Chatham” community, which meets in the former Cary Theater. Prior to his appointment at First UMC Cary, Pastor Colin was appointed to Kitty Hawk UMC as Associate Pastor with Rev. Curtis Campbell. Pastor Colin married Meredith Koebley in August of 2010 and have two sons Llewellyn and Abram.

Pastor Snider was raised in Savannah, GA and earned a B.A. in Religion from Charleston Southern University and then a M.Div. from Duke Divinity School.

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Rev. Betsy Haas, Associate Pastor (Volunteer)

betsy@kittyhawkumc.net

Betsy grew up in South Jersey, and attended the Pennsylvania State University where she earned a BA degree in Communications/Journalism and met her future husband, Kenn. Upon their graduation and Kenn’s commission as a Navy officer, they lived in Florida, Texas and California where Kenn became a Navy Pilot. Betsy held several jobs, including Director of Student Life at a small college in Texas, and display advertising and writing a weekly restaurant column for a newspaper in California. Months after their first child Sarah was born, Kenn was hired by Delta Air Lines and they moved south of Atlanta, where their daughter Jamie was born. Betsy heard her calling into ministry and spent three years attending the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and was ordained in the North Georgia Conference, where she is still a clergy member. In 2009 they moved to the Outer Banks, and Betsy was appointed to serve as our Associate Pastor by DS Richard Stone in 2010. She is the author of a book on grieving called “Mourning Break”.

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Rev. Dr. Rob Robinson, Visitation Pastor

visitationpastor@kittyhawkumc.net

“Rob” is a retired clergy from the NJ conference of the UMC. He grew up in Millville NJ, attended Asbury College, Willmore, KY—where he received a call to ministry in a chapel service. Rob then transferred to Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, where he graduated with a BA in Biblical Studies. He then enrolled in Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree. After 5 years in full-time Ministry, Rob was accepted into the Doctor of Ministry program in ministry to marriage and the family. During all of his seminary experience he served local churches. Rob now resides in Corolla, NC, with his wife Ronda. They have two adult boys living and working in central New Jersey with their respective families that have provided them with a grandson and granddaughter. He is quite honored to be serving as visitation pastor of the Kitty Hawk UMC—especially since it is filled with active, committed lay people and a dynamic staff.

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Rebekah Howard, Director of Music Ministries

Rebekah@kittyhawkumc.net

Rebekah Howard is a classically trained musician and performer. She studied voice,

piano, violin, music theory and ethnomusicology at Mount Holyoke College, where she was a

Frances Perkins Scholar and received her B.A. in music, with a focus in vocal performance and a certificate in ethnomusicology Rebekah is a soprano and has been singing in choirs since she was a child. She has performance experience in musicals, a capella, small ensemble, choir, band and as a soloist. After college Rebekah taught music at Mount Holyoke College as the Assistant Choral

Director, while also doing a private study of conducting with the college's Choral Director,

Lindsay Pope. After her time at Mount Holyoke, Rebekah went on to teach private music

lessons, which she has been doing for the past 8 years and now feels the calling to focus her

talents on serving the Lord through church music.

Rebekah was raised in a Christian home and church was where she had the opportunity to

really engage with music. “Growing up there was always a space for me at church to worship the

Lord through music. I am honored to have the opportunity at KHUMC to contribute to the care

and growth of that same sacred space for others to worship our Lord Jesus Christ through the

beautiful expression of music”.

“Sing aloud unto God our strength; make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob”

Psalm 81:1

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Stephen Howard, Director of Youth Ministries

Steve@kittyhawkumc.net


Stephen Howard moved to the Outer Banks in 1998 with his parents and 5 siblings. As the oldest of 6 children, Steve learned early in his life about the enriching activities available to the residents of the Outer Banks. Steve grew up surfing and fishing with his family and friends. Growing a deep love for the outdoors, Steve developed an understanding of the parallels between nature and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Steve has 2 sons and brought them up to love the Lord and to see His mark in the beautiful creation that is all around us. Steve plans on bringing his passion for God's Word and His creation to our youth by leading them in activities such as; gardening, fishing, surfing, sea glass and fulgurite hunting, cooking, hiking and music with discussion, scripture reading, scripture memorization, reflection and prayer time woven into each activity. Steve will be teaching our youth to see the Fingerprint of God that exists all around us by using God’s creation as the focus of his object lessons to outline the teachings of Jesus Christ as written in the gospels to our beloved youth.
 

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Becky Strickland, Director of Operations

preschool@kittyhawkumc.net

Becky has been a member of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church for over thirty years.  Together with her husband David, they raised two daughters, Lindsay and Brittany, in this church and are grateful to be of service to Kitty Hawk UMC.  Becky has a wealth of experience in education as a former teacher, as well as recent Pre-school director here at KHUMC.  In her role as Director of operations Becky works alongside the Trustees to care for our property.  

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Amy Berge, Administrative Assistant

amy@kittyhawkumc.net

After graduating high school, Amy attended Anne Arundel Community College to start schooling to be a nurse. While in school, she worked on a medical surgical floor as a nursing assistant at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis MD for 2 years. Schooling was put on hold when she got married and moved to the Outer Banks in 1994.

Amy and her husband became members of KHUMC in 1998 and had their first of 3 daughters in 1998. She was a stay at home mom until her daughter started preschool. She volunteered and substituted in the preschool and was talked into taking a job in the classroom which involved going back to school. She worked my way up to assistant director, and 10 years later lost her job when everyone was downsizing due to the economy.

At that time she took the job of Administrative Assistant at Kitty Hawk Methodist and she added the job of financial secretary 2 years later.  Amy is  the "gatekeeper" of the office- she handles day to day office duties, and much, much more!

she loves working with her church family!

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Brandy Green & Meredith Snider Children's Ministry Directors

Brandy@kittyhawkumc.net

Meredith@kittyhawkumc.net

Children's Ministry update: Please welcome our new children's ministry team- Brandy Green and Meredith Snider

Brandy has been a part of KHUMC for decades and brings a wealth of experience working in our nursery and alongside our Children's ministry.  

 

Meredith has ministry experience serving as a lead pastor, an associate pastor, as well as a youth minister.  Meredith also works as a photographer here on the Outer Banks.  

 

Both Meredith and Brandy look forward to continuing to invest in the children of our church and community as they make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Welcome Brandy and Meredith!Children's Ministry update: Please welcome our new children's ministry team- Brandy Green and Meredith Snider

Brandy has been a part of KHUMC for decades and brings a wealth of experience working in our nursery and alongside our Children's ministry.  

 

Meredith has ministry experience serving as a lead pastor, an associate pastor, as well as a youth minister.  Meredith also works as a photographer here on the Outer Banks.  

 

Both Meredith and Brandy look forward to continuing to invest in the children of our church and community as they make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Welcome Brandy and Meredith!