Ray Broadwell, District Superintendent
Ray is a native of Kinston, NC and graduated from Kinston High School, East Carolina University, and Duke Divinity School. His previous appointments include White Plains UMC: Cary; Fuquay – Varina UMC; Swansboro UMC; St. Luke UMC; Goldsboro; Queen St UMC: Kinston ( Minister of Discipleship ); Rainbow UMC: Snow Hill; The Rocky Mount Parish; and First UMC: Roanoke Rapids (Associate Pastor ).
Ray and Melissa have been married for 30+ years. Melissa loves her vocation as an assistant art teacher. They are blessed with three beautiful daughters; Kristin, who is married with a daughter of her own, and twins Leah and Lauren who are pursuing careers in Durham and Denver.
Assistant to the DS
Caroline was born in and raised in NC. She is married to Joe and they have one son. Caroline worked for the State of North Carolina for 37 years in the areas of social work, technology, and IT project management for systems supporting human service programs.
Caroline has been a member of Fuquay Varina United Methodist Church for 26+ years. She has served the Church in many varying roles, Council Chair, Lay Leader, SPRC, Covenant Community Garden member, grass mowing team, Praise Team member, and Finance Committee and is an active member in many other ministries. Her passion leads to service in the local community. Caroline has served as Lay Leader for the Fairway District for 7 years and on District committees.
Shannon Jones, District Lay Leader
Shannon Jones is thrilled to be serving with us as the Fairway District Lay Leader. Shannon is a nurse and currently working as a Manager and Educator for in Care Management at a local hospital.
Shannon is married to Patrick Jones, a Fairway Pastor appointed to the Buckhorn Ebenezer Charge. They have been married for 12 + years. Shannon has a passion for outreach and mission at the local, national and international levels. Shannon has served in the local church on essentially every committee as well as on district committees and as head usher for the NCCUMC Annual Conference. Shannon has a special love for animals. She and Patrick are enjoying incorporating their therapy dog into ministry.