Our Staff
Andy Lambert
Rev. Andy Lambert

Senior Pastor

Andy began his ministry as Senior Pastor at ORUMC in July 2017. His former assignment was as Associate Pastor at Mt. Tabor UMC, which is a large congregation in Winston-Salem, where he served for 4 years. He was the lead preacher for their contemporary service and has had Senior Pastor experience during his career at a couple of different appointments in NC. He was also a "general evangelist" for the Western NC Conference for 12 years. In that role, he traveled extensively sharing his gift for preaching with various congregations and at special events. His wife, Renee, is a 2nd grade teacher. They have two grown daughters (Grace and Joy) and one grandson. Andy is extremely excited about the opportunity to serve ORUMC. He has a very genuine and passionate approach to ministry, a lot of energy, and has focused on “relational evangelism” and outreach within the communities he has served. Andy received his Masters from Duke Divinity School.

Christi Taylor
Rev. Christi Taylor

Associate Pastor

Christi began serving as Associate Pastor at ORUMC in  July 2017.  Formerly, Christi was Senior Pastor at a church in Kingsport, TN, called Vermont United Methodist Church.  She has had four senior pastor appointments in her career and considers pastoral care one of her primary callings and strengths.  She brings a broad experience and expertise to handle a variety of leadership needs in the church alongside Andy.  Christi grew up in Charlotte.  Her husband, Sean, works for the Town of Summerfield.  They have two young daughters (Emily and Lilly).  Christi brings loads of warmth, energy, and compassion to our congregation.  Christi received her Masters from Duke Divinity School. 

Director of Youth & Young Adults
Larissa Brown
Larissa Brown

Larissa began serving as Director of Children and Families at ORUMC in January 2018.  Formerly, Larissa was a Second Grade Teacher and part-time Director of Children’s Ministries in Yadkin County.  Her husband, Allen, works at Unifi Inc.  They have two sons, Spencer and Silas. 

Parish Nurse
Erin serves the congregation as a Parish Nurse. Erin graduated in 2011 from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Erin holds certifications in Critical Care Nursing, Faith Community Nursing, as well as Wound Treatment Associate. Read More
Congregational Nurse
Jerry is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She served as a Public Health Nurse in Guilford County for 35 years prior to her retirement in 2006. Read More
Director of Operations
Glenn joined the staff of Oak Ridge United Methodist Church in November of 2007. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years in call center management and before that, in theatrical management. Read More
Director of Weekday School
Jamie Hatchell began her career at the Weekday School in 1996 as an assistant teacher, moved into a lead teaching position in 1998, and served as Assistant Director from 2001 to 2014. She was hired as Director of the Weekday School in February 2014. Read More
Ministry Analyst
Jennifer is the Ministry Analyst at ORUMC and handles all things financial for the church. Prior to joining the staff in 2011, she was an Assistant Controller with a major corporation and an Internal Auditor in SC. Jennifer received her Accounting degree from Guilford College. Jennifer and Michael have three grown children and two grandsons. They love camping and hiking with their two long-haired Dachshunds. Read More
Office Assistant
Pam Jordan is currently a part-time office assistant at ORUMC. She is primarily responsible for communications such as the weekly bulletins, weekly newsletter and the monthly newsletter. Read More
Director of Music
Kenny is the Director of Music and Creative Arts at Oak Ridge UMC. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and has performed with many of the top orchestras, recorded twice with the NJ Symphony, and has had the pleasure of performing at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Read More
Facility and Membership Coordinator
Phyllis serves ORUMC by primarily handling the master calendar, facility scheduling and membership records, as well as other daily office tasks. Read More
Tara Shelton handles the phone, greets church members and visitors and performs a wide variety of office duties. Read More
Audio-Visual Producer
Derek Southern joined the staff of ORUMC in November of 2014. Derek is the Audio-Visual Producer. His primary role is the management of the audio visual ministry for the 9:45 Contemporary Worship service. Read More
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