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 Oak Ridge.  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. 

Pastor for Adult Discipleship
Responsibilities: Adult Discipleship Classes and small groups, curriculum, adult retreat ministry, church-wide studies, the Live Wires, and assists in Pastoral Ministries. Read More
Director of Weekday School
Responsibilities: Ensures the Weekday School implements a Developmentally Appropriate curriculum which strives to promote spiritual and academic growth, Ensures the program is maintaining licensing requirements for five star child care center, Hires and oversees Weekday School Staff of 30 plus employees, Oversees daily operations of the Weekday School, Gives tours and enrolls new students into the Weekday School program Read More
Director of Children & Family Ministries
Responsibilities: Chapel with WDS (preschool and school agers), Wednesday Night Program from Kids, Children's Sermons, Discipleship Hour Planning and Teaching,Vacation Bible School, Monthly Family Events, Easter Event, Autumn Event, WDS Summer Camp, Christmas Program with Bev Miller Read More
Director of Youth Ministries
Responsibilities: Oversees Programs for 6th-12th grade youth, Plans and Coordinates Offsite trips for mission, retreat and recreation, Speaks and Teaches during weekly meetings, Counseling/Mentoring students Grade 6-12, Recruiting and Developing program leadership among students and adults, Works with Student and Adult Leadership to plan events and activities, Works with Student and Adult Leadership to revise youth program structure as needed Read More
Director of Missional Discipleship
Responsibilities: To make disciples for the transformation of the earth. Through missions we encounter God through one another in service. We grow in our relationship with God because God's love is personified when we love others. "The world will know us by our love." I bring continued structure, drive, and awareness to the established and new missions opportunities of ORUMC. With the future of the church in mind, I'm charged to engage and connect young adults to Mission opportunities with the same directive of discipleship. As this symbiotic work is carried out it will take a team of people invested in the work of God to see this through. It's my responsibility to build those teams and nurture the ministry then carried out. Read More
Director of Guest and Volunteer Ministries
Guest Service Responsibilities: welcome guests, follow up communication with guests, update guest database, lead church tours,assist guests with becoming involved in the life of our church Volunteer Coordinator Responsibilities: prepare the annual ORUMC Leadership packet, recruit/coordinate worship volunteers, raise awareness of volunteer needs, Planning Center Volunteer correspondence. Worship Arts Responsibilities: Adult Handbells, Youth Handbells, GLOW music (Wednesday Night Children's Worship), Praise Dance/Sign, VBS(music and skits)  Read More
Associate Director of Adult Choirs
Responsibilities: Lead choirs in both traditional and special services; direct NPraise/small groups, Provide Accompaniments for both Traditional Services/Rehearsals; Keep Records of Service Music Used; Prepare Choir Music for Rehearsals. Read More
Responsibilities: Accompany Choir on Sundays and Wednesdays. Provide instrumental music for Sunday morning worship and funerals. Read More
Director of Crosswalk Worship
Responsibilities: Direct the Crosswalk Band, Schedule Weekly Volunteers and Music, Train Tech Volunteers for all Services and Special Events, Film and Produce Video Announcements, Ministry Minutes and Other Video Needs, Coordinate Planning Center and Worship Plans. Read More
Audio-Visual Producer
Responsibilities: Coordinator for Audio Visual for Crosswalk service, Schedule Weekly Volunteers for Pro-presenter, Sound and Lighting, Train Tech Volunteers for Crosswalk AV and Special Events, Coordinate Stage Design for Crosswalk, Contact for AV Needs for the FLC Read More
Senior Pastor's Asst. / Scheduling & Membership Coordinator
Responsibilities: Assisting Senior Pastor, Facility & Event Scheduling, Maintains Church-wide Calendar, Door Scheduling (lock and unlock), Employee and Member Badges, Membership Records, Charge Conference Report Coord., Statistical Report Coord., Realm Updates Read More
Associate Director of Finance
Responsibilities:  ACS accounting functions - general ledger, balance sheet, payables, receivables, vendor controls, journal entries, account reconciliations, chart of accounts. Financial budgets, reports & analysis. Realm contribution records & reporting. Audit preparation & consultation. Financial Liaison for Outreach Ministries. Weekday School Human Resources Liaison. Read More
Responsibilities: Greets and assists visitors, Answers phone, Feed & Seed reservations, Creates purchase orders for invoices, Responsible for bus keys and office supply orders. Performs other administrative duties as needed Read More
Congregational Nurse, Volunteer Staff
Responsibilities: To be a part of the Cone Health Congregational Nurse Program I must maintain an active nursing license, maintain required continuing education units (at least one related to Faith-based nursing), maintain an up-to-date CPR certification, maintain liability insurance, participate in at least one community care event annually for underserved, keep my TB and Flu shot up to date, attend an annual skills lab at Cone Health, Read More
Parish Nurse, Volunteer Staff
Responsibilities:  Maintaining an Active RN License, CPR and ACLS Certifications, Obtain Flu Shot Annually, Support Community Care Events and Health Fairs within ORUMC, Submit Reports to Cone Health Congregational Nursing Department, and most importantly, Partner with Congregants to Provide Support (by way of prayer, information, visits). Read More
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