The Rev. Jim McConnell, Pastor

Jim comes to Salem United Methodist church with seventeen years of experience leading congregations in Chapel Hill, NC and Ayden, NC. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, Jim couldn’t care less about basketball, but cares deeply about the communities and congregations he serves. Jim is married to Emily McConnell, and they have three daughters, Brighton, Caty and Quinn.

Cheryl Wells, Secretary

Cheryl moved to Pitt County with her family in 1972 after her father, Lawrence L Good retired from the USAF. She currently resides in Farmville with her husband Bobby. She received an AS in Office Systems Technology and Medical Office Administration from BCCC in 2003. She applied her skills working several local employers in a number of office staff positions until her retirement in 2018. Her husband Bobby works with Denso. Their son Robert currently lives in Portland OR and is a member of the writing staff at Life Line Inc. Cheryl and Bobby enjoy traveling, fishing and live music. They also enjoy worshiping and serving at Salem with their new church family.