Staff

The Rev. Dr. Worth Green, Pastor:  Worth Green was ordained in 1977 and is now into his 23rd year as Pastor of New Philadelphia. A graduate of Chapel Hill, a former Marine Officer, and a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary, he holds the Th.M. New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Ministry in Parish Revitalization from McCormick Theological Seminary. He is married to Elayne Durham Green, and has two adult children, Jonathan Green and Edyth Berry, two granddaughters, Madison Green, Caroline Green and two grandsons, Worth Harrison Green and Silas Richard Beery. He thinks himself blessed that his children married well, and loves his daughter-in-law Lindsay Gainey Green and his son-in-law Jason Berry. His favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” An equally important verse is 2nd Corinthians 5:17, “If anyone is in Christ (s)he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come!” worth@newphilly.org

The Rev. Joe Moore, Associate Pastor: Joe Moore was ordained in 1998 after graduating with an M.Div degree from Moravian Theological Seminary. He has served in team ministry with his wife, the Rev. Kelly Moore, at Palmyra Moravian (NJ), Mayodan Moravian (NC), First Moravian Church of Georgia, and Fries Memorial Moravian (NC). Joe also served as the Chair of the Board of World Mission and as Assistant to the President of the Provincial Elders’ Conference. He is active in camping ministry at Laurel Ridge. Kelly and Joe were married in 1997 at Ardmore Moravian, which is Joe’s home congregation. They have a son, Zachary, who was born in 2005. Two foundational scriptures in Joe’s life and ministry are: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13: 34-35 and “for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35-36  joe@newphilly.org

Mrs. Evelyn “Evie” Blum, Director of Christian Education: Evelyn (Evie) Blum is originally from a small town in Ohio. She attended Ohio State University, earning a bachelors degree in Agricultural Communications and a master’s degree in Education. She taught in a public junior high school for fifteen years and served as church youth director, adviser, camp counselor and Sunday School teacher for thirty years. Evelyn is married to David Blum, who is employed by the Moravian Music Foundation. Together, they enjoy travel, singing, spending time with their grown children, hiking and biking. evie@newphilly.org

Ms. Claudia “Clyde” Manning, Pastoral Assistant:  Clyde serves as a Pastoral Assistant. She is a graduate of UNC-G and recently earned a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Salem College.   Clyde comes to New Philadelphia after more than 22 years of work with the homeless.  During that time, she served as development director of two homeless shelters, Hope Rescue Mission in South Bend, Indiana and the Bethesda Center here in Winston-Salem.  In addition to marketing, volunteer coordination, program development and fund-raising, Clyde’s experience includes bridge building between homeless men and women and the faith community. She brings much joy and conversation to our members who are home-bound or shut-in.  She also works in the area of Women’s Ministry. clyde@newphilly.org

Mrs. Rachel Weavil, Administrative Assistant:  Rachel is a member of Friedland Moravian Church in Winston-Salem; she joined the New Philadelphia Staff in October of 2010.  Her husband Christopher is the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation for Forsyth County; they have two children, Jonah and Robyn. Rachel sees her position at New Philadelphia as a ministry. She strives to offer a positive and welcoming first impression to those who call or visit the church office. Her life verse is Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. rachel@newphilly.org

Mrs. Donna Wright, Business Administrator:  Donna Wright graduated from Appalachian State University with a BSBA in Marketing and Management. Her experience before working for New Philadelphia was nine years in financial accounting and office management. In December 1992, she began working as the financial administrator and later in the spring of 1994 became the Business Manager. Her responsibilities include the payment of all bills, posting the contributions, and supervision of the cleaning service. Donna is married to Hunter who works for Lorillard Tobacco in Greensboro.  donna@newphilly.org

Mr. Jerry Bumgardner, Facilities Manager:  A life long member of New Philadelphia, Jerry is responsible for the management of the New Philadelphia facilities. He is married to Faye Bumgardner and enjoys fishing and woodworking in his spare time. jerryb@newphilly.org

Steve Gray, Director of Music:  Mr. Steve Gray is our Director of Music. Steve directs the Chancel Choir at the 9:00 a.m. service, and the Beracah Choir at the 11:10 a.m. service. He is responsible for the coordination of all musical activity at New Philadelphia . A graduate of Davidson College with a degree in music, Steve is a life-long Moravian with experience both in the United States and in Central America. steve@newphilly.org

Ms. Jessica Siple: Jessica is our Organist and the Director of our Children and Youth Choirs. Jessica has over 20 years experience as a church organist and choir director. The daughter of a Baptist minister, she has previously served in Episcopal, Lutheran, and Methodist congregations. She is also a piano teacher, specializing in the Suzuki method. Jessica comes to us from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Mrs. Mary Hege: Mary is an assistant organist for our music ministry. She has been a member of New Philadelphia since the 1950’s and has been playing the organ since 1957. She has studied with a variety of local music teachers. Mary is married to Joe Hege and has two children and two grandchildren. 

Ms. Anita Cirba, Guest Trumpeter:  Anita plays for 9:00 and 11:10 a.m. worship twice monthly and is featured at a number of special services throughout the year, including the Christmas Lovefeast. She is the principal trumpet of the Winston-Salem Symphony. anita@newphilly.org

Mr. David Teague, Director of the Band:  David and his wife, Renee, have recently relocated to Winston-Salem upon David’s retirement from Waynesville public schools as a middle high school band teacher. David is a native of Forsyth County and began his band experience at Friedland Moravian Church under his grandfather who served as band director. David played and arranged music while at East Forsyth High School and earned his B.S. Education Music degree from Western Carolina University in 1973.  David taught music education for band, chorus, piano, and guitar at Tabor City High School, Cherokee Indian Reservation School, and Waynesville Middle School. band@newphilly.org

Mrs. Terri Queen, Handbell Director: Terri Queen is the Handbell Director for the New Philadelphia Bells of Joy.  Terri and husband, Allen, have lived in Advance for ten years, having moved from Farragut, Tennessee.  They have three grown children; Travis and David, both working on their master’s degrees, and Anna working on her PhD in Lucca, Italy.  Terri is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in music education and has been teaching private piano and voice for the past 37 years.  Her handbell background includes: bell ringing as a young girl in graded church choirs through high school.  Then as an adult, ringing in several church advanced ringing groups and beginning directing at Friendly Avenue Baptist in Greensboro.  Since the family’s move to Advance in 2006, Terri has served as Director of Music at two churches, including directing both the chancel choir and the handbell choirs.  She has also attended multiple bell conferences, workshops and training sessions.  Anyone with an interest in the bell ministry at New Philly, please contact Terri at taqueen@earthlink.net or 336-998-4160.

Ross McNeil:  Ross serves as our Senior High Youth Leader.  He is a member of New Philadelphia.  He is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Physical Education.  Ross is currently a physical education teacher at Diggs-Latham Elementary.  Ross joined New Philadelphia in 1997.  He has enjoyed being involved with Laurel Ridge, from being a part of M-Staff, Mission Camp Intern and Mission Camp Director.  In the winter Ross is a ski instructor and race coach at Sugar Mountain. In his free time Ross enjoys hiking, swimming, skateboarding and skiing. ross@newphilly.org

Erin Key: Erin as our Middle High Youth Leader.  Many of you may have encountered Erin through her work at Laurel Ridge in recent years and most recently through the YMCA.  Erin has enjoyed developing and leading programming for youth in both of these settings.  Erin and her husband, Adam, have been attending Come and Worship here in Winston-Salem.  She is from Bethlehem, PA and the College Hill Moravian Church and is a graduate of Moravian College. erin@newphilly.org