Janet GuthrieDirector of Equip Ministry
I am a graduate of Roanoke College and have worked in the insurance brokerage world for 30 years. In 2000, I accepted the greatest gift of my life, Jesus Christ, and I gave my life to Him. In 2013, I answered God’s call to ministry and entered into the ministry ordination program with the Wesleyan Church. I have volunteered in a variety of ministry roles including Missions Director, Teacher, Small Group Leader and Team leader for a Church Revitalization Project.
In 2015, my husband Tim and I began attending EWC and saw the mission of Christ being lived out. Pastor Steve asked me to become the Director of Equip University (EquipU). The goal of Equip University is to educate and equip those who are part of our church to take next steps in their walk with Christ and to prepare them to use their gifts and abilities to serve God both inside and outside the walls of our church. Our vision for EquipU is for our Church family to become modern day disciples. As Christians, we need to learn the habit of living out the principles of the kingdom in our everyday normal life. We want others to see what life formed by the gospel of God actually looks like.
I have been married to Tim for 5 years, and we enjoy serving together at EWC. God blesses us each day in many ways as we watch the sunrise together, listen to the birds sing, watch the horses roam and the sunrise at Myrtle Beach (our favorite vacation spot) or the sunset over the Blue Ridge mountains. As we embrace this season in our life, we start each day with this quote from Oswald Chambers in mind, “Don’t forget to pray today because God did not forget to wake us up this morning”.
Moises NucamendiDirector of Embrace Community
I migrated to the US from Mexico City when I was 19 years old. After a short time in Chicago I moved to Los Angeles where I met my wife, Lisa. I lived there for a few years before moving to and living in Sacramento for 10 years. Though we enjoyed California, an opportunity arose for us to move to Roanoke in 2007. I’ve worked in the restaurant business most of my life. In 2007 I opened Alejandro’s Mexican Grill in the Roanoke Valley.
After visiting a few churches, God led us to EWC on the very Sunday that Pastor announced the vision to become a multi-ethnic ministry! I love it here. Since day one, I felt so welcomed by the people at EWC.
I’ve always enjoyed mingling with people, so being asked by Pastor to serve as the Embrace Community Director has been a great opportunity and great fit for me. I get to continue to greet guests each week and use the skills I gained from my years working in the hospitality industry to make them feel welcome at EWC.
Anette LloydDirector of Encounter Christ & Worship Leader
I have been leading worship at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church since February of 2016. I am thankful I was raised in a home where being involved in church and music was a priority. I felt a calling to music ministry while attending youth camp. That night, I was overwhelmed at how I saw God pour out his spirit when his people obediently and passionately worshiped him with their instruments and voices. Throughout God’s Word, we are commanded to praise our heavenly Father. When we are obedient to these commands, I believe the Holy Spirit ushers us into the presence of the Almighty. In his presence, we cannot help but to be changed, renewed, and transformed for the glory of our King! My hope and prayer is that the worship experience at EWC leads those who participate into a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ.
I have taught Art at William Fleming High School since 2007. In my spare time, I enjoy acting with various community theater productions and performing with my band, Steemgeek Traveler. My husband Mark and I have been married for 9 years and we love to travel.