Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Senior Pastor

Rev. Elizabeth Horton

Elizabeth grew up in Walkertown, NC and graduated from Carver High School. Her father was a school principal and her mother a school social worker.  She attended East Carolina University, with a BS in English Education, then headed to Appalachian State University to receive an MA in School Counseling.  She then worked as an elementary school counselor in WS/FC school system before she felt led on a different path.  Her experience working in the schools served as good preparation for…
Church Administrator

Jackie Mock

Church Administrator: Jackie Mock Jackie joined the church staff in May 2022. She has a strong background in Business Administration and graduated from Salem College with degrees in both Philosophy and World Religions. She has lived in Davie County for the past 36 years and has three grown children and four grandchildren. For the past eight years she has worked within the UCC and has enjoyed serving a Winston-Salem church and its congregation. Having had such a wonderful experience with…
Minister of Pastoral Care

Rev. June Grubb

A graduate of Catawba College and Lancaster Theological Seminary, June has served congregations in North Carolina, Texas, and the state of Washington as Minister of Christian Education and Associate Pastor. She served for over nine years as Associate Conference Minister in the Rocky Mountain Conference UCC, Denver, CO. She has served as an Interim Minister in several churches, including Chewelah UCC, Chewelah, Washington, Magnolia UCC in Seattle, WA and Peace UCC in Greensboro, NC. She also was the Interim Associate…
Director of Music

Ellen Peterson

Director of Music:Ellen Peterson, (Adult and Hand Bell Choir) Ellen joined the staff of First Reformed in 2012 as Music Director, leading Adult Chancel choir, the Hand Bell Choir and the “JAM” Choir. Her expertise and energy is exciting to all. She grew up in Lexington and her family attended Second Reformed UCC. Ellen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Music Education and has a North Carolina “A” license in grades…
Church Organist

Bruce Tippette

Church Organist: Bruce Tippette Bruce joined the church staff in December 2022 as our settled organist/pianist. Bruce is incredibly gifted. He is a composer, performer, and educator. Bruce holds a Master of Music from UNC School of the Arts and a Bachelor of Music from Appalachian State University. His published compositions for chorus, concert band, orchestra, handbells, and ensembles have been performed internationally. Bruce has composed original compositions for choreographers, film, and has co-composed music for a children’s musical. He…