The Rev. Sally Langford became Davidson’s senior pastor in July 2016. She is a native of Gainesville, Georgia and a graduate of Converse College and Duke Divinity School. Sally also did graduate studies in New Testament and Homiletics at Vanderbilt University. Sally was ordained an elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1984 and has been blessed to serve local churches in Norcross, GA; the mountains of NC; Nashville, TN; China Grove, NC; Charlotte; and Gastonia. Most recently, Sally served as a district superintendent, first as the Salisbury D.S. and then as the Metro D.S., and as Assistant to Bishop Goodpaster.
Sally loves studying the Bible and figuring out with others what God is saying to us today through its stories. She enjoys preaching and leading worship and is passionate about helping a local church catch a vision for the future and move from where it is now to where God is calling it to go. Sally’s husband, Andy, is senior pastor of Central UMC in Concord. Sally and Andy have two grown daughters, Ann and Sarah, and two young grandchildren, Roan and Emmy. Sally loves spending time with family and friends; reading all sorts of books, including biblical studies, leadership books, and mysteries; walking, preferably on the beach or a local Greenway; working out at the gym (or rejoicing when work-out is done); and traveling to new places.
Rev. Dr. P. Glenn Kinken, III
A native of Winston-Salem, Glenn Kinken joined Davidson UMC's staff in December of 2007. As Executive Pastor he is responsible for the operational aspects of DUMC's ministry - finances, human resources, facilities, and program development - and works closely with the senior pastor to help fulfill the vision of the church. Prior to joining our staff, Glenn served as the Senior Vice President for Planned Giving and Communication at the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. At the Foundation he worked in planned giving, endowment development, fund management, and processed loans for churches. Before serving the Foundation, Glenn was the Associate Minister at Memorial UMC, in Thomasville, NC where he was responsible for youth ministries, missions, and administration. He earned a Doctor of Ministry in management ministries from Graduate Theological Foundation, a Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Davidson College. He has a certification in non-profit management from Duke and a certificate in church leadership from the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University. He is a Certified Church Administrator (CCA) through the National Association of Church Business Administrators. Glenn and his wife Mary, a private practice pastoral counselor, and their two children live in Huntersville.
Rev. Linda Zastovnik
Adult Faith Formation
The Rev. Linda Zastovnik was ordained a deacon in full connection in the United Methodist Church in 2003 and has over 25 years experience in ministry. She has served local church congregations with membership ranging from 250-10,000 members. She earned a BS in Accounting from Sam Houston State University and a Masters in Religious Education from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (1996). While in Texas, Linda served churches in Richardson, Leonard, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and Lubbock. She had the great opportunity to serve at the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tennessee as a Development Editor for a DVD-based curriculum. Afterwards, she moved to North Carolina where she served churches in Harrisburg and Sherrills Ford. In addition, Linda serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry for the Western North Carolina Conference.
Linda has a passion and spiritual gift for teaching. She loves studying the BIble and is a creative educator with a desire to help others engage with the stories of our faith. Whether you are new to the church or you are a life-long Christian, Linda can bring the Bible to life and make it relevant for your life. Adults are being pulled in every direction: pressures at work, raising children, caring for spouses and aging parents, facing job transitions, uncovering addictions, surviving divorce, moving through grief, and the burden of financial concerns. Linda will meet you wherever you are on your journey in order to help strengthen your faith as you face life's challenges and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Rev. Alexis Coleman
Missions and Membership
Rev. Alexis Coleman is a 2008 graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and was ordained as elder in full connection in 2012. She has served two appointments in the Western North Carolina Conference before being appointed to Davidson UMC. In addition to pastoral ministry within the local church, Alexis is a certified trainer for Bridges Out of Poverty, a model which helps communities build long-term sustainability among people of all economic classes. She teaches Bridges whenever there is an opportunity to do so. Alexis is also a certified coach through Passion in Partnership, an organization dedicated to the development of lifelong fruitful ministries for both clergy and laity. She holds a BS in Computer Science from Tennessee Technological University (1985) and an MA in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University (2002). Alexis worked in the IT field for twenty years before answering the call to ministry. Rev. Coleman has been married to her husband Jon for over 27 years. They have two daughters, Ashley and Cassie.
Rev. Sarah Belles
Young Adults and Campus Ministries
The Rev. Sarah Belles joined our team in July 2015 as the Associate Pastor for Campus Ministry and Young Adults. She is a native of Cary, NC where she grew up actively involved in First United Methodist Church of Cary and most recently served as the Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in High Point. She graduated from Appalachian State University as a NC Teaching Fellow with a BS in Middle Grades Education. While in Boone, she found a home at ASU’s Wesley Foundation. It was there she fell in love with campus ministry and discerned a call to a life of ordained ministry. Sarah also holds a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. While in divinity school Sarah served in a range of ministries including an inner city non-profit for women and families in crisis in Nashville, TN, four rural churches in Lilesville, N.C., and UNC Chapel Hill’s Wesley Campus Ministry. Her deep passion for campus and young adult ministry was enlivened through her studies at Duke and work at UNC. She especially enjoys journeying alongside young adults as they discern God’s call upon their lives.