Meet The Team
Rev. Eric Lane
Rev. Eric Lane was appointed to MSUMC in July of 2016. Prior to coming to Mineral Springs, Eric served Ebenezer UMC Granite Falls for 14 years. Eric received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and his Master of Divinity Degree from Hood Theological Seminary. His favorite part of ministry work is connecting with people and doing life together.
Eric is married to Beth Lane and they have 3 daughters, Melissa Wilson and husband Chris, Jamie Starbuck and husband James, and Lindsey Franklin and husband Joey. They have one son, Kevin Lane, and are the proud grandparents of 6 beautiful grandchildren: Kalieb, Easton, Jace, Kinley, Maggie, and Axel.
Eric definitely doesn’t sit around much. In his spare time, you can find him out kayaking, hiking, and riding his motorcycle. Catch him if you can!
Director of Traditional Worship Music
Christa has been an involved member at MSUMC for a long time, but officially joined the church staff in June of 2016. Her educational background was in interior design (she likes to say she got paid for giving her opinion!) but her other love has always been in music. She was the Music Director for Prospect UMC between 1997-2002, and teaches private piano lessons. What she loves most about her job is the privilege of helping usher the Holy Spirit into corporate worship services and see the joy on people’s faces when the praise begins.
She is a newlywed, marrying her husband Farhad Hosseini in a surprise wedding at her parents 50th anniversary celebration. Together they have 3 children: Bryce, Garrett , and Christina, and her husband, Jeffrey, who have blessed them with grandson, Colton.
Christa is a passionate gardener, but not necessarily the ordinary kind, like pulling weeds – she likes what she calls “glamorous gardening” – caring for flowers, deadheading, and flower arranging. She does like to mow, but now that she’s married, she lets her hubby ride the mower! Some other favorite activities include going to Sonic drive-in on Saturday nights and pretending it is 1950. As a self-professed Pinterest addict, she loves cooking and baking – especially the eating part!
Director of Modern Worship (The Bridge)
Jeannie joined the MSUMC staff team in April 2017. She served as a contemporary worship director at a Presbyterian church in CA for 16 years, completing a master’s degree in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary in 2011. Her favorite part of working with a church is to help people connect with God and other people in ways that go beyond the Sunday worship service.
She and her husband, Ken, have 3 adult children, with their spouses, who have given them nine wonderful grandkids. In fact, they moved across the country from San Diego to Waxhaw, NC a few years ago, to be closer to 5 of their grandchildren. Leaving the other 4 behind in California was tough, but they have found ways to stay connected, and are enjoying their life in charming little Waxhaw. Ken has been in youth ministry his entire career, first as a youth pastor and then as head of a non-profit youth ministry organization, Jumpstart Ministries.
North Carolina has been a wonderful place to learn about gardening, one of her favorite things to do (except when the heat, humidity and mosquitoes converge!) She also loves doing home décor – the inexpensive kind where you use whatever you have at hand to create a new look.
Margaret and her husband, John transferred their membership from Central UMC in Monroe in 1981 to become part of MSUMC. She spent 31 years of her career teaching in Union County Schools before retiring in 2004, but she wasn’t done yet! She promptly took on leading the Preschool at MSUMC and enjoys her work with those sweet pre-school children and their teachers. The favorite part of her job is all the hugs and kisses she gets treated to everyday!
She and John have three adult children: Beth and husband Jason, who have given them two of their older grandsons, Silas and Will; Anna and husband Tyler, with their two younger grandsons, Wes and JT; and son, Buck, who lives in Charlotte.
In her spare time, Margaret really enjoys flower gardening, working in the yard, cooking and doing home projects.
Stacy became involved first as a parent when her youngest daughter was enrolled in the preschool. She was invited to join the staff of MSUMC Preschool in 2008, first working in the toddler room, and now as a Music and Literacy teacher. In 2015 she was asked to also join the church staff as the Children’s Coordinator for the children’s ministry.
Stacey works three jobs, and all of them involve working with children, so when asked what she loves most about her work, she will say it is getting to see all the smiling faces of these children.
Stacy is married to a wonderful man, Danny, and they have two daughters – 17 and 12 years old. With three jobs (besides parenting!) she certainly doesn’t have much spare time, but they make it a priority to carve out family time each Friday night for dinner out. If she does manage to find the time, she enjoys making wreaths and wood signs.
Pam has been the Administrative Assistant at Mineral Springs United Methodist Church for the past ten years. Before joining the staff team she had a varied work life; such as purchasing manager, customer service, quality control, payroll, shipping and receiving… hmmm, sounds like she was perfectly prepared and trained for all she does in the office at church! She also sells Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Pam is married to Don and they have two adult daughters, Summer and Brandi, whom she adores just a little more than she does her pets! She is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, softball coach and player, and loves the outdoors, the beach, and reading by her pool.
Pam lives by the priorities of God first, family second, and career third. She joyfully serves countless hours each week as the Lay Servant Director of the Rock Hill District, at PUMC as the alternate Lay delegate for Annual Conference, serving on her Church Council and as the Worship/Altar Guild chairperson. She also facilitates Adult Sunday School, is active in United Methodist Women, sings in the chancel choir and praise band, plays hand bells, and directs the Pre-K children’s choir. Whew!
Clearly, her favorite thing about her job is serving the Lord in all she does and working in fellowship with God’s people to His glory.