Main Street UMC, Kernersville, NC

Leadership Staff

Dr. Claude Kayler

Dr. Claude Kayler

Claude grew up in a parsonage, the son of a United Methodist pastor. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Divinity School. He received his doctorate in ministry from Asbury Seminary in 2011. Claude has traveled in mission to Cambodia (twice), to Tanzania to train Methodist pastors, and to Nicaragua, where he preached,…

Rick Carter

Rev. Rick Carter

Rick has been the Associate Pastor at Main Street UMC in Kernersville, NC since 2006.  His primary areas of ministry are  Pastoral Care, Teaching, and Outreach.  Born in Mocksville, earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School, Rick received his call to the ministry…

Amy Burton

Rev. Amy Burton

Rev. Amy Burton is a native of Hickory, NC and a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in economics and sociology. Following graduation from Wake Forest, she worked as the buyer for Simms Wholesale/Space Savers in Winston-Salem for several years before answering her call to full-time ministry. She then attended Pfeiffer University where…

Dale Hilton

Rev. Dale Hilton

Born and raised outside of Hickory, Dale was called to the ministry in 1961 as he started his studies at Lenoir Rhyne College.  Dale studied at the Methodist Theological School of Ohio, where he graduated in 1969 with a Masters of Divinity. Moving back to NC, Dale was appointed to a charge in Mt. Airy…

Cathy Vlastakis

Cathy Vlastakis

Cathy Vlastakis is an Ordained Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has served Baltimore UMC in East Bend and Hickory Ridge UMC in Winston-Salem as the Pastor-in-charge. She has also served at Clemmons UMC as the Associate Pastor. Cathy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ and her Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Cathy and her husband, Kirk reside in Clemmons, NC. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.

Wayne Purdy

Wayne Purdy

Wayne Purdy has been working with youth as a volunteer or full time Youth Director for the past 25 years. He began working with youth as a volunteer at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC. After a successful career in Sales and Management Wayne finally answered the call to full time Youth Ministry…