Senior Pastor: Rev. Ronald (Ron) D. Perry
Pastor Ronald (Ron) D. Perry has served at various cross racial pastoral appointments throughout WNCCUMC for the last 20 years. He holds an Associate in Arts (Hon) from Stanly Community (Albemarle, NC), Bachelor of Arts (Hon) from Pfeiffer University, (Misenheimer NC) and Master of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary (Salisbury NC). He is an ordained Elder in Full Connection in the WNCCUMC.
Pastor Ron was born in East Cleveland Ohio, where he attended primary through high school. He is married to Karla Baca Colindres. Together, they have a 10 year old named Donall and reside in Iron Station NC
Pastor Ron’s passion is to support and encourage the diversity of gifts and people. He believes we are all given a measure of the gift of Grace, once we have received salvation through Jesus Christ; thereby, together, we can continue to Make Disciples for Jesus Christ to the entire World.
The Bishop and Cabinet of the WNCCUMC appointed Pastor Ron to Central UMC (Metro District) after consultation, during the 2022 session of annual conference.
Director of Outreach: Irma Sandoval
Originally from México, Irma graduated from Independence High School with a Certificate of Membership on Academic Excellence and Competency in the area of Early Childhood and has the North Carolina Early Childhood Credential. She is working on her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Central Piedmont Community College. Irma is bilingual and has three years of experience working with a dual-language program. A teacher in Central’s Children of the World Learning Center since it opened, Irma will continue in that position. Married with three beautiful children, Irma has been PTA secretary at Idlewild Elementary School and Bible school teacher for my church. She loves working with children and is committed to serving our community.
Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries: Christy Bost
Christy Rhodes Bost is a fourth grade teacher for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Christy has been a member of Central since she was a child. She is married and has two daughters, Jordyn and Joni. She enjoys spending time with family, working in the yard, and reading.
Administrative Assistant: Michael Richardson
Michael Richardson, 32, is originally from Long Island, New York. His service in the US Army originally brought him back to North Carolina. After he finished his contract, he moved back to the state. He had previously lived in various parts of NC for some 8 years. He had previously worked at Cokesbury UMC. He likes to study horticulture, go fishing and practice martial arts.
Interim Choir Director and Pianist: Drucilla Waugh
Central’s director of music, Drucilla Waugh, was church organist and choir director here a few years go. Drucy lives in Locust and is owner/designer for Meadow Creek Stones. She accompanies choirs at Charlotte Country Day School and has served as both choir director and organist for various area churches for many years. She takes care of a menagerie of animals and likes reading and gardening.
De Ann Cynamon is on leave.