lisa mooneyhamLisa Mooneyham, Administrative Assistant – EMAIL LISA

I am the first person you see or hear when you visit or call North Raleigh UMC! I provide administrative support for our staff and our Discovery classes, put together the church newsletter, and keep our Membership rolls updated. I have served as interim youth director at NRUMC for a few months in 2006, then joined the staff in 2007.

I am almost a native of Raleigh (since age 5) and graduated from NC State in 1983 with a degree in Business Management. I’ve worked for Disability Determination Services, been a stay-at-home mom, and spent many hours volunteering in my kids’ schools, at NRUMC, and with a Pop Warner cheerleading program.

I’m married to Scott, who works as an accountant for Wake County Public Schools and coaches Pop Warner youth football. We have 2 daughters – Kelly graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and works with Cru at UNC. Erin, a graduate of NCSU, is pursuing her dream of being an Occupational Therapist (at UNC!…yes, we are a house divided!) In my free time, I enjoy following NC State sports, reading, the beach, spending time with family and friends, and working out when necessary.

We have been NRUMC members since 1989, and my favorite thing about NRUMC is definitely the people. We have such a friendly, welcoming congregation!


ken-blackKen Black, Business AdministratorEMAIL KEN

As Business Administrator, I am responsible for the accounting, finance, contribution reporting, financial reporting, payroll and other related functions. I also manage the benefits for our employees as well as the insurance on church property and other insurance coverages. And I am responsible for preparing and presenting financial information at the monthly Finance Committee meetings and to the Church Council.

I have worked at NRUMC since March 2014. My family and I have attended NRUMC since 1988. We enjoy the variety of worship and discipleship opportunities, and the friendly and caring members.

I was born in 1952 in Norwood, Massachusetts, but grew up in Charlotte.
I have one sister who still resides in Charlotte.

I attended Duke University, graduating with a BA degree in Management Sciences and Accounting in 1974. After graduation, I worked for the Charlotte office of an international CPA firm for seven years. I left for private industry in 1980, working as a Divisional Controller of a financial services company headquartered in Charlotte. We moved to Raleigh in 1987 when I joined First Citizens Bank from which I retired in March 2013.

Janet and I were married in 1973 when I was still a student at Duke. After we moved to Charlotte, Janet obtained her degree in Accounting from UNCC. Janet also worked for the Charlotte office of an international CPA firm for several years. She retired from the workforce for a number of years upon the birth in 1983 of our twin sons Doug and Kevin. Janet works seasonally for a Raleigh CPA firm during tax season. Doug and Kevin both graduated from NC State with undergraduate and Masters degrees in Accounting, and work in Raleigh. Janet and I have three grandchildren, Claire, Owen, and Essie.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time at our Holden Beach house with our family. I also read and walk/run.


lawrence-stewartLawrence Stewart, Director of Communications – EMAIL LAWRENCE
As Director of Communications, I am responsible for making sure the congregation and the general public understand our mission and ministries through consistent branding, design, and effective communication.

I have worked at NRUMC since March 2014. Even though I have been attending services and singing in the choir since 2004, I didn’t become a full member until 2010. I love NRUMC mainly because of the warmth that the congregation emanates toward everyone that comes through the doors. The music program is second to none, and the diversity that we have within our membership makes for such a strong bond between us all.

I’m Mississippi born and bred, having lived in the “Golden Triangle” of Starkville, Columbus, and West Point for 21 years. I’m a “happy accident,” the youngest of three, with a brother 11 years older, and a sister, 7 years older. My mom and stepdad reside in blissful retirement in Columbus, MS.

I studied at Mississippi State University (Go Dawgs!), where I received my BFA with an emphasis in graphic design. In the past, I’ve worked for Qualex, Inc., The News & Observer, Duke University, and Leith Marketing.

In my free time, I enjoy renovating my home, landscaping, going to the movies, and reading.


tim mcwilliamsTim McWilliams, Facilities Manager – EMAIL TIM
As the Facilities Manager, I am responsible for the day to day maintenance of church buildings and grounds in all areas and services not outsourced through maintenance contracts. I also work closely with vendors and suppliers to insure the church buildings and grounds are maintained to the highest possible levels.

I have served on the youth council and been active with ASP mission trips serving in Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia. I have also been on Mexico and Peru mission trips. I have also enjoyed chaperoning the youth Student Life trips and various mission projects.
I am from Baltimore, Maryland and have resided in Raleigh since 2003. Before moving to Raleigh my profession was in the hotel industry having help positions in Operations and Administration. I am also an entrepreneur, starting Tim’s ToolBelt LLC in 2009, specializing in home repairs and improvements.
 I am married to Karen, who works for Concord Hospitality as the Sr. Director for Revenue Strategy. We have 2 sons, both in high school.  Justin plays football, wrestles, and serves on the youth leadership committee. Timmy is active in horseback riding, Handful of Praise, Illuminate, and loves singing and acting as well as playing the guitar. My daughters, Courtnei and Connor, live in New York and enjoy fashion, art, and travel.


Mary Honeycutt, Program Assistant for Membership Care and Connections – EMAIL MARY

As Program Assistant for Membership Care and Connections, I assist administrative areas in the church office, working closely with staff and volunteers. I support the administrative functions associated with these two major ministries of the church and miscellaneous activities including managing the church-wide calendar, updating our ACS database, and tracking worship attendance. I also support the New Member Classes and the Shepherds Program, and provide administrative support for the pastors and parish administrator.

I grew up in South Carolina and North Carolina; my father was a minister and we moved frequently. I completed my education at Guilford Tech in High Point, NC in Office Administration. My husband Lee and I moved to Raleigh twenty-three years ago from Columbia, SC. We have been members in The United Methodist Church for forty years. I came to North Raleigh UMC from Benson Memorial UMC where I served as office administrator for the past fourteen years. I was in charge of the day-to-day functions of the office and provided support for the pastors and staff, as well as volunteers and congregation. I served in various administrative positions during my career, including three years at Pleasant Grove UMC as office administrator.

My husband Lee is a retired engineer who worked for Toll Brothers as a land development manager for the past thirteen years. We have three daughters and three grandchildren in the Raleigh area. We also have one “fur child,” Sundi, a Pomeranian that does not know she is a dog. We enjoy Blue Bird watching, going to the beach, playing with Sundi and spending time together with family and friends.


Elizabeth Lebria, Program Assistant for Children, Family, and Adult Discipleship – EMAIL ELIZABETH

As a program assistant, I work with the Director of Children and Family Ministries in children’s and family programming and with the Associate Youth Minister in the Youth Ministry programs. I provide administrative support for those ministries and support for Children’s Sunday School during worship hours. I joined the NRUMC staff in the spring of 2018.

I have lived in Raleigh since I was 5 and I graduated from NC State in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Most of my previous work has been as an assistant preschool teacher and office assistant at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Preschool. 

To say a bit about my family, my mother is also a church office administrator and my father works for Wake Med. I also have an older brother who works for a solar energy company. I love UNC basketball, knitting, reading, and playing games with friends!

I feel so blessed to start my journey as part of NRUMC!