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Carolyn Isenhour - Handbell Director

Contact Info:  cisenhour@@vnet.net
Phone:  704-786-6183

Favorite Movie:   “The Sound of Music”
What is in your cd player in your car?  Nothing—I like peace and quiet when I drive.!
One thing that you want people to know about you that they may not know:  I proposed to Ike.
Least favorite food:  Anything fried
Favorite hangout:  Lake house
Place you feel most at home:  Lake house and church

I am from the GREAT state of Ohio, born in Marion, Ohio.  During high school I was the accompanist for all choirs, ensembles and the orchestra.  I also had my own piano studio on a music store for 4 years during my high school days.  I received two  4 year scholarships, one to St. Louis Institute of Music and also Oberlin Conservatory of Music where I attended for 1 year.  I felt God was leading me into nursing rather than music so I attended Lima Memorial School of Nursing in Ohio and nursed a year until our first child was born.  Later I nursed part time and began my own piano studio in Concord.  I met my husband Ike while at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and were married soon after.  We have 4 children and 10 grandchildren and I love them all.


Jen Hedrick -                                                           Dir. of Youth Ministry & Media Content Coor.


Contact Info:  duhsciples@gmail.com

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Love God.  Love people.  Do good stuff."  - Bob Goff

WHAT'S ON YOUR PLAYLIST:  Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffett, Donovan Frankenreiter & Jack Johnson

SECRET AMBITION:   Stand-up comedy

FAVORITE READS:  The Giving Tree, Ragamuffin Gospel, Dangerous Wonder and anything cranked out by Carl Hiassen

FAVORITE FOOD:  Shrimp Burger from Provision Co.@ Holden Beach, NC


I have had the privelege of serving the youth of Epworth for close to 10 years.  I love putting youth in the mission field and helping them find ways to love their neighbors simply by being aware of what's going on around them.  Doing small things with a kind spirit can make all the difference in the world.  

As far as education, I am a 1974 graduate of Miss Mary's kindergarten class at Main St. United Methodist Church in Kernersville, NC.  I learned my shapes and ABCs and to say please and thank you and those things have served me better than any other education I pursued.  Additionally, I hold a BA in English from UNC Charlotte with a minor in Communications.  See?  Kindergarten way more impressive.

I am quick-witted, chronically late and have way too many t-shirts.