Luke Edwards to Join Conference Staff in Church Development

June 6, 2019

The Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Rev. Luke Edwards is projected to be appointed as the Associate Director of Church Development in July. Director of Church Development Dan Pezet said, “Through Luke’s leadership, we have started 86 Fresh Expressions this year, and bringing him into this new role will allow him to continue and further develop that good work.”

Luke Edwards is a provisional elder and the founding pastor of King Street Church, a network of fresh expressions and campus of Boone United Methodist Church. For the past two years, he has served part time as the Coordinator of Fresh Expressions for the Western North Carolina Conference. He has also been a part of the Fresh Expressions US team since 2015. Participating in local, regional, and national levels of the Fresh Expressions movement has given Luke a unique perspective into new forms of church in a post-Christian culture. In his work, he has had conversations with pioneers of Fresh Expressions across the United States and internationally. You can hear Luke's Story on A New Thing Podcast or read about it on Asbury Voices.
Join us in welcoming Luke to the Conference Office this summer.