Rev. Eddie Hill (aka Preacherman)
Eddie arrived at Sharon in July 5, 2002, and has been immersed in the Holden Beach and Brunswick County communities from the get go. A native of Atlantic, NC, this area has felt like home in many ways – the salt life, the dialects, the fishing village culture. A 1995 graduate of Duke Divinity School, Eddie believes in rolling up his sleeves and meeting folks where they are. His love for people of all ages coupled with a big dose of humor and a deep love for Jesus makes folks feel welcome, seen, heard, and cared for when they walk through the doors. Most of Eddie’s off-the-clock adventures are with his wife, Nita, and their four sons.
Tracy Hibbard, Administrative Assistant
Tracy was born in Boston, MA, but her childhood inclu ded vast travels from Ontario to Virginia to Germany, with a two-year stint on a sailboat with her family. After relocating from Virginia to her Ash area farm in 2004 with her husband, Bob, she joined the Sharon UMC team in 2005 and has been committed to serving the pastor and congregation administratively. It’s often said of Tracy that "she goes above and beyond the call of duty." Her specialties include spontaneity, flexibility, computer-related issues, and problem solving. Not only animals have been a big part of her Brunswick County life, but Tracy was also involved in search and rescue work for many year. This mom of four has been grateful to grow in her spiritual journey while faithfully supporting our church…and relishes time with her grandchildren.
Lauren and Jimmy St. George, Legacy Youth Coordinators
Jimmy, originally from upstate New York but raised in Supply, has been part of Sharon since his own youth days. Our church family has witnessed and rejoiced as God brought Jimmy and "hometown girl" Lauren together and watched their family and faith grow. They first met at West Brunswick High School and connected years later after they had begun their careers – Lauren as a nurse and Jimmy with the Town of Ocean Isle Beach. Their love of the Lord shines through vividly as they parent their girls, and as they faithfully serve the young people of our church and community.
Shirley Huffstetler, Little Lambs Nursery Coordinator
Many babies and toddlers have had "Ms. Shirley" among their first words and memories as she has worked tirelessly as our Little Lambs coordinator for many years. Originally from Gastonia, NC with many years in the business world, Ms. Shirley loves her little people. She and her husband, Mr. Bob, retired to our area and worked with the children’s program together. After his passing, Ms. Shirley continued with the King’s Kids and then transitioned to the nursery. She invests much time – and personal resources – to be available when the church doors are open for worship and events, and keeping the nursery stocked with supplies and surprises for the children.
Joanne West, Adult Choir Director
Joanne was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, with moves later to Miami, Lakeland, and Waycross, GA. She was a music major at Mars Hill University, with concentrations in piano and voice. Joanne has a wealth of experience in the music world, including working as a public school music teacher and teaching private piano and organ lessons, as well as serving as a church music director, a substitute organist, and a children’s music director, throughout the years in North and South Carolina. She even had a 92-year-old as one of her studio piano students. Joanne was also invited to be an adjudicator for the National Piano Teachers’ Association for which she traveled across several states through the years to judge the progress of students. Joanne moved to Shallotte in 2002 with her husband, Truett, and arrived at Sharon UMC in 2013 to lead our adult choir. Quilting, painting, reading, traveling, and photography are among her spare time interests.
Vicki Beyer, Pianist
Jean D’Addario, Organist
A native of Troy, Ohio, Jean graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a BS in Education and received a MSA in Administration from Central Michigan University. Her career includes teaching and school administration in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, followed by studying the organ at Douglass College (Rutgers) and at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Jean served as organist in churches in Freehold, NJ and in Hillsborough, NJ before moving to Holden Beach. In addition to working at Southeastern College until her retirement, she has served Sharon as organist since 2003. Jean’s free time is often filled with adventures with her two children, two grandchildren, her husband, Ben, and her bonus family with him.
Henry van Driel, Organist
Henry’s career spans many years of customized customer service in sales, sales support, and daily operations. Account management has been an integral part of his success through the years.
Outside of work, Henry loves spending time at the beach with his wife, Linda, walking, reading, fishing, and people watching. His appreciation for music, and specifically playing his Hammond organ since 1972, led him to serving as a church organist for over 43 years before calling Sharon his church home in 2016 and becoming a part of our music team.
A new custodial team just came on board and will be introduced here soon.