Alexandra Dutton will be commissioned as a provisional Elder. On July 1 she will begin serving as associate pastor of Chagrin Falls UMC. She is currently NICU social worker at UNC Hospital and previously served as hospital chaplain at Duke University Hospital.
Dutton earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Malone University and a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School.
Michael Parisher will be commissioned as a provisional Deacon. He is currently finishing his second year at the Raleigh Wesley Foundation as part of his field education. He previously served at Chatham UMC in Pittsboro, NC and Church World Service in Durham, NC.
Parisher earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship from North Carolina State University. Prior to Annual Conference in June, he will earn a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. He is being called to serve refugee and prison populations as well as working toward racial justice within The UMC.
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