Church Staff/Contact Info


Transitional Pastor/Head of Staff:  Dr. Susan Moorefield

Dr. Susan Moorefield is the North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Transitional Pastor as of June 1, 2017.

Dr. Moorefield most recently served as the Head of Staff (Transitional Ministry) at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sun City, AZ. She has served as Solo Pastor at Unity Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC and as Associate Pastor at a number of churches including Second Presbyterian in Louisville, KY and First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC. In addition, she has worked in various Youth Ministry positions, as a Presbyterian College Instructor and owner of a photography business.

Her formal education includes a BA-Presbyterian College, Master/Divinity-Columbia Theological Seminary, Doctor/Ministry-Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has also completed Transitional Ministry Training and Stephen Ministry Training.

A South Carolina native, she is happy to return home to the Carolinas. She enjoys fly-fishing and photography and has incorporated both skills in her ministry.

Susan and her husband Ken relocated to the Wilkes area in May 2017.


Interim Director of Children, Youth, and Families:  Joanna Stuckey-Steele

Joanna joined the staff of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church in October 2018.  She is a graduate of Lees-Mcrae College with a Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies and Humanities.  She and her husband, Andy, are parents to Forrest and River.


Director of Music:  Debo Cornett

Debo, a member of NWPC since September of 2001, serves as the Director of Music for the church.

Her resume includes: Bachelor of Music & Graduate Work, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Theater Education Graduate work Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Acting/Directing, Lee Strasberg Theatrical Institute, NY, NY; taught Choral Music and Musical Theater at South Hill Middle & Senior Highs 1973-1976; Music Education Instructor-Wilkes Community College 2000-2001; Choral Director at Wilkes Central High School 2001-2004.

She and her husband, Larry (volunteer sound/video technician at NWPC), are parents to sons Bryan and Derek and grandparents to Kori and Carter.

To learn more about the Music program at NWPC, click here: Music


Organist:  Marty Franklin

Marty first attended North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church in the fall of 1989 and became a member of the church family in 1991.  She was hired as Interim Organist in September of 2001.  In 2003, her position as church organist became permanent.  Marty and her husband Mike are parents to four lovely daughters:  Jane, Rebekah, Julianna, and Rachel.



Office Administrator:  Melinda Goforth

Melinda joined the staff of North Wilkesboro Presbyterian in November 2012. She is a graduate of Wilkes Community College. Prior to joining our staff, she was an instructor at Wilkes Community College. She is also active in her church, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where her husband Chris is currently serving as pastor. Melinda enjoys spending time with her children, Madison and Camden.


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