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The Rev. Wayne Byerly was born in Winston-Salem and is the son of a Moravian minister.  He graduated from High Point University in 1987 and received his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1997. 

He was ordained at Friedland on April 13, 1997 and was consecrated a presbyter while serving the Fulp congregation.  He served Fulp from 1997 until 2003 and then served the Bethania congregation from 2004 until 2010.  Since then he has served as an Interim Pastor at Enterprise (for two and one-half years) and at Fulp for the past year.

Wayne and Pat have been married for 43 years and have been blessed with three children: Mark, Nathan and Jennifer.  They have eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Wayne's hobbies include flying as a private pilot and amateur radio, operating as N4BOJ with an Amateur Extra class license.  Currently, he serves as the North Carolina Wing Chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force where he is also a qualified Mission Pilot.

Adam Goodrich was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to East Bend, North Carolina when he was 4 years old to be closer to his grandparents. He grew up attending Olivet Moravian in Pfafftown and went to Appalachian State University where he worked at the campus radio station and earned a degree in Broadcast Communication. Adam served on the M-Staff at Laurel Ridge for four summers, and it was there that he felt his call to ordained ministry. While attending Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA. Adam served as the student pastor at Schoeneck Moravian Church in Nazareth, PA as well as Emmaus Moravian in Emmaus, PA. While in seminary, Adam met his wife Stephanie, who works as an Occupational Therapist. Adam was ordained as a Deacon in the Moravian Church on September 24, at Olivet Moravian Church.

Nancy Sawtelle was raised in the Moravian faith in Kernersville, NC. Following her graduation from Meredith College with her teacher’s certification in music, she earned her master’s degree in education from UNC-G. Nancy joined the Friedland staff to serve as Director of Music in August 1994. She is also a music teacher with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Nancy is married to Butch Sawtelle and they have three children-Michael, Kathleen and Thomas. In addition to listening to a wide variety of music, Nancy enjoys reading, watching athletic events and spending time in the mountains.

Robbie Alphin is the director of The Friedland Band.  He is a  lifelong member of the church and a band member for over 40 years. Robbie is active in many provincial music groups and serves on the board for the Moravian Music Foundation.


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