Honoring The Past, Serving The Present, Dedicated To The Future
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.
Amanda Newsom was raised in the Moravian faith and is the 5th generation to attend Trinity Moravian here in Winston Salem. She is involved with the women’s fellowship and teaches the crafts class at the Logos program at Trinity. Amanda graduated from North Davidson in 2001. She has one son named William and enjoys music, arts, playing with her son and spending time with her family.
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.
Montine Wilkinson has always had a passion for playing the organ. She has held a church organist position since the age of twelve and continually strives to make each church service special. Montine graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Salem College and a Master of Music from the University of Oregon. She was organist at Friedland from 1988 to 1998 and rejoined the church staff in 2011.
Drawing on her deep Moravian heritage, Montine likes the creative challenge that the lovefeast and communion services offer. Linking hymns together through the art of modulation is a skill that she likes to employ.
Montine is married to Robert Wilkinson and they have two college age children and a dachshund named Frindle.
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.
Terri Queen is the Handbell Director for Friedland Moravian Bell Choirs. Terri and husband, Allen, have lived in Advance for ten years, having moved from Farragut, Tennessee. They have three grown children; Travis and David, both working on their master’s degrees, and Anna working on her PhD inLucca, Italy.
Terri is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in music education and has been teaching private piano and voice for the past 37 years. Her studio is a federated junior club member of the NC Federation of Music Clubs. Terri’s church background includes handbell training at an early age which continued through high school. As an adult, Terri played in many church advanced ringing groups and first began directing at Friendly Avenue Baptist in Greensboro. Since the family’s move to Advance in 2006, Terri has served as Director of Music at two churches, including directing both the chancel choir and the handbell choirs. She has also attended multiple bell conferences, workshops and training sessions. The Friedland bell choirs are open to anyone with a heart for praising God through music there is a place for advanced musicians in our Hosanna Ringers, as well as an adult beginner choir. For more bell information please contact Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-998- 4160.
In her free time, Terri enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, listening to music, and raising African violets. She is an active member of the Winston Salem Thursday Morning Music Club, Board of Director member of MADC, chair-team member of the NC Federation of Music Clubs, member of the National Federation of Music Clubs and member of the African Violet Society of America.
“Our purpose is
to make the
Lord Jesus Christ
a reality in the
lives of people”
In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things love.