Meet the Staff
Gerald Davis has been Senior Pastor of Groce United Methodist Church since July 1, 2007. Gerald was raised in North Alabama, the son of a United Methodist pastor. He completed his BA degree at Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, AL, and received his Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Groce UMC is the sixth appointment he has served over his many years in the United Methodist ministry.
Andrea McCumber has been the Associate Pastor of Groce since July, 2016. She is a native of Western North Carolina. She completed her BA degree at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and received her Master of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Before coming to Groce, Andrea served churches in Peachland, NC and Monroe, NC.
Music Director/ Organist
Kevin Bryant has been involved with music since the age of five when he started taking piano lessons at church. He started playing the organ at age twelve. He is a graduate of T.C. Roberson High in Asheville, NC , Brevard College and the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He Has worked in church music since 1985, heading up music programs and playing the organ in different denominations and church sizes ranging from 100 - 5000 members. He has worked with vocal, handbell and instrument choirs and ensembles. He is a member and past Dean of the Western North Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has a passion for church music and likes to use the gifts God has given him for God's glory.
Jennifer Terbeek is the Administrator/Treasurer. She is a native of upstate New York, and moved to Asheville from Atlanta, GA in 1998. She is a graduate of Berkeley Secretarial/Business School in White Plains, NY.
Veronica Bagwell is an Asheville native, raised right here at Groce. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) in 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature. Not only does she work in our front office, but in the nursery on Sunday mornings as well.