12:12 Mentors

Portia Bellamy moved to Charlotte in 2001 and attended several churches before joining MPUMC in 2007. She has been active in several ministries including single adults, fundraising for the shelter for domestic abuse, Journeys Sunday School class, the annual Women’s retreat, several Faith Formation classes, Contemplative Life and is serving as a Stephen Minister. She is a champion of small groups and the many blessings that come with being a part of something larger. She looks forward to helping new members connect and find their home in this wonderful church.
Portia grew up in N Myrtle Beach, SC. She is a retired retail executive and lives in south Charlotte with her two cats. She enjoys gardening, history and travel.

Doug Caldwell joined MPUMC in 1998 after arriving in Charlotte from Lakeland, FL. Shortly after that, while attending a Sunday school class for single adults, he met a woman who would become his wife, Laura. They were married at MPUMC in 2001, and had their daughters, Meredith (9) and Emily (7) baptized in the church, too. The church plays an active role in his family’s life given the variety of activities available through service, music and educational ministries. Doug works as a communications consultant for a bank.

John Clarkson is a retired Ophthalmologist He and his wife, Diana, joined MPUMC in 2007 when they moved to Charlotte from Miami, FL.  Diana’s sister, Tonia Fuller and family are long time members. John chaired the Finance Committee for 3 years and currently serves as co-chair of the Planned Giving sub-committee of the Wesley Foundation.  In addition, he is a member of the Chancel Choir, Intern Committee and the group on Racial Reconciliation.  John and Diana are members of the Builders Class.

Katie Crisp is a native Charlottean and life-long member of MPUMC.  Mom of two little girls, Anna Kate and Mary Charlotte. Proud to have participated and served in multiple ministries at our church. I am thrilled to be part of 12:12 Ministry where we can help others get connected to the church and the body of Christ!

Hayley Curry a native Charlottean, has been a member of Myers Park UMC since January 2018. This church has been very welcoming to her, and she is excited to help others get plugged in to opportunities for fellowship and service within the congregation. Hayley works as the digital advertising sales manager at a local television station and lives near SouthPark with her husband Drew.

David Dulin feels blessed in being a member of MPUMC. He has a real long connection being a third generation Church member. He actually sits in the same place in worship as his Grandfather did. That also explains why he likes to lead a tour of the Church called “A Little Art, A Little Architecture and a Little History” He teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Disciple Bible One. He also desires that others feel that same sense of connection and blessing that he does as a member. He recommends everyone to take Wired 4 Ministry so they can discover and embrace their God given gifts and use in servant ministry. He is also excited to be a part of the 12:12 Engagement Ministry team so people can be fully engaged in the life of the Church and the community.

Mike Heath has been a member of MPUMC since 2014. He attends the Agape Sunday school class and has completed Disciple 1.  Mike is a banking consultant.  He lives with his wife, Rachel, two daughters, and dog in Plaza Midwood.  Mike moved to Charlotte from Washington, DC and is originally from Houston, TX.

Jamie Rodway has been a member of MPUMC since 2003. He has been active in the life of the church through local outreach volunteering, participation in mission trips, worship support and led numerous Disciple classes. He recently started a new adult Sunday School class called Community Scriptures where class members review Bible verses and discuss their real life application. He is excited about the 12:12 Ministry Team and supporting others in their faith engagement at MPUMC. Jamie and his wife Eleanor were married in the church in 2009. They have a son Max, a first grader, and two-year old twins Gus and Ben. Jamie was born in Canada, raised in Indiana and has lived in Charlotte since 1998.

John Springer and his wife Glenn and their three children, Lil, Haden and John, Jr., have been life-long members of the United Methodist Church and joined Myers Park United Methodist Church January 31, 1999 following their move to Charlotte in 1998. John and Glenn are members of the Logos Sunday School Class (John continuing to teach Adult Sunday School since joining). As a part of the Logos class both John and Glenn participate in the Room in the Inn ministry. John has participated in numerous Disciple and Small Group studies, has taken Wired 4 Ministry seriously, and, also serves as a Stephen Minister and as a member of the 12:12 Ministry.

Frank Turner has been a member of Myers Park since 2008. He is a Disciple Bible leader and a member of the Samaritan Sunday School Class.

Liz Wicker and her husband have been members of MPUMC since 2008. Her daughters’ families and her five grandchildren are also members. She is involved as a Stephen minister, a Trinity’s Table server at South Tryon Community Church, a care team member and a Goodness Gracious volunteer. She believes that our church provides opportunities for everyone to become involved, whatever their interests might be.

Liza Zopp has been a member of MPUMC since 2005. She has 3 grandchildren all of whom have been baptized at MPUMC and still attend. She works as a RN part time. Liza is also very involved with many volunteer activities with the church. She has been on various mission trips and hopes to do more. Liza would like to see everyone find their comfort spot at MPUMC.