Joel is a native of South Carolina (UM pastor’s kid) and has lived all over the state. He received a BS in Health and Physical Education from USC in 1977, and his Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbia, SC, in 1982.
Married to the former Donna Davis of Columbia, they have two children, Krista (Nathan) of Greenville and Tyler of Decatur, Georgia. Joel has been serving United Methodist churches since August 1978.
Hobbies are spending time with Donna, walking in the mountains, studying wildflowers and butterflies.
Rev. Dr. Bill Bouknight
Dr. William R. (Bill) Bouknight, originally from Greenville, has served numerous churches in South Carolina and Tennessee. Bill received his undergraduate degree from Duke, Masters Degrees from Yale and the University of Edinburgh, and Doctorate at Wofford. He now lives with his wife Gloria Pardee in Columbia.
Sarah is originally from Lake City, SC and has served churches in Lake City, Hartsville, Columbia, Durham, NC and Vancouver, WA. She has a degree in Music from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School. Sarah was ordained as a Deacon in Full Connection in 1998 and has been on staff at Trenholm Road since 2008. She and her husband, Robert, have two sons, Wade & Wesley, and live in Northeast Columbia.