Rev. Beth Hoskins
My name is Beth Hoskins and I an an ordained PC(USA) minister who has served churches in Ormond Beach, FL (9 years) and Woodruff, SC (14 years). I have a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University in Clemson, SC; and a Masters of Theology degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. I blame and give credit for my eclectic brain and life pursuits to my mother and father; one of whom was a creative genius in the field of literature and drama, while the other was a world renowned expert in solvent recovery in the field of Chemical Engineering. It seems that their genes collided in me in some very unusual ways which means I am:
• A storyteller and lover of all great tales told with passion and vigor
• A lover of language and the expression of The Word whether by literature, drama, dance or song. (Or typing code in a machine)
• A tech junkie who loves to play with anything with buttons or screens or things that whir or swoosh.
• A Front-End Web Developer who loves to learn new languages that make the machine serve a greater good.
But most of all I am a child of God who loves me forever. This knowledge is the greatest, most enduring gift my parents ever gave me. For this I will always be deeply and eternally thankful.
Rev. Mary Potter
Rev. Potter was ordained to pastoral ministry in the American Baptist denomination. Mary and her husband, Rev. Wilmer “Will” Potter, moved to Tryon when Will retired from full-time ministry. Mary is a member of Tryon Presbyterian Church and served with Rev. Hosick on staff there.
Organist Elaine Myers
Elaine comes to us with a background of teaching classroom music grades K – 12, Bachelor and Masters degrees in organ and voice, and certificates in Gifted Education and Family Life. Her minister of music experience includes organ, choir director, and English Handbell director. Currently living in Hendersonville, NC with her husband, gives her the opportunity of ministering in Landrum Presbyterian as organist. She considers it a blessing to greet the church attendees after each worship service and getting to know the congregation.