Dana Newton joins the McMannen UMC Staff as the Director of the Preschool. She served as the lead teacher for the five-day-fours at McMannen for seven years. During that time, she also worked with The Autism Society of NC. She holds an associate degree in Architectural Engineering from Spartanburg Technical College in SC where she is from. She has focused her career on early childhood education. Dana lives in Mebane, NC with her husband and two sons.
John Benton is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his undergraduate degree in piano performance in 2008 and completed his Master’s of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Music Education in the spring of 2011. In addition to working at McMannen, he is the orchestra and choral teacher at McDougal Middle School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. John looks forward to building upon the rich ministry that this church has sustained for so many years while developing a music ministry that incorporates our youth and young people into worship.