Donna Banks


McMannen welcomed Rev.  Donna Banks on July 1, 2018.   Upon graduation from Duke Divinity School, she joined the staff as the Associate Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill. She also served appointments as the senior pastor at Saint Francis United Methodist Church and Evergreen United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, NC, as well as District Superintendent for the Corridor District of the North Carolina Conference and Director of Student Life at Duke Divinity School. Prior to her call to ministry, Donna has previous experience from her 16-year career in the chemical industry, which afforded her the opportunity to have a succession of roles as a research chemist and in corporate sales, marketing and management.  Donna is married with two daughters.

Jackie Rohde Bolen

Director of Children's Ministries &

Preschool Director

Jackie enjoys the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with children who might not otherwise experience it. In the Preschool, it is even more so an opportunity to make prayer and God a normal part of their every day lives.

Jackie is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and has nearly 30 years of experience working with children. She has been a member of McMannen since 2002 and has three children - Conner, Hunter and Brianna, and grand dog Sherlock .

John Benton

Director of Music Ministries

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.