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Rev. Dr. Wanda Suddreth Neely, Interim Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Wanda Suddreth Neely comes to First Presbyterian Church of Morganton from serving as senior pastor/head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Kinston, NC.

Before serving at Kinston, Wanda served as co-pastor/co-head of staff at First Presbyterian church of Greenville, NC, and before that as pastor/head of staff at Union Presbyterian Church of Gastonia, NC. Wanda came to positions in pastoring from Providence Presbytery, where she served as associate executive for education and church development and acting executive. She has also served as a campus minister for the campuses of Charleston, SC, and as an interim and stated supply pastor and chaplain at the Medical University of South Carolina and at Vidant Medical Center.

A graduate of Gardner-Webb University, Wanda earned a Master of Divinity at Southeastern Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC, and completed her Doctor of Ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, with dissertation work in medical ethics.

Wanda is married to the Rev. Dr. William K. Neely, who will be retiring in 2017 from senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, NC.  The Neelys have three children and two grandchildren. 

Email: wanda@firstpresmorganton.org     



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