Dr. Steve McKinion, Pastor of Preaching & Vision
Dr. McKinion joined the Woodland church staff as Interim Pastor in January 2021. He was affirmed by the congregation to serve as the Pastor of Preaching & Vision in September 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mississippi College, a Master of Arts from the University of Mobile and a Ph.D. from King's College, University of Aberdeen in Scotland. While in Scotland, Dr. McKinion served as pastor of a local congregation. He has trained students as Professor of Theology and Patristic Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest since 1998. He and his wife, Ginger, have three adult children.
Peggy Degler, Weekday Preschool Director
Peggy joined the Woodland staff in 2014 as the director of Preschool at Woodland. Peggy has a wealth of preschool and children's ministry experience, having previously worked as a Children's minister and a Preschool Director in the Raleigh area. Most importantly, she has a heart for young children and families that is evident to all in the Woodland Church family. She is married to her husband Ed and they have three children and five granddaughters.
Rev. Ben Fuller, Youth Minister
Ben was born and raised three miles down the road from the Woodland and has been attending here since before he was born. He received a B.A. from UNCW and a Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, NC. He is very happily married to the love of his life Keevy. When it comes to how he feels about Woodland, Ben doesn't mince words: "I love Woodland and the people here. Woodland is an incredible church family. I feel so blessed to be here and to be serving these youth and their families." Ben and his lovely wife, Keevy have been married since May of 2020.
Keevy Fuller, Discipleship Minister
Keevy moved to Wake Forest in 2018 to pursue a Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She first joined the Woodland Church staff as an Intern in May 2020 and soon made the transition to Discipleship Minister. Keevy has served in children’s ministry, youth ministry, young adult ministry, prison ministry, women’s discipleship, and a missionary in other countries. Her desire is to help individuals grow in their relationship with the Lord through the study of God's word and in relationship with other believers. She and her husband Ben have one daughter and a baby on the way. One of Keevy's favorite things to do is to spend time in nature, whether walking on a trail or hanging her hammock.
Danae Medlin, Children’s Minister
Originally from Colorado, Danae graduated from the University of Mobile in Alabama, and Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest. Most recently she was an elementary teacher at Thales Academy in Wake Forest. Danae loves ministering to children and their parents. Before becoming the Children’s Minister in January 2023, Danae served Woodland in the Worship Ministry beginning in 2019. Danae is an accomplished musician and piano teacher. She and her husband, Jonathan, are Georgia Bulldog football fans who love Black and White Coffee. They have two children, Mollie and Eleanor.
Debora Godfrey, Office Administrator
Debora joined the Woodland Church staff in 2012. She retired from NC State University in 2013, after 33 years of faithful service. She has three step-daughters and nine grandchildren. Debora maintains the church calendar, produces bulletins, updates weekly prayer guides and assists church staff with multiple daily and weekly administrative responsibilities.
Wendy Braddy, Financial Administrator
Wendy joined the staff in 2023. She handles financial reports, spending, and giving, helping the church steward its financial resources.