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.
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Ben Fuller, Interim Minister of Care and Counseling
After almost eight years as Minister of Youth, Ben took on the responsibilities of Member Care and Counseling while completing requirements for his Licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. Ben is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Campbell University, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ben grew up at Woodland and went to seminary after a successful career in business. He and his wife Keevy, who is our Discipleship Minister, have two daughters. Ben loves golfing, fishing, and anything outdoors. If you have any questions about membership or pastoral care needs, please contact Ben.
Jessica Gibson, Director of Operations
Jessica joined the Woodland staff in January, 2024, as Director of Operations. She oversees the day to day operations of the church, including personnel, finance, and organization. Jessica came to Woodland after significant experience in the public school system, church ministry, and managing the office of a growing counseling practice. Originally from Raleigh, Jessica and her husband Jesse have three teenage sons. In her spare time, she follows her kids to soccer games!
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.
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 two daughters. 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.
Bradley Eaves, Minister of Students
Bradley and his wife Frances moved to Wake Forest in 2016 to attend Southeastern Seminary after years of student ministry in Mississippi. Following graduation from seminary, Bradley continued on in the PhD program at Southeastern. He came to serve at Woodland in October 2023. In addition to serving as our Minister of Students, Bradley also oversees the Equip program at Southeastern. Bradley is committed to building a student ministry focused on discipleship, helping middle school and high school student grow in their Faith. He and Frances have two children, Caroline and Collins.
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.