Rev. Kristy Burnette and Dewayne Burnette

Rev. Kristy Burnette became the pastor of Friendship UMC in July 2019. She is married to Dewayne and has two grown children, Kacey Bradley and Gary Burnette and a daughter-in-love, Tracey Burnette. She and Dewayne are the proud grandparents of Alayna Mary Hope Burnette and Charles Jesse Burnette.  

Pastor Kristy came to Friendship after serving churches in Albemarle, Kannapolis, Hiddenite and Stony Point. She is an Elder in full connection in the United Methodist Church and was trained at Hood Theological Seminary, where she obtained a Master of Divinity degree.

 Brittany Holland

Brittany has been the Minster of Music of Friendship United Methodist Church since January 2015. She is a gifted musician, choir director, and vocalist.

Brittany is a graduate of Wingate University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music.

She directs both the adult choir and children's choir, leads the music ministry in worship both vocally and as accompanist.

Brittany also works full-time as a music teacher at Celeste-Henkel Elementary School, and in her spare time, she gives piano lessons.