Staff/Ministry Team

Jim Brookshire

Lead Pastor

I am a native Charlottean who is glad to be home again! It is a thrill to be a part of a thriving neighborhood--Sedgefield--and a vibrant, diverse city like Charlotte. I am a life-long Methodist (now, "United Methodist") and feel incredibly blessed to be pastor of a vital church in a growing neighborhood.  I have served as … Read More

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Mary Jo Bridges, Children's Ministries Director

Mary Jo Bridges

Director Children's Ministries

I have been a member of Sedgefield United Methodist Church for 33 years.  I teach the Preschool Sunday School class, direct Vacation Bible School, and organize all children’s activities.  I am also the director of our After School Mentoring Program.  I am a member of the Church Council, the Intentional Faith Committee and … Read More


Ron Aldridge

Worship Director

Having graduated cum laude from Berkshire Christian College in the ‘70s, my first position was as a Minister of Music in Clearwater, FL. My wife and I moved our three children to Fort Mill, SC where I took part in a National Television Ministry as a singer on the daily program. Over the next five years with that ministry, I … Read More


Charlotte Guthrie

Office Manager

I am a native of Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky.  I have two sons, Charlie and John. I enjoy reading, crocheting and I am a big fan of the Charlotte Checkers.  My duties include answering the main phone line (704) 523 - 0077, coordinating the church calendar, developing the church publications, and … Read More


Bud Davidson


I have been a member of St. Paul UMC (later Sedgefield UMC) since 1974 and began the position of treasurer for St. Paul UMC in 1982.  I was the lay delegate to annual conference for three years. Born 1934 in York Co., SC, I graduated from Clover Public School in 1953.  I served 8 yrs in the US Navy, being honorably … Read More