rev. dr. dan lyons

Senior Pastor

Pastor Dan Lyons began his ministry at Maple Springs in July 2019. As an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, he has served six other churches since 1996. The Rev. Dr. Lyons earned degrees from Appalachian State University (BS in History), Duke University (Master of Divinity), and United Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).


Pastor Dan met his wife Krista at Appalachian during their student involvement in the Wesley Foundation Student Ministry Center. They have been married over 25 years and have three children.


Pastor Dan is an avid reader of history and theology. He enjoys gardening and woodworking. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Camp Tekoa, Inc., a multisite outdoor summer camp and retreat ministry based in Hendersonville, NC.


Pastor Dan’s passion in ministry is making disciples of Jesus Christ and teaching them the historic faith in our Wesleyan context.

rev. Sylvia wilhelm

Minister of congregational care

Sylvia joined the staff of Maple Springs in July 2020 as Minister of Congregational Care, coming out of retirement (2016) after serving thirty years in ministry across the Western NC Conference.  Her focus of ministry is with senior and homebound members of the congregation.  She also serves as worship liturgist and preaches as needed.

Sylvia enjoys spending time with her three sisters in Mooresville and is the proud aunt of three generations of nieces and nephews.  She enjoys reading, going to movies, and traveling.

Her hope for Maple Springs is to be a place of hospitality where people are nurtured in their faith and sent out to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus Christ in the world.

rev. vicky deng

chinese pastor

Maple Springs has been the home church for Pastor Vicky and her husband Andy since they came to Winston-Salem from Raleigh in 2007.   With their busy church schedule, they may not see their own children (2) and grandchildren (5) as often as they would like to, but at Maple Springs, there are plenty of families in Christ.  As the pastor ministering to the Chinese community, Pastor Vicky has enjoyed getting to know many friends from far and near, young and old.  God has allowed her to be a part in the amazing spiritual formation in the lives of these friends.  Pastor Vicky’s prayer is that Maple Springs keeps the faith and continues to minister to future generations as God has called us.

scott andree bowen

youth & food pantry ministries

Scott Andree Bowen joined Maple Springs as the Coordinator of Youth and Food Pantry Ministries in June of 2017. Prior to his service at Maple Springs, he was an Associate Pastor at Christ Community Church in Pfafftown. In his free time, Scott loves spending time with his wife and two children. 


Scott strives to develop good relationships with the youth. Through these relationships, he teaches the teens about loving God and loving their neighbor. If you have a child who is in middle or high school, Scott would love for them to know more about the Youth Program.


If you are interested in showing love to your neighbor, contact Scott about volunteering in the Food Pantry.

mary taylor setliff

children & family ministries

Mary Taylor Setliff is a graduate of Wake Forest University.  During her time on campus, she attended worship at Maple Springs.  She served two other United Methodist congregations before joining the staff of Maple Springs in 2012. Mary Taylor loves serving as the Coordinator of Children and Family Ministries.  Her true joy comes from witnessing our Maple Springs kids having those ‘a-ha’ moments.  Her passion in ministry is in equipping parents and volunteers for the work of ministry.


Mary Taylor’s hope for Maple Springs is that our church would be a place that all children can come and feel loved. She loves baking, watching Wake Forest sporting events and spending time with her husband, Drew, and their four children.

erin moses

connecting ministries

Erin Moses is a life-long Methodist and graduated in 2011 with her Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. She has worked at Maple Springs since 2014.  She has a huge passion for meeting people where they are, journeying with them to discover their gifts and passions, and seeing them use their spiritual gifts to help build God’s kingdom.  Her hope at Maple Springs is that we are a shining light for Christ to everyone around us.  She enjoys spending time outside playing and picnicking with her husband, Robert, and their two children. 

jerry chapman

contemporary music

Jerry was born in Connecticut but moved south as quickly as he could. He grew up in Winston-Salem and attended RJ Reynolds High School before heading to Furman University in Greenville, SC, where he majored in Philosophy. After college, he immediately jumped into music full-time, playing in countless bands, releasing CD's on a regular basis, and traveling the country playing music (he has played shows in 46 states & 3 countries). He was the youth minister at Central UMC in Mount Airy, NC for 3 years before turning his attention to leading worship at Maple Springs in 2009. He is married to Jennifer and is father to two children.   He loves Jesus, life, his family, music, running, and sushi.

neal goode

worship producer

Neal Goode is a graduate of Auburn University, an Eagle Scout, and a veteran of the US Army, Military Police Corps. Neal is an award-winning musician and audio engineer and has been responsible for audio for the Maple Springs Contemporary Worship Service since January of 2013.


jayson snipes

traditional music

Jayson Snipes began his ministry at Maple Springs in October 2009. His primary responsibilities are planning the music for the traditional worship service and working with the adult handbell choir (JuBELLation) and Chancel Choir. He has over 20 years’ experience in church music, and his Moravian roots influence his music selections still. Jayson also conducts the Piedmont Chamber Singers who regularly present concerts at Maple Springs. He hopes that the music ministry at Maple Springs will continue to thrive and enhance the worship experience of everyone who attends our services.

dennis raley


Dennis has been the organist for the traditional service at Maple Springs since 2001.  Aside from that responsibility, Dennis also helps train audio/visual volunteers for streaming our worship services.  Outside of church responsibilities, after many years of work as a musician and in radio, he now enjoys retirement.

beth juran

children's music

A member of Maple Springs since 1994, Beth started working with the Children’s Choirs in 1996 as a volunteer. In 2013 she was hired as the Director of Children’s Music. She holds a BA in Education from Wake Forest University with a Concentration in Music. As well as directing children’s choirs, handbells and chimes, she also is the Director of the Golden Bells for senior adults.

Beth is married to Peter Juran and they have 3 adult daughters. She enjoys knitting, gardening, reading, and travel.

lisa aldhizer

finance coordinator

Lisa began working in the Finance office as a volunteer and then as the assistant Finance Coordinator in January, 2010.  Upon the retirement of the prior Finance Coordinator in December 2017, Lisa took on this role. Lisa is responsible for the accounting for the funds of the church and developing an annual budget in partnership with church leadership.  Her duties also include overseeing the deposits, payroll, and payments and coordinating volunteers who help her each week.


Lisa and her husband George have two adult sons, George Raymond, who works as a CPA in the area and Tom, who is serves in the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant. George Raymond and his wife Rachel have three children.  Much of Lisa's time away from the office is spent as “Lolly” loving on her grandchildren. She also enjoys friends and family time, reading, and college sports.

catherine davis

office manager

Catherine Davis has been a full member of Maple Springs since 1996.  After retiring from a 35-year teaching career, she joined the Maple Springs staff in December 2019.  As Office Manager, Catherine wears many hats--telephone operator, door greeter, bulletin/newsletter publisher, e-Blaster, calendar keeper, building maintenance liason, etc.  Luckily, her experience as a kindergarten teacher prepared her to be a flexible multi-tasker!  Catherine strives to make everyone who calls, emails, or visits the church feel welcome and valued.  She believes that God called her into this ministry, and she is so grateful!  Catherine loves spending time with her adult daughter and son-in-law and their 2 precious dogs!