about maple springs

Maple Springs is a place where you can discover who you are in Christ. We recognize that following Jesus is a big decision that has the power to affect all other decisions in your life. We take this seriously and want to be the kind of church that helps to equip you for life. God loves us and has created us all in his image, which means that we have an amazing capacity for the things of God and that we are at our best when we are fully who he has made us to be. We want to help you discover who you are and how you can live the life that God desires! The mission of Maple Springs is to be rooted, growing, and bearing fruit for Christ. You are invited to join in living out this mission.

Jeff Coppley


our staff


DAN LYONS, Pastor - 336-722-7563 ext 403   Email DAN
Gary Mahathey, Associate Pastor - 336-722-7563 ext 404   email gary
Vicky Deng, Chinese Congregation - 336-722-7563 ext 403   email vicky
Scott Andree Bowen, Youth and Food Pantry - 336-722-7563 ext 434   email scott

Mary Taylor Setliff, Children & Family Ministries - 336-722-7563 ext 405   email mary taylor

Katherine Hinerman, Nursery Coordinator - 336-722-7563   email katherine

Erin Moses, Connecting Ministries - 336-722-7563 ext 408   email erin

Jayson Snipes, Traditional Music - 336-722-7563 ext 410   email jayson

Dennis Raley, Organist -336-722-07563   email dennis

Jerry Chapman, Contemporary Music   email jerry

Beth Juran, Children's Music - 336- 722-7563 ext 417   email beth

Neal Goode, Audio Technician - 336-722-7563   email neal

Administrative Staff

Lisa Aldhizer, Finance - 722-7563 ext 406   email lisa
Betsy Bechtel, Administration - 722-7563 ext 402   email betsy

  • gary mahathy

    associate pastor

    A native of Winston-Salem, Gary graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Religion and History. The years after graduation were spent in the business world until surrendering to the call to enter the ordained ministry. As a “second career” pastor Gary completed his seminary education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte. He is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference. He and his wife Judy have been married for 33 years. They have 4 adult children, Ian, Anna, Paige, and Marisa.

    Gary served on staff at Mt. Tabor UMC as Minister of Spiritual Formation and Visitation before serving as associate pastor there for four years. He also served a two-point charge in East Bend for four years before being appointed to Maple Springs.

    Gary enjoys spending time outside in the beauty of God’s creation, serving the church in many varied capacities, reading, and listening to music for relaxation.

    336-722-7563 ext 404


  • vicky deng

    PASTOR of chinese congregation

    2007年10月我们决定来温莎枫泉教会服事.  因这是出于神的带领, 我们很自然就放下原有的工作来此.  有一个很大的因素是因为我们在此看到一帮真实追求敬拜真神的弟兄姐妹.也看到神很丰富地祝福教会. 心中实在愿意想看主在此奇妙的工作. 这也让我们心中轻省许多,因我们不是为神工作,而是让神工作. 愿神自己成就他的旨意在教会中.



    但愿他在教会中并在基督耶稣里, 得着荣耀,直到世世代代永永远远.阿们. 


    For Vicky, coming to Maple Springs Chinese Church in October 2007 was a very simple decision. Of the few things that matter a great deal to her, experiencing the true, living God with genuine worshipers is one of them. Maplpe Springs Chinese Church believes that God is preparing a feast for the Chinese community. The church is excited about the great things our Lord will do through it! Vicky and her husband, Andy, joined this unique body of Christ with a joyful and hopeful belief. It doesn't matter to them how much they can do, it matters what God is doing through them. It doesn't matter how much the church wants to do for God, it matters how much God gives the church in order that it can serve Him.

    “Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us. To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” 
    - Ephesians 3:20-21

    336-722-7563 ext 413


  • mary taylor setliff

    coordinator of children and family ministries

    Mary Taylor graduated from Wake Forest University in 2007 with a B.A. in English and minors in psychology and sociology. Mary Taylor has served at Dilworth United Methodist Church (Charlotte) and New Hope United Methodist Church (Winston-Salem).

    Mary Taylor’s responsibilities include coordinating Sunday school, leading DIRT, equipping volunteers, and overseeing other children’s activities. She enjoys seeing the kids grow in their faith and witnessing volunteers thrive in their gift area

    During her time in Winston-Salem, Mary Taylor has enjoyed being involved with the Yadkin Valley District of the Western North Carolina Conference. She enjoys helping to plan the yearly Unplugged Retreat for 4th and 5th graders and the MAD4X event for 3rd-5th graders.

    Mary Taylor and her husband, Drew, enjoy spending their spare time cheering on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at football and basketball games. Drew and Mary Taylor have 3 young children- Harrison, Emmy and Caroline.  Those 3 keep them busy! She loves how excited her kids get about coming to church. Mary Taylor is thankful to be a part of the Maple Springs family.

    336-722-7563 ext 405


  • erin moses

    Connecting MINISTRIES

    Erin Moses is a life-long Methodist and graduated in 2011 with her Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. Upon graduating, she served as a chaplain at UNC Hospitals. She has also served on the staff of a number of other Methodist churches in various capacities, working with youth, young adults, and adults. She has a huge passion for connecting with people, serving through missions, and growing deeper in her Christian faith. She enjoys meeting people where they are, journeying with them, and seeing them use their spiritual gifts to help build God’s kingdom.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert, and their two children, Emmanuel and Eunice. 


  • Dan Lyons

    Senior PASTOR

    336-722-7563 ext 403


  • scott andree bowen

    youth and food pantry

    Here's where a short (or long) bio could go. It could be short or it could go on and on like some people like to pontificate.

    336-722-7563 ext 434


  • jayson snipes

    music director

    Jayson Snipes, a native of Winston-Salem, NC, received the B.M. in Music Education and the M.M. in Choral Conducting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied organ with the late Robert Burns King; voice with Ellen Linton and Levone Tobin-Scott; and conducting with William P. Carroll, Carole J. Ott, and Welborn E. Young. Jayson has served as organist of Friedland Moravian and Mount Tabor United Methodist Churches in Winston-Salem before becoming music director of Maple Springs United Methodist Church in 2009.

    Jayson has accompanied for several organizations in the area, and in 2011 was the festival organist for the Midwest MusicFest in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. He also has experience in music notation, engraving, and has worked as an engraver and editor for local music publishers. 

    Jayson was conductor of The Moramus Chorale from 2008–2015, a non-auditioned mixed chorus that specializes in performing early music of the early American Moravian tradition, and became the Artistic Director of the Piedmont Chamber Singers in 2015. He was also the choral director at Lexington Middle School from 2012 until December 2016.

    336-722-7563 ext 410


  • dennis raley

    organist and creative arts DIRECTOR

    Dennis has been Organist for our traditional service since 2001, and Creative Arts Director for our contemporary service beginning in 2016. He also works as Traffic Manager for a Winston-Salem based multi-state radio network. Dennis has music degrees from Towson University (BA), Queens College in NY (MA) and did post-graduate studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

  • jerry chapman

    contemporary music DIRECTOR

    erry was born in New London, CT, but made his way to Winston-Salem as soon as he could (just in time for his 6th birthday). He graduated from RJ Reynolds High School. He later graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC with a degree in Philosophy. Lots of people with Philosophy degrees teach or go to Law School. Jerry, however, had seen KISS in concert in 1979, so his fate had already been sealed. He hit the road in a van, played in a bunch of bands, recorded over a dozen CD's (including 4 solo albums). He continues to play about 150 shows a year, mostly in NC. He lives in Mount Airy and has 2 awesome kids -- Georgia (16) & Matthew (14). He is often seen in the company of his wife, Jennifer Kiger Chapman, who works for the Wake Forest Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Biomedical Division. Jerry has been at Maple Springs since March 2010.

  • beth juran

    director of children's MUSIC

    Beth has a BA in Education with a concentration in Music from Wake Forest University.  In 1983 she took her first workshop on teaching children's choirs from Helen Kemp at Westminster Choir College. Besides Maple Springs, she has also directed the children's choirs at First Presbyterian in W-S and Holy Family Catholic Church in Clemmons. A trained Kindermusik Educator, she has been teaching Kindermusik for over 30 years. 

    Beth is married to Peter Juran. Their three daughters Jeanette, Mary Jo, and Natalie are all in there 20's.  She enjoys knitting, reading, hiking, and camping.

    336-722-7563 ext 417


  • neal goode

    audio technician

    Neal has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Auburn University, Eagle Scout from Boy Scouts of America and is a Decorated Military Veteran, US Army, Military Police Corps. He has also won awards as a musician and as an audio engineer. He is a professional musician, playing dozens of shows per year as a drummer and percussionist as well as owner and operator of Chicken Hills Recording Studios, where he has recorded several albums for various artists including a locally award winning album "Rock Album of the Year" for Easybake 2007,  by the Winston Salem Journal. Neal has been a part of the Maple Springs Music Ministry team since January 2014.

  • lisa aldhizer


    Lisa graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1984 with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. Lisa worked as a Product Manager at a regional bank in Richmond, VA before moving with then new husband, George, to Lubbock, Texas. Her last professional position was Administrator of the Neurology Dept. at Texas Tech Medical School before assuming full-time motherhood. She and George have two sons, George (25) and Tom (19). George is married to Rachel and they have one son, George Raymond V, affectionately known as "Gray." They live in NY City but George and Lisa visit as much as possible. Tom is about to begin his second year at USMA - West Point. Lisa became the Finance Coordinator upon AQ Cook's retirement Dec. 31, 2017. Although empty nesting has been quite the challenge, her increased hours at MSUMC have definitely assisted with the transition. Lisa is passionate about prayer and loves to share the difference it has made in her life. Lisa enjoys time with family and friends, reading and watching football.

    336-722-7563 x 406


  • Betsy Bechtel

    Office Manager

    Betsy was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and graduated from Endicott College in Beverly, MA.  She married Richard (Rick) Bechtel in 1978. In 1995, she and her family moved to Naples, Florida before moving to Winston-Salem in 2016.  God has blessed Betsy with three sons, Steven (wife Stevie and three grandsons) serving in the Marines, Mark in Minneapolis  and David serving in the Navy. She has worked in church ministry since 1995 and in church administration since 2008. Her hobbies include crafts, baking, nature walks and people.

    336-722-7563 x 402


maple springs history

"To the one who is thirsty, I will give to drink

without cost from the spring of the water of life."

- Revelation 21:6

With these words, the writer of Revelation speaks of a new heaven and new earth yet to come. But these words about the future also describe our past. When people gathered to worship at "the outdoor preaching place" on Henry Livengood's farm, they would not only drink from the well-spring of a gospel of grace and forgiveness, they would draw water from "two beautiful springs...bubbling between the rocks under the roots of a large maple tree." And thus Maple Springs was born.

Since 1848, God has guided his people to build brush arbors, log cabins, frame buildings, a brick sanctuary, and a family life center. In that time, like a "well watered garden" our church family has grown and grown.

frequently asked questions

What are the times of the worship services?
Our weekly worship services are held Sunday mornings at 8:45am, 10:30am, and 11:00am and on Wednesdays at 5:35pm. View a more detailed description of times and service types.

How do I get to the church?
View our maps and driving directions.

What makes worship special for children?
Children are always invited and welcomed in all of our worship services.

During the 8:45am and 11:00am worship services, children are invited up for a children’s message before the Pastor’s sermon. There is also a worship cart available with supplies to help kids engage throughout the service.  For children Pre-kindergarten and younger, there is a nursery with loving volunteers ready to offer supervision and care during the worship service.

How often do you offer Holy Communion?
We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month during all worship services and at special services throughout the year.

How do I request prayer?
To submit a prayer request, contact the Coordinator of Administration, or complete the online Prayer Request Form.

I have never been involved in the life of a church. What should I do first?
To find out how to get plugged in to the life of the church, contact any member of our worship team.

How do I schedule a wedding?
Contact the Coordinator of Administration.

How do I submit an event or news for the newsletter?
Due to space restrictions, only newsletter submissions for Maple Springs UMC ministry-related events are accepted. Event notifications and newsletter articles are due by the 15th of each month. Please submit event information by filling out the online Event Notification Form. Please submit newsletter articles to the Coordinator of Administration. Any articles submitted after the deadline will appear in the next newsletter.

what methodists believe

The people of Maple Springs are the spiritual daughters and sons of a man named John Wesley. The founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley distilled the essence of the Christian faith down to two basic principles: love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. Of course, those are also the two Great Commandments of Jesus Christ. As Christians and as Methodists, that is what we are about at Maple Springs: loving God and loving the people who matter so much to him--our neighbors. This is lived out in worship and service to our community.

To learn more about the United Methodist Church, go to www.umc.org.