Gryff Carosiello

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Gryff Carosiello was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina where he lived until high school graduation.  He attended Newberry College where he played baseball for three years and graduated in 2013. He then went on to complete his seminary work at Duke Divinity School in May 2016.  He met his wife Rachel at Duke and they were married in May 2018 in her hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee. Rachel currently serves as the pastor of Northside United Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.  


Some of Gryff’s hobbies include playing guitar, reading and writing, and anything that keeps him moving - sports, running, gym, traveling, etc.  Gryff is an avid fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks, Duke Blue Devils, and Atlanta Braves. His favorite kind of music is classic rock - mainly Eric Clapton.


Mary Jo Bradley

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Mary Jo has lived in Reidville, South Carolina all her life.  She started working at Sharon United Methodist in 1986 and remained on the staff as the church secretary.  She grew up going to Reidville Presbyterian Church and she currently is a member there.  

She has been married to Larry Bradley for over 40 years and has one daughter and two grandchildren.  Mary Jo is an avid reader and enjoys traveling to Charleston, SC to visit her family.  She is also a member of the Reidville Garden Club.  

Music Director

Katie Reckart

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Katie is from Inman, SC where she attended Chapman High School. She went to Converse College where she got her Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Her senior year of college, Katie joined the Sharon UMC staff as music director. After teaching music for 2 years in public school, she also joined the staff at Sharon Christian Academy as our 4 year old teacher. 


Katie is married to Tyler and together they have two awesome dogs, Bill and Maggie! When she’s not working, Katie enjoys binge-watching Netflix, reading, and doing anything outside.

Director of Student Ministries

Grey Pennell

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Grey is a local, having never strayed far from home in Reidville.  Grey is a product of Byrnes High School and Clemson University, where you can find his premium tailgate every Saturday in the fall.  Grey majored in Business Management with a minor in religion and still works as a bank manager in Duncan.  Grey grew up in Sunday school at Sharon, and was an active member of the youth group at Duncan First Baptist.  


Grey is a super fan of the Atlanta Braves and the Clemson Tigers, and when not working with the youth group, you can find him either in a garage tinkering with his motorcycle, or on a trail with his jeep.  If you would like to learn anything else about the youth program at Sharon, feel free to contact Grey!

Children's Co-Director

Amy Blackwell

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Amy Blackwell was born and raised right here in Reidville where she attended Sharon United Methodist Church. After graduating, Byrnes High School, she attended Spartanburg Methodist College and graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree.  She then attended the University of South Carolina Upstate and graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Amy has been a 1st grade teacher in Spartanburg District Five since 1997.  She currently teaches at Abner Creek Academy. Amy has been married to Heath since 1998 and in 2012 they had a sweet little girl named Sophie.


Amy enjoys shopping, going out to eat with family, doing puzzles, reading and playing games with Heath and Sophie.

Children's Co-Director

Kelle Waters

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Kelle is a lifelong member of Sharon UMC. She has spent 25+ years working in children’s ministry at Sharon. Kelle “retired” from BMW Manufacturing in 2014 after 18 years to be a stay at home mom. In 2016 the opportunity to work with the children of Sharon in an official capacity became available. Kelle jumped at the opportunity to answer the call that God had placed on her heart many years ago. The best part of her job is not only teaching the children about the love of Christ but also learning about his love through their eyes!

She and her husband Anthony have four daughters and two grandchildren that keep her on the run! Kelle loves family time with her crazy crew. During her free time Kelle and her husband enjoy traveling, road biking and finding new restaurants to try. She also enjoys Braves baseball and has a goal of visiting all of the MLB Parks one day.

Preschool DIrector

Stephanie Wykel

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Stephanie has been a member of Sharon UMC for 9 years.  She found her love of teaching in preschool 6 years ago at River Hill Child Development Center.  When she heard that Sharon UMC was starting a preschool, she was very excited to be a part of Sharon Christian Academy and started teaching the 3 year old class then moving into the director position.  She absolutely adores all the sweet friends, watching them grow and learn.

Stephanie moved to Laurens, SC from Wilmington, DE in 1986 then moved to Duncan in 2002.  She is married to Joey, who was born and raised in the Duncan area. They have 3 children and 2 dogs together. Their kids keep them busy with basketball and cheer, but they love every minute of it.  When she isn't cheering her kids on, Stephanie enjoys reading books, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.


Bill Lee

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After attending North Greenvile College, Bill has served various churches as Minister of Music for 25 years. Bill have served as organist here at Sharon for 10 years and enjoys all aspects of working at this progressive church.


Tori Fowler

Victoria Fowler (Tori) joined Sharon Methodist Church as Church Pianist in July of 2018. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and has played for various churches for more then 40 years. She has also played for organizations such as Rotary Club, Wakefield Valley Country Club restaurant, the Wine Club and Level 2 at Carolina Olive Oil, and has provided music for weddings and funerals. 

Tori is delighted to be a part of the Sharon Methodist Church family.

Church Custodian

Debra Fowler

Deb has lived in Reidville, SC and been a member at Sharon United Methodist Church for 60 years.  She has been married to Joe for 43 years and they have one daughter, Shannon, and son-in-law, Steve.  She has a lot of family at Sharon and enjoys spending time with her granddaughter Stone, watching movies, and traveling to the mountains and beach. 

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