Our Staff

Say hello to the leadership team at United Wesleyan Church

Meet our leadership

Patrick Dagenhart - Lead Pastor

Patrick Dagenhart and his wife Katie grew up in the Concord/Kannapolis area and graduated from local schools. They have three kids: Marlee, Campbell, and Myla who keep them busy, and humble! Patrick earned a bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry from Southern Wesleyan University and a Master of Divinity from Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University. He has served multiple churches in a variety of roles before being called to United, including youth & young adult ministry, discipleship, and worship. Patrick has a passion for seeing people become fully devoted disciples of Jesus who make other disciples of Jesus. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys good movies, especially of the Marvel and Star Wars variety, and relaxing with his family and friends.

Alex Wood - Next Generation Pastor

Alex Wood and his wife Catherine are both from North Carolina originally. However, he grew up in Mexico, where his parents worked as missionaries. He graduated from Liberty University with a Youth Ministry degree. He loves sports, coffeeshops, and exploring all that Charlotte's food scene has to offer. Alex is passionate about seeing the next generation be discipled and fall in love with Jesus Christ.

Katherine Pace - Congregational Care Pastor

Katherine Pace is a long-standing member at United and has been involved for many years. Katherine actively assists in our Senior Adult Ministries area and is involved in coordinating hospital visitations for families connected to the church.

Katie Dagenhart - Worship Leader

Katie Dagenhart was born and raised in Rowan County and has been a lover of music from a very early age. She is passionate about seeing people connect to God in worship and to each other in community.

Stephanie Prince - Church Office Administrator

Stephanie Prince hails from Northern Virginia, although she and her husband Brian have happily called Charlotte home for many years. They raised their three children here and now delight in the role of being grandparents to three little grandsons…so far.  Stephanie’s professional career has centered on marriage and family counseling, classical Christian education, and school administration. She has a zeal for encouraging people to strengthen their daily discipleship with Jesus, go deep with the Bible, and live out their faith with a gracious boldness. Stephanie loves traveling, outdoor adventures, reading and studying, and any opportunity to spend time with family, especially around a delicious meal!