Donna Pinckney

When did you join the staff and what is your position?
It has been my joy to serve on staff here at Wrightsville UMC since April of 2002.  My primary responsibilities include adult discipleship classes, small groups, and fellowship opportunities, but I also have the awesome opportunity to serve with the whole Spiritual Formation Ministry Team with oversight for children and youth programs as well.  I serve with, and help guide, an awesome group of teachers, facilitators, and leaders.  I love helping people find a way to connect here at Wrightsville!

Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Greensboro, but was raised here in Wilmington.  I grew up at Wrightsville UMC and then moved away for nearly 20 years while my husband served as a pilot in the US Navy.  Those 20 years took us to Pensacola, Florida; Meridian, Mississippi; Ceiba, Puerto Rico; and Lemoore, California.

Where did you go to school?
I’m a proud Hoggard High School Viking and also a proud graduate of Meredith College.

Do you have family?
My husband, Jerome, and I have two great adult children – Meredith and Garrett.  Meredith is currently pursuing her Masters in School Administration, and Garrett  is currently in flight school for the US Navy. Jerome and I have been married since 1985 and lived out of the area for several years while he served as a Naval Aviator.  He now flies for American Airlines and works for Providence Investments.  All of our parents live in Wilmington and so we are blessed to be able to see them often – in fact my parents attend 11:15 Worship here at Wrightsville – and have since 1968!

What do you like to do in your free time?
I love traveling, sailing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Upcoming Events


Faithful 5th

Sunday, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
A Youth Group for all ladies and gentlemen currently in the 5th Grade! We meet the first Sunday of every month from 4:00-5:15pm.

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Sunday, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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God’s Girlz

Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Deep Dive

Sunday, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Join Rev. Carol Goehring for a Deep Dive the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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