Mary Frances McClure

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Position: Pastor to Youth and College Students

My husband, Mark Merryman, and our daughters, Kenna and Hanna are the new kids on the block at Wesley Memorial and began our ministry here in 2013. Mark is originally from Ohio, and I grew up right here in Wilmington and graduated from Hoggard. Mark worked in the banking and customer service industries before following his dream of being a Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, from which he recently retired. I was called to be an elementary teacher first in rural North Carolina and then have served churches in Chapel Hill, Eastover, and Red Springs.

While I did get my master’s degree at Duke, I am a Tarheel fan first and foremost! Mark is a huge Ohio State fan. Kenna and Hanna cheer half red and half blue! We enjoy most college sports and are thrilled to be near UNC-Wilmington to cheer on the Seahawks! We love grilling out, going to the beach, being in God’s beautiful outdoors, and going to the movies especially ones with lots of explosions. So Wilmington is the perfect place for our family!

Here at Wesley, I am blessed to work with youth and young adults. So, you may find me on a mission trip, at the beach with the youth, facilitating a small group of college students as they study God’s word at McAlister’s, or developing young leaders in our congregation and community. Life is good!