Pastor Tom Corbell
Part-Time Intentional Interim
Pastor Tom Corbell has served in active ministry for 45 years. He has served four churches: Reformation Lutheran, Lancaster, SC (6 ½ years); St. Stephen’s Lutheran, Lexington, SC (10 ½ years); St. John’s Lutheran, Statesville, NC (17 ½ years); a Hospice Chaplain for six years and Mt. Hermon Lutheran, Statesville, NC (7 years). He is now serving as a part-time Intentional Interim at Union Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC.
He and his wife Anne have two daughters, Dr. Kristen A. Corbell, Durham, NC, and Dr. Jennifer Corbell (Dr. Michael) Hough, Pineville, NC. They have two grandsons. The Corbell’s live in Charlotte, NC.
Sara Welch has been the organist at Union Lutheran Church since January 2019. She has been in music ministry for 40 yrs serving in the following churches: Pilgrim Lutheran, Lexington, First Lutheran Lexington, Morehead Methodist Greensboro, Beck’s Lutheran Lexington, Linwood Methodist Lexington.
She received an AA degree in applied music from Mitchell Jr. College Statesville and her BA from High Point College in elementary education. Sara taught first grade in Forsyth County. Presently she is teaching preschool at Davidson Preschool in Lexington. She has two sons and her dog Bella.
Tina Brown has been the organist at Union Lutheran Church since November 2016. She has been active in church music ministry for 39 years serving in the following churches: Broad Street United Methodist, Mooresville (organist and choir director for 4 years) , Organ Lutheran Church, Salisbury (organist and choir director for 20 years) and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury (organist for 9 years).
She received her BA in music education from Pfeiffer University. She taught elementary music in the Mooresville Graded School District for 7 years.
As an independent piano teacher for 32 years, Mrs. Brown continues to maintain a private studio in Rockwell, NC. Her husband, Mark, and she live on a small goat farm. They have one son, Nathan, who is the band teacher at North Buncombe High School in Weaverville and a daughter, Carol, a doctoral student in occupational therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Ruth Goodman has been a member of Union Lutheran Church since 1959 and joined the staff as Administrative Assistant in 2001. Just prior to that, Ruth retired from International Rubber Manufacturing Company, Voith Paper, as financial manager of the Salisbury Plant. Ruth was married to her husband Kent for 42 years before his death in 2001. She has two daughters, three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She loves travelling, taking care of her dog and 2 cats and spending time with family.
Phil Cauble is a long-time member of Union Lutheran Church. Educated in Rowan County schools, retired as a logistics manager and production manager in the meat industries. Phil is the president of the GARS (Golf Association of Rufty Holmes Senior Center). He loves playing golf and is a member of YMCA. Phil is married to Linda, and they have five children and 11 grandchildren.