Pastor / Chad Irons
Chad was born and raised in the Methodist church and answered God’s calling at the age of 50. Chad has been active in church leadership for nearly 25 years and was the Associate Pastor at Westford
UMC in Concord, NC prior to his appointment at Royal Oaks UMC and will be continuing the tradition of serving and demonstrating the love of Christ as Pastor here at Roberta Church.
Chad believes strongly in the essence of community and that, as we continue our Christian walk, our journey will be empty without sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others. Chad is married to his beautiful wife, Annemarie, and has 2 wonderful adult children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle, and meeting new people
Administrative Secretary / Pam Sossamon
Pam was raised in Mt. Pleasant but left to find the bright lights, big city of Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV as a singer. She toured Internationally in Hong Kong, China, South Africa and all over the United States. Eventually she decided that Dorothy was right and that there is "no place like home". So, back to North Carolina she came. Pam met Rob Sossamon in 2004 but soon found out that he was the same fellow she had a crush on in high school. "He didn't have grey hair back then so I didn't recognize him". Actually, Rob was in high school, Pam was in the 8th grade so he didn't know she was in the world. They married in 2005 and "Grammy Pammy" became step mom to 2 amazing daughters and now 5 grandchildren.
Pam owned and operated "Carolina Bridal Fair for many years until COVID shut everything down. As an escape, Pam started painting household items and selling them on Etsy. Her shop "Almost Famous Gift Shop" keeps her busy with orders, especially during Christmas. But, serving here at Roberta was a happy surprise for her. "It never really dawned on me that I might want to do this job until it was offered to me. Now, I'm happier than ever."
Choir Director - Accompanist / Sharon Wooten
Sharon grew up in Rowan County graduating from Salisbury High School in 1977. She graduated from Pfeiffer College in 1981 with degrees in Church Music Administration in organ and voice and Music Education, k-12. She married Dale in 1981. They have two sons: Benjamin and Mark. Benjamin and his wife Katy live in Mebane NC; Mark and his wife Brenna live in Houston Texas. She likes to cook, sew, create crafts, decorate, entertain guests at home and of course play piano and organ and sing. She is retired from Rowan Salisbury Schools as a Music teacher in 2019. She came to work for Roberta Church in 2013. She enjoys all types of music. Although she considers her best gifts to be in traditional worship, she enjoys blending in some contemporary from time to time. Planning worship is a passion for her because she wants her music to help bring people closer to God in the services she plans.
Children and Youth Director
Position In transition
Custodian / Wayne Goodman
Wayne was born and raised in Concord, NC and his wife Debbie was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Both their parents loved movie stars, so Wayne's name is actually John Wayne (named after The Duke) and Debbie was named after Debbie Reynolds, which is why her legal name is Debbie and not Deborah. They are also known as Pepaw and Memaw by their 11 beautiful grandkids ranging in ages from 5 months old to 16 years old! Wayne is a retired truck driver of 33 years and Debbie is an Assistant Teacher at Harrisburg Elementary School Kids Plus where she works with first graders. They feel totally blessed to be part of Roberta Church!