Saxapahaw UMC Staff

Sue Eldon
Lead Pastor

Disciple of Jesus Christ... deeply sacramental... constantly in awe of God's amazing love...


Long-time teacher... passionate preacher...

life-long learner... pastor.


Curious about the way the world works... constantly seeking God... crazy about all of God's creation... and especially our kids.


Duke graduate '86, '93, '09...  Durham resident from '82 until '10... Canadian citizen...


Dog lover... Mac user...  Saxapahaw homeowner...


Pastor at Saxapahaw UMC since June 2010.

Bailey Brislin
Associate Pastor

I am from Matthews, North Carolina where I grew up with my parents, two younger sisters, and our dogs!

I graduated from UNC in 2018 with degrees in Anthropology and Sociology and I am currently a student at Duke Divinity School. 


I am passionate about forming deep relationships with others, helping people see how their passions and gifts align with God's calling on their lives, and celebrating Holy encounters in the midst of the simple, ordinary, and everyday! 


Some my favorites are cooking, reading, playing games, watching documentaries, and spending time outside! 

Laurie Newlin
Administrative Assistant

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