Our staff

  • Rich grew up in Denver, NC and graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 1999. He met his wife Chrys in college and they were married in 1999. After graduating, they moved to Rock Hill, SC for Rich to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC where he earned a Masters of Divinity Degree. They have two daughters, Mikayla and Bayley and enjoy playing board games, travelling and watching movies together as a family. Rich also collects sports cards, runs, roots for the Carolina Panthers and plays video and board games. Rich is passionate about people knowing the unrelenting love of God who proved it by sending Jesus into our world and unleashing the Holy Spirit in our lives.  



  • Church ADministrator, rae hicks

    Rae has been with Fairfield since November 2014.  She graduated from UNCG in 1995.  Rae is a lifelong member at Archdale UMC.  She has previous experience in office management, marketing, and meeting planning with the High Point CVB. Rae lives in Sophia with her husband Jeff, and her two children, Charlotte and Jack.  

  • Music coordinators, DANIEL & KAITLYN CLINE

    Daniel and Kaitlyn Cline are middle school music teachers in Randolph County Schools and previous church musicians. And, as of Jan. 3, 2023, they are also new parents to a baby boy, Henry Thomas. This husband-wife team has always had a passion for directing music in both settings. When they are not performing and praising the couple can be found enjoying playing with Henry, outdoor activities, traveling, and doting on their 2 cats and 1 dog: Minnie, Kerchsel, and Otis! These Asheboro residents already have felt a home during their recent attendance at FUMC, and cannot wait to spread God’s word through music with their new church family. 



    Meredith has been a member of Fairfield all her life. She attended NC State and was a math teacher until she and her husband Chad had their first baby boy, Tyson. They are proud parents of 2 boys (Tyson & Hunter, ) and 1 girl (Aubrey).