Alumni Association Council
The Alumni Association Council is made up of 31 members who serve on different Affinity Groups. The Affinity Groups represent more than 10,000 alumni who serve around the world. The Alumni Council meets together twice a year to find out what is happening at Asbury Seminary. The Council works in conjunction with the alumni office to help discover how alumni can best serve the Seminary.
The Council is made up of strong leaders who offer vision and guidance. Steve Wood serves as the President and Carolyn Moore serves as the Vice President. Both, also, serve as Chairs for the Large United Methodist Church Affinity Group and the Small/Medium UMC Affinity Group (respectively).
Rev. Steve Wood, President
Rev. Steve Wood earned a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Seminary, in 1986.
In June 1989, he was appointed to plant a new church, which has become the New Covenant United Methodist Church. Starting with only 16 people, the church grew to over 600 members in just seven years. The church was recognized as the fastest growing congregation in the Southeastern Jurisdiction in 1991.
Wood served as Senior Pastor at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church for 10 years. Under his leadership, membership more than doubled, eventually surpassing 2000 people. Sugar Hill is distinguished by one of the highest worship attendance/membership ratios in all of Methodism at 70 percent, with the majority of new members joining by profession of faith in Christ, rather than transfer from other churches.
Currently, Wood serves Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, which is the third largest church by worship attendance in the entire denomination. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the North Georgia Conference Council on Finance and Administration, and was one of 14 clergy delegates elected to the world gathering of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church representing the North Georgia Conference in April 2008.
Steve served for seven years as the Community Spiritual Director for the Northwest Georgia Walk to Emmaus movement. Overseas, Steve has led mission trips to Israel, Jordan, Haiti, Brazil, Nigeria and Mexico. In 1994, Steve was chosen as the Community Spiritual Director for the launch of the Tres Dias movement in Moscow, Russia. He has a passion for missions and evangelism in making disciples of Jesus Christ and growing and cultivating Christian leaders for global impact.
In addition to his pastoral role, Steve serves on the boards of Mount Pisgah Christian School, the Summit Counseling Center, and The Beacon of Hope Women’s Center, North Georgia Conference Finance and Administration, The Confession Movement, and The Leading Edge Large Church Pastors Network.
Wood, and his wife of 23 years, LeAnne, have three daughters and a son: Lauren, Lacey, Layne, and Steven, Jr. Their family resides in Alpharetta, Ga., and they enjoy water sports, golfing, gardening, snow skiing, baseball, basketball, and bike-riding.
Rev. Carolyn Moore, Vice-President
Rev. Carolyn Moore has been an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church since 1998. Born and raised in Augusta, Ga., Moore graduated from the University of Georgia in 1985 and Asbury Theological Seminary in 1998.
She served for five years as an Associate Pastor in Athens, Ga. where she helped create a weekly college worship experience in a downtown theatre. In 2003, she was appointed home again to the Augusta area, where she and her family were given the joy of starting a new congregation called Mosaic.
She is married to Steve Moore, a social studies teacher. Together they have one daughter, Claire Marie.
Alumni Council Structure