About Us

Shiloh United Methodist Church was established in 1838 at its current location on Spring Hill Road, Gilbert. Originally meeting under a bush arbor, the church then moved into a log building followed a few years later in a wood frame building. Then, in 1951, the current stone sanctuary was completed and has served as the church home ever since. The fellowship hall was added in 1982 and a further expansion of office space, classrooms, and choir room were added in 2019.
Shiloh was the first Methodist Church in the area and drew members from the surrounding community. The church originally was part of a charge sharing a pastor with Pond Branch UMC and became an active station church in 1993. Today, it serves a small congregation in the Gilbert area fostering Christian education and fellowship.

Rev. John Kronz (Biography)​

John is a SC native from a military family. His heart was won over to Christ and the United Methodist Church by members of his local congregation when he was a child. He received a B.A. in history from Francis Marion University and his Masters in Divinity from Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary. John has served as a local pastor in two charges since 2019, and lives with his dog and two cats.

Pastor – Rev. John Kronz

The Pastor works as worship leader, preacher, and teacher; administrative leaders; vision keeper, laity equipper and community minister.

Choir Director – Miss Constance Flemming

Miss Constance is a native Lexingtonian, a graduate of Lexington High School and Howard University in Washington D.C with a degree in music education (vocal emphasis). She is a retired public school music teacher (35 years), and a church musician and music director. Dramatic Soprano soloist, pianist and organist for over 50 years. Proverbs 3: 5-6 is her life scripture.

Lay Leader – Donna Griffin

The lay leader represents the lay people in the congregation in working with the pastor for the mission and vision of the congregation.  The lay leader works with the pastor and other leaders to launch and strengthen the ministries that build discipleship.

Church Council – Jerry Green, Chairman

The function of the Church Council is to coordinate, implement, and promote the ministries of the church. The Church Council shall act on behalf of the congregation in making decisions of the Church.

Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee – Ann Milligan, Chairman

The staff/pastor-parish relations committee functions somewhat like a human resources office.

Trustees – Max Young, Chairman

The board of trustees is entrusted with management of the property and facilities of the congregation.

Finance  – Janet Deep, Chairman

The Finance committee is responsible for creating a budget for the ministry of the congregation and for developing a plan to raise adequate funds in support  of the congregational needs.

Children/Youth Coordinator – Catie Johnson

Catie has a long history of working
with children both as a teacher and as a children’s ministry
director. She has a Master’s Degree in Children, Youth & Family
Ministry as well as a Master’s Degree in Religion.  Catie is
married and has three children.

Additional Committees:

Lay Member to Annual Conference – Derrell Shipes

Church Treasurer – Gary Baker

Nurture and Discipleship (Worship) – Nancy Young, Chairman

Missions and Outreach – Ann Milligan, Chairman

Witness and Evangelism – Rev. John Kronz, Chairman

Recording Secretary for Church Council – Ann Milligan

Membership Secretary – Jim Potts

Financial Secretary – Sarah Leaphart

Building Committee – Charlie Deep, Chairman

Family Ministries Committee – Joyce Derr

Fundraising Committee – Clyde Sanders, Co-Chair, Gary Baker Co-Chair

Church Safety Committee – Max Young, Chairman

Cemetery Committee – Walker Meetze, Chairman

Children & Youth Ministry Committee – Sherri Owings, Chairman

Sunday School Coordinator – Sherri Owings

United Women In Faith – Clyde Sanders, President

United Methodist Men – Max Young, President