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meet our staff

Meet Our Pastor and Staff


Rev. Elaine Wilder


Rev. Elaine was appointed to Level Creek UMC in 2017. She grew up in Roswell, GA and graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Spanish. She then earned her Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School. Elaine is married to Paul and they have two children, Elliott and Hadley, who attend North Gwinnett Middle School and Level Creek Elementary School here in Suwanee.

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Tracie Ginsberg

Director of Music and Worship


Crystal Barnes

Director of Family Ministries


Lisha Mendez

Family Ministries Assistant

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Beth Ann Wise



Andrei Gitan



Paul Ellis

Financial Administrator


Jennifer Darling

Preschool Director


Kimberly Allard

Office Administrator

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Rev. DeDe Leetch

Pastor Emeritus

Rev. Dede retired from the North GA Conference in 2010 after serving as District Superintendent in the LaGrange and Atlanta Emory Districts. We are so glad that Rev. DeDe makes Level Creek UMC her church home in retirement. After working for 17 years in Education, she completed her Master’s of Divinity degree at Candler School of Theology and began serving as a United Methodist minister. DeDe is married to Chip and they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

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