Rev. Dr. Chris ayers - Co-Pastor
I feel like I'm the luckiest pastor in the world. I am the pastor of one of the most diverse congregations in Charlotte, a beloved community which has heard from people all around the globe thanking us for our ministry and existence. We invite you to join us as we change the world to make it a better place for all human beings and all of creation.
When people turn their bodies/health over to doctors/surgeons they want to be assured the doctor has the experience and skills necessary to help them. In the same vein, before joining a church an individual wants to know the pastor will provide the care and instruction that is necessary. With that in mind, I offer my resume to people interested in visiting Wedgewood or becoming Wedgewoodians.
Rev. Malu Fairley - Collins (Co-Pastor)
Rev. Malu Fairley- Collins is the co-pastor of Wedgewood Church. She is passionate about affirming the value, worth and opportunities for all persons as created in the image of God. In her work in the church she is passionate about creating and sustaining faith-filled relationships, that are grounded in the awareness of self and other's social location & intersectionality, which seek to live out love as social justice. She also serves as the Director of Spiritual Care & Education for the Palliative Care Group within Carolinas Health Care system. She is a board certified chaplain and an Associate Certified Pastoral Educator. In her work at CHS she is passionate about cultivating the integral role of spiritual care in caring for the whole person as CHS lives out its mission of providing health, hope & healing for all. She is happily married to Briana Fairley-Collins and has one vivacious tween-age son.
Mary Ann Ruth (Spiritual Director)
Mimi is a Certified Spiritual Counselor, Certified Spiritual Director, Life/Career Coach, Leader of Spiritual and Business Retreats, Meditation Facilitator, Executive
Organizational Consultant specializing in Human Resources Management, and a Writing Coach. As an ordained Interfaith minister, she also celebrate baptisms and
weddings. For Wedgewood, Mimi currently serves as chair of the Deacons’ Committee, member of the Leadership Team, and offer free services to members, including spiritual “companionship” sessions, grief consultation and six -week grief recovery workshops, meditation training, and spiritual retreats. I offer similar services on a fee basis to the public. Rev. Ruth also helps Wedgewoodians write their spiritual autobiographies as part of their personal spiritual development, facilitate individual and group conversations about God’s presence in our lives and use my experience as an adult educator and coach for writing projects at the Church, including poetry and essays. She enjoys intimate conversation, deep listening, reading metaphysical and spiritual literature, and exploring Nature’s beauty.