Based on Ephesians 4, city villages are comprised of Advancers (Apostles), Challengers (Prophets), Recruiters (Evangelists), Caregivers (Shepherds), and Explainers (Teachers) in five ministry teams:

  • Facilitation & Care

  • Hospitality

  • Justice

  • Liturgy, Contemplation, & the Arts

  • Communications

Get to know a few of the folks leading our church.


Rev. Brandon Wrencher



Brandon is a minister, organizer, and facilitator working across the US within faith, education, and non-profit sectors at the intersections of decolonizing church, contemplative activism, and local presence to build beloved communities. He is a serial innovator and church planter whose latest venture is starting The Good Neighbor Movement with a team of friends and neighbors. Brandon is a provisional elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and serves on several local and national faith-based social justice committees and boards. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary, and completed post-graduate studies in theology and ethics from Duke Divinity School. Rooted in his formation in the Black Church, Brandon’s visionary leadership has spanned rural, small town, and urban communities in North Carolina and Chicago. He writes for Sojourners, The Other Journal, Missio Alliance and other publications. Brandon is a teaching faculty with the Neighborhood Seminary of Duke Divinity School. He is active with other national networks, including the Christian Community Development Association, Rural Advancement Foundation International, V3 Church Planting Movement, Parish Collective, Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork, and the Center for Prophetic Imagination. Brandon is also part of a team launching the Liberating Church Project, a new network seeking to decolonize new and established expressions of church. Brandon is currently working within the Liberating Church Project on a book about the hush harbors, the church of enslaved Africans, as a model having contemporary relevance for decolonizing the church. Brandon is married to Erica, a public educator and altogether cooler and more spiritual person than Brandon! They have two sons Phillip (5) and Morris (2). Brandon enjoys hip-hop and soul music, good coffee and beer (but not at the same time!), oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, cookouts, reading, deep conversations, belly laughs, college basketball (Go HEELS!), wrestling and dancing with his sons, and quality time with his wife and best friend Erica.


Kelly Florence

Facilitator - Ole Asheboro City Village

Kelly attended Appalachian State University and immediately after lived in an intentional community in rural NC, where she was active in lay leadership in the United Methodist Church. She recently moved to Greensboro with her husband and son, and has found ways to connect to people in the neighborhood. Currently, she works from home and gets the privilege of chasing her 2-year-old son around. Kelly loves singing, seeing God in all people, and speaking life into the broken-hearted.

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Andrew Florence

Facilitator - Ole Asheboro City Village

Andrew has always called North Carolina home, growing up in rural Orange County, and most recently moving to Greensboro from the High Country. Andrew has worked in child welfare—primarily foster care and youth mental health—and is an advocate for access to meaningful programs for youth, especially in the outdoors. In addition to youth development, Andrew is passionate about recreation and inclusivity. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys playing the banjo, gardening, and being outside with family and neighbors.


Erica Wrencher

Facilitator - Ole Asheboro City Village

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Erica Wrencher is a public educator, speaker, vocalist, and activist working with schools, churches, and neighborhoods to build beloved communities. Erica is a high school history teacher in Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. She is passionate about mobilizing students to make connections between the past and the present to realize their responsibility in bending the shape of history toward justice and peace. Her teaching and faith-rooted community leadership spans urban and rural contexts in North Carolina and Chicago. Erica holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching from The University of North Carolina at Chapel. She enjoys leading worship, and eating good food and drinking good wine with her community and family. Erica is married to her best friend Brandon and they are the parents of two sons, Phillip and Morris.


Josette Ferguson

Facilitator - college hill City Village


Josette Ferguson is the oldest of three children and a daughter to a Guyanese man and Buffalo, New Yorker woman. Josette’s passions to help others came from being raised in the church and being devoted to helping her community. Josette has been a resident of Greensboro for over 20 years and has been involved in local and federal government. She is a proud alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a Bachelor’s in African American Studies and Minor in History in 2013 and a Master’s of Public Administration in 2018. From her work in government and her Master’s program, she realized how there is a need for people of color to work in positions of power in government. Josette is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is earning a Post Master’s Certificate in Cultural Foundations and Social Justice Education. She is hoping to work towards a PhD in Cultural Studies to equip public servants to attend to their diverse constituents intentionally and with cultural competence. Josette is passionate about engaging people civically and having the sociopolitical landscape be mindful of the most disenfranchised.