Rev. Nathan Kilbourne has been pastor of Vilonia United Methodist Church since July of 2013. He began ministry in the Arkansas Annual Conference in 2009 after graduating from seminary at Duke Divinity School in Durham North Carolina. Before coming to Vilonia, he served as an associate pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock, AR. In his spare time, he enjoys playing a little golf as well as dabbling in woodwork.
Rev. Kilbourne is married to Rev. Lynn Kilbourne, who is the associate minister at First United Methodist Church in Conway Arkansas. They met while in seminary at Duke and enjoy serving Christ’s church together. Currently, they have a dog named Maggie and enjoy spoiling her.
Nathan considers it a great honor to serve Vilonia United Methodist Church and has been excited to see how God has moved in this congregation. Moreover, he is looking forward to seeing the church continue to grow in its love for God and the people in the community.
Rhonda Carson began working as Administrative Assistant at Vilonia UMC in January 2014. She had previously served as Financial and Pastor’s Secretary at Immanuel Baptist Church in El Dorado, AR, and as Financial Assistant at Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, TX. Having grown up in north Louisiana, Rhonda is an LSU and Saints fan but is trying to adjust living in Razorback country.
Rhonda and her late husband, Martin, have three sons and three daughters-in-love: Keith and Dani, Jeremy and Patti; and Jody and Beth. One of Rhonda’s main joys is being a “Nana” and spending time with her two grandchildren, Jonathan and Kelsey. In her “spare” time, she enjoys sewing, quilting and doing crafts of various kinds.
After having moved to this area in 2013, Rhonda now considers the Vilonia/Conway area to be her home. She feels extremely blessed to part of such a loving and caring community of believers.
Clint Johnson, Youth Director
David Yarbrough, Music Director
Jeremy Carson, Pianist