The Appalachian District consists of 118 Churches all within 11 counties.
The Rev. Dr. Carl Arrington
Serving as the Appalachian District Superintendent
Prior to being appointed to Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church, Dr. Arrington served as the Director of African-American Ministries and Coordinator of Social Justice Ministries at the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center. There he designed programs to address the unique needs of African-American congregations and the pastors of the Southeastern Jurisdiction and beyond as they sought to create vibrant and growing congregations.
For over twenty years, he has served as pastor of congregations throughout North Carolina, including Berry Temple, Wilson Chapel and Simpson-Gillespie United Methodist churches.
Reverend Arrington is an ordained Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke Divinity School. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Drew University Theological School of Madison, New Jersey and has completed life coach training from Coach University, Coach Training Alliance and is a certified New Life Story Wellness Coach.
Mrs. Katie Hutton
Appalachian District Administrator
Katie started working at the District Office on January 26, 2015. Her previous professions include HR, Insurance Work, Sales and being an at home mom. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, crafting and the number one on her list is spending time with her family. If you need anything at all District related please contact feel free to contact Katie!