D. Thomas Hill, Minister from 2000 – 2018
Tom has served Wendell Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 2000. Prior to being called to WCC, he was serving as minister of Gold Point Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) N.C.
Tom is a native of Goldsboro, NC . His home church is First Christian Church of Goldsboro (Disciples of Christ).
He earned his BA in Theology and Psychology from Barton College in 1980. His MA in Theology and Psychology from The University of Chicago in 1982. He returned to Raleigh NC to earn his BS degree in Computer Science Engineering from NCSU in 1984.
With his free time Tom enjoys the beach and being with family. He has three children, Lauren, Melissa Brent and Greyson. Tom and his wife, Kay live in Raleigh.
Robert Reilly, Music Director and Organist
Rob has served as a church musician for over 33 years, having accepted his first church position at age 15. He began serving as WCC Music Director and Organist in early 2013.
His musical training began with piano lessons at age 5 and progressed to organ and choral music, a full scholarship to Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music at age 16 and further study at The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
He has served United Church of Christ, Episcopal, Baptist, Presbyterian, United Methodist, and Lutheran congregations in a wide variety of musical and liturgical settings involving children and adult choral, orchestral and handbell ensembles, most recently at the First United Methodist Church in Cary NC.
Rob takes great pleasure in striving to provide music for worship in a way that encourages and supports all who participate.
Rob lives in Raleigh with his wife and love of his life, Julie Beck Reilly, their English Springer Spaniel and 2 cats. Rob and Julie love any kind of road trip, the best of which was their elopement to Niagara Falls, NY, where they were married.