Leadership & Board Members
Pamela Sarsfield Fox President/Chief Executive Officer
An attorney and certified public accountant, she obtained her under-graduate degree from the University of Virginia and her law degree from Washington and Lee University. Prior to joining the Twin Lakes staff in 2008, she spent twenty years practicing law as an estate planning attorney and providing wealth management services to affluent clients of a wealth management firm in Greensboro, North Carolina. Fox has volunteered for numerous professional, civic and church organizations in Burlington, Greensboro, and elsewhere in North Carolina. Currently she serves on the boards of New Leaf Society, United Way, and the Anatomical Gift Program at Elon University. In addition, she has held board positions with the NC Bar Association, the NCACPA, Lutheran Retirement Ministries and other not-for-profit organizations.
Brent ConklinBrent Conklin Chief Financial Officer
Graduated from Appalachian State University in 1999 with a BSBA degree in Accounting. Received his CPA Certificate in 2003. He has over seventeen years’ experience in accounting which includes eight years in public practice auditing various CCRC’s, Not-For-Profits, Manufacturing companies and Auto Dealerships all over the US. Most recently, the past 9 years working in private industry for large multi-national manufacturing companies in various finance leadership roles. Member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Brent also serves as the treasurer of his church in Gibsonville, NC and has served on several Not-For-Profit boards in Gibsonville and Chapel Hill, NC.
Christine B. Beh
Resident of Twin Lakes Community; Retired Preschool Owner and Director; served in the Nursery and Kindergarten Association as President and in the National Association for the Education of Young Children on committee establishing licensing standards for daycare centers; member of Rotary Club, Association of Junior Leagues, and served on board of trustees of Peninsula Methodist Retirement Communities; member of Presbyterian Church
Resident of Twin Lakes Community; retired journalist and biographer; adjunct professor, UNC Greensboro; contributing editor for Business North Carolina magazine; writer and consultant for National Paideia Center; Greensboro Historical Museum Board Chair; UNCG Friends of Library Board Chair; NC Public Policy Board Chair; and member of the Lutheran Church.
Jackie S. Cole Chair
Vice President & Secretary of Coleco Inc.; Alamance County Extension Advisory Board; Chair, Lutheran Retirement Ministries Board; Alamance Community College Foundation Board member; Woodlawn Community Board member; Registered Instructor and Interim Program Director, North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center; former Chair, Alamance-Burlington Board of Education; member of Alamance Lutheran Church and serving as Chair of Staff Support Committee and Meals on Wheels coordinator.
David H. Cooper
Retired Professor, Elon University; serves as Policy Advisor for BEST-NC; previously served on LRM Board of Directors and its Strategic Planning Committee and continues to be an active member of the TLC Learning Circles Planning Committee and presenter at Leading Age NC.
Spencer T. Copland
Attending physician/partner, LeBauer Healthcare; volunteer team physician, Eastern Guilford High School; former faculty and current volunteer faculty, Cone Health Sports Medicine; member, American Board of Family Practice, NC Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and American College of Sports Medicine; serves on Board of Directors, Copland Fabrics and Copland Industries, Inc.; member of First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro.
Roslyn Moore Crisp
Dentist; member of Alamance-Caswell Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, American Dental Association, Old North State Dental Society, NDA, NC Society of Dentistry for Children, American Academy of Dentistry for Children; member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; serves on Alamance Community College Board of Directors.
Susan C. Ezekiel
Certified Public Accountant, managing partner of Cobb, Ezekiel, Loy & Company, P.A.; Tax Committee member of North Carolina Association of CPAs; Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Member of Elon University Accounting Advisory Board; Member of the Alamance Community College Accounting Advisory Committee; Treasurer and Board member of Faith Christian Academy, Inc.; Member Gibsonville United Methodist Church.
Anthony (Tony) E. Foriest
Retired, Xerox Corporation Executive; earned BA in Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill and MBA, Elon University; served two terms in NC State Senate and two-terms as chair of Alamance County Democratic Party; serves on the board of Allied Churches of Alamance County, Alamance Community College Board of Directors, and is a member of Alamance Achieves Steering Committee; member of First Baptist Missionary Church of Graham.
Jill M. Gerringer
Physical Therapist, BS & MS in physical therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, PA, Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of New England; certified Pound Pro instructor; volunteer, Hope Clinic, Elon University; member of Alamance Lutheran Church where she served on the Church Council and serves as Financial Secretary.
The Rev. Richard J. Goeres Ex Officio
Pastor Goeres is a 2014 graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. He began working part-time at Macedonia Lutheran Church in Burlington in mid-June of 2015, after completing a one-year term call as associate pastor at Augsburg Lutheran Church, in Winston Salem, and pastor of Shiloh Lutheran Church, in Lewisville, NC. He also assisted Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal-Lutheran Parish in Galax, VA, during that year. Pastor Goeres began his ministry with Macedonia Lutheran in September 2015 as interim pastor, and was called as full-time Senior Pastor on July 17, 2016.
Certified Public Accountant, partner in Apple, Bell, Johnson & Company, P.A.; Board Member and Past Chairman for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club; member of AICPA and NCACPA; serves on the board of the Burlington Downtown Corporation; serves on the Alamance Community College Foundation board; member of the Rotary Club of Alamance; served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce; member of Macedonia Lutheran Church, currently serving on the Stewardship Committee.
Joy F. Isley Secretary
Customer Service Representative, Fidelity Bank; Secretary, Lutheran Retirement Ministries Board; President, Lutheran Episcopalians And Friends (LEAF) - Elon University campus ministry; Treasurer, NC Palomino Exhibitors Association; member of Frieden’s Lutheran Church; Treasurer, Friedens Lutheran Church Endowment.
Ruth P. Koester
Technical Director at LabCorp in the DNA Identification Testing Division; member of American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics; member of World Marrow Donor Association; 2017 Leadership Alamance alumna; current member and past President of Women’s Resource Center Board; Past President of local chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; member of Alamance Lutheran Church.
Reed A. LaPlante
Business Banking Team Lead - Piedmont Triad, Vice President, First National Bank; Past-President and current member: Graham Rotary Club; Rotary Dist. 7690 Family of Rotary Chair; Boy Scouts of America Eagle Board, Alamance; Elon Phoenix Club board member; member of Macedonia Lutheran Church, Endowment Committee Treasurer; Elon MBA; and Leadership and Workforce Development Chair for Alamance Chamber of Commerce.
Robert M. Lewis
Real Estate Broker/Owner Robert M. Lewis & Associates, Inc.; Licensed independent contractor with NAI Piedmont Triad Commercial; Past Board member, President and Program Chair for Alamance-Burlington Realtors Commercial Alliance; NC Association of Realtors - served on Board of Governors, Past Chair and Vice Chair - Leadership North Carolina Inaugural Class; served on CCIM Institute’s National Board of Directors and in multiple local and state leadership roles; Eagle Scout and served in many advisory and leadership roles including District Chair, Vice Chair and Council Commissioner; member of First Presbyterian Church in Burlington where he has served as Elder, Deacon and Chair of several committees.
Bryan PenningtonVice Chair
President, Pennington & Bryan, Inc., Textile Selling Agent / Importer; member of Macedonia Lutheran Church, serving on Church Council and as President of Macedonia Lutheran Men in Mission and President of the Men’s Sunday School Class.
James K. Roberson
Retired Senior Superior Court Judge; member of steering committee, Piedmont Men of Steel; member of Alamance County Bar Association, NC State Bar, Conference of Superior Court Judges; former member of LRM Board.
Dean and Professor of Marketing, Martha Spencer Love School of Business, Elon University; member of the Alamance Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Quality Management Director with Freedom House Recovery Center in Chapel Hill, NC; NC Behavioral Health Information Management Association President; served on various local behavioral health committees; member of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), long-term care committees; member of Alamance Lutheran Church where she serves as Church Council chair.
Danny C. Van Fleet
City of Burlington Tax Collector; Certified Public Accountant; member of North Carolina Association of CPAs; member of Macedonia Lutheran Church where he serves on the finance committee and as General Fund Treasurer.
Daniel J. Voelkert
Retired Claims Representative, Social Security Administration; Past President Andrews Elementary PTA; Cummings High School band booster; serves on the NC Lutheran Synod Committee on the Book of Faith initiative to promote Biblical literacy; member of Macedonia Lutheran Church, served on Church Council, chairman of Christian Education committee, Sunday school teacher.
James (Jim) N. Wilkes
Resident of Twin Lakes Community; Retired engineer with The Dow Chemical Co.; member Tau Beta Pi; former member AIChE, CMA, Miss. State Univ. Engineering Advisory Committee; community outreach volunteer for Lanes of Lights, Gardener’s Sharing Project, Auxiliary Estate Sale, Allied Churches of Alamance County, Meals on Wheels, and Alamance Arts; member of Front Street United Methodist Church.