Support Staff

burton2015Kelly Burton,
Kelly is a native of Chicago and moved to Myrtle Beach in 2011 with her husband, Rod. Their blended family includes a married son, three daughters, a baby boy, and one granddaughter. Kelly has been a writer for many years and worked as an editor for several faith-based magazines. At journey, she assists the pastoral staff through documentation and communications. Rod plays bass, sings, and co-leads the worship band, and together they serve as care pastors. Her favorite verse is Isaiah 43:19, because God is “always” doing a new thing.

watfords2013Shawn Watford
Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastors
Shawn was raised in Florence, SC and has lived in the Palmetto state her entire life. She has been involved in ministry for over 25 years now and is currently the technical overseer of Sunday services as well as a worship leader. Shawn has been married to her husband Donnie for 21 years and they have 2 children, Josh and Anna Grace. The Watfords also serve journeychurch on the Ignition Student Ministries staff. Shawn’s favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11.


Rev. Fran Brown

Fran Brown,


Our own Rev. “Franny B.” is a licensed pastoral counselor who has been serving the community for over 30 years. Her areas of specialty include marriage counseling, family counseling, and grief counseling. Her office hours are spread between the journey campus and Conway.

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Sherron Lane
Assimilation Team Leader
If you’ve received a call from Journeychurch lately, chances are it was Sherron or a member of the “A-team” on the line. Sherron is gifted in conversation, and we are blessed to have her in the office to reach out to and pray with people, and train others to do so as well. Originally hailing from Florida, Sherron is also active in ministry to widows and leads a Life Group for single adults.









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