Rev. Rob Parsons is the lead instigator, co-conspirator, and visionary behind WithALL. In addition to serving WithAll, Rob is the Pastor of Saluda United Methodist Church (UMC).
Previously, Rob served as the Church Vitality Specialist for the Blue Ridge District of the United Methodist Church, and pastor of Saluda and Columbus United Methodist Churches. In addition to pastoring churches, Rob has also served with Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Polk County Behavioral Task Force, Head Start Policy Council, and the Board of Directors for the UNC Asheville Campus Ministry while teaching part-time at UNCA.
Rob is an avid white water kayaker as captured in his TED Talk “Increasing My Capacity for Awe and Other Lessons Learned Kayaking on the Green River.” Rob is a graduate of Furman University and Yale Divinity where he met his wife Ali Heston. Ali teaches Humanities at UNCA and is a baker at a summer camp. They have three adult children: Zoe, Caleb and Micah. Rob finds his deepest joy in bringing together neighbor to neighbor in true community.
Meghan D. Young
Rev. Meghan D. Young is our Connector-in Chief. She coordinates the development and deployment of our congregants throughout our congregation and the wider community.
Meghan is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, currently serving as Pastor of The Congregational Church, UCC in Tryon, NC.
She is part of WithALL because she believes in the collective power of community to transform lives when we put our faith into action.