Terri is serving as Interim Associate Pastor at James Island Presbyterian Church.
With an undergraduate degree from Purdue University in Spanish and Secondary Education, she taught middle school for one year and decided business would be a better match! Through a successful career in owning a real estate company and managing others’ companies through good markets and deep recessions, she has experience leading in transitions. What she discovered is that her love for people and their struggles to navigate through challenges and improve their lives was most important to her. As an elder at Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church, she led Bible studies, Confirmation, Youth and Family Ministries, and Worship ministry all of which became more important than her real estate career. Terri eventually responded to the call to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Charlotte Campus and there received her Master of Divinity degree. Through 5 of the years of seminary studies, she was welcomed to the staff of Palmetto Presbyterian Church as a generalist associate to the pastor. That experience revealed her deep love for teaching, preaching, leadership, and caring for the congregation. She has a passion for helping others of all ages discover the hope they have in Christ for eternity, for overcoming challenges in this life in his power, and for enjoying a vibrant journey knowing God and walking in the Spirit. Coming alongside the community of faith in ministry at James Island Presbyterian Church has become one of her greatest joys!
Terri is married to Ralph Wetherell who is a Commissioned Lay Pastor at Palmetto Presbyterian Church as well as a real estate business owner and Broker-in-Charge of several offices. They attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary together where Ralph studied for a Masters in Christian Leadership. He currently preaches at PPC twice per month. They have 4 grown children: Anne Tayler and Matt Nodtvedt who have 2 children: Anne Elliott (7) and Matthew Price (5). Alex and Megan Dorsam, Richard and Sarah Wetherell, and Harrison Wetherell who graduated from Clemson University in 2021. With 3 Clemson graduates, Terri and Ralph are now Clemson fans! Being outdoors with family and friends, enjoying God’s creation on water or hiking in the mountains, is the favorite pastime of Terri and Ralph.