Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry

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About Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry

Aldersgate Special Needs Ministry (ASNM) is a ministry of the SC Conference of the United Methodist Church that provides homes for adults with developmental disabilities. ASNM does not receive funds from apportionments and depends on contributions. Our residents enjoy living in a Christian environment and are encouraged to be as independent as possible with the support of trained staff.

Adults with special needs are among the most underserved people in South Carolina and the nation. As caregivers age, the need for full-time care for adults with special needs continues to grow. Today, Aldersgate operates three homes for adults with special needs.

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We are grateful to be able to provide adults with developmental disabilities homes. Residents enjoy living in a loving Christian environment and are encouraged to be as independent as possible. Our trained staff provides care and support. When asked about his home ASNM resident Damon said, "I like it here the best because everyone takes care of me. I've made a lot of new friends. It's so comfortable."

Board of Trustees


Chair — Sam Waldrep
Vice Chair — Susan Kovas
Secretary — Yvette Hering
Treasurer — W.C. Hammett

Board Members

Brabham, Mickey
Childs, Rev. William (Bill)
Cole, Rev. Lee
Kovas, Susan

Makins, Peggy
McGuirt, Rev. Milton
Simpson, Michael
Thompson, Dick
Ulmer, Earline
Patterson, Rev. Steve

Leadership Staff

Executive Director
Elaine G. Mathis
Aldersgate at the Oaks -Administrator
LaVeda Jenkins
Aldersgate Columbia Home - Administrator
Ken McManus
Rick's House - House Manager
Victoria Maple

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