About Our Senior Living Community

Robeson County’s first and only CCRC.

Wesley Pines is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lumberton, NC. We offer older adults an independent lifestyle, services and amenities that make life easier and more enjoyable, and a continuum of care that addresses the needs of residents as they grow older.

Founded by The United Methodist Retirement Homes in 1977, Wesley Pines is a faith-based senior living community. As a not-for-profit retirement community, our focus is solely on improving the quality of life for residents.

We’re proud to be recognized as the Best Retirement Community in The Robesonian Readers’ Choice Awards and strive to be the provider of choice for retirement living and continuing care services in North Carolina.


Our mission.

To provide a lifestyle of wellness and overall enrichment, with access to long-term care for a diverse population of senior adults.

Experience you can count on.

Wesley Pines is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. The second-largest manager of senior living communities in the nation, Life Care Services brings passion, expertise and decades of experience to the table.

Through this partnership, Wesley Pines offers residents a host of signature lifestyle-centered programs, along with the smartest resources, highest levels of care, and the greatest financial stability. Each signature experience was created to provide residents with the services and tools needed to remain safe, healthy and inspired.

Through this partnership, United Methodist Retirement Homes offer residents a host of signature lifestyle-centered programs, along with the smartest resources, highest levels of care, and the greatest financial stability. Each signature experience was created to provide residents with the services and tools needed to remain safe, healthy and inspired.


Extraordinary Impressions, an LCS Signature Experience


The cornerstone for company culture.
Extraordinary Impressions delivers on the first principle of LCS: “We serve the customer first and foremost.” The program’s 10 Hospitality Promises guide the LCS Family of Companies in how we manage communities, better serve seniors, retain good employees and minimize costly turnover. It is the philosophy that applies to every resident, employee, vendor and partner we serve.

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Health and Wellness Navigation Program, An LCS Signature Experience
Resident guidance for health and wellness.


The Health & Wellness Navigation Program ensures residents are aware of all the services and support available to them. From developing unique meal and exercise plans to scheduling appointments and transportation, the program handles health care logistics so all residents can focus on their well-being.

Heartfelt Connections, Memory Care Program, An LCS Signature Experience


Innovative care for memory-impairing dementias.
Heartfelt Connections – A Memory Care Program® is our innovative, nationally recognized program provides care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other related memory-impairing dementias. By focusing on remaining abilities instead of lost abilities, residents can achieve the highest quality of life and level of functioning possible while maintaining dignity.

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Meet our team.

Our leadership team boasts over 175 years of experience in senior services.

Amy Shooter


We welcomed Amy Shooter in her new role as Executive Director on August 30, 2022.  She certainly is no stranger to Wesley Pines having worked for Wesley Pines for over 20 years.  She first began her Wesley Pines career as Assistant Activities Director in 1996, then she moved to the Social Work and Admissions Director position and then to Marketing Director.  For the past year, she has been completing the NC Nursing Home Administrator licensure program, which included the mandatory licensure training at our sister community, Croasdaile Village, in Durham.

She’s also acted as the Privacy Officer and Corporate Compliance Officer. Amy has worked as a chairperson for the Robeson County Walk to End Alzheimer’s since 2003, advocating for Alzheimer’s patients and families at the state level. She’s also served on the End of Life Coalition and has been a strong proponent for Advance Directives. Amy holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in recreation from Fayetteville Technical Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration in health care management from Mount Olive University, and a Graduate Certificate in health care management from Fayetteville State University. Amy  has a daughter Kelsey and  a precious granddaughter Olivia. She loves to travel, read, and listen to podcasts in her spare time.

910-272-3001 | ashooter@umrh.org

Kim Walters


Kimberly has served as the Sales and Marketing Director since 2022.

Kim began her career in healthcare working at a local medical office.  Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where she graduated Magna Cum Lauda in 2008.  She served as a hospital Discharge Planner for over 3 years and as a Social Worker and Admissions Director for over 11 years in a skilled nursing and assisted living setting.  Her wealth of experience and resourcefulness has aided her transition to Wesley Pines as Director of Marketing.  Kim oversees inquiries and admissions for our assisted living and independent living levels of care.

Kim is happily married to her husband Jamey, and they have two fur babies named Wallace and Sophie.  She attends Baltimore Baptist Church, and her hobbies include spending time with her family, shopping, and going to the beach.

910-272-3006 | kimberlyw@umrh.org

Karen Cribb


Currently serving as the Director of Nursing is Karen Cribb. A Lumberton native, Karen obtained her Associates Degree in nursing at Robeson Community College in 1997 and landed her first nursing position at Wesley Pines. Her nursing career led her to Southeastern Regional Medical Center where she held a leadership position in surgical services before transitioning to the ambulatory surgical services center. From there Karen returned to Wesley Pines as charge nurse, then worked briefly as a travel nurse, finally returning to Wesley Pines in her current role. Her career has run full circle, eventually returning her to her roots with the intent on remaining with our team.

Karen lives in Lumberton with her husband of 23 years, Kevin, and 2 children, Nate, 20, and Emily, 16.  She enjoys traveling with her family and spending quiet evenings at home.

910-272-3010 | kcribb@umrh.org

Allen Lloyd


Allen came to Wesley Pines in 2009 as Human Resource Director after eight years as a controller for various auto dealers in the area. Prior to that, he was an executive in accounting with a local savings and loan association for over 23 years. Allen takes pride in keeping our team members informed and as happy as possible, which translates to resident satisfaction. Mr. Lloyd is also a local church organist and is the “resident musician” at Wesley Pines. A graduate of Elon College (now Elon University) and originally from Durham, NC, he is married and has three adult children.

910-272-3003 | alloyd@umrh.org

Charles Davis


Charles takes pride in overseeing the building, grounds and security, along with keeping the community functioning and safe. He started at Wesley Pines while in high school working part-time as a dishwasher. While attending college, he became a full-time order clerk for the Food and Beverage department. After graduating, he accepted a groundskeeping position at Wesley Pines. Named Employee of the Year in 2001, he was promoted shortly after to maintenance technician. Charles has held the position of Director of Plant Operations since 2008. He and his family are active members of a growing Foundation Church in Elizabethtown. In his spare time, Charles is an avid bass tournament fisherman.

910-272-3008 | cdavis@umrh.org

James Sandrock


James joined the Wesley Pines team in June 2008 following a 20-year career in the restaurant business. He built and operated a chain of three restaurants before selling them in 2007. James prides himself on employing a caring staff that strives to exceed residents’ expectations. Under his direction, the Food and Beverage Department has achieved the highest resident satisfaction awards among all Life Care Services communities. James holds an Associate Degree in business management from Spartanburg Community College and a Certified Dietary Manager and Certified Food Protection degree from Auburn University. He is ServSafe-certified and is a ServSafe Instructor and Proctor. He resides in Wagram, North Carolina.

910-272-3009 | jsandrock@umrh.org

Amy Jo Rooks

Director of Social Services

Amy Jo is a lifelong Lumberton native and is currently serving as the Director of Social Services and Health Service Navigation. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Medical Sociology in 2008 from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Amy Jo most recently served as a CAP Case Manager for three years providing home health services for adults with disabilities in Robeson and surrounding counties. She is excited for this new opportunity working with residents in long term care where her father has been a resident since 2019. Wesley Pines is already family to her.

Amy Jo has been happily married to her husband, Shane for nearly 27 years. Together, they share three children Noah, Addison, and Atticus. The Rooks family attends Hyde Park Baptist Church in Lumberton. In her spare time, Amy Jo enjoys extra time with her family and Ocean Isle Beach.

910-272-3012 | arooks@umrh.org

Stephanie Ward


Stephanie was born and raised in Lumberton and began her journey at Wesley Pines in December 1992 when she was 19 years old as a certified nursing assistant. In May 2001, she became the Health Care Activities Coordinator and having worked in this position led her to the next chapter as the Community Life Services Director. She is excited to work with our residents to create new activities, adventures, and memories. Stephanie has been married for 28 years and has one son.

910-272-3004 | sward@umrh.org

Jessica Stanley


Jessica has been an occupational therapist assistant for 13 years and was our former Rehab Director for 6 years. She was overjoyed to join the Wesley Pines team in her new role as our Healthcare Admissions Director where her skills will be used to focus on creating a short-term rehab for our future residents. Jessica and her husband have three wonderful children and in her free time she loves to play sports, go to the beach, and be involved with her church.


Ashland Moore


Ashland Moore was hired as our Assistant Director of Nursing in October 2022. From the beginning she was excited to be a part of an amazing team that cares for an even more amazing group of residents. Ashland was born and raised in Robeson County and currently resides in Prospect. She is a graduate of Robeson Community College with a degree in nursing. She describes her career of one that has been a wonderful journey. Her nursing experience has been in Med-Surg, Home Health, Pre-op/PACU, and Hospice. She is married and her and her husband have one daughter, Hazelyn, and a fur baby named Bella.  During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, traveling, reading, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.

It is our pleasure to introduce to you the 2023 Annual Report.

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