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.

Meet our team.

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

Howard DeWitt


Howard DeWitt currently serves as the extended interim Executive Director of Wesley Pines.

He is a graduate of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and North Carolina Wesleyan College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history. Howard served as the Executive Director at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community for nearly 21 years before he retired in December 2020. During this time, he directed operations of a large Continuing Care Retirement Community and was involved in nine different construction projects.

Howard has enjoyed serving as interim executive director in Life Care Services communities during the past several months.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, especially his six grandchildren. He also loves to read and is an avid, fisherman.

910-272-3001 | [email protected]

Amy Shooter


Amy has served as the Sales and Marketing Director since 2013.

She began her career at Wesley Pines as an Activity Assistant in 1996 and was the Social Service and Admission Director from 2001 to 2011. 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 is happily married to her husband Keith, has a daughter Kelsey and stepson Wil, and a precious granddaughter Olivia. She serves at Vertical Church in Pembroke, loves to travel, read, and listen to podcasts in her spare time.

910-272-3006 | [email protected]

Karen Cribb


Karen is a Robeson County native and first began her nursing career at Wesley Pines over 20 years ago.  She returned to Wesley Pines as Charge Nurse and most recently as Director of Nursing.  Karen received her nursing degree at Southeastern Community College.

910-272-3010 | [email protected]

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 | [email protected]

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 | [email protected]

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 | [email protected]

Pamela Renfrow


Pam has served as the Community Life Services Director for nearly 30 years. A Lumberton native, she works hard to continually develop new programs and offer new activities for residents. She had the idea to start a Resident Family Christmas Social which has grown into a large festive gathering with holiday décor, food, and festivities. One other large project she has worked to accomplish is a book of collected Resident Stories. Pam is a Lumberton Senior High graduate and holds an Activity Certificate from Fayetteville Technical Community College. She is the proud mother of two daughters and one son and is a doting Gigi to her three grandchildren. In her spare time, Pam loves to spend time with her family, spend time by the water, listen to beach music, watch a good thriller movie, and decorate her home.

910-272-3004 | [email protected]

Tabitha Russ


Tabitha serves as the Director of Social Services. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2016 with a master’s degree in social work. Prior to graduation, she was a student intern at Wesley Pines. Since graduation, Tabitha has expanded her knowledge in the field working with a local hospice agency and a home health agency. As Social Services Director, Tabitha ensures therapeutic interventions to assist residents and families in coping with transition to long-term care, including their social, emotional and psychological needs. She also assists with the discharge planning process and makes referrals for appropriate homecare services prior to a resident’s return to the community after a rehab stay. Tabitha is an advocate against Elder Abuse and actively participates in events held by the North Carolina Alzheimer’s Association.

910-272-3012 | [email protected]

Terri Hunt


Terri is a Registered Nurse having received her degree from Southeastern Community College. She has been a nurse for 12 years of which 10 of those have in long term care. Terri has a deep appreciation of geriatrics which is ingrained into her to cherish and care for the elderly. She finds that working with seniors is the most rewarding career and feels truly blessed to be part of the wonderful team at Wesley Pines. Terri is married to Forrest and has 4 truly amazing children and 1 grandson. When she is not working you can find her spending time with her family or at the beach.

910-272-3011 | [email protected]

Terry Townsend

Healthcare Admissions Director

Terry Townsend has a long history serving seniors in our area.  She is a Social Worker having worked in Long Term Care for most of her career.

910-272-3018 | [email protected]

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