Rev. Kayln Wiley
Director of Christian Education
Kayln Wiley spent most of her childhood growing up in the mountains of Western NC. Following graduation from high school in Waynesville, Kayln attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a Bachelor of Music with a focus on vocal performance and music education. It was during her time in college when she began to realize a call into ordained ministry. While in Chapel Hill, Kayln was a member, student leader, and then served on staff at Wesley Campus Ministry at UNC-Chapel Hill. During this time, she served on staff and as a consultant for local churches in the triangle. In addition, Kayln also worked for two non-profit organizations, Carolina Women’s Center and Kidzu Children’s Museum. It was through these experiences her passion for connecting the world and the Church began to truly take shape.
In 2014, Kayln moved back to Western NC, where she continued to serve at local churches, including First UMC Waynesville, Central UMC in Asheville, and Christ UMC in Weaverville. Kayln is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, where she received a Master of Arts in Christian Practice in 2016. She is thrilled to be the first deacon appointed to Mills River UMC. Kayln also currently serves as the chairperson for the board for the Asheville Wesley Foundation at UNC-Asheville.

Kayln is married to Grady, who serves on staff at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church,