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Sharon Tanner

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I am the Director of The Well, Central’s Casual Worship Service.  I am responsible for design and set-up of the worship space, selection of music and musicians, clerical tasks related to The Well ... basically, I do everything except preach!


Fort Mill High School, Furman University (Bachelor of Music), Francis Marion University (Master of Education)

previous lines of work

Elementary School Music Teacher at Independence Elementary in Rock Hill, SC and at Royall Elementary in Florence, SC. 
Fourth Grade Teacher at North Vista Elementary in Florence, SC.
Legal Assistant at Aiken, Bridges, Elliott, Tyler, & Saleeby, PA in Florence, SC
Director of Children’s Choirs at Central United Methodist Church.


Husband Johnny Tanner (singer/songwriter, artist, woodworker)
Stepdaughter & Son-in-Law Monica Wyche & Dean Poynor (NYC-based actress and playwright)
Grandson Elrod Poynor (world’s smartest 6-year-old and expert on all things NYC Subway-related)
Feline companions Mama Kitty, Sophie, Mr. Biscuit

Areas of Service

Vocalist for weddings and funerals
As vocalist/bassist for Borrowed Time Band, perform at many area church and civic functions

Fun Facts

In my free time, I like

The best advice I’ve ever received is...take the typing class!

If I could get coffee with one person, living or dead, it would be...Billy Joel.