Our Staff

In addition to organizing, facilitating and coordinating CBFNC ministries with volunteer leadership, a significant amount of our coordinators’ time is spent in direct ministry with churches. Our coordinators are often in churches, preaching, teaching and serving congregations. They also lead conferences, retreats, workshops and provide consultation to church committees and leaders.

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Dr. Larry Hovis

Executive Coordinator

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Email: lhovis@cbfnc.org
Phone: 336.759.3456

Larry Hovis has been executive coordinator of CBF of North Carolina since 2004. His responsibilities including bringing together the diverse parts of CBFNC (including individual Christians, churches, staff, councils, other volunteer leadership, and ministry partners) into a coherent and efficient whole to accomplish our purpose of “bringing Baptists of North Carolina together for Christ-centered ministry.”

Prior to his current position, Larry served as pastor of four congregations: The Memorial Baptist Church, Greenville, North Carolina; First Baptist Church, Mocksville, North Carolina; Bethlehem Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia; and Washington Baptist Church, Washington, Virginia.

He has degrees from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia (Doctor of Ministry); Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina (Master of Divinity with Languages), and North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina (Bachelor of Arts).

Larry has completed numerous extended professional development programs, including the Pastor as Spiritual Guide through the Center for Congregational Health and advanced studies in Fundraising and Nonprofit Executive Leadership through Indiana University. He is also a Certified Christian Leadership Coach.

While Hovis’s particular strengths focus on leadership, stewardship, strategic planning, governance and organizational development, his passion is preaching and relating to Baptist congregations. He has been privileged to preach or speak in more than 300 churches and organizations in North Carolina and beyond.

Larry is married to the former Kimberly Lee. They have one daughter, Lauren, who works as a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department. In his limited spare time, Larry enjoys cycling, traveling with his family (especially to historic places) and watching sports (primarily ACC football and basketball).


  • D.Min.  | Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia
  • M.Div.  | Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest
  • B.A.  |  North Carolina State University in Raleigh

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Dr. Andy Hale

Associate Executive Coordinator

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Email: ahale@cbfnc.org
Phone: 336.759.3456

Andy Hale is the associate executive coordinator of CBF of North Carolina. His responsibilities include collaborating with the executive coordinator for the thriving of CBFNC churches and clergy, developing innovative ministry with young adults and college students, starting new faith communities, ministerial transitions, congregational thriving and partnering with CBFNC ministry staff.

Before his current role, Andy served as the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, North Carolina; and the associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Clayton, North Carolina. He also served on CBF Global staff as the church start specialist, as well as created and hosts the CBF Podcast Conversation.

He has degrees from Campbell University Divinity School and Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. He also holds a Doctor of Leadership in global perspective from George Fox University, focusing on congregational thriving through cognitive and social psychology.

Andy has completed extended professional development programs with the Center for Congregational Health’s Young Leader Program, CBF Global’s Fellows Program and coaching certification through Coach Approach Ministry. He has also led various organizational leadership roles, including consulting, coaching, workshop facilitation, lecturing and design thinking initiatives.

While Andy’s strengths focus on adaptive leadership, innovating organizational vision and administration, communication strategies and navigating uncharted situations, his passion is helping clergy, congregational leaders and churches thrive.

Andy is married to Jennifer Hale. They have two daughters, Madison and Aubrey-Anna. He enjoys too much good coffee, the outdoors, long-distance running, golfing, traveling with his family to national parks, adventures and the thrill of victory for the Carolina Hurricanes, Alabama Crimson Tide, New York Mets and Duke basketball.


  • Doctor of Leadership in Global Perspective | George Fox University
  • M.Div.  | Campbell University Divinity School
  • B.A.  | Campbell University

Rev. Jim Hylton

Business Administration Coordinator

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Email: finance@cbfnc.org

Jim became the business administration coordinator at CBFNC on October 29, 2007. His responsibilities include finances, human resources and information technology. Jim also served as pastor of First Fellowship Baptist Church in Wallburg, North Carolina, from 2005-2011.

Previous Positions:

  • Pastor: First Fellowship Baptist Church
  • Pilot Mountain Baptist Association, Intern
  • C. Penney Co., Inc., 27 Years in Management


  • Wake Forest University, M.Div
  • Campbell University, M.B.A.
  • Wake Forest University, B.S. Business Administration
  • Certified Church Administrator, N.A.C.B.A.
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Lou Ann Gilliam

Ministerial Equipping Director

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Email:  lagilliam@cbfnc.org

Lou Ann joined the CBFNC staff in December 2023 as the Ministerial Equipping director. She serves on the staff team that coordinates CBFNC’s ministries to equip and support clergy. She also works with ministers and churches in transition and helps direct continuing education and professional development opportunities for pastors and staff ministers.

Prior to CBFNC, Lou Ann served as the director of Church and Community Relations at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. While at Chowan, she supported the work of Campus Ministry. She also coordinated the Ministerial Board of Associates and organized the ministerial and mission trip scholarship programs. Additionally, she served as the denominational, church and community liaison for the University.

Lou Ann’s career in Christian higher education began at her alma mater, Gardner-Webb University. There she served in Alumni Relations, Admissions and Student Activities. While at Gardner-Webb, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Divinity.  For a few years, Lou Ann worked “outside of the North Carolina lines” at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland and also for Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity (now Piedmont Area Habitat) in Farmville, VA.

Lou Ann is a member of Winter Park Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC, where her husband Paul Gilliam serves as senior pastor. Their daughter, Matty Grace Gilliam, is a college student who has interned at Welcome House Raleigh through CBF’s Student.Go program.


  • M.Div.  | Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity

  • B.S., Psychology  |  Gardner-Webb University

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Rev. Scott Hudgins

Director of Helping Pastors Thrive

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Email: Shudgins@cbfnc.org

Scott is the director of the Helping Pastors Thrive program at CBFNC, a Lilly Endowment funded program to support pastors and contribute to their flourishing as congregational leaders. Scott grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Richmond (B.A.) and Union Theological Seminary in New York (M.Div). He served as the Baptist chaplain at Columbia, Princeton and Emory Universities and was appointed the first administrative director of the Baptist Studies Program at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. In 1997, he and his spouse, Mary Foskett moved to Winston-Salem where he helped establish the Wake Forest University Divinity School, and Mary began teaching New Testament and Early Christianity as a member of Wake Forest’s Department of Religion. Following eight years as Director of Admissions and Student Services at Wake Forest, Scott accepted the position of assistant dean of UNC Greensboro’s Graduate School, a position he held until January 2019.

Scott and Mary have one child, Daniel, who is a first-year student at Mars Hill University, and hopes to study nursing. They are members of First Baptist Church on Fifth Street in Winston-Salem. In his spare time, Scott enjoys camping, travel, fly-fishing in western North Carolina and building furniture in his shop.


  • M.Div.  | Union Theological Seminary in New York

  • B.A.  |  University of Richmond

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Dr. Santiago Reales

Director of Red Latina

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Email: sreales@cbfnc.org
Phone: 336-710-7989

Santiago Reales is a native of Colombia and is married to Elaine Elvira. They have two children, Benjamin and Matthew. Santiago is the director of Red Latina CBFNC (“Red Latina” means Latino network in English). Santiago is deeply passionate about serving and enriching the lives of Latino ministers and their congregations in the realms of pastoral care, congregational leadership and identity, coaching, and spiritual direction. Santiago is a CBF-endorsed chaplain and board certified clinical and pastoral counselor through the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He obtained his training at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He has a Doctor of Ministry in pastoral care and counseling from Gardner-Webb Divinity School. Also, he holds a degree in architecture from Universidad del Atlántico in Colombia. Santiago most recently served as associate pastor of Hispanic-Latino Ministry at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Mt. Airy, NC. Airy, NC. He has worked in the community as a social worker with the Department of Social Services. Currently, Santiago works as a hospice and palliative care chaplain in Winston-Salem, NC, is a certified coach through the Center for Congregational Health and is an active member of First Baptist in Mt. Airy. Airy.

In his spare time, Santiago enjoys photography, arts, road bike, guitar, hiking, pickleball, and Caribbean music. Santiago loves to spend time with family and friends.


  • D.Min. | Gardner-Webb University Divinity School

  • M. Div. | Gardner-Webb University Divinity School

  • Coaching Training | Center for Congregational Health

  • CPE | Clinical Pastoral Education at Wake Forest Medical Center (7 units).

  • Master in Christian Ministries | Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies.

  • B.A in Architecture | Universidad del Atlántico in Colombia

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Jamie Rorrer

Director of Communications

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Email: jrorrer@cbfnc.org
Phone: 336.613.2196

Jamie joined the CBFNC team in 2020.  As our first director of communications, she is responsible for setting and guiding the overall strategy for all our communications to ensure consistency in conveying our mission and brand.  Jamie manages all communications activities and builds external relationships with CBFNC constituencies, including clergy, laity and ministry partners.

Jamie brings 20 years of experience in the communications field to CBFNC. Throughout her career, she has worked with non-profits, small and large private companies, and governmental agencies across North Carolina.  Her background includes both agency and independent consulting experience in integrated marketing and public relations. 

She also brings ecumenical diversity to CBFNC, having grown up in a small Moravian church in her hometown, Eden, NC.  Today, her family is active in First Presbyterian Church in downtown Winston-Salem, where she has been a member for 22 years and has served as a deacon.

Jamie and her husband, also named Jamie, live in Kernersville, NC.  They have one child in college and another in high school, along with an adoring golden retriever.   When she’s not busy dashing to her kids’ activities, Jamie enjoys reading, traveling and cheering on the WFU Demon Deacons.

B.A.  |  Communication (Journalism concentration)  |  Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

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Lydia Tatum

Welcome Network Director

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Email:  ltatum@cbfnc.org

Lydia joined the CBFNC team in 2024 as director of the Welcome Network. She serves churches across the state as they explore and express the love of God through ministries of hospitality and welcome.  She has two major responsibilities as Welcome Network director: administrative leadership of Welcome House Raleigh and general leadership of CBFNC’s state-wide Welcome Network. She will spend approximately half of her time with Welcome House Raleigh and the other half resourcing and expanding the network in other locations.

Lydia received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Campbell University and Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, North Carolina. 

Having served in the local church context for 19 years, Lydia brings a love for church people and a drive to connect them into very tangible expressions of their faith through ministry and missions initiatives.  She began her career as a Summer Interim Youth Director at her home church, First Baptist Church, Danville, Virginia.  While studying religion at Campbell University, she served as Minister to Youth at Fuquay Varina Presbyterian Church, where she learned the beauty and joy of opening up her heart and her life to students and their families beyond the day to day work of the church calendar and into the very intimate business of sharing life together.  For 13 years, Lydia served on staff at Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina wearing many hats – most recently Associate Pastor for Ministry and Missions. 

Lydia and her husband, Andrew, have served together in ministry in North Carolina for the last twenty years as ministers in Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Methodist contexts, as volunteers, and as worship leaders in CBFNC life as well as their local associations, Baptists on Mission, local churches, youth retreats, and youth conferences.  Together, they have joined in the work of the former Nazareth House, a Catholic Worker community providing medical respite for homeless men and hospitality housing for folks visiting loved ones on death row at Central Prison in Raleigh.  Today, Andrew serves as Clinical Chaplain for Psychiatry at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill.  Throughout their marriage and ministry, Lydia and Andrew have nurtured a love for Christ and His Church and have felt God’s calling moving them more and more to live their faith journey for the greater glory of God. 

The Tatums have built their life together in Raleigh with five children, six ducks, two dogs, three geese, and a hard-working tom cat named, Thomas.  They enjoy reading, making music, large-scale gardening, and spending time outside with their family and friends. 


  • M.Div.  | Campbell University Divinity School

  • B.A., Religion  |  Campbell University


Kathryn Ashworth

Ministry Support Manager

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Email:  kashworth@cbfnc.org

Phone: 336-759-3456

Kathryn joined CBFNC in October 2020 as ministry support manager. Her responsibilities include general office administration and support for CBFNC’s coordinators as well as database management and event planning/logistics. She also assists with donor relations, maintaining donor records and the Helping Pastors Thrive program. Prior to CBFNC, Kathryn was the assistant to the executive director and publisher at Baptist News Global in Winston-Salem.

Born in Louisiana, Kathryn is a lifelong Baptist and attends Knollwood Baptist in Winston-Salem where she sings in the choir and plays handbells.  She also enjoys knitting and reading in her spare time.


  • M.S., Educational Psychology  |  Baylor University, Waco, TX

  • B.S., Education  |  Baylor University, Waco, TX


Amy Cook

Communications Specialist

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Email: acook@cbfnc.org

Amy is the communications specialist for CBFNC. She is responsible for designing all of the communications and promotional pieces that CBFNC produces, such as the bi-monthly magazine, weekly e-newsletter, website, and publicity brochures. Amy has been a freelance graphic designer since 2002 with a focus on designing materials for churches, non-profits and other ministry-related organizations. She is married to Stephen Cook who serves as senior pastor at Second Baptist Church in Memphis, and they have two boys.


  • M.Div. | Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
  • B.A. | Journalism and Mass Communication | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Jason Cogdill

Legal Resources Partner

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Dr. Andy Jung

Ministry Specialist

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Email: Ajung@cbfnc.org
Phone: 704-985-3103

Andy Jung joined the CBFNC staff in January of 2019 as the associate executive coordinator. After serving in that role for 20 months, Andy transitioned into his current ministry specialist position in September of 2020. He primarily leads the planning of CBFNC’s Annual Gathering, the Growing Young initiative and supporting youth ministries in the state.

When not working with CBFNC, Andy is the director of church engagement for Fuller Youth Institute. He leads FYI’s conferences, cohorts and trainings while also providing strategic leadership within the organization.

Andy has been in ministry for 25+ years as youth minister and senior pastor.

Andy earned his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in Math Education (’96) before earning his Master of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School (’10). He received his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA in Youth, Family and Culture.


  • M.Div. | Campbell University Divinity School

  • B.A., Math Education  | North Carolina State University

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Rev. Caitie Jackson

Campus Ministries Associate & Charlotte Region Campus Minister

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Email:  cjackson@cbfnc.org

Phone:  864-357-9487

David Stone, campus ministries associate & Western region campus minister

Rev. David Stone

Campus Ministries Associate & Western Region Campus Minister

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Email: dstone@cbfnc.org
Phone: 828.337.0682

David serves as the director of campus ministries and Western region campus minister for CBFNC. His state level responsibilities include managing the CBFNC campus ministry team across the state and maintaining partnerships with our historically Baptist colleges and universities. He is also involved in developing new models for campus ministry in areas of NC where CBFNC has yet to establish a presence. Additionally, David serves locally in Western North Carolina as the CBFNC campus minister at UNC-Asheville, Mars Hill University and Western Carolina University where he conducts weekly programming and ministry at all three campuses.

Prior to his current positions, David served as the Baptist campus minister at UNC-Asheville from 2004-2013 in the former model of campus ministry (Baptist Student Union) with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Additionally, he served as the campus ministry intern at Gardner-Webb University for three years while working on his master’s degree.

David and his wife, Christin, met at the Baptist Student Union at Western Carolina University while in undergraduate work. They have two boys, Benjamin and Jonathan, who want to be train engineers when they grow up. If he gets any spare time, David can be found working on their farm in Madison County, fishing in the trout stream out front or practicing guitar.

B.S.  |  Natural Resources Management  |  Western Carolina University
M. Div.  |  Gardner-Webb University
D. Min (in progress)  |  Pastoral Care and Counseling  |  Gardner-Webb University

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Dr. Chris Towles

Campus Ministries Associate & Triad Region Campus Minister

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Email:  towlescj@wfu.edu

Phone:  336-310-WAKE (9253)

Chris creates environments where people engage holy curiosity as the CBF Endorsed Chaplain at Wake Forest University with the Baptist Student Union (the CBF ministry at Wake). The WFUBSU is a place where everyone is heard, supported, and loved; where holy curiosity is encouraged as a part of broadening faith; and where Christ’s vision is valued, which cares more about embracing outcasts than about debating rules. With his wife Kim, Chris has hosted an annual cookout for Muslim and Baptist students since 2014, where he sometimes teaches axe throwing.

Chris started at WFU Divinity School in 2008 as an adjunct professor and at Forsyth Tech in 2005, teaching classes such as New Testament and world religions.
His doctorate from Hartford International University for Religion and Peace in Connecticut focused on pastoral care across faith traditions. While an associate chaplain he was the advisor for the interfaith council.

Chris loves to create, having hobbies such as blacksmithing, wood carving, laser engraving, drawing, and painting. He used to write and illustrate religious satire for the Wittenburg Door magazine.


  • D.Min. | Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, Hartford Connecticut
  • M.Div. | Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Winston-Salem North Carolina
  • M.A., English | University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg Mississippi
  • B.A., English | University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg Mississippi

Coordinating Council

This is the official board of directors of the non-profit corporation known as “CBF of North Carolina.” Their purpose is to strengthen the bonds that tie us together in fellowship and ministry through communications, gatherings, partner relationships, personnel, finances and other resources.

Stacy Nowell, Moderator – First, Huntersville
Jeff Harris, Past Moderator – First, Tryon
Marion Horton, Moderator-elect – Zebulon, Zebulon
John Roberson, Recorder – Westwood, Cary
David Hailey, Treasurer – Hayes Barton, Raleigh
Allison Farrah, 2028 – First, Hamlet
Daniel Sostaita, 2028 – Iglesia Cristiana Sin Fronteras, Winston-Salem
Lauren Alford. 2027 – First, Smithfield
Jeff Spargo, 2027 – Covenant, Gastonia
Kendell Cameron, 2026 – First, Albemarle
Kenneth Rust, 2026 – First, Lumberton
Sarah Davis, 2025 – First, Sylva
Carolyn Dickens, 2025 – First, Raleigh

Ministry Teams

The Coordinating Council has the authority to create or dissolve ministry teams to assist the Council and staff in discerning and delivering the ministries required to enable CBFNC to accomplish its mission. Each team is led by a chair and chair-elect. Persons can serve up to two years in those roles. The team structure allows for flexibility in the number of team members and their terms of service. All team leaders and members are approved during CBFNC’s Annual Business Meeting.

Children’s Ministry Advisory Team

The Children’s Ministry Advisory Team exists to discern contemporary issues facing children and their families and children’s ministries of congregations. The CMAT will ensure that plans are carried out for ministries that support and complement the children’s ministries of congregations. 

Kheresa Harmon, Past Chair – St. Johns, Charlotte
Will Raybon, Chair – Benson, Benson
Tori Freeman, Chair-elect – First, Mount Holly
Emily Hayne – Woodhaven, Apex
Tammy Hight – First, Henderson
Christi Hollifeld – First, Waynesville
Sarah Mears – Hayes Barton, Raleigh
Shannon Speller – Zebulon, Zebulon

Collegiate Ministry Advisory Team

The Collegiate Ministry Advisory Team exists to support and inform CBFNC collegiate ministry and the campus ministers. They address issues facing this unique population, their families of origin and the congregations that hope to connect with them.

Amy Andrews, Chair – Cedarbridge, Greenville
Court Greene, Chair-elect – Canton First, Canton
Pamela Cuddapah Bryant – Immanuel, Greenville
Christian Davis – First, Wilmington
Kristen Dominguez – Hominy, Candler
Josh Parrott
John Vestal – Greystone, Raleigh

Helping Churches Thrive

The Helping Churches Thrive Advisory Team exists to advise, assist, support and advocate for CBF of North Carolina’s Helping Churches Thrive program on matters pertaining to overall program administration, structure, policies, programmatic content, assessment, promotion and outreach. The team shall also monitor program goals and outcomes, and offer feedback and recommendations to the program’s administrators on the progress and attainment of the stated goals and outcomes, and in evaluating the effectiveness of the program’s initiatives. (Note: members of the team are chosen according to the requirements of the grant.)

Tim Brock – First, Raleigh
Paul Burgess – University, Chapel Hill
Elizabeth Edwards – Lakeside, Rocky Mount
Don Gordon
Michael Lea – First, West Jefferson
Emily Hull McGee – First on Fifth, Winston-Salem
Kristen Muse – Hayes Barton, Raleigh
Christopher Turner – Neill’s Creek, Angier

Helping Pastors Thrive Advisory Team

The Helping Pastors Thrive Advisory Team exists to advise, assist, support and advocate for CBF of North Carolina’s Helping Pastors Thrive program on matters pertaining to overall program administration, structure, policies, programmatic content, assessment, promotion and outreach. The HPTAT shall also monitor program goals and outcomes, and offer feedback and recommendations to the program’s administrators on the progress and attainment of the stated goals and outcomes, and in evaluating the effectiveness of the program’s initiatives. (Note: members of the team are chosen according to the requirements of the grant.)

Nelson Granade, Past Chair – First, Statesville
Tim Moore, Chair – First, Wadesboro
Andrea Dellinger Jones, Chair-elect
Kiki Barnes – Union, Durham
Ed Beddingfield – Memorial, Buies Creek
David Hughes – First on Fifth, Winston-Salem
Melissa Hughes – Hominy, Candler
Jordan Humler – First, Boone
Reeves McGlohon – First, Mount Holly
Robert Prince – First, Waynesville
Richard Seagle – First, New Bern
Chrissy Williamson – Greystone, Raleigh

Missions Engagement Team

The Missions Engagement Team exists to strategize, plan and implement ways to promote greater engagement by congregations and individuals with the mission and ministries of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its field personnel.

Kevin McDaniel, Chair – Hominy, Candler
Coleman Long, Chair-elect – First, Wilmington
Randy Carter – Temple, Durham
Jesse Chapman – First, Asheville
Dave Hawes – Godwin Heights, Lumberton
Regina Johnson – First, Weaverville
Amy Grizzle Kane – First, Greensboro
Stephanie Shaffer
DJ Waltz – First, Elizabeth City

Music Ministry Advisory Team

The Music Ministry Advisory Team exists to discern contemporary issues facing music ministry in congregations. The MMAT will ensure that plans are carried out for ministries that support and complement the music ministries of congregations for all ages.

Christian McIvor, Chair – Greystone, Raleigh
Timothy Hill, Chair-elect – Providence, Charlotte
Michael Morgan – Edenton, Edenton
Bruce Myers – First, Albemarle
Aaron Rice – First, Lincolnton

Andrew Roby – The Memorial, Greenville
Kelly Settlemyre – Spencer, Spindale
Rebecca Tanner – First, Hickory

Nominating Team

The Nominating Team exists to shall oversee the process to cultivate, solicit and enlist volunteer leaders for the Council and Ministry Teams. The Nominating team shall be composed of three members of the Coordinating Council, recommended by the Coordinating Council, and six at-large members.

Kendell Cameron, Chair – First, Albemarle
Jamie Burns – First, Ahoskie
Carolyn Dickens – First, Raleigh
Christopher Ingram – Yates, Durham
Wanda Kidd – Mars Hill, Mars Hill
Aileen Lawrimore – Ecclesia, Asheville
Tom Ogburn – Triangle, Raleigh
Laura Roach – The Memorial, Greenville
Daniel Sostaita – Iglesia Cristiana Sin Fronteras, Winston-Salem

Partnership Development Team

The Partnership Development Team exists to enhance the relationships between CBFNC and its ministry partners.

Lee Canipe, Past Chair – Providence, Charlotte
Paul Gilliam, Chair – Winter Park, Wilmington
Brad Smith, Chair-elect – The Memorial, Greenville
Andrew Barnhill – First, Wilmington
Jeanne Hollifield Baucom – First, Laurinburg
Scott Hagaman – First, Marion
Garin Hill – First, Forest City
Amy McClure – First on Fifth, Winston-Salem
Stephanie Parker – First, Clayton
Kristen Tucker – First, Smithfield

Racial Equity & Justice Team

The Racial Equity and Justice Team exists to bring awareness and change in the church and society surrounding issues of racial equity and racial justice.

Mari Wiles, Chair
LaTonya McIver Penny, Chair-elect – Belonging Fellowship, Mebane
Paul Anderson – Fountain of Raleigh Fellowship, Raleigh
Adrian Bullock – West Durham, Durham
Danielle Glaze – First, Teachey
Eileen Hatch – Snyder, Fayetteville
Dane Martin – Ardmore, Winston-Salem
Dwight Moody – Providence, Hendersonville
Matthew Rouse III – Piney Grove East Missionary Baptist, Marshville
Olivia Wakefield – Baptist Fellowship, Angier

Red Latina Leadership Team

The Red Latina Leadership Team exists to provide support and guidance for the network of Hispanic/Latino churches in CBFNC. (Note: Elects its own membership)

Daniel Sostaita, Past Chair – Iglesia Cristiana Sin Fronteras, Winston-Salem
Fortino Ocampo, Chair – Centro Familiar Cristiano, Siler City
Rafael Hernandez, Chair-elect – First, Huntersville
Juan Carlos Cevallos – Iglesia Internacional Bautista de Greenville
Verónica Martínez-Gallegos – La Voz de la Esperanza, Charlotte
Juventino Hernandez – Iglesia Internacional Bautista de Greenville
Patricia Herrera – First, Huntersville
Elaine Correa Reales – First, Mount Airy

Spiritual Formation Advisory Team

The Spiritual Formation Advisory Team exists to discern ways to support and enhance the spiritual formation ministries of congregations. The SFAT will ensure that plans are carried out for ministries that support and complement the spiritual formation ministries of congregations.

Paul Raybon, Past Chair – Hominy, Candler
Lydia Hoyle, Chair – Greenwood Forest, Cary
Derek Hogan, Chair-elect – Memorial, Buies Creek
Sarah Blackwell – Providence, Charlotte
Mark Edwards – Lakeside, Rocky Mount
Jeff Hensley – Hester, Oxford
Stuart Lamkin – First, Weaverville
David Oakley – Wingate, Wingate
Matt Riggsbee – First, Hillsborough

Welcome House Team

The Welcome House Community Network Advisory Team exists to strategize, plan and discern ways to increase knowledge and support of the Welcome House network. The team will also be instrumental in building the WHCN to become a statewide group of churches engaged in hospitality ministry.

Mike Currin, Past Chair – Zebulon, Zebulon
Renee Bridges, Chair – Westwood, Cary
Anna Anderson, Chair-elect – First, Raleigh
Ray Ammons – First, Clinton
Kent Cranford – Loray, Gastonia
Pat Dunn – Immanuel, Greenville
Linda Jones – First on Fifth, Winston-Salem
Janet Pittman – Boiling Springs, Boiling Springs
Alicia Porterfield – Oakmont, Greenville
Susie Reeder – Snyder Memorial, Fayetteville

Youth Ministry Advisory Team

The Youth Ministry Advisory Team exists to discern contemporary issues facing youth and their families and youth ministries of congregations. The YMAT will ensure that plans are carried out for ministries that support and complement the youth ministries of congregation

Elizabeth Edwards, Past Chair – Lakeside, Rocky Mount
Patricia Turner, Chair – First, North Wilkesboro
Tyler Roach, Chair-elect – The Memorial, Greenville
Justin Bell – First, Elkin
Caleb Foust – Piney Grove, Mount Airy
Leah Harlow – Wake Forest, Wake Forest
Brian Lockamy – Woodhaven, Apex
Jeremy Slagle – First, New Bern
Rebecca Stempniak – First, Albemarle

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