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It's no secret that there has been a gap between young and old within the Adventist Church.

Here in the Carolina Conference we want to be a part of the change.

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Communication Director

Rebecca Carpenter has served as the communication director for the Carolina Conference since 2014.

She loves spending time with her family, doing arts & crafts, and working with her awesome team.

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Communication Intern, Video Producer

Chevon Petgrave has recently joined the Carolina Conference, and spends the majority of his time on Project ReFRESH. Apart from his love for photography and film, he also enjoys poetry and soccer.

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Blog Writer & Coordinator

Ryan Hodgins is a passionate Youth and Young adult Pastor at the Charlotte Sharon Church, the father of three beautiful girls, is married to the girl of his dreams, and is a daily follower of Christ.



Podcast Coordinator

Ryan Becker manages our podcast Echo. He specializes in working with youth and young adults on the outskirts of faith. He is passionate about podcasting and currently hosts two of his own Absurdity and The Lead. Apart from ministry he enjoys spending time with his Corgi, Sugar, and taking recreational naps. 

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Assoc. Communication Director

Courtney Herod interned with the Carolina Conference twice after college before starting his current position in 2014. He is involved with his local church praise and worship team.

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Communication Secretary

Mary E. Romero works for Hispanic ministries and also serves as the secretary for the communication dept. She is an avid traveler and loves to visit her four grandchildren.

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Tiny Chair Talks Host

Ray Gray, our Tiny Chair Talks host, is a behavior health counselor & owner of the Lady Grayhounds volley ball club in Charlotte (shameless plug). He specializes in children with mental health disabilities.


 A native of New York, and proud 2nd generation Jamaican, Ray has been married for over 15 years and has two beautiful girls.

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