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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.

What is Project Refresh?

Project: ReFresh is a multi-media venture of the Carolina Conference Communication Department which intends to be a bridge between the Seventh-day Adventist Church and young people ages 18-35.


We want you to know that we're listening, that your church cares about you, and wants you and your unique skills and ideas to help Adventism grow and be what God wants it to be.


The programs you'll find on this website are just a start. Tell us what you like and don't like, share it with your friends, and we promise to continue to adapt this ministry to meet your needs. But we can't grow when we don't know, so reach out to us!


Get involved! There are many ways you can be involved in Project Refresh. First, help us get the word out—share and like our posts and videos. Second, get on camera! We would love to see what you have to offer. Check out our What If? Vlog for an easy way to share your ideas and talents on screen.


Help us!

We have so much ground to cover, and so many people to reach. You can assist by spreading the word, as well as helping to fund this project. Click the link below to donate.

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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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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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Associate 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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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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