LET'S BY-PASS ALL THE FLUFF
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.