About

Transforming the lives of children and families impacted by poverty through collaboration with public schools.

Because each community is unique and many churches are engaged on some level, a local Congregations for Children Council is developed to determine current services and development of a plan to strengthen and deliver support with non-duplication of existing community services.


Primary Focus Areas

Poverty Awareness/Advocacy • K-3 Literacy • Basic Needs • Family Engagement


Support and training by the Western North Carolina Conference +
A grant given by The Duke Endowment can provide congregations with:

  • Facilitated support, training, coaching and development at local, district and conference levels
  • Community of faith and school partnership training
  • Partnership “Plan of Action” development
  • Poverty awareness seminars
  • Poverty simulations

 

  • Mentor management development training
  • Support in development of summer food distribution through FDA Program
  • Ongoing support, coaching and follow-up to continue to deepen and strengthen the focus and to move from GOOD to GREAT.

For more information, or if your congregation is interested in partnering with C4C toward relationships with schools in your area, contact:

Lay Coordinators:

Buncombe County
Andrew Tripp
andrewgtripp@gmail.com
478.737.3818

Henderson County
Belinda Winkle
belinda.fletcherumc@gmail.com
828.231.4043

Madison County
Carol Bryson
csbryson64@gmail.com
828.683.4141

McDowell County
Linda Davidson
davidson1425@gmail.com
828.442.1717

Mitchell County
Larry Bohannon-Goldman
mrboscience@aol.com
828.592.1156

Polk County
Susan Johnson
smagee@att.net
912.492.8004

Rutherford County
Laura Powell
lpowell28139@gmail.com
828.289.6620

District Support:

Caroline Wood
cwood@wnccumc.org
WNCC Associate Director of Discipleship Ministry
704.535.2260 • 800.562.7929 • Fax 704.567.6117

Deb Demorest
im2ndtwin@hotmail.com
Pastor
828.551.4973

Karen Ballard
rkball@bellsouth.net
Chairperson, Blue Ridge District C4C Pilot Team
828.665.7501

Rob Parsons
rparsons@wnccumc.org
Blue Ridge District Vitality Strategist
828.606.3452


For more information about Congregations4Children, visit their website.