At their December meeting, members of the Council’s Governing Board elected new officers to lead the organization.
Stan Kimer has been elected president. He replaces Jean Rodenbough, a Presbyterian minister from Greensboro. Kimer is a lay leader with St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church in Raleigh and represents the North and South Carolina Network of the MCC on the Council’s board.
Alberta Hairston of Greensboro becomes president-elect. Hairston is Catholic campus minister at Bennett College and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. She is the Council board representative from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.
Steve Hickle is the new second vice president. Hickle is pastor of Raleigh’s Fairmont United Methodist Church. He is a representative of the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church on the Council’s board.
Governing Board officers who remain in their positions are Shirley Damon of Winston-Salem as the representative for Church Women United; Judy Occhetti-Klohr of Raleigh as secretary, representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and Owen Peeler of West Jefferson as treasurer, representing the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Also, Barbara Volk of Raleigh returns as chair of the Personnel Committee, representing Pullen Memorial Baptist Church; and Joe Mann of Raleigh returns as chair of the Business and Finance Committee, representing the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
–Aleta Payne, Development and Communications