The Council is excited to introduce you to our newest staff member, Lindsay Barth. Lindsay joined us earlier this month in the position of office manager. She introduces herself below:
First, I would like to thank the NC Council of Churches staff and larger network for the overwhelming kindness and support I have received since coming to work here. As I ease into my new duties, I am excited to embark on the journey ahead.
Transitioning into this new phase, I reflect on how I got here. I am originally from the western part North Carolina. I was born in Rutherfordton, and then several years later moved to Waynesville. Growing up, one of my biggest passions was music. I learned to play piano and flute, involving myself in the marching band and symphonic band at my high school. After graduating, I moved to Chapel Hill to attend UNC. Although music continues to be a large part of my life, I began exploring my interest in nonprofit work. I realized my passion for justice work after joining an organization called GlobeMed, a nonprofit focused on public health equity. When I first became involved with GlobeMed, I envisioned “public health” simply as basic healthcare services. While this is an important component, I learned that it encompasses health and well-being as a whole. Through nonprofit work in my local communities, I have learned that there are many people who do not have the resources to live their healthiest life. I had the opportunity to travel to Dunn, NC, and speak with several farmworker families, opening my eyes to the many injustices they face every day. My work with TABLE and Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry opened my eyes to the issue of food insecurity. I feel more energized than ever to work with the Council tackling these issues. I hope to help plan, organize, and implement educational events that empower communities to advocate effectively and be a true ally to their neighbors.
There are so many amazing people that I look forward to meeting and working with. I am eager to take part in the many programs and events, while working to become an expert on everything that is the North Carolina Council of Churches. While I still have a lot to learn, I feel incredibly blessed and thankful to be joining the team.