Rachel was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. She is an Appalachian State University alumni with a passion for systemic transformation and equity for all North Carolina residents. Rachel joined the Council is 2018 as Immigration Program Coordinator and her role has since transformed to Communications Director. She enjoys contributing her knowledge and expertise to help promote positive social change through communications and graphic design. In her free time, Rachel loves spending time outside with her wife and two labs, playing rugby, and dancing.
Brandy Murray is a native of Rocky Mount, NC. She received her undergraduate degree from the illustrious Winston – Salem State University in Political Science. She has a Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Her ministry research focuses on Hip Hop Theology and intergenerational worship. She brings innovative communications and social media management skills to the PHW team. During her spare time she likes to create memories with her Sorors of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, family and life long friends.
Sharon was raised in NYC in the South Bronx. She has 20 years of office management experience, mostly in the legal field. She is excited to be working for the NC Council of Churches as their Office Manager. She has lived in all over including New York, West Virginia, North Carolina and Texas. Sharon and her husband, Timothy, moved to NC in 1990 after getting married. She has two adult son's, Travaris and Bernard and a small Pomeranian. In her free time she likes to cook, entertain, and read.