Amanda grew up in the small town of Mamers, North Carolina which is located north of Fayetteville and south of Raleigh – about 10 minutes west of Lillington. After finishing high school she attended Campbell University in Buies Creek. There she majored in history with a concentration in international studies and a minor in government. As she learned about the larger world, she participated in a study abroad program through Temple University spending four months in Japan in 2009. In 2010, she was a diplomatic scholar at the Internship Institute in Washington, DC, and worked with the United States – Taiwan Business Council in Arlington, Virginia.
In 2011, following her graduation from Campbell, she worked as an English as a Second Language tutor and then moved to South Korea where she taught English to middle schoolers for the Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education.
In 2014, she moved to London where she completed a Master of Arts in International Relations at Regent’s University in 2016. She then returned to South Korea where she taught English in Daejeon until 2020. After spending some time with family, she moved to Charlotte where she taught world history, US history, civics, economics, English, and world literature. As she desired to transition out of teaching, she started looking for a position that would allow her to invest her faith while making a difference in the world. We are already appreciating her ability to multi-task, her personable approach to communication, her positive contributions to our staff team culture, her inclination to express initiative, her organizational abilities, and her wonderful stories about her travels around the world.
As Ministry Coordinator, Amanda provides assistance to the senior minister and ministry staff as we lead you to pursue our congregation’s vision and goals. She helps us build bridges of shared efforts between deacon panels, resource teams, and spiritual growth groups. She coordinates membership information, ministry participation, and eventually the church calendar and facility usage. You can reach Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or at extension 11.