The Council is excited to introduce you to one of our newest staff members, Carrilea Hall. Carrilea joined us as West Regional Associate Director for Partners in Health and Wholeness. Read more about Carrilea:
I’m Carrilea Hall, and I am excited to join the North Carolina Council of Churches and the Partners in Health and Wholeness team as the West Regional Associate Director. Social justice has always been a central component of my faith and calling and is what inspires me about the work of the Council.
Educationally, I struggled to decide between the faith and health sectors. I was enrolled in Physician’s Assistant school when I changed course and decided to go to seminary. In seminary, I began to lean into how these two disciplines–faith and health–could intersect, and in fact, should intersect. This dual interest of faith and health led me to spend a summer in Kenya with a small group of graduate students from Emory studying Religion’s Role in Public Health and Development. Since then, I have continued to lean into and learn from the interconnectedness of the sacred and the secular in a world that often prefers things to be black/white, either/or. This is why I am thrilled to join the Partners in Health and Wholeness team!
I am ordained in the United Methodist Church and served 5 years in a local church setting in Statesville. My background also includes camp ministry, Children’s Hospital Chaplaincy, prison ministry, international missions, and work with persons who are differently abled. For the past couple of years, I have been in the full-time role of parenting both our biological children and foster children. The experience of being a therapeutic foster parent has opened my eyes to things I can never “unsee” and deepened my commitment to social justice, health, and the sacred work of healing and wholeness.
Having spent most of my life in western North Carolina, I am honored to join in the work of PHW to bridge faith, health, and social justice in the western part of the state. Don’t hesitate to reach out, I look forward to connecting with you!
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