Ray Broadwell, District Superintendent
Ray is a native of Kinston, NC and graduated from Kinston High School, East Carolina University, and Duke Divinity School. His previous appointments include White Plains UMC : Cary; Fuquay – Varina UMC; Swansboro UMC; St. Luke UMC; Goldsboro; Queen St UMC: Kinston ( Minister of Discipleship ); Rainbow UMC: Snow Hill; The Rocky Mount Parish; and First UMC: Roanoke Rapids (Associate Pastor ).
Ray and Melissa have been married for 30+ years. Melissa loves her vocation as an assistant art teacher. They are blessed with three beautiful daughters; Kristin, who is married with a daughter of her own, and twins Leah and Lauren who are pursuing careers in Durham and Denver.
Heidi Seifert was born Massachusetts but has been living in North Carolina for 18 years. Heidi is a graduate of Clayton High School and East Carolina University. She is an active member of Horne Memorial UMC in Clayton, NC. Her passion is local missions within the community.
Heidi is married to Paul a CPA in Raleigh, NC. They have two girls Kayley and Eliza. She enjoys outside activities and coaching her daughters’ soccer teams.
Caroline Jackson, District Lay Leader
Caroline is a member of Fuquay-Varina UMC. She has served the Church in many varying roles, Council Chair, Lay Leader, SPRC, Covenant Community Garden member, grass mowing team, Praise Team member, and Finance Committee and is an active member in many other ministries.
Caroline works for the NC Department of Health and Human Services as an Information Technology project director. She is married and has one son in college.