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 Raleigh and Durham.
LouAnn Allred, Assistant to the DS
Lou Ann grew up in the Grantville Community of Randolph County near Asheboro, North Carolina. Her early school years were spent at Seagrove School and she graduated from Southwest Randolph High School. She also attended Louisburg College.
Lou Ann enjoys reading, gardening, knitting, and writing. She always looks forward to book readings, museums, tea parties, hiking interesting trails, and traveling with her husband, Gary, a pastor in the North Carolina Conference serving Holland’s United Methodist Church. They celebrate 40 years of marriage, two adult children and their spouses, and three beautiful grandchildren. As their children live in New York City and Boston, exciting places to visit are always on the agenda
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.