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Advancement Staff

When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then you will have accomplished the meaning of life.  –Joe Kirkland


We’re believers.

Our advancement staff forms a team of inspiration. They share the blessed task of building momentum around our vision—and finding the resources to support our daily work. We value their faith, their fellowship, and their goals. We also value their personal perspectives. Learn more about each of them below.


“I feel privileged to be able to work at Montreat. Our son is a Montreat graduate, class of 2000. This place is so much a part of our lives.”

Arla Yeatman
Director of Advancement Services
828.669.8012, ext. 3701

“We’re committed to providing engaging and quality events to the Montreat College community. We strive to build and develop relationships, bring dignity to all event details, and be excellent stewards of our given resources. I am very excited to be a part of this wonderful team.”

Kate Ledbetter
Director of Special Events
B.A. in Communications/Public Relations
Berry College, 2009
828.669.8012, ext. 3710

“Development is about building and sustaining relationships that advances Montreat College to vision realization. I am excited about teaming with my colleagues, students, and friends of Montreat College to develop such relationships that make a difference. Unto! (Colossians 3:23)”

David E. Walters
Director of Alumni, Parent, & Church Relations
Ph.D., all but dissertation
Capella University, 2006
828.669.8012, ext. 3711