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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, Counselor to the President


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. Meet each of them below.


IMG_0412 (Alex Miller for web)Alex Miller
Vice President for Advancement
828.669.8012, ext. 3707

IMG_0399 (Joe Kirkland for web)Joe Kirkland
Counselor to the President
828.669.8012, ext. 3745

IMG_0299 (Debbie Ferguson for web)Debbie Ferguson
Director of Development
828.669.8012, ext. 3710

IMG_0368 (Dave Walters for web)

David E. Walters
Director of Alumni, Parent & Church Relations
828.669.8012, ext. 3711

IMG_0338 (Kristine Buckwalter for web)Kristine Buckwalter
Director of Advancement Services
828.669.8012, ext. 3701

IMG_0327 (Jane Woods for web)Jane Woods
Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement
828.669.8012, ext. 3708

IMG_0292 (Grace Green for web)Grace Green
Director of Special Events
828.669.8012, ext. 3709