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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.


“Our ministry is sharing the story of Montreat College, a place that God graciously uses to transform lives and impact the world. I am humbled to join in God’s passionate, unrelenting work in the lives of students here at Montreat College.”  

Annie Carlson
Executive Director of Advancement
828.669.8012, ext. 3778 


“Being called to work at Montreat College has truly been a blessing. I am humbled and inspired daily by the wonderful folks who comprise this special Christian community.”

Kelly Rosky
Director of Advancement Services
828.669.8012, ext. 3708 

“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
Assistant to the Executive Director of Advancement 
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
Advancement Events and Communications Coordinator
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 Development & Alumni Relations
Ph.D., all but dissertation
Capella University, 2006 
828.669.8012, ext. 3711