Rev. Carla Gregg-Kearns, Senior Pastor

The Reverend Carla Gregg-Kearns began serving in her role as Good Shepherd United Church of Christ Senior Pastor on July 1, 2013. Prior to her arrival at Good Shepherd UCC, Rev. Gregg-Kearns served in a variety of capacities at Pilgrim UCC in Durham, NC between 2005 and 2013.  Carla the co-founder of the North Carolina Women’s Preaching Festival and she has served as a board member for the United Church of Christ, the Southern Conference of the UCC, and the Presbyterian/UCC campus ministry at Duke.  Before becoming a pastor Carla worked with the Domestic Violence Resource Center in Oregon, and Austin Area Interreligious Ministries Refugee Resettlement in Texas.   She is passionate about vibrant worship, intergenerational ministry, Celtic spirituality, and faith formation at every age.

Carla is a native of Charlotte. Her undergraduate degree is in American Studies from Salem College in Winston-Salem and she earned her Master’s degree in divinity from Duke Divinity School in 2006. Carla and her spouse Lindsey reside in Apex and are proud parents of their teen daughter, Mia. Lindsey is a nurse in Adult Hematology and Oncology at Duke.

A message from our pastor…

I am glad you found our congregation’s website! I hope you also seek us out for worship, learning, service, and advocacy at our location on NW Maynard Road. We welcome all who want to join us on the journey as we seek “to follow the way of the crucified and risen Christ” as our covenant states. If you are new to this whole church thing, you are welcome here. If you are looking to immerse yourself in service, you are welcome here. If you are bringing your kids or just yourself or a great pack of friends, you are welcome here. In youth group, classes for adults, fellowship, choir, mission trips, worship, building with Habitat, and a host of other ministries we seek to live out our mission of being a sanctuary for all of God’s people. Come and join us!