Who We Are

CCD Staff

Meet the dedicated staff of the Commission on Congregational Development!

Rev. Rebecca Craver, Director of Congregational Development (she/her)

As Director of Congregational Development, Rebecca works with congregations and provincial leadership to provide resources and support their ongoing work towards greater health and vitality. She works to cultivate collaborative relationships between and among pastors, congregations, provincial and interprovincial agencies and other partners. Working with communities of faith, her passion for capacity building and innovation have shaped her 15 year career in ordained ministry. She has led communities in reimagining their structures, practices, and traditions as they embrace Jesus’ call, supporting them through organizational change, worship creation, and adult learning curriculum. Rebecca’s evenings and weekends are often spent investing in good conversation over a mocha, making new connections in the community, or delighting in the laughter of her children and spouse. Email RebeccaRebecca is in office Tuesday-Wednesday 8-4.

Christy Clore, Faith Formation Specialist (she/her)

As Faith Formation Specialist, Christy will be engaging with congregations to support and build upon current discipleship practices in local contexts. She will help strengthen the outreach and witness of congregations through education and spiritual formation for all ages. She will also serve as the denominational representative to the Association of Partners in Christian Education organization that brings together resources for discipleship and faith formation through ecumenical partnership. She will be available to help with curriculum suggestions and resource sharing with congregations. As a vital part of the Commission on Congregational Development staff she will contribute to the planning and implementation of training events and connecting us with outside courses and resources to enhance the local ministry of congregations and communities. Email Christy. Christy has office hours Wednesday 9-12 and Thursday 1-4.

SamLevi Sizemore, Communications Coordinator (they/them)

SamLevi is putting an artistic and linguistic spin on this “tech guy” role at the CCD office. They manage various newsletters, social media, and other digital content from the Southern Province and CCD office. They graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Creative Non-Fiction and Studio Art. SamLevi grew up in Winston-Salem and has recently returned to town to work in this roll. Growing up, they attended church with their grandmother at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and The Summit Church’s youth programming. In their free time, they enjoy reading comics and memoirs, making spreadsheets, making their own clothes, letterpress printmaking, and practicing German. Email Samlevi. SamLevi is in office Tuesday-Thursday 9-5.

To find out more about the full CCD team and what we do, click here.