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The CPC Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC)
Emma Anderson
My family moved to Cary in 2007 and in the following year joined CPC. Since then I have been involved in youth group starting as a Christian Adventurers and now in the Seniors High Youth. 

I was confirmed at CPC when I was in 8th grade. I have then served on the Youth Pastor search committee, and love being involved in all things CPC youth. 

This past year I was accepted onto the New Hope Presbytery Youth Council and work on planning middle and high school youth retreats throughout the year for youth in this presbytery.
I live here in Cary and my parents are Craig and Terry Anderson, my younger sister is Kathryn Anderson. This year I am a junior at Green Hope High School .

David Bohm

I grew up in Kansas, but made it to North Carolina "as quick as I could" upon finishing graduate schooling to immerse myself in all things Carolina. My family and I found Cary Presbyterian Church in 2008 upon moving to the Triangle area for a new job opportunity working in the nonprofit sector. I was ordained as an Elder and served on session, several different committees, taught Sunday school, and led/co-led the Stewardship Committee for three years. My wife Summer is a Stephen Minister, has served on several committees, is an active senior high youth advisor, and works in Cary Presbyterian Preschool. Our children, Maxton (age 12) and Matalie (age 10), have only known CPC as their church, forging all of their memories and experiences in this faith family.

I attend CPC to engage in a meaningful faith journey and to seek an enriching faith learning experience for my kids. I accepted the call to serve on the PNC because I am driven in helping others forge a meaningful and intentional path forward by seeking the abundance of opportunity that lies ahead. I desire to provide a thoughtful and intentional voice towards finding the best individual to serve the congregation not only for today, but also in seeing a vibrant future of this church to serve a growing faith family of tomorrow.

Jeanne Bolick

In 2001 Jeanne and husband Tom moved to Cary from Northern Virginia, and immediately started seeking a new church home. During their very first visit to CPC, they knew that they were in the right place. Jeanne appreciates the hospitality and dedication to service at CPC, and has been a Presbyterian since high school. 

She has served as Elder and as Stephen Minister and has taught some Adult Sunday School classes. She has been a member of the Transition Team, Conversations Team, Spiritual Practices Team, and the Fair Trade Coffee project. Jeanne feels honored in accepting the nomination to the PNC, and will do her best to represent the congregation in this endeavor. She brings valuable experience and listening skills to the table. 

Jeanne and Tom have two children, Jennifer Venable and David Bolick, and four grandchildren, ages 13, 14, 16, and 18. Jeanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Cary, providing psychotherapy services to children and adults. Born in Buffalo, NY, she has resided in a total of 13 states.

Sherry Bradsher

I first connected with the Presbyterian Church in 1982 through College Presbyterian Fellowship. After graduating, I joined 1st Presbyterian Church in Washington, NC and have been a member of the Presbyterian church since that time.    
I married a "born and bred" Presbyterian and together we have raised two incredible children in this church. Watching my children experience His hand, His love and His grace through the people of this church has been amazing and for that, I am thankful.
I have been a member of CPC since 1999. During this time, I have participated in the life of the church including 19 years of teaching Sunday School. I have served as co-moderator of Presbyterian Women, served on the Afterschool Program Committee, Caregiver cards and meals, Kitchen Committee, Vacation Bible School, 6 years of co-leading Christian Adventurers, Nominating Committee, and as a volunteer with the Fair Trade ministry. I have served as a Deacon and most recently joined the Esperanza de Guatemala Board.
This church has been my personal sanctuary for twenty years. I believe in being "called" and listening to hear where God wants me to go. I love the people who call this place their church home, the people who have yet to find this place and I love God. With God's grace and the knowledge that He is walking with us through this process, I am honored to be chosen to represent you in our search for a minister.

F. Louis Lambe

I was born and raised in Raleigh. After attending local schools, I graduated from Campbell University with a degree in Business Administration. I served two years active duty with the US Navy, the last year in Vietnam. I am a lifelong Presbyterian, having grown up at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church where my aunt was a charter member. Camille and I married in 1978, had a son, Aaron and began attending First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. We were members for almost 25 years before moving our letter to CPC. 

I was ordained a Deacon and Elder while at First. I have served as a Deacon and Elder at CPC and my recent service as Team Lead for the search teams that brought Mitzi and Alan to CPC should be beneficial in understanding the process for the PNC. I retired in 2008 and now spend my time "puttering" and volunteering at Dorcas (9 yrs. And Transitions Life Care (10 yrs.) I look forward to serving on the PNC, if approved as we go forward seeking God's guidance for our future.

Linda Oglesby

Linda and her husband Boyce have been members of Cary Presbyterian Church since 1995. Married for 32 years, they have 2 adult sons, Michael and Sam; both of whom grew up in this church and were confirmed at CPC.
Linda has served as both a Deacon and Elder at CPC, as well as a Sunday School teacher and VBS director. She was commissioned as a Stephen Minister in 2009 and attended Stephen Leader training in 2012. As a Stephen Leader, Linda currently serves as CPC's "referrals coordinator" and is a member of our Pastoral Care Team.  
Through this congregation, Linda and her family have formed lasting connections and close friendships. She is honored to be nominated to serve on this PNC, and if elected will take the job of representing each of you and selecting our new pastor very seriously. She brings compassion and intuitiveness to the decision-making process, and understands the importance of this role as we lead CPC out of this transition time and into a time of new beginnings.

Matthew Simmons

Matthew was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL as a member of Arlington Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir and was ordained as an elder. He met his wife, Kecia, at Georgia Tech before moving to Maryland for Kecia's graduate school. When they moved back south to Raleigh, Matthew and Kecia looked for a friendly church family and joined CPC in the spring of 2010. Matthew is a member of the choir, and attends the Faith and Families Sunday School class.

Matthew hopes to bring his light-hearted sense of humor and pragmatic optimism to the Pastor Search Committee. He looks forward to using this work as a chance to exercise his muscles of faith and prayer to discern the right fit for the church moving forward.
Matthew works for NCDOT, where he is responsible for managing the design and construction of railroad projects for the state. Matthew and Kecia's son, Elliot, is 11 years old.

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