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 currently serves on the National Board of the United Church of Christ and is the co-founder of the North Carolina Women’s Preaching Festival.  She has served as President of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ, a volunteer and board member for numerous organizations including the Presbyterian/UCC campus ministry at Duke, Urban Ministries of Durham, the Domestic Violence Resource Center in Oregon, and Austin Area Interreligious Ministries in Texas.   She is passionate about vibrant worship, intergenerational ministry, 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 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, and service 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!