WILSON, N.C. — March 22, 2023 — The Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry at Barton College is pleased to welcome the Reverend Suzanne Parker Miller, executive director of Pastors for N.C. Children (PNCC), as the featured speaker for the spring Light of Life Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in Howard Chapel. The title of her lecture is “And How Are The Children? State of Education in N.C. (and what we can do about it).” There is no charge for this event, and the community is invited to attend. Ministerial leaders who serve in small, rural churches in eastern North Carolina are particularly encouraged to attend.
About PNCC —
Pastors for N.C. Children (PNCC) is a nonpartisan ministry that mobilizes faith communities to advocate for public education. PNCC seeks to connect and engage voices of North Carolinians of diverse theological, geographical, and ecumenical faith traditions to speak up on behalf of N.C.’s 1.5 million school children as a way to love our neighbors and build beloved community. The lecture will address the current state of public education in North Carolina, how decades of underfunding and historical systems of injustice have harmed our children, and how we, as faith communities and neighbors, can and should speak up to ensure all children have what they need to flourish. Educators, social workers, and pastors are especially encouraged to attend.
About the Speaker —
The Reverend Suzanne Parker Miller is executive director and founder of Pastors for N.C. Children. Based in Raleigh, she is a wife and mother of two children enrolled in Wake County Public Schools. She graduated from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools, Meredith College, and the Moravian Theological Seminary, and is an ordained Moravian minister. Her evolution from pastor and concerned parent to founder of PNCC and community organizer during the past decade informs her desire to empower advocates from all walks of life to speak up on behalf of N.C.’s children to ensure they have equitable opportunities to flourish.
For additional information, contact the Reverend Malinda Fillingim, director of the Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry at Barton College, at firstname.lastname@example.org.