Jim became Seeds of Hope's new Executive Director in January, 2021. He and wife, Alison, have lived and worked in Wilson for many years. They have two grown children, Emily and Andrew, and are members of West Nash United Methodist Church.
Peggie attends Winstead United Methodist Church. She has served on the Hand in Hand ministry at Winstead for several years and coordinated the Adult Classroom Readers for the 2019-2020 school year in conjunction with the Teaching & Community Garden.
MaryEllen was one of the founders of the Hand in Hand ministry at Winstead Church and has consistently volunteered at Vick Elementary School for the past 14 years. She lives in Elm City with her husband, Gary, and is a member of Winstead United Methodist Church.
Oredia is a member of Christ Deliverance Tabernacle Ministries where she is very active in community outreach. She is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Oredia is married and lives in Wilson.
Rhyan Breen is a local attorney and current Wilson County School Board Member. He is the husband to a woman he doesn't deserve and the father of two precocious children.
Vicenta is Teacher Assistant at Vick Elementary School and a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. She is the Hispanic Ministry Coordinator for SOHW and works tirelessly on behalf of the Wilson Hispanic Community.
Recently retired from the Wilson County School Board, Gary serves the Wilson community in many ways including using his farming equipment to periodically plow and mulch the Seeds of Hope Teaching and Community Garden.
Mandy is a member of Winstead United Methodist Church and the Media Specialist for Vick Elementary School and is Teacher of the Year at Vick for the 2020-21 school year. She lives in Wilson with her husband and two sons.
Maria Resendiz Ledezma
Maria is mother to three sons, two of which are students at Vick Elementary School. Maria is also a member of the ELL Class that meets at SOHH and is a member of the Wilson AMEXCAN Promotoras Committee which helps to coordinate events for the Wilson Hispanic Community.
Julia is the Garden Coordinator for the Seeds of Hope Teaching & Community Garden. She is a Master Gardener and has guided the progress of the gardening program. She and her husband, Will, live in Wilson.
Bishop M.K. Smith
Bishop Smith is Pastor of Christ Temple of Praise Church and is the newest board member of Seeds of Hope Wilson. Welcome, Bishop Smith.
Heather is a member of West Nash United Methodist Church and the Rehab Director at a senior living facility in Cary. Heather and her wife, Christen, have been married for 2 years and they have a beautiful daughter. Both Heather and Christen were born and raised in Wilson and Heather is happy to be back in Wilson serving her community.
Rev. Heather Wong
Pastor, West Nash United Methodist Church
Heather recently moved to Wilson and serves as the pastor of West Nash UMC. Married to Phil, they have two children, Samantha and Matthew.
Rev. Rachel Price
Pastor, Winstead United Methodist Church
Ex-Officio Board Member
Rachel moved from Durham, where she completed her Masters of Divinity degree, to Wilson with her dog in July of 2021.
Librarian, Vick Elementary School
Ex-Officio Board Member
Martha S. Levey is originally from Wilson and has moved back after living in Emerald Isle for many years. She is married and has two children.