STEP WNC Founding Directors

J. Rivers Smith, Jr, Founding Director, Chair, CEO

Rivers Smith

Rivers Smith is a Co-founder and Chair of STEP WNC. He works full time at First United Methodist Church in Brevard, NC as the youth and college ministries director and leader of the contemporary worship service. Before his work at the church he was an educator and taught band and chorus in Transylvania County. Happily married to Carolyn and proud parent of Joe and Rhea, Rivers is excited to follow the Holy Spirit and see how we can help each other.

Carolyn J. Smith, Founding Director, Secretary

Carolyn Smith

Carolyn J. Smith is a Co-founder and Secretary of STEP WNC. She teaches music full-time at Pisgah Forest Elementary School and has just finished her 25th year in the education field. She is an adjunct music instructor at Brevard College and an active volunteer for the Brevard High School Band Department. Happily married to Rivers Smith for 16 years, Carolyn is the mother of Rhea and Joe. Carolyn is a versatile musician and teacher, and is excited to be part of this amazing ministry helping members of our community maintain safe, secure and warm housing.

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