OUR MINISTERS & LEADERSHIP
Stewart participated in First Presbyterian Burlington’s 2008 mission trip to Peru. In addition he accompanied our Middle East pilgrimages in 2017 and 2019, offering assistance with worship leadership and site interpretation. He has preached on several occasions at FPC Burlington, most recently last fall.
Stewart is married to Pam Plowden Rawson, who owns an interior design firm in Columbia. Together they have three sons. Charles, a Furman graduate, is a systems analyst for the public school system in Columbia. William is completing his masters degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. McBride is completing his third year at UVA, where he is studying Systems Engineering and Mathematics.
Hobbies for Stewart include golf, cycling, reading, and a pandemic inspired pursuit to play the guitar. Pam is an accomplished painter, and her other interests are reading, needlework, and gardening. Together, they both enjoy traveling.
Carrie graduated from N.C. State University with a B.A. in English Literature and a B.A. in Communication. She then worked in the corporate world — Red Hat Software and The Atlantic/Fast Company magazines — before entering Columbia Theological Seminary and graduating with her MDiv in 2001. Carrie served as Associate Pastor of Youth, College and Families here at First Presbyterian Church for five years before relocating to Durham, NC, in November 2008. For almost ten years Carrie did LOTS of supply preaching, some ministry consulting, and she led retreats, workshops and women’s groups while also being a stay-at-home-mom. Carrie most recently has served as Chaplain at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary, NC, and she leads a women’s group at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, NC. She lives with her husband, Chris, pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and her three children — Ella Brooks (14), Heath (11) and Wilson (6) in Durham, NC.
Carrie is a big sports fan (partial to Duke) and loves a good family adventure. If you need a color-coded family activity calendar, Carrie is your girl! When awash in spare time, she loves gardening, home improvement projects, Hallmark movies and a good walk/run on a trail. A chai latte will almost always make her happy.
In her previous positions as director she has created and implemented high-quality programming for her staff and led professional development for the child care teaching professionals in the community. Davina believes it is important to collaborate and cultivate relationships with students, families, staff, and community partners to meet strategic goals. She is an advocate for early childhood education and actively supports the importance and impact it has on our children, staff and the community. Her energy and positive attitude are contagious.