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Our Team

OUR TEAM


Meet the People working to
build the ministry of Project 658.

Leadership Team

Dustin Swinehart

Executive Director

I have the honor of serving as the Executive Director for Project 658.  Being able to serve our city on with the 658 team staff and volunteers is one of the greatest joys in my life.  My hope is to help all those we serve find the Life that God has for them and to be able to walk daily in its fullness.

 

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Eric Bernier

Ministry Director

I was born and raised in the great state of Ohio before moving to Charlotte in 2011 to join the staff of Project 658. As Ministry Director, I oversee our various programs and the staff that run them. My wife 's name is Kim and we have three children- Ryan, Jacob and Katelyn.

 

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Sarah Atwell

Associate Ministry Director

A proud native Charlottean, I joined the 658 team in 2015. I get to walk alongside our program directors and staff as the Associate Ministry Director. I also help coordinate volunteers and partnerships. I love this community and all it has to offer!


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Rebecca Howe

Office Director

A native Texan and proud Oklahoma Sooner, I moved to Charlotte in 2003 and began working for Project 658 in 2011.  I manage all things administrative for the ministry and love that I get to support our incredible staff members in each of their roles.  My husband Allan and I enjoy spending time with our two children, Thomas and Cora, and going on family adventures anywhere from the mountains to the beach.

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Margie Lugibhil

SFWC Clinic Director

My name is Margie Lugibihl and I'm the Clinic Director at the Smith Family Wellness Center. I joined Project 658 in June 2013 to help develop their medical outreach program.  As a registered nurse, I have a passion for community health and education.  Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, playing soccer, and reading.

 

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Kim Bernier

Events & Catering Director

I get the opportunity to meet with clients, plan fundraisers, and oversee all Events and Catering at 658. It’s super fun!  I live in Matthews, NC with my husband, Eric, and my three kids.

 

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Staff Team

Megan Coleman

After School Director

I have been in Charlotte since 2014 since graduating from North Carolina State University (go wolfpack) with a degree in marketing. As After School Director I strive to connect youth with opportunities, knowledge, and skills that allow them to be leaders and pursue their dreams. I feel incredibly grateful that I get to be a part of the 658 family.

 

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Peter Fink

PYD Endeavor Director

I have admired all that Project 658 has stood for and accomplished for several years now, so I couldn't be more excited to be a member of its amazing staff.  I was born and raised in Killingworth, CT and came to Charlotte in 1999 to attend UNC Charlotte…. and I never left.  I love the city of Charlotte and all it has to offer. Before Project 658,  I worked for several years at the Urban Ministry Center as the Director of Community Works.  My passion was working with Street Soccer, so when I made the change to 658, the program came with me.  Now I am the Director of the Project 658 Endeavor program and really enjoy working with the middle and high school kids. Most of my free time is enjoyed with my family.  My wife and I have 2 boys and are in the process of adopting 2 children from Uganda.  I love to travel, watch and play soccer (go USA!) and spending time with family and friends. I can't wait to make an impact and a difference.

 

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Hector Gonzalez

Catering Chef

I am a chef with experience working in restaurants in uptown and surrounding Charlotte. I was born in Los Angeles from a 1st generation Mexican family. I enjoy playing soccer and other athletic activities.


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Candelaria Gonzalez

SFWC Administrative Coordinator

I moved to Charlotte to get away from snow filled winters up north. I graduated with a sociology degree and have worked in non profits ever since. I love listening to music, spending time with loved ones and going on adventures.

 

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Katie Guelzow

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I am originally from Memphis, TN and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham before moving to Charlotte in 2008. I met my husband around the same time I began studying counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. We were married in 2011, I graduated with a Masters in Christian Counseling in 2014, and began working at Project 658 in 2015. We have a son and a dog and enjoy traveling and spending time outside. I value differentness and diversity and love that we value these at Project 658.

 

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Lara Hicks

Feeding Project Director

Growing up in a household that was centered around hospitality, it was only fitting to seek an education from Johnson & Wales University in Culinary Arts and Business Management. From there I traveled for catering and events and worked alongside my late father for his catering business, eventually finding a home at Project 658. Here, the Lord allows me to use my love for cooking and hospitality to benefit others who, too, have found a home-a refuge.

 

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Zach Locke

High School Ministry Director

As the high school ministry director, I spend a lot of time with kids at Garinger High School and in my neighborhood (a very diverse apartment complex, lovingly known as the Sailboat Bay Yacht Club), in hopes to see the Gospel transform lives and eventually communities. Day to day, that usually means arguing with kids from all over the world how much better LeBron James is than Stephen Curry. Pray that these beautiful souls would know the truth...


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Carrie Luke

Director of Adult Education

I grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Queens College. As the Director of Adult Education, I instruct a group of beginner students while also overseeing our ESL teaching staff and volunteers. My husband Jim and I enjoy spending time with our daughters, Maggie and Emma, and our community of friends. I also love to read and write.

 

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Mariotti Meyers

High School Outreach

After I graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2015 I did an internship and went on staff with the Charlotte Eagles for a couple of years. I learned a lot about sports ministry and it was an incredible experience. In August of 2017 I transitioned out of that and am doing High School Ministry at Project 658. I live in a refugee neighborhood and build relationships with kids in the area in hopes of sharing the gospel with them.


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Dr. Diana Moser-Burg

Integrated Care Clinical Manager

I have been in the field of human services for 23 years, conducting individual, group, and family therapy, teaching as an undergraduate and graduate adjunct professor, conducting program development and evaluation, and engaging in micro and macro-level systemic changes.  I currently serve on multiple community committees and subcommittees, and participate in a variety of local initiatives.  I serve individuals from a holistic care perspective utilizing a person centered approach.

 

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Beth Pinckney

Director of Sewing Programs

I have the privilege of directing the Sewing Programs at Project 658. These include the Make Welcome Sewing classes for refugee women and our recycled billboard business, Upcycle Life. I am married to Coty, mom to six grown children, and Gramma to four and counting. I love to sew, read on my screened porch, and ride country roads on my bike.

 

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Elijah Ochoa

Event Coordinator

I am the 658 Event Coordinator, I enjoy all things hospitality and creative. Prior to working at 658 among other things,  I lived in Mozambique, Africa as a missionary.  Working for 658 has been the perfect convergence of Cross Cultural Missions and Food and Beverage centered Hospitality that I could have never imagined this side of an ocean!

 

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Hannah Rehm

Childcare Director & Church Partnership Director

Born and raised in Greensboro, NC, I made the move to the big city of Charlotte with my husband in 2015. I began working for Project 658 in January of 2017. It is my job to provide a safe and enriching environment for our Pre-K and younger crowd. I also work to create opportunities for local churches to partner with us and to serve their neighboring refugee community

 

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Jennifer Taylor

Administrative Coordinator

I am a UNC Chapel Hill Grad and die-hard Tarheels fan. So you'll find me glued to the TV come basketball season. I moved to Charlotte in 2014 and came to work at Project, last year (2016). As Administrative Coordinator my main job is to help out our awesome Office Director and anything that needs to be done in the office. I'm always happy to help with any questions.

 

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Logan Thompson

Neighborhood Outreach Director

I hail from The Land of Northeast Ohio. My love for soccer took me to Messiah College for my education in cross-cultural ministry. During my time there I was impacted by how easily we can connect with people from other cultures and religions right in our own backyards. Also the founder of the Sailboat Bay Yacht Club right here in East Charlotte.

 

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