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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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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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Sarah Atwell

Program 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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Peter Fink

Program 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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Kim Hollifield

Director of Catering & Events

In 2015 I came to Project 658 looking to rent the space before “renting the space” was even a thing. Little did I know, 4 years later, I would end up joining the team as the Director of Catering and Events, the department that “rents the space”. I have lived and breathed events for 14 years and loved Charlotte for 30 years. I am excited to be a part of the team that practices hospitality in the 28205 community.

 

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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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Staff Team

Efrain Barreiro Rivera

Catering Chef

Bio Coming Soon!

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Yury Carmona

Banquet Manager

Born and raised in a small town in GA, I came to Charlotte 5 years ago looking for something different. I studied Sports and Events Management, while in my heart I always wanted to follow in my moms philanthropic footsteps. When I found Project 658, I knew it was the best of both worlds. Now as Banquet Manager, I get to interact with an amazing Events Team and Waitstaff, that I now call my family while being a first hand witness to all the wonderful work that is done here.

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Lilly Cruz

SFWC Administrative Coordinator

I was raised in Hickory, North Carolina, but have spent the greater part of my time in Charlotte since 2009. In 2015, I graduated from Catawba Valley Community College with an Associates in Arts. Now, I serve the Lord and patients at the Smith Family Wellness Center as the Administrative Coordinator. If you don’t find me at the clinic, I am usually traveling, reading or learning a new language!

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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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Shannon Houlihan

Administrative Coordinator

As a “fan” of Project 658 for years, it is an honor to now serve the ministry in an administrative capacity. I have Finance and Management Information Systems degrees from Baylor University and was a commercial lender before becoming a preschool teacher. I am a native Houstonian but have lived all over this beautiful country with my husband, Drew, and our children, Hayden and Hadley. In my spare time, I guide blind and visually impaired individuals in the sport of triathlon.


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Stephanie Kanagy

Registered Nurse

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Carrie Luke

Director of Adult Education (ESL)

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

Community 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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Jessie Thompson

Childcare Director & Church Partnership Coordinator

I moved to Charlotte in 2014 to live and work in a refugee neighborhood. It has been a joy to know and love the people in our city and working with Project 658 has been a perfect blend of my cross-cultural experience and passion for early childhood education. It is a privilege to lead the Childcare Program where it is my goal to provide a safe learning environment for children from infant to Pre-K. I also work to create opportunities for local churches to partner with us and to serve their neighboring refugee community.

 

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Logan Thompson

Community Outreach & Imago 658 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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John Timmons

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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Abigail Wurst

After School Director

As a Charlotte native, I am grateful for the opportunity to be actively involved in my community. I started at Project 658 in 2017 as a teacher in the after school program, and I am excited to transition into the role of after school director. As after school director, I hope to build meaningful relationships with the children in the community and give them the tools to walk confidently through school and life.

 

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