Meet the People working to
build the ministry of Project 658.
Finance & 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 the financial and administrative tasks 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.
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.
Hope Community Clinic of East Charlotte 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.
Efrain Barreiro Rivera
Bio Coming Soon!
Make Welcome Sewing School Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!