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Our Team


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

Leadership Team

Eric Bernier

Executive 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 the Executive 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. Email Eric

Rebecca Howe

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.

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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. 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. Email Peter

Sarah Freeman

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! Email Sarah

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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Mark Landon

Family Advocate

I am excited to be a member of the Project 658 team joining the work of family advocacy and community partnership. While most of my career to this point has been in youth and pastoral ministry, I have held many different jobs. I have been a cook, a construction worker, and a packaging assistant in a gun factory. For the last four years, I have been working at a high need, ethnically diverse elementary school in East Charlotte serving as the Family Advocate. While there I was able to work with many new immigrant and refugee families as well as established neighbors. Nearly everything I have learned in all my different jobs and ministries has made me ready for this moment and this mission. My wife Jessica and our two daughters Helen and Mary join me in my excitement for this mission. I would always love to talk more about 658 so feel free to reach out to me via e-mail. When I’m not at 658 I enjoy reading, mountain biking, and movies with my family. See you out there!  Email Mark

Margie Lugibhil

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.


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Jocey Bolender

Development Director

Bio coming soon

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Staff Team

Julia Camenisch

Make Welcome Sewing School Director

My name is Julia Camenisch, and I’m passionate about helping refugee women find welcome and community when they’re resettled here in Charlotte. I’ve been working in the refugee community since 2017, and joined Project 658 as the Sewing School Director in 2021. I also do volunteer and advocacy work for Charlotte’s local refugee resettlement programs, as well as the Refugee Highway Partnership of North America. In my free time, I love playing strategy games, hiking, and enjoying life with my husband Daniel and 5 children. Email Julia

Hari Darjee

Imago Screen Printer

Bio coming soon

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Matthew Fisher

Street Soccer 658 Coordinator

Bio coming soon

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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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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 Risma

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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Jessie Thompson

Childcare Director

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.

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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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Morgan Wagstaff

Make Welcome Sewing Program Director

Bio coming soon.

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