Deacons

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Larry Carpenter

Larry was born in 1951 to Dwight and Betty Carpenter in Lincolnton, NC. Larry graduated from North Carolina State University in 1973. He married Lori Sigmon in 1974. They have one daughter, Jennifer, who is married to Allen Mogridge, and three grandchildren, Livi, Izzy, and Lola, who live in Lutz, Florida. Larry and Lori were members of Lakeshore PCA in Denver, NC for 30 years before moving to Wilmington in 2009. Larry is a retired teacher/coach and he and Lori now live in Joshua's Landing on Hewlett Creek. They joined CTK in spring of 2019.

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Nathan Childs

I am originally from New Hampshire, but have called Wilmington home since 1992. I married Kara, my high school sweetheart, in 1999. She have 2 daughters – Kierstin and Kailee. Kara and I have been trusting in Jesus since our early years of marriage and have been happy to call Christ the King home for the past 3 years. I manage my family-owned computer store here in Wilmington, thankful to have served the local community for the past 20 years. I enjoy “tinkering” on cars, making people laugh, and spending time with friends.

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Jonathan Kimrey

My wife Alicia and I have two children, Shyanne and Graham. I was born and raised in Wilmington, and love fishing and the outdoors. I work for Diebold on bank security products. I grew up in church and accepted Christ at a young age. My walk with the Lord got me through some tough years in high school. Alicia and I attended another church faithfully for ten years before coming to CtK four years ago. We love it here at Christ the King and consider the congregation like family.

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Greg Lawson

Greg was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio. He married Linda on April 17, 1981. He is the father of 2 sons, John and Jeff, and grandfather of 4, Makenna, Madisyn, Jane, and Levi. Greg retired in 2013 after 34 years with Duke Energy; working as a power lineman for 27 years before being promoted to a District supervisor. He is currently the co-owner of Quilt My Shirts, an internet-based tshirt quilt manufacturer started in 2001 by Linda. They moved their home and business to Southport, NC permanently in January 2016 and started attending CTK that February.

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Joe Smetana

Joe Smetana is a retired Corporate Finance Executive with 40 years’ experience with the General Electric and Lockheed Martin Corporations. He has put his leadership and financial skills to use by serving in multiple church leadership positions as a Financial Committee Chair, Treasurer, Elder and Deacon. Joe and his wife Carol have been married for 47 years. They have two adult sons. Their oldest, Michael lives in Denver, Colorado. Their youngest, Matthew lives in Rochester, New York.

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Casey Thompson

Casey Thompson, originally from Mansfield, Ohio moved to Wilmington in 2005. He is married to his wife Jennifer and they became members of Christ the King in 2015 after attending the church for three years. They love spending time outdoors together. Casey works for Logan Homes as a residential designer.

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Kevin Whitley

Kevin was born and raised in the Wilmington area. He graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2011 with a degree in Criminology. Since then Kevin has worked for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office as a sworn deputy sheriff. He has been married to wife, Heather, for just over three years and has a five-month old son, Owen. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and playing sports.