Staff

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1964
Greenville, NC 27835

Physical Address:
1012 Charles Blvd
Greenville, NC 27858
252-757-0003

Sherry Thornton –  Executive Director
Sherry is a retired school counselor and obtained her Master’s of Education (Counseling) through East Carolina University.  She has worked for three years in pregnancy center ministry (Wilson, NC) and has brought to the table an unwavering and unyielding dedication to the spiritual /Gospel-centered identity of pregnancy center ministry. She loves music, going camping with her family and seeing new places.

Anne Keene – Client Services Director
Anne Keene began serving on staff at CPC in January 2014.  She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and served 7 years as a CPC Client Advocate prior to joining the staff team.  Anne is passionate about listening to and supporting clients.  She also enjoys training volunteers who can assist with outreach.  Anne is married to Brenan, and they have two married children.

Laurie Stewart – Client Services Assistant
Laurie holds a(n) MA in Counseling: Life Coaching from Liberty University.  She has served as a peer counselor at the CPC for (I’m not sure!!) years.  Laurie is passionate about being the hands and feet of Jesus – making clients feel comfortable and safe to share what is on their hearts and minds.  She also enjoys connecting them with whatever resources they might need, whether it be something we offer or a referral.  Laurie is married to Josh and they have 4 busy teenagers.

Barbara Knox – Office Manager
Barbara began serving on staff in November 2017. She attended North Carolina Wesleyan College and Pitt Community College studying Business Administration and Human Services. After a 20 year career caring for seniors in long term care, she was called to serve at Carolina Pregnancy Center. Barbara is married to Gregory and they have two children, Dan in Boston and Angela in Beargrass. They have lived in Greenville since 2016.

Julie Joyner, RN – Nurse Manager
Julie is a Registered Nurse and has experience in many facets in the nursing field.  Her desire and love of the unborn and the families she serves has been ongoing in her life.  In 2015 she began volunteering at Coastal Pregnancy Center in her hometown of Washington and joined our team of united hearts at Carolina Pregnancy Center in 2019.  She is passionate about sharing techniques of healing from the wounds of life.  Julie is married to Richard and they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Miriam Carey – Certified Sonographer
Miriam Carey is a certified and registered sonographer.  She began serving on staff at CPC in April 2015 and is excited to utilize her sonography skills in support of CPC’s mission. Miriam is married to Mike, and they have twin teenage boys, Michael and Aaron.


Joy HardeePrevention Program Coordinator

Joy graduated with a BA in Psychology and an MBA from ECU. Joy has a love for teaching. In fact, in addition to homeschooling her boys for eight years, Joy taught parenting classes at CPC as a volunteer for more than 13 years. As Joy looked at going back into the workforce, she jokingly told God, “I would like to teach life skills, but who is going to hire me for that?” Just a few days later, a friend sent her a text about the opening at CPC. Joy loves interacting with students and helping them develop skills for healthy relationships. Joy and her husband Donald have two teenage boys.

Dr. David Ryan, MDMedical Director (Obstetrics & Gynecology)