Staff and Board

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.

Sylvia Smith – Executive Assistant
Sylvia Smith is a retired school secretary who joined the CPC staff in September 2020. Although she has no prior experience with pregnancy centers, Sylvia is no stranger to ministry. An ordained minister, she holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Grand Canyon University and a Doctor of Theology from the North Carolina College of Theology. Along with her passion for serving others, Sylvia brings over 30 years of experience in administrative support.

Barbara Knox – Operations Director
Barbara began serving on staff in November 2017. She attended North Carolina Wesleyan College and Pitt Community College studying Business Administration and Human Services/Counseling. After a 20 year career caring for seniors in long term care, she was called to serve at CPC where she welcomes every client with warmth and kindness. Barbara is married to Gregory and they have two children, Dan in  Boston and Angela in Bear Grass and two grandchildren.

Patti Weisenberger, RN – Nurse Manager
Patti is a seasoned Registered Nurse with over 34 years of experience in a variety of nursing fields. She un-retired to join CPC in spreading faith and the love of the unborn. Her “Nana” experience gives her compassion and empathy for our Moms, and while this is a new area of medicine, she is embracing it wholeheartedly. A Richmond native, Patti has lived in Greenville for almost 45 years. She has been married to Bob for over 50 years and they share 3 children and 6 beautiful 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 lives in Greenville with husband Mike, and their twin college boys, Michael and Aaron.

Lonette Baity – Public Relations/Events (Contracted Staff Support)
Lonette Baity has served in event planning and public relations for pregnancy center ministries for more than 10 years. She is passionate about helping centers carry the message of hope and life to the families who need it most

Are you a compassionate leader with the gift of administration? Would you enjoy working on a team of servant leaders and ministering to women who need an extra dose of grace and love? 


You could be the next member of the CPC team! The Client Services Director position is full-time (32-40 hours).

Read the description.

Send your resume and cover letter.


Dr. Jack Coiner, MDMedical Director (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Board of Directors

Margie Dellasega, Board Chairperson

Russell Kilpatrick, MD, Vice Chairperson

Lisa Shepherd, Secretary

Jay Cox, Treasurer

Kevin Justice

David Price, MD

Rae Fountain, MD