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About Us


Carolina Rebuilding Ministry (CRM) began in 2011 as Christians Reaching Out in Sacred Service (CROSS). Volunteers were organized by the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and sent to Plymouth to help make repairs to homes damaged by Hurricane Irene. Reverend Jay Clark and other leaders of Plymouth United Methodist Church took note of the conditions in which so many lived throughout the community, and knew that the work of rebuilding to make an impact on poverty in this community had just begun. 

In 2017 The Duke Endowment invested grant dollars with CRM to expand our infrastructure beyond Washington County into areas of northeastern North Carolina that requested assistance.  CRM now also serves Chowan and Bertie Counties.  

CRM Executive Staff


Jason Duvall, Executive Director  

Rev. Jason DuVall, CRM Executive Director served ten years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman; forward deployed to a Medical Logistics command overseas with the USMC.  Jason served as a Site Manager for five years, for the North Carolina United Methodist Church Disaster Response Ministry as he and his team rebuilt 200 homes with the help of 6000 volunteers in Tarboro and Princeville N.C, also serving as the NCCUMC Volunteer Coordinator for Eastern NC.  He currently serves as a half-time appointed Pastor at Pinetops Methodist Church. 


Carolyn Edmond, Senior Case Manager

Carolyn is a Halifax County North Carolina native with over 32 years of family and youth services experience. Early career years were in New Jersey as an Administrative Assistant at Family Intervention Services for 8 years then Administrator at The Children's Aid Society. Upon returning to North Carolina, Carolyn was a case manager at Edgecombe County Social Services 2000 - 2007 and Pitt County Social Services 2007 - 2015.  She "retired" in 2015.  In 2016 Carolyn was hired by Edgecombe County to organize Shelter Services and to assist FEMA and the State with Hurricane Matthew recovery where she and Jason joined forces.  In 2018 she signed on with United Methodist Church Disaster Response and joined the CRM team with Jason in September 2021.

Melvin Jordan, Materials Handler

Melvin joined CRM in 2022. Originally from Vance County he and his family have lived in Plymouth since 2008. Melvin's background is in small engine repair and maintenance.  Melvin is CRM's materials handler and organizer.


Chris Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator

In additional to serving with CRM, Chris is a US Army Veteran. He has been a teacher, minister, IT professional and missionary to Venezuela. His role extends to working to get volunteer teams to our site and coordinating with team leaders to prepare for the work ... all while creating a great experice all who come stay with us.


Maggie Mitchell, Asst. Case Manager 

Maggie is a Bertie County native with over 15 years in education and 6 years as a federal civilian. Maggie holds a BS in Early Childhood Education and and AS in Computer Science . From 1998 -2000, Maggie worked as secretary  for "Lots of Love Daycare Center" in Williamston, NC. In 2001, Maggie opened "Kids R US Childcare", which she operated until 2015. She has worked in partnership with Windsor Elementary School and also worked as a Federal Food Inspector ... retiring from the USDA in 2022. As part of CRM, Maggie helps to expand our partnership with NC Access East as we provide non-medical services to eligible Medicaid recipients.


Mike Pitt, Construction Manager

How photogenic is Mike!!! WOW :) 

Mike (a.k.a. "Jersey Mike") is an Air Force veteran and New Jersey guy who loves to serve others. He is talented and experienced in construction and home repair and is also a asset when it comes to information technology. Mike visits our clients' homes to create scopes of work and ensure we have proper building materials, as well as providing general oversight of volunteer teams as they repair homes.

Counties Served By CRM in Northeastern North Carolina

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Board of Directors 2023

David Peele, Chair

Ronald Wesson, Vice Chair

Amanda Harrell, Secretary/Treasurer

David Blackman, UMC Beacon District Superintendent, Officer

Pamela Stallings, Officer

Hilda Swain, Officer

Neal Brown, Officer

Vickie Woolard, Officer

Jimmy Elks, Officer

Tammy Lee, Officer

Mary C. Dozier

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