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Hood Seminary hires new director of institutional advancement

SALISBURY — Dr. Vergel Lattimore, president of Hood Theological Seminary, announced that John C. Everett has joined the seminary staff as its new Institutional Advancement Officer.

“Mr. Everett is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record in major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving, marketing, relationship management, and financial management,” Lattimore said.

In his most recent role, Everett was the Senior Major Gifts Officer for the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Previously, he served as Director of Major Gifts at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. where he was also an adjunct professor in the school of business and finance. Also in Columbia, he served as Vice President of Finance and Business with The Potter’s Christian Life Center and was a Financial Advisor at UBS Financial Services. In addition to his many years’ experience in management and leadership in Fortune 100 companies and non-profit organizations, Everett served in the United States Navy where he provided logistical support at the Navy Medical Center in Okinawa, Japan, as Head of Materials Management. He received the Navy Commendation Medal for outstanding leadership and service in that position.

Everett holds a bachelor of science of public health in health care administration — finance emphasis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA. Everett also completed the Naval Officer Financial Management School.

He and his wife live in Clemmons and have two adult sons and one grandchild.

Hood Theological Seminary, located at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, is a graduate and professional school sponsored by the A.M.E. Zion Church and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. Its student body currently comprises persons from many different denominations. As a theological seminary, it provides for the church an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation take place together.

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