Dr. Marlee Ray is pleased to assume the role of Congregations 4 Children Coordinator for the Capital District. Marlee is a member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Goldsboro, NC where she currently serves as Missions Chair.
Dr. Ray graduated from Meredith College and received graduate degrees in education from NCSU and ECU. She has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from ECU. Dr. Ray worked in public education for 34 years as a teacher, principal and central administration supervisor in Pitt, Wake and Wayne Counties. She retired as Director of Exceptional Children’s Programs for Wayne County in2007. She then started a second career as Executive Director of WAGES Community Action Agency. Through this agency, the community was provided services through Head Start/ Early Head Start, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, Weatherization, Self-Sufficiency, and Meals on Wheels.
Marlee is now fully retired and is enjoying being able to commit more time to church and community activities. She remains an advocate for the poor and disadvantaged and is a strong believer in local and global missions. She is excited to be a part of C4C at the local and district level and knows that through this program our churches can make a positive difference in the lives of children.