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Welcome Faith!

We are excited that Faith Hamilton has joined the Galilee staff as the Interim Executive Director. She began in her role in January 2022. Faith is an immigrant from Jamaica, grew up in the Anglican church. Her love for people, has led her to serve refugees, immigrants, migrants, and local communities with the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Faith is a servant leader with a passion for building community, championing collaboration and mentoring. Faith is a Bank of America retiree and joins Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte from Year Up. Her personal mission is to serve the disadvantaged and marginalized to fulfill their potential. She is blessed to have a daughter and son. Faith has her MBA from Pepperdine University and her MS, Industrial Psychology and Organization Development from California State University, Los Angeles. She graduated from Brooklyn College, New York with her BA in Psychology. She currently volunteers with Year Up, M2M, and Roof Above. She is grateful for the opportunity to use her gifts of exhortation, kindness and mercy to serve with the staff and partners at the Galilee Center.




Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina

Diocesan Council

Galilee Ministries Executive Committee:


The Rt. Rev. Sam Rodman
The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple

The Rev. Deacon Robin Sands, Co-Chair

Joanne Jenkins, Co-Chair

Heather Carty-Ward, Secretary

Katie Kirby, Treasurer

Faith Hamilton, ex officio 



Galilee Board members:

The Rev. Robin Sands, Co-Chair

Joanne Jenkins, Co-Chair

Heather Carty-Ward, Secretary

Katie Kirby, Treasurer

Bettie Jones, Recording Clerk

Deborah Clark

The Rev. Carmen Garmino

Tom Little

Edward Smith, II

Vickie Traynum



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Join our crew! 

"Who we are" at the Galilee Center is YOU! We depend on volunteers to offer hospitality, keep our gardens going, host special events and support the ongoing work of our Direct Services Partners. Click the button below to contact us for more information.

Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte strives to offer Extravagant Hospitality to our Community--a place where strangers become neighbors and neighbors become friends.








Hospitality means primarily the creation of a free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people but to offer them space where change can take place.  It is not to bring men and women over to our side, but to offer freedom undisturbed by dividing lines . . . The paradox of hospitality is that wants to create emptiness, not a fearful emptiness, but a friendly emptiness where strangers can enter and discover themselves created free;  free to sing their own songs, speak their own languages, dance their own dances; free also to leave and follow their own vocations. Hospitality is not a subtle invitation to adore the lifestyle of the host, but the gift of a chance for the guest to find his own.  (Henri Nouwen)


Our Community Garden

All 43 of our Galilee Garden plots will be farmed by refugee farmers this year.    

Galilee Gardens is a wonderful place to grow food and friendships!