Olanda Carr is the Ministry Relations Officer serving the East Region. He works with congregations to create a culture of generosity, offers seminars and workshops, develops gifts and fundraising plans for ministries, and provides coaching to finance, stewardship and endowment committees. Olanda shares his call to the Foundation, “God calls us each day to do new and exciting things. I believe my service with the Foundation is such a call, and it provides me with an opportunity to further God’s kingdom and the mission of the PC (USA)”.
Olanda brings a wealth of community involvement that includes serving as Treasurer for the homeless services organization, Peter’s Place, Inc. and Vice President of the Kappa Foundation of Charlotte. He is also board member of the Catawba Economic Development Association. He has also served as a delegate to the 219th General Assembly and a member of the Committee of Theological Education (COTE).
Olanda holds a BBA and MBA from Montreat College (North Carolina) and is an elder and assistant treasurer of First United Presbyterian Church. He resides in Charlotte with his wife, Monica.