Fred Rose is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina where he attended the public schools. He is married to Georgia Smith Rose and they have three children and three grandchildren. He was educated at Davidson College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Rockingham, Shelby, Richmond, Lumberton before coming to Charlotte in 2014.
For the last two years, he has served Newell Presbyterian Church here in Charlotte as their Interim Pastor. Beginning in August, he assumed the responsibility of Interim Pastor here at Meadowlake. He is excited about the diversity of our congregation, their young families and their experienced senior members as well as the great opportunities for service around us.
About this challenge, he says, “I am excited about the Meadowlake congregation and their mission to the area and to East Huntersville. Meadowlake is a church alive with the Spirit of Christ. I hope we can discover new ways to keep sharing the good news with everybody!!”
Julie taught elementary school and mentored new teachers for 9 years before staying home once her son was born. She and her husband Ben are both Tar Heels, and they have two children, both of whom attended Meadowlake Preschool. She joined the Meadowlake family as the director of the preschool in 2016 and just loves working with such amazing people – staff, parents and adorable students – every day. A colleague of hers once said, “Julie sets high expectations, has a calm and effective demeanor when handling challenges, and a passion for children becoming all they can be!”