Carl W. Vierling has served as a leader in the private sector, the church, and non-profit organizations. For ten years he served as a pastor of a racially and culturally diverse congregation where he started an innovative food pantry that was serving the homeless, seniors, and those struggling with hunger. Prior to serving a church he worked in the private sector as a Human Resource Manager in manufacturing before becoming the Corporate Benefits Manager responsible for health and welfare benefits nationally and internationally for a major corporation. While working in the private sector, he worked with a number of non-profits including serving as the President of the United Way Board of Richmond County.
Carl is a regular contributor to the High Point Enterprise. He holds a Master of Arts in Ministry from Carolina Graduate School of Divinity and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Personnel and Employee Relations. Carl has received numerous awards including the Governor’s Award by the State of North Carolina for volunteer service while in Richmond County, the LifeWay Excellence in Ministry Award and the Food Secure Advocate of the Year. His greatest joy other than being a disciple of Jesus Christ is being married to his wife, Lisa. They have two grown children, four grandchildren and one Shih Tzu.