Karen Schley

Board Chair

Karen is an active member of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church having served as an elder and Mission Committee member.  Karen worked professionally as an educator, teaching every level, preschool through high school.  She is passionate about education, missions, her grandchildren, and serving where needed.

Charles Breeding

Board Secretary

Charles is originally from Lynchburg VA and has lived in Raleigh for over 30 years. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, he retired in 2011 after 38 years in retail management, half in the non-profit sector. Charles is married with two children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling the country in his RV. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity since 2001, NRM since 2011 and has served on the board of NRM since 2016.

Liz David


Liz is a driven business leader with more than 20 years of experience leading annual financial planning process with comprehensive analytical support for enhanced decision-making capabilities. She received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. Liz currently works with the Duke University Health System as an Accountant II/Financial Analyst.

Hollis Bruton

Board Member

Hollis is a Raleigh native. She and her husband Michael, President of Norwood Road Garden, Inc, have one son, Wyatt. Having a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from NCSU, she has been a middle school counselor, parent educator, preschool director, and volunteer at several churches, nonprofit organizations, WCPSS, and NRM's Food Pantry. Hollis is a member of Church of the Apostles and is passionate about helping and caring for others.

Derek Sox

Board Member

Derek is originally from South Florida and moved to Raleigh in 1995. He has volunteered at North Raleigh Ministries since 2011 and has been a board member since 2014. He received a Finance and International Business degree from Florida International University. Derek has been a financial advisor for over 20 years and enjoys working with individuals and families to help them achieve their goals. Outside of work Derek and his wife spend most of their time involved in the lives of their two children; including activities with church, sports and music.

Chris Stanley

Board Member

Chris grew up in Columbus County in NC. He came to Raleigh in 1984 where he attended NC State and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He has served in several senior leadership roles for multiple companies in Telecommunications and Healthcare IT. Along with serving on the NRM Board since 2017, Chris is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for the NCSU Department of Computer Science. Chris has been married since 1988. He and his wife Stephanie have two children who have graduated college and started their careers. His family are members at Trinity Baptist Church.

Henry Knight

Board Member

Henry Knight is a retired Raleigh business owner of 40 years and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Gloria, are long-time Raleigh residents and have two children and four grandchildren. Henry has served as past president of Capital City Jaycees, NC & SC Chapter of National Distributors Association, Former Chairman of Wake County Board of Education, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Duke Raleigh Hospital Board of Advisors, and First Benefits Insurance Company, NC Retail Merchant Association. Additionally, Henry served on the boards of Duke University Healthcare System, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh Little Theater, and the Alice Poe Center for Health Education. Henry is a member and Deacon of Bay Leaf Baptist Church and a long-time volunteer of NRM.