Mary Gifford

Development Specialist

Mary Gifford’s passion for development comes out of a deep desire to see Jesus heal and restore hurting and broken people. She comes to Called to Peace with 15 years prior experience in ministry and nonprofit development.  She brings her skills of planning, communication, strategy and project management to our team. Mary cares deeply for people who need the unending love of Christ and is fervent to build a bridge through communicating the needs to others who want to be a part of God’s redemptive work in other’s lives.

Mary is first a wife to her wonderful husband Mike, and mom to 4 little boys, twins who are 9, a feisty 6-year-old and a little guy who is 3. She and her family attend the Summit Church in Raleigh. Mary has a B.A. from Florida State University where she majored in Political Science.

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Learn the story behind Called to Peace Ministries. Whether you are in an abusive relationship yourself, or desire to help someone else who is suffering from domestic abuse, Joy Forrest offers hope, inspiration, and biblical guidance in her book, Called to Peace.  The workbook provides a scripture-based curriculum for group or individual use.  Learn biblical keys for healing after domestic abuse.


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