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Cherry Crayton

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Cherry Crayton is a writer, editor and brand strategist in Garner, North Carolina. She works at NC State University's College of Education and previously worked at Campbell University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University, including serving as an assistant editor at Faith & Leadership. She attends Saint Andrews United Methodist Church. She earned her bachelor's and master's in curriculum and instruction from NC State.

Despite being a small, rural congregation in an impoverished part of North Carolina, Sandy Plains United Methodist Church has sent a large proportion of its members into mission, leaving some to wonder: How has this tiny church produced so many leaders?

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