Yvette Pressley



Yvette Stephens Pressley grew up in Walterboro, South Carolina.  She graduated from the University of SC in 1987 with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications.  After college, Yvette enjoyed a career in pharmaceutical sales covering territories in the midlands and upstate of SC.

In 1989, Yvette married Winfred Pressley.  They are the proud parents of Khari, a copywriter who resides in Charlotte, NC and Nia, a graduate student at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

From 2010-2014, Yvette served as Assistant Pastor of Congregational Development at the historic Zion Baptist Church in Brunswick, GA.  She is also a certified Family Group Conference Coordinator who facilitates meetings between families and social service agencies. Before coming to Good Sam, Yvette served as pastor of Lynnwood UMC in Lancaster, SC from 2016-2018.  During that time, she was also Executive Director of The Bridge, a Lynnwood outreach ministry dedicated to serving and equipping community members through food, fellowship and Bible study.  She is also a sought after conference speaker and lecturer.

Yvette graduated from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC with a Master of Arts degree in Theology in 2010. In December 2021, she will receive her Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. Yvette’s doctoral research focused on a Reimagination of Christian Liberation and Reconciliation.

Yvette enjoys reading, learning new things, and spending time with friends and family. Press likes to golf, play chess, and travel.  The Pressley’s are excited to be part of the Good Sam Family.  


Worship Leader

Currently looking to fill this position.

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Sarah Jaramillo

Children’s Director

Sarah was born in Mt. Vernon, NY and grew up in Montrose, NY.  Sarah felt an early calling to work with children, earning a Social Work degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS where she also met her husband Kenny.   While in Kansas, Sarah worked in foster care.  After coming to Charlotte, Sarah spent several years working as a caseworker in the Mecklenburg County Child Protective Services. After having the first of her three sons, Sarah stepped away from social work but continued to be active working with children as a youth soccer, basketball and baseball coach, nanny and day care worker.  Sarah has also volunteered at various churches teaching Sunday school. Sarah and her family moved to Lake Wylie in March of 2007 and began attending Good Sam shortly after.  She has continued to coach her boys in sports and now works with the children of Good Sam.
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Marvin Horton
Lay Leader
Diane David
Outreach/Missions Committee Chair
Bill McDowell
Trustee Chair
Mike Estes
Finance Committee Chair
Patsy Cook
UMW Chair
Patsy Cook
UMW Chair