Board of Directors & Management Staff

Shannon McAllister

Executive Director   |

A graduate of Wingate University, Shannon McAllister  joined C.A.R.E./The John 3:16 Center in 2005. While completing the coursework for her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, she quickly realized what a tremendous impact students’ home lives have on their academic performance and felt the desire to serve families in need.  In her role as Executive Director, Shannon oversees the Center’s daily operations, fundraising, programming, and community outreach opportunities.

Carolyn Ross-Holmes

Program Director  |


Sara Little

Center Coordinator  |

Sara joined the team as Center Coordinator in 2020. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and in
2015 graduated from Southeastern Seminary with a Master of Arts in
Intercultural Studies. She has always had a heart for serving God
wherever she has been called.  Since then, she served overseas on a
mission trip for 5 months in Jamaica, Haiti, Guatemala and South
Africa.  Through these experiences her heart for serving
children/youth has grown even more.  Sara recently got married in
September which is what brought her here to Littleton to join her
husband, David in serving those in the community.

Shannon Polk Hux

Community Relations Manager

Shannon  joined the team as the Center’s Community Relations Manager in 2020. She is a Halifax County native and majored in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She has worked in both the public and private sector where she feels she gleaned a unique skillset from the best of each. She has made a career of serving the public and brings with her lifelong community relationships. Shannon’s role is to build and maintain relationships with the community, plan The Center’s events and develop fundraising opportunities.


Board of Directors

Jodie Dowhan, Chair

Barry Munson

Shara Bouvier, Treasurer

Rev. Stan Lewis


Mamie Jordan, Board Secretary

Tanya Terry


Jane Miller



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