Meet Our Staff

Susan Sturgill

Executive Director

Susan Sturgill, Executive Director, began her journey with Wilkes Pregnancy Care Center in the fall of 1996 as a member of the Board of Directors. She served on the Board for 7 years before joining the staff as Assistant Director in 2003. During this time as Assistant Director, Susan went back to school and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from Gardner Webb University. By September, 2009, she became the Executive Director.

Susan is passionate about helping women understand the importance of their choices regarding the life of the unborn. While an advocate for life, her greatest desire is for women who have chosen to abort in the past, come to a place of peace and forgiveness. This is offered through a 13 week Bible study that walks women through the healing process.
Susan is the wife of Claude Sturgill, Member of the VFW Honor Guard in North Wilkesboro, mother of two grown children and grandmother to four beautiful grandbabies.

Karey Macfarland

Center Director & SRA Director

Karey Macfarland joined our staff in February 2018 as Center Director and SRA Director. She is a graduate of Roanoke College with a degree in Business Adminstration. Karey takes LIFEguard, an abstinence only education program, into all 9th grade health classes in Wilkes County and also works with the 7th grade health classes.

Karey moved to Wilkes County in 1996 and is the wife of Scott, married 29 years, with two beautiful children. She is passionate about God and sharing His great love for each of us.

Walter Meadors, Jr. MD

Medical Director

Dr. Walter Meadors is an Obstetrics/Gynecology Specialist in Statesville, NC. He graduated with honors from the University of NC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1979.

Ashton Byrd

Office Administrator

Ashton interned with us through Wilkes Community College and joined our staff in August 2020.  She attends Wilkes Community College and is currently working on her degree in Human Services with plans to finish a four year degree in Social Work or Human Services. She is a member of Little Mountain Baptist Church and is a native of Wilkes Co.

Kristie Owens

Nurse Manager

My husband and I recently celebrated 19 years of marriage, and together we have two children, Austin 18, and 8 yr. old Katie. We are a close knit family that enjoys spending time together. I am a Wilkes Community College graduate earning my Associates Degree in Nursing. I have been a R.N. for 11 years, working 5 of those years on a fast paced medical/surgical floor at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

After the birth of my daughter, I began praying for God’s direction concerning my career. I am honored to say He led me here and in March of 2012 I joined the staff of Wilkes Pregnancy Center. I am blessed to be a small part of such an amazing organization.