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.

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.

Kevin LaPlante

Fatherhood Advocate

Kevin has worked with our Practical Fatherhood Initiative as a volunteer since September 2019 and came on staff in September 2020. Kevin has over 25 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor advocating for men, women, children and families. Perhaps more valuable than his professional experience is his life experience as a man, as a husband of 29 years, as a father of three children, and as a grandfather of three.
A primary goal for the Fatherhood ministry at WPCC is to get to the heart of the matter. What really is Our Heavenly Father’s original design and intent for the family and for children? That a man and a woman would enter into a covenant relationship with one another, love one another, and within this loving relationship children would be born to one loving mother and one loving father. With this in mind, we offer opportunities for our fathers and mothers to learn, grow, and mature into healthy families.

Moriah Vimont

Client Services Director

Moriah Vimont joined the WPCC staff in November 2022. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelors in Childhood Development with a concentration in Programs and Services. Moriah will work closely with our clients to engage and equip them while helping meet client needs and furthering program development.
Moriah enjoys spending time with her daughter & family. She has a heart for children and young mothers & believes God has led her to WPCC for a reason.

Heather Holbrook

Office Administrator

Heather began as a volunteer at WPCC in 2022, serving wherever there was a need. She joined our staff as Office Administrator in January 2023. Through following God in faith, Heather brought Embrace Grace and a partnership with Fairplains Baptist Church to WPCC. She has a heart for sharing the love and hope of Jesus with single, pregnant moms in Wilkes County.

Heather is a Yadkin County native who has lived in Wilkes County since 2010. She has been married to Ritchie for 25 years and they have been blessed with two children, Sydni and Ross. One of her greatest joys is being Mimi to James.