We are pleased to announce that Mr. David Rockefeller begins as the North Carolina Conference Director of Congregations For Children (C4C) and United Methodists Advocating for Public Schools (UMAPS) on April 1st. David follows Mr. Pat Litzenger who developed this important ministry and led it to become active in 83% of congregations in the Conference. In announcing Mr. Rockefeller’s engagement, Mr. Steve Taylor, Director of Connectional Ministries, noted, “We are deeply thankful for Pat and his leadership in the ministry. We owe Pat deep gratitude for the amazing gift he offered us. And, I am deeply grateful that David is joining us in C4C/UMAPS. He served as the original C4C Coordinator for the Capital District and helped set a bar of excellence for their local work.”
Mr. Rockefeller brings vast experience to this position. He spent 32 years as a public school educator in North Carolina, serving as a middle and high school band director, teacher performance evaluator, arts magnet school planner, middle and high school assistant principal, high school principal, and secondary school curriculum director.
David was honored as the Wake County Assistant Principal of the Year and the Wake County PTA Council Outstanding High School Principal. During his tenure as its principal, Millbrook High School consistently earned Exemplary Academic Growth on the North Carolina ABCs Accountability Program and was honored by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as one of North Carolina’s Ten Most Improved High Schools.
David is an active member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, where he has served as an adult Sunday School teacher, Chair of the Church Council, and Lay Leader. His activities at the Capital District level include membership on the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, District Coordinator for Congregations for Children (C4C), and District Lay Leader. He has most recently served as a member of the Capital District United Methodist Advocates for Public Schools (UMAPS) Committee and is the incoming chair of the Capital District Committee on the Superintendency.