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Brian Clodfelter

Mr. Clodfelter is the owner of Rhetson Companies Inc. and Par 5 Development Group, LLC, located in Aberdeen, North Carolina.  Born aBurlington, he has lived in Moore County for more than 20 years. Prior to being in general contracting and land development, his career experience began in the golf course maintenance and construction field for Pinehurst Resorts, where he earned the distinction as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent in 2002. Brian, his wife, and their children (two boys and a girl) currently live in West End, North Carolina, and are members at Christ Community Church in Pinehurst.

Trudy Engebretson

Mrs. Engebretson is a former teacher who served four years on the Bloomington (Minn.) School Board, a district similar in size to Moore County. Her career experience also includes a background in communications, sales and marketing. She moved to Pinehurst in 2005 with her husband, Dean, senior pastor of Christ Community Church. The couple have two sons and two grandchildren. Mrs. Engebretson is an aide to former state senator Harris Blake.

William Fields


Mr. Fields is an attorney and senior partner with the Raeford law firm of Willcox, McFadyen, Fields & Sutherland. The firm, the oldest law firm in Hoke County, has three attorneys and seven support staff. Mr. Williams graduated from Appalachian State University in 1989 with a bachelor of arts in economics. He received his juris doctorate from Campbell University School of Law in 1992. Mr. Fields has served as Hoke County attorney, City of Raeford attorney, and bar president for Judicial District 16A. He represents several corporate clients in Hoke County. He lives in Raeford with his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Clair.

Tom Martin

Mr. Martin serves his church as a deacon and is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He has experience in business, finance, government, design, and nonprofit administration. After receiving an education in architecture and city planning, Mr. Martin worked as a city planner and community development program manager for municipalities. He and his wife owned a Christian bookstore for 17 years, and Mr. Martin was president and chief executive officer of a nonprofit small business lender. He has three grandchildren currently attending Sandhills Classical Christian School.

Ted Thomas

Mr. Thomas serves as the school board treasurer, a role ideally suited to him after more than four decades in the finance industry, including his current work as owner of Thomas Financial Group in Pinehurst. He is a founding member of Trinity Christian Fellowship, where his volunteerism spans from stewardship to Bible study leader. In addition to coordinating Sandhills Classical Christian School’s capital campaign, Mr. Thomas is on the board of advisers for Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte campus).

Christy Black


Mrs. Black owns a web-based interior design business and lifestyle blog.  A former registered nurse, she holds an undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Virginia and a masters degree from Duke University, where she majored in Health Systems Administration with a minor in Corporate Finance.  She has been married to her husband, Chris, an Army aviation officer, for over twenty years and they relocate frequently in support of his career.  Mrs. Black has been involved in classical Christian education since 2010 and the couple’s two children are students in the Logic and Rhetoric schools at SCCS.

Nancy Simonette

Mrs. Simonette, a retired teacher, taught 35 years in a Middle School setting, and two years at a private Christian School. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Educational Administration/Curriculum and Development from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She also completed advanced studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She has a son and daughter, two granddaughters and one great grandson. She and her husband, Dennis Hite, live at Belle Meade in Southern Pines.