Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university with campuses in Misenheimer, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs. A United Methodist-related university that is propelled by innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. This is reflected in its Master of Arts in Practical Theology program, Center for Deacon Education and opportunity to earn a master of arts in divinity through a partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary. Pfeiffer’s division of health sciences and professional studies and developing Allied Health Regional Skills Partnership are reflections of Pfeiffer’s commitment to the preparation of today’s leaders. The university’s health-related programming includes undergraduate programs such as nursing, exercise science and others, various professional certificate programs and its far-reaching master’s of health administration program. Pfeiffer seeks new collaborative opportunities with corporate, nonprofit and healthcare partners to expand the learning experiences of students from a variety of health-related disciplines as well as provide appropriately qualified professionals for the health sector.
Agape’ Senior is South Carolina's premier senior health care provider, whose vision is to provide integrated health services, including assisted living, rehabilitation and nursing, independent living, hospice care and others in strategic markets throughout the state in a way that assures responsive and quality of service for residents and their families. A cornerstone of this approach is the ability and desire of trained health professionals to assess the unique and dynamic needs of each resident. Agapé Senior’s faith-based values aim to reflect the qualities described in the nine fruits of the Spirit cited in the New Testament’s Galatians 5:22-23 (love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control), which its employees endeavor to integrate into in the care provided to residents, patients and families as well as interactions with customers and one another. Its CEO, Scott Middleton, is an ordained elder and clergy member of the South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference, who through his position of leadership possesses a vested interest in clergy wellness.
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, located in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina, is known as a place of spiritual enrichment, leader development and transformation. Its mission includes a commitment to meeting the needs of the United Methodist Church and its members, offering opportunities for worship, study, leadership development and events that encourage commitment to Jesus Christ and growth as disciples.