Mary Taylor

Mary’s home church is First Christian Church of Smithfield, NC, where she teaches the high school Sunday school class and serves as the youth minister. During the summer, Mary can be found in the mountains of North Carolina, either working on camp staff or volunteering at Christmount, a Disciples of Christ Retreat Camp and Conference Center. She is a proud Bulldog of Barton College in Wilson, NC, where she graduated in May having majored in religion and mathematics, and where she discovered her unique talent for interpreting songs into American Sign Language. Mary has a passion for seeking justice for all, but most importantly youth.

Mary's Blog Posts

Journeys of Light

Through life, we all take journeys that are significant to each of us, in our own ways. My Journey centers around one word, light, which has shaped how I view the world, how I view ministry, and how I view my daily interactions with other people. My journey began at Barton College, through NBA XPLOR, and to Hiram College. Read more >>

Becoming a Voice for Social Justice

I am so blessed that Bonnie, the Director of NBA XPLOR, decided this would be an excellent opportunity for more XPLOR Residents, because that made my first year at EAD (the first of what will be many years, mind you), that much easier to manage, along with the EAD Young Scholars Fund. Read more >>