Greater Pee Dee


Serving Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties

Local Leadership

Dustin Ventura, Director        dventura@cefgpd.org

Dustin Ventura received Christ as his Savior at the age of seven. He began serving with CEF in 2001 and has led the ministry since 2011. Prior to being on staff with CEF, Dustin earned an undergraduate degree and a MAT from Columbia International University. He taught second grade at a public elementary school in Columbia, SC while also conducting the Christian Youth In Action ministry in Myrtle Beach during the summers. Dustin is a native of the area, having grown up in Socastee, and now lives in Burgess. Dustin and his wife, Leslie, have a heart and passion for children and ministry, beginning with their daughter, Carlee, and son, Bennett.



Jordan White, Good News Club Ministry Assistant           Jordan@cefgpd.org
Jordan accepted Christ as her savior at the age of seven. She was first introduced to CEF at the age of 16 when a friend encouraged her to get involved in the CYIA program. She spent the next 5 summers serving as a summer missionary in Spartanburg, SC. During her junior and senior years of high school Jordan volunteered as a grade shepherd, teacher, and guide in her church’s Good News Club. In college, she continued to serve in various children's ministries including VBS, Kids4Truth, and CEF events. When she was 21 years old, Jordan took an intern position at Potential Church where she served as Children’ Ministry Director for a year and a half. Towards the end of her senior year at Bob Jones University, Jordan received word from CEF’s Spartanburg director that a ministry position was available in Myrtle Beach. After graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries, Jordan moved to Conway to join the Greater Pee Dee team.



Debbie Carroll, Office Assistant (part time)          debbie@cefgpd.org
​Debbie grew up in a Christian home but did not believe in Jesus to forgive her of her and begin a personal relationship with Christ until her senior year in high school. That was when she committed her life to serve the Lord. She has served in many different areas of ministry from teaching children and adults to directing choirs and singing in Praise and Worship teams. While serving as a missionary in the Caribbean and Germany, she worked with children’s ministries and ministered in song. Recently she retired from being Manager of the Myrtle Beach LifeWay Christian Store where she has served since 2005. Debbie and her husband James have 5 children together and 8 wonderful grandchildren. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” The path has now led her to CEF and she is excited to be a part of such an awesome ministry.




Ken Scheiderer, Ministry Assistant (part time)          Ken@cefgpd.org

Ken's involvement with CEF started when his pastor presented the church with a challenge to "Go into the community and reach people where they are." This led to him assuming the role of administrator of a Good News Club in the fall of 2012. God used that role to ignite a passion in Ken's heart for children's ministry. He began volunteering with the local office in the spring of 2015, and moved into his current position as ministry assistant in early 2016. He is originally from Goshen, Ohio, (a small town near Cincinnati) but moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 1982 with his parents. Ken is married to Stephanie and between them, they have 4 children, Taylor, Matt, Amy, and Ethan, and the cutest dog ever, Daisy. Prior to becoming involved with CEF, Ken was employed for 13 years as a Paramedic/Firefighter in Horry and Georgetown Counties. He also served 2 years as pastor of a local church. His God given desire is twofold: present the life changing  love of Jesus to the children in our area and help equip others to do the same. 



Gina (Jenna) North, Office Assistant (part time bookkeeper)



Susie Shoman, Field Missionary for Georgetown County (part time)        susie@cefgpd.org
​Susie Shoman holds a Bachelor's of Music in Voice Performance from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master's of Music in voice performance from the University of Missouri, and a Master's of Religious Education from Liberty University.  Ms. Shoman has a passion for teaching children about Jesus and his love.  Her God-given talents for music, writing and performance are springboards for working with children.  Ms. Shoman is involved in two Good News Clubs in Georgetown.  Excited about spreading the good news of Jesus, her professional experience includes working with church choirs, Tricycle Productions, Coastal Carolina, Piccillo Spoleto, Celebration Music Theatre, the Atlanta Opera Company, Swamp Fox Players, the Food Network, and at Carnegie Hall with John Rutter.  Ms. Shoman, known for her comedic performances, enjoys teaching children, writing music, stories, plays and lessons for children. Ms. Shoman has 20 years of experience as a grant writer and administrator.  She seeks projects which allow her to serve individuals and communities for Christ.  Ms. Shoman can also be found hanging out with her 4-legged children and her friends.

Mr. Hunter Johnson

Serving Since 2016


Mr. O'Neal Miller
Serving Since 2004

Mr. Jack Barnhill
Serving Since 2002

Mrs. Patty Hendrick

Serving Since 2017


Mr. Michael Jamison
Serving Since 2010

Mr. Stan Janiak
Serving Since 2014

Mrs. Sherri Jones-Abernathy, Committee Chairperson
Serving Since 2010


Mr. Cole Smith, Committee Vice-Chairman

Serving Since 2014

Mr. Carlos Cepeda, Committee Treasurer
Serving Since 2017

Mrs. Marianne Schuler, Committee Secretary
Serving Since 2015

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