Local Staff:

Greater Pee Dee


Serving Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties

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.



Ken Scheiderer, Ministry Assistant           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. 

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


Mr. Stan Janiak, Committee Vice-Chairman

Serving Since 2014

Mr. O'Neal Miller, Committee Treasurer
Serving Since 2004

Mrs. Marianne Schuler, Committee Secretary
Serving Since 2015

Local Leadership

Mr. Stan Janiak

Serving Since 2014


Mr. Hunter Johnson

Serving Since 2016


Mr. Carlos Cepeda
Serving Since 2017

Mr. Jack Barnhill
Serving Since 2002

Mr. Michael Jamison
Serving Since 2010

Mr. Cole Smith
Serving Since 2014

Local 2017 Committee Members: