About Us

We bring youth and adults together for fellowship. service and a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Who We Are

We are a Christ-centered ministry that connects the local church to those who are in need both in Western North Carolina and overseas. We work with youth leaders, churches, and parents to raise compassionate, servant-hearted, next-generation leaders.

What We Do

CCC combines the spiritual connection of a camp experience with the life-changing opportunities that week-long service trips offer. Our priority is to see Christ-followers developing servant hearts and making a difference in this world!

What We Offer

A week at one of our youth mission trips includes service project planning, supplies and tools, as well as worship, devotions, team-building activities, and recreation created by our college-age staff. We work to build communities that support and care for each other.

Our Values


We empower others to exhibit service and leadership in the name of Christ. All of our programs are designed to teach students the ropes of learning how to lead others. Each year we hire 40-50 college students to organize our service outreaches and lead our summer camps. 


Every aspect of CCC is designed to build community–between campers and their team leaders, among groups who come from different churches to participate, and from those who are serving to the locals they are there to help. We divide groups up into 1-2 adults and 4-6 kids, and encourage everyone to practice both leadership and servant skills.


Spending time at CCC is not just about doing a home repair or spending a week at summer camp. We are here to build Christian fellowship, develop deeper relationships with God, and raise servant leaders who have a heart for those in need.


We provide all the tools, supplies and plans to get our service projects accomplished. We value the people we are helping and want them to have the best. Our teams always finish what they start, and to the utmost of their ability.



Morning and evening worship is the foundation of the experience at CCC. Everyone participates in setting an atmosphere of thankfulness and worship, growing closer as a group and pointing our thoughts towards the Lord.


Our trained staff work with local communities to find out how we can best provide help in an area. They then pull together whatever is necessary to complete the job and help our groups work efficiently to make someone’s life that much better.


At CCC developing relationship isn’t just something we value; we intentionally structure each week to facilitate it.  Through games, activities, skits, and small groups everyone in camp comes together to share experiences and grow closer to God and each other.

How It All Started

Carolina Cross Connection has operated for over twenty years and is still growing! It got its start in the summer of 1983, when youth and adults from First United Methodist Church in Lincolnton, North Carolina attended Mountain T.O.P. After several summers of traveling to Tennessee to minister to families and perform repair projects,  they wanted to bring what they had learned home with them. In 1987, leaders of First UMC started looking into creating a similar program in North Carolina to assist their local communities. With support from the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and guidance from Mountain T.O.P., Carolina Cross Connection was born.  In 1988, CCC had 93 campers and offered two camp weeks.

We now facilitate summers to serve over fifteen counties, with over 1,000 campers attending and serving around 300 households. We have seen 34,000 youth and adults make an impact with over 18,000 projects for families and individuals! We have been serving alongside Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville for the past 10 years, and we have been partnering with Children’s Homes in Honduras for 8 years. Other ministries have been founded or benefited from CCC’s efforts, and many of those who have worked with us or attended a camp continue to serve those around them on a daily basis. We look forward to impacting the lives of even more people as time goes on!

girl and adults building a wooden porch


Brittany Bethel

Executive Director

Brittany Bethel has been a part of CCC’s ministry since 2004 and came on the administrative staff in 2012. She began as the Overseas Administrator, which allowed her to walk beside churches who are ready to experience God in another country.  She moved into the Executive Director role in 2017. Born and raised in Texas, she graduated with a BA in Music from Columbus State University in Georgia and with a MA in Worship Leadership from Dallas Baptist University in Texas. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate for an EdD in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. She served in J High student ministry for 10 years, where her passion for helping students understand justice began. She is excited about the opportunities to give churches a big picture view of what God is doing in their backyard, in our urban centers, and around the world.


Urban & Overseas Administrator and Church Relations

Laura Brown, a native of North Carolina, grew up in Asheboro (Where the Zoo is?!) and attended CCC’s home repair ministry each summer. Through being a camper and serving on summer staff, she has experienced the beauty of fellowship and seeing God in one another. She is excited to join in the ministry’s exploration of building relationships and monopolizing on her love of ice cream.

Taylor Whitley

Home Repair Administrator and Church Relations

Taylor’s connection to the ministry started as a camper from 1999-2003. She served on Summer Staff from 2004-2008 and since then has served in different positions with CCC. Taylor has seen the ministry from all sides and now serves our Summer Staff and Home Repair group leaders throughout the year. Her favorite thing about CCC is how it helped her connect to her faith at such a young age and how it helps promote relationships with the people in the communities we serve. She loves Duke basketball, spending time with her friends and family, good books, and finding the best hole-in-the-wall restaurant any small town has to offer!

Board of Directors 2019-2020

Jeff Jackson, Chairman

Terry Jeanes, Vice Chair

Angela Neill, Treasurer

Alecia Julian, Secretary

Julie Doss

Joeff Williams

Becca Saunders

Andrew Davis

Ashton Miller

Daniel Kerr

Kevin Eudy

Sue Long

Anthony Taylor

Jesse Arnett

Paul Patyk

Megan Emerson

Georgianne Hartline

Katie Boulware


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