Party affiliation: Democrat
- Supervisor surface laboratory Bausch and Lomb, Inc., Asheville, North Carolina, 1972-1976. Optician Pearle Vision Center, 1978-1979. Managing optician Eckerd Optical, Morganton, North Carolina, 1979-1988, Eckerd Optometric Center, Morganton, 1987-1988, Morganton Eye Physicians, since 1989.
People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform people, and so they should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.