Quotes, Notes and Photos!

There’s a lot happening at Pivot, and in our latest newsletter you’ll hear from our graduates (quotes), and get lots of updates on recent events (notes) along with photos.  Check it out HERE (744 KB PDF).

Pivot Featured

Pivot was recently featured in the newsletter of HandsOn NWNC, an organization devoted to building a stronger and more engaged community by improving the effectiveness of nonprofits and connecting volunteers.  Click HERE to view their newsletter. (The Pivot article is at the bottom, so be sure to scroll down all the way!)


Pivot’s latest newsletter introduces you to three new members of its Board and provides updates on other changes to the Board.  Additionally, you’ll find an invitation from Pivot’s current class for their upcoming graduation.  You can find the newsletter here (231 KB PDF).

Pivot Executive Director Position

Pivot Ministry invites applications for our Executive Director position. At Pivot Ministry, we empower participants to deal with life challenges that are deeper than the most recent crisis and partner with them, providing a hand up, not a hand out.

About Us:
  • Recently celebrated our 5th year anniversary.
  • A Nationally Certified Site with Christian Job Corps.
Why Join Us:

At Pivot Ministry, we believe that women’s lives are transformed by the commitment and diligence of our volunteers.

As the leader of Pivot Ministry, Inc., the Executive Director plays a crucial role in overseeing the administration, finances, programming, vision, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Further details of roles, responsibilities, and essential skills are available within the job description which can be downloaded HERE (.pdf, 128 kb)

If you are passionate about creating positive change and empowering women to thrive, we encourage you to apply for this impactful leadership role by clicking the button below for further instructions.


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From Pivot’s Board Chair, Jill Lackey

Greetings Pivot Partners, Donors, and Friends,

Please join me in a heartfelt expression of appreciation to our Inaugural Executive Director (ED), Carol Polk.  Carol informed the Pivot Board of Directors of her intent to retire this coming October.  We are sincerely grateful for the extraordinary service that Carol has provided to our organization.  Her dedication, commitment and visionary leadership have been the key ingredients of our success.  We owe Carol a debt of gratitude for her significant contribution to Pivot.  To say that we will miss her, seems insufficient.  We are saddened by her departure, yet we are so excited for her opportunity to travel, spend time with family and enjoy the benefits of retirement.  Her many years of service to ministry warrants an opportunity for her to reap the fruits of her labor. Dedicated staff, Michelle Minnich and Ivonne Guerra will remain in their part-time positions, continuing operational effectiveness.

Pivot is making a Pivot.  We are embarking on a search for a new Executive Director (ED).  We are confident that the mission of this organization will continue to move forward with vision and purpose, as it was designed to do.  Our board of directors appointed a special committee comprised of diverse members of the community and current board members to assist us with our ED search.

Pivot’s web site has the ED job announcement.  Please share it with your network and associates.  You will also see this announcement posted on many job boards, job sites, social media and in local publications.

We all know that Carol is irreplaceable.  Nevertheless, we are confident that with the support of our partners, the diligent work of our search committee, and the thoughtful guidance of our board of directors, we will find an exemplary candidate.

Change is the only constant.  Pivot, an organization founded on the principle of resiliency, will continue to thrive through the change, and you can be a vital part of that thriving.


Jill Lackey, Board Chair
Pivot Ministry, Inc.


Check out Pivot’s latest newsletter as we celebrate our Volunteers, our Staff, and our recent Accreditation! There’s other interesting news too. Here’s the link.

Before you go, check out these Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Claim a shift in Pivot’s booth at one or both of these events:
  • Bring lunch to a class. Sign up HERE. A few openings remain this semester.
  • You and/or your group can help with the graduation of our eighth class. Contact Michelle or Carol if interested.

Join A Class

Join Pivot’s Next Class

Life Skills
Job Readiness
Bible Study
1-on-1 Christian Mentor
  16 weeks to Graduate

Limited Offer

Scholarships for up to 10 women

  • ready to make a change
  • with no minor dependents at home
  • committed to attend and participate in weekly sessions
  • interested in building community with others
  • open to a Biblical foundation and a 1-on-1 Christian mentor


Have a Voice

  • Help choose class topics tailored to your strengths and interests
  • Make a difference for yourself, your classmates, and future participants


Click here -or- contact Carol Polk or Michelle Minnich.

​A new semester of in-person classes with up to 10 women is set to begin August 15, 2024.

Inspiring, Exceeding, Running, Socializing, Recognizing

Pivot’s latest newsletter is now available.

Plus check out this opportunity that didn’t make it into the publication…  Pivot’s Semester #8 starts on February 15th.  If you or your group would like to provide lunch for class one day (or more), click HERE to learn more or sign up.

Click HERE (PDF, 496k) to read the newsletter, see lots of pictures and learn about how Pivot is:

  • INSPIRING:  Graduation #7
  • EXCEEDING:  Incredible year-end donation stats (over goal!)
  • RUNNING:  Exciting ROCC Pivot 5k on May 11
  • SOCIALIZING:  Long-awaited Facebook presence  (follow Pivot!)
  • SOCIALIZING:  Hilarious Pivot Winter Games
  • RECOGNIZING:  Extensive 2023 donor list

Pivot Featured on WBFJ

Pivot is showcased as WBFJ’s Ministry of the Month for December 2023.  Verne Hill of WBFJ recently interviewed Pivot’s Executive Director, Carol Polk, and Program and Outreach Coordinator, Michelle Minnich on the station’s Sunday @ 5  program.   Click HERE to listen to the interview and be inspired by the work being done by Pivot’s staff, volunteers and participants.

4 Big Announcements & Important Updates

Click here (PDF, 688 KB) to be inspired and mark your calendar for what’s to come.


  • Big News:
    • 12/16/23 Graduation
    • Graduation Volunteer Opportunities
    • WBFJ Ministry of the Month
    • ROCC Pivot Ministry 5K Run
  • Fall Semester’s Progress
  • Year-End Transformations
  • Volunteers’ Home Run
  • Pivot Plus Fun