Founder and President of The Peace Idea
Craig has many years of experience with students through youth and college ministry, international exchange programs, relief and disaster response, peace camps, and volunteer management, both domestic and abroad.
His passion for connecting children, youth, and young adults with peace, justice, and reconciliation programs was born during his first visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996 shortly after the war that broke apart Yugoslavia. He was among one of the very early groups of volunteers from the US. Craig has also led several groups to Macedonia to participate in Multi-ethnic youth camps. He has traveled extensively throughout central and southeastern Europe for over two decades.
Craig began his career in youth ministry and spent a number of years with international exchange organizations where he trained and supervised volunteers in a multi-state region. Volunteers served as representatives and mentors to students from over 50 countries. He has also worked with adults and youth with developmental disabilities in the public schools and with Community Workforce Solutions.
An Enfield, North Carolina native, He is a graduate of Chowan University, Virginia Intermont College, and has a MRE degree from Southeastern Theological Seminary. An ordained minister, Craig enjoys teaching, studying world religions, reading articles, cooking, and studying presidential history. For many years he served as a Chief Judge with the local board of elections and enjoyed volunteering with the USO.
“When a child discovers the magic of diversity, they have opened the window to peace and respect.”
Peace. It’s a great Idea!