South Atlantic Region Leader Gay Roberts
Gay Roberts, South Atlantic Region. My name is Gay Roberts, Regional Director for the South Atlantic Region of the US Area. A North Carolinian, I live in the small town of Landis which is 30 miles northeast of Charlotte. I have been married to David Roberts for almost 53 years and have two sons. John lives in Southern Illinois where he pastors a church and is married with three young adult children. Shane, our younger son, is an associate/youth pastor at the church we attend in Landis and is married with two sons in high school. I enjoy reading, puzzles, playing bridge, volunteering at Main Street Mission, and walking and working out at the YMCA.
I am a retired educator as of 2010 after 39 years in education. I taught first grade for 5 years in a public school in Kannapolis, NC, and moved in 1976 to a private school, now known as Cannon School, located in Concord, NC. I taught first grade there for 18 years and then served as the Lower School Head for the last 16 years of my career.
I am an active member of First Reformed Church in Landis. I have served as secretary and president on the Church Council, a children’s Sunday School teacher, a volunteer for VBS, and a member of the church choir. I was instrumental in organizing a preschool program for our church and presently Chair the Preschool Advisory Board.
David and I are charter members of the South Rowan Y Service Club which chartered May 7 of 1988. We both have served as president of the club several times. Our club is a strong, active club that enjoys our fellowship and our service projects for our local Y and the community. I currently chair our major fundraiser, a Car Give-Away Project.
I have served as Regional Secretary for the South Atlantic Region and as Regional Director-Elect. In November of 2019, I had the pleasure of attending the International RDE Summit in Toledo, Ohio which was a motivating and inspiring experience. I am proud to be a member of this organization.
Let me know if you would like more information about the YService South Atlantic Region clubs or activities by sending me your email address to the right!