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Regelyn Edwards

Executive Director


Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER

Reggie Edwards has over 20+ years of experience working in urban communities.  She has led hundreds of men and women in a deeper understanding of race and reconciliation.   

A Raleigh native, Reggie graduated from Justice Fellowship College of Theology with a Masters of Arts in Ministry in 2005 and is also an ordained Minister of the Gospel.

Through her women's empowerment programs, she has impacted over 500 women and is a Certified Life Coach.

The Encouraging Place

The Encouraging Place, a non-profit outreach in Raleigh, NC created to work toward racial healing and empowering women. Regelyn “Reggie” Edwards is the Chief Encouraging Officer.  She  also serves as a consultant with churches and organizations on Biblical Reconciliation and works to help churches bridge the racial divide. 

In addition to several groups she currently coordinates, through The Encouraging Place, Reggie also holds annual conferences and forums on dismantling racism…God’s way.  She believes one cannot adequately deal with issues around racism without a historical, cultural, structural and institutional analysis.  Reggie is also a strong proponent of the Racial Equity Institute.   

Following God’s call, Reggie joined Building Together Ministries in 1994, where she coordinated the FRIENDS (youth) mentoring program, the women’s ministry and the Racial Reconciliation/Christian Community Development Outreach.  Several of these programs are continued today through The Encouraging Place.  

The Encouraging Place includes three major activities: Racial Healing Groups, Parent Pride Christmas Store, and Community Events. More information and how to get involved are provided from links on our home page.  

Board Members

The Encouraging Place Board

Broderick Rogers


Mary Burr Edwards

Laura Martin


Vielka Gabriel

Jamie Rudd 


Micah Sedillo

Kierston Bartney


Rene Harris

General Donations 

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