Sandi Brady comes to us from Chatham County, residing in Pittsboro with her cat, Miss Kitty. Most of Sandi's family also lives in Chatham County, in the Harper's Crossroads - Bear Creek community. Home of B&B Tire and Southern Supreme Fruitcake.
After graduating from Chatham Central High School, she attended Campbell University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1984, earning a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry with a specialization in music. She also served as President of the Campbell Choir, as chair of SGA Spiritual Life, held various positions in Baptist Young Women on campus, and was named to Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities.
She went on to attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, earning her M.Div. in Pastoral Care and Counseling. She was also involved in student government and the seminary ensemble. While in seminary, she tried various things in following the call to ministry. She completed a unit of clinical pastoral education at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, served as a WMU summer intern, and as children's choir director at Deer Park Baptist Church in Louisville. Her most meaningful time came as a volunteer missionary to Ivory Coast, West Africa for six months with the International Mission Board.
Sandi has served several Piedmont churches: as Minister of Music and Youth at First Baptist Church of Robbins, NC; as Minister of Music at Olive Chapel Baptist Church in Apex; as Minister of Youth and Children at Mt. Olive Baptist Church north of Pittsboro, as Minister of Music/Worship Leader at Farrington Road Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, and as supply musician/preacher for the Goldston United Methodist and Cane Creek Baptist Churches.
Since 2000, Sandi has also served a role in the optometry industry. She says that it has been important and meaningful to have "one foot in the church" and "one in the marketplace". Sandi currently works for Triangle Visions Optometry. On the marketplace mission field, Sandi is constantly challenged to keep faith real and relevant and to be an encouragement to those around her.
Sandi has always loved church, people, and music. She enjoys academics and sports. She even played first base on a co-ed softball team in 2017. She is apt to have a camera in her hand, and may be found doing a line dance or the two-step.