Volunteers are a vital and integral part of our cooperative. These members are community stakeholders that have a direct connection to our membership and our missions. Volunteers serve in several capacities: Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee, and Credit Committee.
Benjamin Bruton is a native of Lenoir County. He graduated from Adkin High School in 1966. He graduated Salutatorian in his class with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministries from W.L. Bonner Bible College.
He is the pastor and founder of Greater Victory Apostolic Church. His ministry has previously assisted the community for 40 plus years outside of the church, by way of, Food Banks of NC, partnerships with United Way, and a long-running radio broadcast.
Alongside of ministry, Mr. Bruton is a self-employed entrepreneur and investor. He owns and operates Bruton Investment Properties, which provides decent and affordable housing.
He is married to the former Geralene Koonce and has 5 children and 12 grandchildren. In his leisure time, he likes to bowl, fish, and to follow his beloved New York Knicks.
Anthony hall is a dedicated husband and father of six. Driven by the desire to provide for his family and have an impact on the world. Anthony is a graduate of South Lenoir High School, Class of 1998. Anthony graduated from Lenoir Community College with an Associates Degree in Business Administration in 2003. Anthony went on to the University of Mount Olive College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management Organizational Development in 2006.
Anthony is a Lead Engineering Technician at Electrolux Major Appliances, in Kinston, NC Engineering Development Lab.
He is very active in his community with volunteering his time to various programs and organizations. He is a former officer with organizations such as, Lenoir County Democratic Party, the La Grange Branch NAACP, and the Young Democrats of Lenoir County.
Marietta Jenkins is a proud member of the Class of 1971 Kinston High School. She graduated from Barton College in Wilson, NC. Mrs. Jenkins work experience has a vast background in banking. She has worked previously for the Bank of California and American Express International Bank. She retired from Wachovia Bank and Trust.
She also is a member and volunteers her time with St. Augustus AME Zion Church and Kinston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Mrs. Jenkins is married to Charles Jenkins, Jr. They have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, whom have blessed us with 2 grandchildren.
A GKCU Member since 1958, Ms. Jenkins has served on our credit committee since 2013. A Wilson County native, Ms. Jenkins attended Johnson C. Smith University.
Ms. Jenkins has worked with the school and educational systems for many years, and retired from Kinston Housing Authority. She is very active in the community with her advocacy and volunteerism. She shares her time and talents with the Lenoir County Democratic Party, NAACP Kinston-Lenoir Chapter, and Emmanuel Hill Free Will Baptist Church.
Ms. Ruby Jenkins is a long-time advocate of Greater Kinston Credit Union. Her volunteer tenure with the cooperative has spanned 35 plus years of service.
Attorney Sonya S. Davis was born and raised in Kinston, NC and is a 1987 graduate of Kinston High School. After graduation she attended North Carolina Central University graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1991 with a BS in Political Science. Thereafter, she attended North Carolina Central University School of Law receiving her Juris Doctor in 1994 and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in September 1994.
She returned to Kinston and joined the practice of Joretta Durant in 1994. After several years, the practice became Durant and Davis, P.A. Currently, Attorney Davis is a solo practitioner in Kinston.
She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the North Carolina Association of Black Attorney’s, The 8th Judicial District Bar and the Lenoir County Bar. She primarily serves clients in Lenoir, Wayne and Greene Counties. Her primary areas of practice include, but are not limited to, criminal defense, real estate matters, personal injury, wills and estates.
She has served as a board member for the Friends of the Homeless Shelter, Lenoir County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, 8th Judicial District Sentencing Services Board, and the Lenoir Community College Foundation Board.
She is a member and Minister at Alpha and Omega Christian Center in Goldsboro, North Carolina under the leadership of Apostle Frank Dawson where she serves in various capacities at the church.
She is the daughter of the late Chester Stocks and Mallie Stocks of Kinston and has been married to her high school sweetheart for nearly twenty-three years, Larry Donnell Davis.
Lara is a resident of La Grange, NC. She is a graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in Business Administration. She holds insurance, investment, and trust license designations.
She is a Senior Vice President with State Employees’ Credit Union, whom she has been employed with since 1999. Her role oversees branch operations for the Lenoir, Greene, and Jones county areas.
She is very active in the community in volunteering her time with various organizations. Some of these include: Faith Fellowship Church of Kinston; local Boy Scouts: Pack 41, and Kennedy Home (Baptist Children’s Home of NC).
Lara is married to Mat Tribula and has 2 children
Adelcio Lugo is a regional director with Self Help Credit Union. He has been with the cooperative since 2004. In this role, Adelcio oversees strategy execution for several full-service branches in Florida. Self-Help and its affiliates are dedicated to provide fair and responsible home mortgages, consumer loans, and small business loans to people underserved by conventional financial institutions—particularly minorities, women, and rural residents, and low-wealth families.
As a minority, and immigrant, Adelcio has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by these populations. Adelcio has served on boards of multiple local non-profit and civic organizations.
Adelcio holds a master’s degree in business administration, from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Metropolitan University in Caracas, Venezuela. Fluent in Spanish and English, he is an alumnus from the CDFI Leadership Learning Network—Annie E. Casey’s Foundation results-based leadership program.
Clemonte is a native of Kinston, and resident of Pitt County. He is a graduate of Kinston High School. He holds an Associate degree in Funeral Service Education and is a licensed Funeral Director and embalmer. He has attended and completed courses with Columbia University and Colorado Tech University.
From 2002 to 2012, he served his country with the U.S. Navy. He served as Command Mortician at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Rota, Spain from 2003-2005 and 2007-2010 was responsible for all of Spain, Portugal, Mediterranean and parts of Northern Africa. He also served as contingency support for casualties during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). From 2010-2012, Clemonte worked at the Navy and Marine Corps Mortuary Affair headquarters in Millington, TN, overseeing death worldwide. He is currently serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
In 2012, Clemonte returned to Kinston, NC to work in his family business, Mills Funeral Home. In 2013, he took over as president of Mills Funeral Home and oversees the day-to-day operations.
Outside of his professional career, Clemonte is very ambitious in community re-investment. He conducts an annual back-to-school drive giving away scores of backpacks, school supplies, and other items. He has led Mills Funeral Homes to donate over 400 grave spaces for military veterans, to give back to the community.
Clemonte is married to the former Aneis Brown.
Mr. Sherwood Mumford is a long-time citizen of Kinston, NC. He is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a minor in Social Work. He also earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University.
His professional background and experience bring a wealth of knowledge. Mr. Mumford has retired from the State of North Carolina working in various areas. His state government career started as a social worker with Caswell Development Center and ended as the Eastern Regional Consultant of Equal Employment Opportunity in Raleigh.
Mr. Mumford has volunteered with several organizations. His community involvement has included, but not limited to, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, State Employees Combined Campaign, Lenoir County United Way, Salvation Army, and others.