After serving a large local Durham NC church for 12-1/2 years as Care Pastor, our founder, Leah Rade, bothered that people unconnected with local churches were unable to access Christ-centered support, left the comfort of the local church and launched Ignite C3 Ministries in 2016. Also, recognizing that the average church is under-resourced in pastoral care and support, Ignite C3 exists to support local church pastors in equipping their congregation by providing Christ-centered care in times of crisis or need. Leah is a certified Prepare/Enrich trainer, is a certified SYMBIS counselor, is a Certified Behavioral Life Coach & recently completed a 2-1/2 year journey in fulfilling her dream to become a Certified Professional Life Coach through Professional Christian Coaching Institute. She is also a licensed minister of the Gospel.
Prior to answering the call into full-time ministry, Leah served as Program Director for the Museum of Life and Science. She brings nine years of summer camp experience, and a heart for kids to Ignite C3!
Naomi Tucker brings 7 years of teaching art, along with camp experience, and recent administrative experience as a project manager. Her calm enthusiasm, combined with her expertise, is a breath of fresh air!
Leah Rade, CPLC
Founder & Executive Director
Programs Asst. / Camp Director
our core values:
Dignity - Everyone is created in God’s image. At Ignite C3, We meet all people where they are without judgement, treating them with dignity and compassion.
Community – Healthy people build healthy communities. At Ignite C3, we are committed to using creative strategies to build healthy individuals and communities.
Growth – Healthy people grow and growing people change. At Ignite C3 we are committed to provide an encouraging environment where people can become responsible for their own growth.
Ignite C3 Ministries, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.