Meet Our Executive Staff



Lydia Hilt-Clay
UCBLI Campus Director

Lydia Hilt-Clay has lived in Charlotte since the Fall of 1998 and has been a member of UCC since then.  As a former U.S. Army Signal Officer, both she and her husband have always served God's people in various locations and ministry roles.  As a military dependent, Lydia claims Louisiana as her home.  She currently serves as the Campus Director for the University City Bible & Leadership Institute.  Lydia holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration & Management and other certifications; and has worked successfully in various higher education positions, prior to her employment at UCC.  Lydia has a passion to help others fulfill their educational goals and achieve all that God has in store for them.  She's been married for twenty one years to her college sweetheart,  Major Val Clay, Jr. whom also serves as an Elder in the ministry


Tom Ochieng
Pastoral Care

Thomas (Tom) Ochieng is a native of Nairobi, Kenya. He has a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from Regent University. He has been actively involved in the ministry for over 15 years. He serves as an Elder in the C.O.G.I.C. He and his wife Theresa have been married for 25 years.  He is the proud father of three children in college.

Theresa Ochieng
Pastoral Care/Women's Ministry

Theresa Ochieng is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Theresa has been actively involved in the ministry since November 1996. She is part of the UCC Women's Department, Sisters In the City (S.I.C.) Leadership Team and Intercessory Prayer Team. She is married to her husband, Tom Ochieng, of 27 years.  Together they have three children in college. 

Dawn Mayfield
City Life Groups Coordinator/Member Services

Dawn Mayfield has lived in Charlotte since 2006 and has been a member of UCC since then.  Prior to that she and her husband served in full-time ministry in Huntsville, AL for nearly 10 years.  She volunteered at UCC in 2007 before coming on board as Events Coordinator.  She has two children and has been married 30 years.


Larsharee Rogers
Youth Coordinator

Lasharee Rogers has been actively involved at UCC since 2008.  She has a passion for the youth and a heart for ministry.  She is heavily involved in her community and enjoys helping families in need by providing consistent outreach opportunities through annual back to school events and serving hot meals on a family basis.  Lasharee has a Masters Degree in Education and Divinity which compels her to continuously reinforce the importance of education regularly, as the owner of a local child development center since 2006.  Lasharee is married to Kevin, her husband of 10 years and together they have three beautiful children, Garfield, Kevin Jr. and Mya.


 Joey Lackey
Facilities Manager

Joey Lackey is from the small town of Newton Conover, NC; but it is here in Charlotte were he has built a family with his lovely wife Regina and two children, JoLeigh & Desmond.  Since becoming a member of University City Church in 2008, it is here where their strength and faith in the Lord has been renewed.  Joey serves as Facilities Manager and takes pride in being about our Father's business and believes a "clean house is a happy house".  He also enjoys shoe shopping with his daughter and teaching his son to dance. 


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