Piedmont Fellows
Mike Gatton

Program Director

Piedmont Fellows

High Point, North Carolina

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Program Description

We believe extraordinary things happen when the business-world is shaped by followers of Christ who are trained to engage and impact it. The Piedmont Fellows is designed to help you begin your career in a Christ-honoring way in the context of a Christ-centered community. Our Fellows receive professional experience and training that creates confidence to lead in the marketplace, in the home, and in the church.


Each August we invite twelve young adults to participate in an intentional fellowship that develops a healthy rhythm of life consisting of work, rest, study, and service. We are seeking applicants who humbly follow Christ with a teachable spirit to pair with our business partners.


The Piedmont Fellows receive executive coaching from Leadership Systems; a professional development curriculum custom-designed by Don Barefoot (former President and CEO of the C12 Group); and each Friday the Fellows visit local company Presidents, CEO’s, and business leaders at their place of work to learn how Faith and Vocation intersect in the business-world.


We are set in the center of the beautiful Tar Heel State; North Carolina – within a day’s trip of the beach or mountains! The Piedmont-Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point) is a top-50 metro market, full of natural scenic beauty, offers a low cost of living, and boasts a plethora of options for eating and entertainment.


Our hope is to help you maximize your impact in all areas of your life, for the rest of your life. We would love to opportunity to discuss how our program might impact you.

Piedmont Fellows Distinctives

  • $4,400 Tuition

  • 10-Day international mission trip to London

  • Fellows live in a gender-specific house (1 for women; 1 for men)

  • Business focused jobs (accounting, business, finance, IT, marketing, sales, etc.) and a 4-day work-week
    In the 2019 cohort, 80% of Piedmont Fellows received full-time offers from their work-placement employers

  • Intimate church community: Friendly Hills Church, PCA (250 members)

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