Elaine Dickson

Executive Director
(256) 428-9435
edickson@cwjc.net

Elaine is a native of this area who has lived in the city of Huntsville, the city of Madison and Madison County.She first became involved with CWJC through her missions group at church, which started the career clothes closet ministry. Then she served as a volunteer, supervising the student internship program. In 2003 she became a Site Coordinator and then moved into the position of Executive Director in 2007. Elaine has a supportive husband, three wonderful grown sons, one amazing daughter-in-law, and three lovable grand dogs! She teaches a Bible study for young married couples on Sundays and is a part of the coalition Wheels 4 Working that helps find transportation resources for the working poor. When she’s not serving, she enjoys photography, reading, hiking, and traveling. She is also often found tailgating at Auburn games, and says she loves her Tigers, win or lose!


Susan Elder

Site Coordinator at Heritage Church
(256) 886-2280
selder@cwjc.net

Susan was born in Dallas, Texas, and came to CWJC by way of computer software engineering. She started teaching computer classes in 2013, with no intention of taking on any extra leadership roles. She is now so thankful God had other plans for her! Susan is married to David, and she is blessed with three stepchildren and three step-grandchildren. She also has two “fur babies,” Lucy and Rooby. Susan has two church homes, Asbury Church in Madison and Church on the Lake in Guntersville. She has served in lay-leadership with the Asbury Prime Timers for eleven years and counting, and she serves on the board for Church on the Lake, which meets Memorial Day through Labor Day. The lake is where she spends a lot of her free time; she loves being outdoors kayaking, hiking, or biking. Susan says she likes to “pray and play every chance she gets!”


Charmika Merriweather

Recruitment Director
Site Coordinator at First Baptist Campus
(256) 428-9461 or (256) 428-9415
cmerriweather@cwjc.net

Charmika first joined CWJC as a volunteer visiting internship sites. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she came to Hunstville to attend college at Alabama A&M University. Charmika attends Pillips CME Church, where she teaches Liturgical dance. In her (admittedly limited) spare time, she loves to read, go to the movies and watch YouTube videos about home decorating. Charmika and her husband, an art educator, have one very active son who loves cars and dinosaurs.


Pat Swinford

Site Coordinator at Whitesburg Pulaski Pike Campus
(256) 704-5678 x503
pswinford@cwjc.net

Pat is a native of Huntsville, and a graduate of Butler High School. She has her master’s degree from UAB in Guidance and Counseling. Before coming to Christian Women’s Job Corps, she worked in Counseling and Career Services at Calhoun Community College. Her supervisor was one of the people who brought CWJC to Huntsville, and invited her to teach job search classes. She became a Site Coordinator in 2005. She says, “I always thought working all of those years as a counselor in education was my calling… I’ve come to believe that it was my training ground for CWJC, my calling. I’m so glad God lets me play on His playground!” Pat is a long time member of Jackson Way Baptist Church in Huntsville. She teachers 3rd & 4th grade Sunday School, travels on regular mission trips to Cleveland, where she leads Bible Studies for women during camps. Pat is crazy about her nieces and nephews (and her great and great-great nieces and nephews) and loves watching the Tide roll!


Constance Tiller

Site Coordinator at Union Hill
ctiller565@aol.com

Constance was born and raised here in Huntsville, graduating from Lee High School and Alabama A&M. She has been with Christian Women’s Job Corps for 11 years. Constance has two children and two darling grandchildren; she calls her children “the beat of my heart.” She also has a heart for ministering to women and encouraging them in a closer walk with God. In addition to CWJC, she leads a Bible Study and has recently been appointed to lead the women’s ministry at her church, Union Hill P.B. An avid reader, Constance reads an average of 1-2 books each week. She also loves music and traveling, catching any movie or cartoon featuring talking animals!