Interview with Richard Rhoades
Interviewed by: Chad Morgan
Location: Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, Kannapolis, NC
Interview Date: Friday, March 14, 2008
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Richard Rhoades has served as pastor at Kimball Memorial Lutheran in Kannapolis since 2001. During the crisis after Pillowtex shut down in 2004, Rhoades cooperated with community charities and government agencies to run a Career Service Center at his church to aid displaced workers
This interview is organized around several major themes: Rhoades's career and background; the closing of Pillowtex and the fallout of that; the Career Service Center; and the anticipated positive effects of the North Carolina Research Campus.