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Flyin' ​Lion Transition to Employment Prog​ram

Offering hope in the form of career-readiness training to persons economically challenged or differently able.

Our Mission

Flyin' Lion Ministries seeks to improve quality of life for our neighbors in the North Mecklenburg community by providing the first step toward employment and upward mobility. Our goal is to create an accepting and encouraging community that will enhance the talents and skills of persons who have limited resources due to domestic violence, homelessness or poverty, or whose employment opportunities have been limited due to intellectual or developmental challenges. 

The Pro​gram

Baked goods can be ordered on a weekly basis HERE

Chef-lead Instruction

Our students will learn to produce high-quality baked goods as they receive instruction in all the basic food handling and food preparation techniques.

ServSafe Certification

Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® course and exam, and receipt of their certificate, graduates of the Flyin’ Lion program will be attractive candidates for employment in the Food Service Industry. 

Career Services

The program will equip our students with the skills necessary to apply for and maintain employment. Through community partnerships, we will assist our students in finding  positions in local restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores, cafés and with caterers.

The Team​

The idea to establish a teaching ministry was born in 2016. In the five years following, the scope of the ministry has taken form, a kitchen has been built, and a dream has become a reality. Although it was spearheaded by a few people, it has captivated the hearts and minds of the entire congregation of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and everyone is involved. We are a community of people who seek to fulfill the commandment to love God with our whole hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves.


Are you interested?

This is a program that only exists and thrives because of the many hands and hearts that support it, both in the church and in the community. We are always seeking partners in ministry, either as referral sources for students, potential employers, outlets for our products, or as community volunteers. If our mission speaks to you, please contact us to see how you might become part of an opportunity to change lives.

Chef Sue Bartlett

Get in touch!


8600 Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd

Huntersville, NC 28078


(704) 399-5193


Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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