Barnabas Staff & Board of Directors

LuAnn Carrig serves on the Board of Directors for the Barnabas Horse Foundation, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

LuAnn began as a volunteer in the special needs riding program as the developer of activities and games for the clients to complete as they rode the course. LuAnn also served as an Equine Professional Assistant working on a team consisting of a therapist, Equine Professional and client. She was enthusiastic to begin volunteering with the Foundation having volunteered at a similar program in the Northern Virginia area.

LuAnn retired to the area in 2016. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Development, with an emphasis in education. She has been employed as a teacher in the public and private setting, and before she retired she served in a religious exempt setting as the Director for the St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool. Early on in her teaching career, she became passionate about working with children, and their families, who demonstrated special needs, medical conditions, psychiatric conditions and/or congenital conditions. During the years 2000 – 2006, LuAnn served as an Advocate for high school students who had no representation when developing an Individual Education Plan.

During her career she had the privilege of serving on the Board of the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children, as well as on two Fairfax County School Readiness teams. She currently holds membership with the National Association for the Education for Young Children.

LuAnn is a wife, mother and grandmother. She and her husband, Bob, have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. Together they adopted four children when the children were ages 12, 10, 8 and 4. LuAnn decided when she retired, that she would spend her time “giving back” to her community because much has been given to her! In addition to her work with Barnabas, she serves on the Board of Directors for her community HOA, is the Advancement Chair on the Scout Committee for her grandchildren’s Scout troops, creates merchandise for the Barnabas Horse Foundation, and serves as a designer for a local scrapbook store.

She is a woman of faith and strives to live every day following Jesus’ commandments for His people. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”