Scarlette Pless

Scarlette grew up in Salisbury, NC and graduated from South Rowan high school in 2006. She was a student at Western Carolina from 2006-2010, receiving two degrees: a BA in Philosophy and Religion and a BS in Communications. While at Western, she fell in love with the community at Cullowhee United Methodist. She was involved in the choir, bell choir, Wesley Foundation, Cullowhee Kids preschool and she interned at the church for a semester. Shortly after graduation, she began seminary at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte and also married Ryan Pless. She graduated from Pfeiffer with her MA in Practical Theology in 2014. In 2016, Cullowhee kids preschool was looking to hire a new teacher and Scarlette and Ryan were looking to move back to Cullowhee, their true home! In 2021, after five years of teaching, Scarlette started working as the Christian Education Director at CUMC. When not at the church, Scarlette loves to spend time with her husband and their fur children, read/watch mystery thrillers, and explore new places. 
Scarlette Pless- Christian Education Director