Convention Speaker Bios



It is our pleasure to introduce you to our four convention speakers, Mr. James Bradely, Dr. Trey Adcock, The Rev. Bude VanDyke and The Rev. Dr. Brad Hauff. All of our speakers are from indigenous backgrounds in and around Western North Carolina. 

Please find our speaker's bios below, or click here to find additional resources to learn more about the Cherokee and Catawba Nations in Western North Carolina.


Mr. James Bradley

Mr. James Bradley works as the Secretary of Education for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and is of Cherokee descent. He is passionate about access to education and equal employment opportunities for those of indigenous descent and has worked for many years with members of Cherokee nation in different capacities. He is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville, NC and was recently confirmed by Bishop José in May of 2021. James brings a unique perspective as both an Episcopalian and a WNC-born member of Cherokee Nation.

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