The Shallotte resident is married to Jean Pelletier, has four adult children and four grandchildren. She is a passionate writer on faith subjects, writing books and a regular column for the Brunswick Beacon. Recently, she wrote an autobiography of the life and work of Gary and Meredith Krupp, co-founders of Pave the Way Foundation in New York City.
Salone-Pelletier also enjoys directing or attending spiritual retreats and assisting in adult religious education in her parish.
“I believe my call is to serve the community, especially through the proclamation of God’s word,” she said. She calls herself “a roaming Catholic and non-retired retiree.” And true to her statement, she is involved in local ecumenical efforts as a chaplain at Brunswick/Novant Medical Center.
In 2011, she was the first Catholic to be awarded the Robert Trentham Homilist Award at the International Conference of Community Churches. And she was awarded the 2011 Governor’s Award for Volunteerism in North Carolina.