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Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Tim Mitchell

Executive Director
Since 1996
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What I've Learned

I could live in the mountains and look out the window and see God’s glory and beauty every day and get to know Him more. But there’s something about living among people — looking out my window and seeing the brokenness and realizing my own brokenness and need for a Savior every day. For God so loved me He sent me to the poor that I might know Him more and know my need for Him more.

Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Christina Allen

Education Director
Since 2007
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What I've Learned

My neighbors (specifically the moms of my students) are beautiful people whose generosity, sincerity, and friendship bless me every day.

Kids are fun!!! I am so privileged to spend my days with them.

God’s ways are not my ways but He is always good and loving. 

When I am stubborn and try to do things in my own strength, God patiently draws me back to Himself.

Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

William Wainwright

Facilities & Neighborhood Services Director
Since 2009

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Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Hannah Hardin

Business Operations & Finance Director
Since 2009
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What I've Learned

Ministry[/life] is so much less of our work than I ever imagined and so much more God’s work on my own heart. And how beautiful that is…that He is always after our hearts. And that pursuit – being pursued by the King of the Universe – that is what we share with each other as we point each other to Christ through the good times and bad. That is when ministry[/life!] happens. The Gospel for Daily Living.

Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Emily Pandolfi

Academic Enrichment Support
Since 2017
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Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Hannah Scruggs

Volunteer & Neighborhood Events Coordinator | Since 2019
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What I've Learned

God has shown Himself so faithful to me in just my short time here at Parker Street Ministries. I am thankful to work for an organization that loves and trust God far more than anyone or anything else. I feel blessed to be a small part of the work going on here and love the relationships that I have built with the staff, volunteers, and neighbors who continue to teach me more of who Jesus is every day.

Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Katie Anderson

Administrative Assistant
Since 2020
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What I've Learned

I’ve learned how frail and inadequate I am and my need to rely on Jesus for strength. Ministry work is more than just clocking in and out. It’s entering into a spiritual battle on a daily basis and fighting for the Kingdom of God. It’s choosing to lean into Jesus so that I am equipped to face the challenges set before me and to love others well. “We are humans, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons not worldly weapons, to knock down strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments,” 2 Cor. 10:3-5. Working for Parker Street is a blessing and I’m grateful to be fighting for the Kingdom alongside such a great team!

Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Sarah Breed

Development & Communications Director
Since 2021
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What I've Learned

On this side of life, we won’t know or meet every human being. God is, therefore, very purposeful in those He plants in our lives—and whose lives we’re planted in. Ephesians 5:2 says, “And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” The love being shown—and the work being done in this neighborhood—through Jesus is as a sweet-smelling aroma before the Lord. I am thankful and honored He also picked me, of all people, to be planted here for such a time as this.

Board of Trustees 2022-23

 

Teresa Bray, Chair
Kay Cochran, MBA, Secretary
Lance Schmidt, CPA, CFE, Treasurer
Marc Presnell, DVM, Chair Elect
Scott MacDonald, Immediate Past Chair
Lynn Andersen
Howard Bayless
Monty Davis, M. Div.
Randy Mathews, MBA
Terri Presnell
Sandra Thiele
Joe Whitehurst, PT

Advisory Committee 2022-23

 

Marsha Vass, Chair
Barney Barnett
Wesley Barnett
Marti Beswick
Tracey Carter
Tina DeBoer
MattE Diaz
Dax Gibson
Cynthia Hallock
Jack Harrell, Jr.
Jack Harrell, III
Will Harrell
Tara Jessup
Bob Johnson
Kelly Jones
Amy Laderer
Jim McClelland
Laura Pallos
Billy Ray
Andy Ritchie
Steve Scruggs
Jayna Smith
Timo Strawbridge
Ernestine Tye
Bill Vass
Julie Watkins
Tracy Wilson
Danny Wuerffel
Steve Young