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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

Housing Director
Since 2009

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What I've Learned
Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Hannah Hardin

Operations 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

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 and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Sarah Bonner

Young Adult Program Assistant Director
Since 2019
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What I've Learned

God loves His kids. No, really. He loves us so much. Through working at PSM, I have grown to see the supernatural patience, grace, and unconditional love that the Lord has given to me to show our students. By loving our students in the only way I know how, through God’s love, I have experienced a new form of love He has for me that I didn’t see before.

There is nothing I did to make God start loving me so there is nothing I can do to make Him stop loving me. When approaching our students with this same idea, it is remarkable to watch how safe they feel knowing we will always love them no matter what. This love unravels a feeling of safety and peace in our program that only comes from Heaven. What an honor it is to be a part of such work.

Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Brooke Santiago

Education Assistant Director K-8
Since 2021
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What I've Learned

Working at Parker Street Ministries has taught me so much. As each day moves forward, I am learning that God has blessed me by allowing me to see His work unfold. We are here, not to do our own work but to do God’s work and to learn from Him.

God has taught me that His will is always better and that in life “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” Exodus 14:14. God is going to open and shut doors in our life and we need to be willing to go through the doors He has opened and be at peace with the ones He has shut.

I will never stop learning! There will always be a way to further my knowledge every new day.

 

Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Kyle Groesch

Administrative Assistant
Since 2023
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What I've Learned

The love of God that has been so beautifully demonstrated throughout the course of history, and most clearly through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, is for all people. Therefore, we love all people. None of us can earn or strive our way into God’s glorious kingdom. His presence, His love, and His willingness to be someone we can know and have a relationship with is a gift we don’t deserve. But God is a good father who gives good gifts to His children. After all, God Himself is the greatest gift!

Board and Staff - Parker Street Ministries - Lakeland, FL

Paige Connell

HR Generalist
Since 2024
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What I've Learned

I’m most excited to not only pursue a career in Human Resources but do so while spreading the gospel. I love having the opportunity to work in the community PSM serves and see the impact that each staff member and volunteer makes no matter what their role is. Seeing God move in all aspects of the organization is what I am most excited to experience!

Board of Trustees 2024-25

 

Marc Presnell, DVM – Chair
Robbie Pearce – Vice Chair
Teresa Bray – Immediate Past Chair
Lance Schmidt, CPA, CFE – Treasurer
Tara Jessup – Secretary
Howard Bayless
Kay Cochran, MBA
Monty Davis, M.Div.
Scott MacDonald
Terri Presnell
Lynne Simpkins
Sam Strawbridge
Joe Whitehurst, PT

Advisory Committee 2024-25

 

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