meet the team.
Adults and children transforming their lives through employment and life skills training.
To be the premier resource in Wake County for people seeking to improve their lives and develop stable careers.
We believe lives are transformed through God's love and grace.
We are guided by the needs of our participants.
We are careful stewards of all relationships and resources in our care.
We seek and value diversity, inclusiveness, equality, accountability and collaboration.
We joyfully celebrate efforts and success.
Because unemployment and lack of resources keeps the entire community from thriving. And every family deserves stability.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.1% of the people in Raleigh are living below the poverty level. In some neighborhoods in Wake County, 23% of residents are unemployed.
Many of these men and women are actively seeking employment and stability, but face barriers such as criminal backgrounds, racial inequality, histories of drug abuse, domestic violence, and/or homelessness.
Unemployment creates vulnerable situations for hundreds of families, which prohibits people from living their best lives.
meet the board.
Board Chair Michael Story
Vice Chair Katherine Anne Hamlin
Finance Chair Jimmy Glover
Secretary Kirby Jones
Financial Development Chairs Anna White Hosea and John Matthews
Program Chair Brendan Hale
At Large Anne Underwood and Edmund Waddill
John Martin, CAPTRUST
John Matthews, Baker Roofing
Jacques Oury, Red Hat
Anne Ramsay, Community Leader
Robert Rehm, Smith Anderson
Andrew Rose, Capitol Financial Solutions
Katherine Ross, Parker Poe
Gregg Sandreuter, Beacon Partners
Elizabeth Scott, Williams Mullen
DeShelia Spann, Harte Hanks
Harriet Stephenson, WakeMed
Michael Story, Sentinel Risk Advisors
Anne Underwood, Underwood and Roberts
Edmund Waddill, Cherokee Investments
Jacqueline Whittenburg, UNC Medical Research
Colleen Camaione-Edmonston, St. Timothy’s School
John Constance, Retired Business Executive
Angie Dowd, Retired Financial Expert
Jimmy Glover, Mid-Atlantic Securities
Jimmy Goodmon, CBC New Media Group
Brendan Hale, Baker Roofing
Katherine Anne Hamlin, Hamlin Companies
Emmett Haywood, Nicholls and Crampton
Anna Hosea, Community Leader
Ben Hughes, NC State University
Kirby Jones, Daniel Center for Science and Math
Brandon Lowery, BLLC Landscaping
Katrina Lyons, Cardinal Advisors
Maria Lyons, Community Leader
Pierre Marcella, WingSwept
The purpose of the Young Professional (YoPro) Committee is to build awareness and attract participation within the local young professional community. The YoPro Committee will encourage a new generation of volunteerism through creative program development and initiatives to support StepUp Ministries fundraising efforts.
Interested in getting involved?
Check out our four sub-committees:
The Membership sub-committee’s primary responsibility is to attract and engage additional volunteers to assist with StepUp programs & events.
The Signature Events sub-committee is responsible for planning and carrying out several organized gatherings with the goal of fundraising and bolstering membership.
The Programs sub-committee is responsible for collaborating with StepUp to help determine volunteer activities and related programs in support of the mission and vision.
The Marketing & Public Relations sub-committee will be responsible for building StepUp Ministry’s awareness in the young professional community.
meet our partners.
THE GREEN CHAIR PROJECT
Reusing furnishings, renewing lives.
Recycling cars, changing lives.
TRIANGLE FAMILY SERVICES
Building a stronger community by strengthening the family.
ALLIANCE MEDICAL MINISTRY
Compassionate medical care for our working neighbors.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Empowering women on a journey to self-sufficiency.
Providing pride and self-confidence in men.
• StepUp Ministry has been serving the community in Wake County since 1988.
• StepUp Ministry in Raleigh is one of three StepUp Ministry programs in North Carolina. We also have programs in Durham and Greensboro.
• 2015-2016 Program Stats:
◦ 277 participants placed in jobs with 195 different employers through the Employment Program
◦ 177 adults participated in the yearlong Life Skills Program
◦ 49 young adults participated in the Real World Program
◦ 90 children participated in the Children's Program
◦ 113 alumni continued their involvement with StepUp Ministry in the Alumni Program
Linda Nunnallee, Executive Director: email@example.com or (919) 781-0156 x110
Mary Allison Raper, Development Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 781-0156 x125
Angela Coleman, Employment and Life Skills Program Director: email@example.com or (919) 781-0156 x106
Colisha C. Stanford, Children's Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 781-0156 x102