Meet The Team

BECKY SHAFFER

Executive Director & Founder

Hey! I'm so happy you stopped by! 

In my role as Executive Director, I have the most beautiful honor to share stories of "Grace" as she works hard to change her life, and how in the process God does a mighty work in her heart—she becomes a world changer. The brave steps she takes, will impact lives for generations to come! God does that work through YOU and ME, TOGETHER, as we co-serve this community!

This little tribe has my heart. I love everyone involved, from our volunteer board members to the girls and community we serve, and every person who shares their gift of support. I truly believe we are ALL in this TOGETHER. We do hard work around here and God does the heart work—not only with the girls we serve, but every staff and volunteer as well!

 

I'd love the opportunity to come and share inspiring stories with your group! Please reach out at becky@savinggracenwa.org to schedule time for a visit! 

 

—God's grateful girl.

Cherri 
Rodriguez

Director of Development

Hello, friend! 
My name is Cherri (like the fruit!) and I have been with Saving Grace since August of 2015. My role in Development allows me the JOY of telling you about what God is doing through the ministry of Saving Grace and invite you to join us in supporting this work through your financial gifts and through prayer! 

Lives are changing here, and those changes require funding—but at Saving Grace, we look at raising money a little differently!
We know that it's the Lord who inspires generosity in His people and ultimately, HE provides everything we need to ensure the future of our program and the success of the young women who call it home.

It’s my honor to help set the stage for growth, share with you the stories of “Grace”, who is changing her life for generations to come, and point the Glory back to God, because He's the TRUE Healer of hearts and Changer of lives! 

I’d love to talk to you about ways we
can partner together to break the cycle
of poverty for young women in
Northwest Arkansas!
Email me at cherri@savinggracenwa.org

Jenna Dickey

Business Manager

Hi! My name is Jenna and I have been with Saving Grace since November 2018! 


Hands down, I have the best gig! 
Part of my role here is to support our incredible staff! We jokingly refer to me as “Human Resources”, but the fact of the matter is that I truly have a heart for these women and I’m dedicated to making sure I can empower them with all the tools they need to succeed!

In addition to being our team’s advocate, I’ve also been given the incredible privilege to manage the financial resources of Saving Grace—and I take your trust seriously!

With every penny YOU give to help change the lives of young women, WE give thanks! It’s my honor to ensure that we are living out our mission as good stewards of the good gifts God provides through YOU! 

Please accept my heartfelt “thanks!” for serving these amazing young women
with us—YOU MATTER!

Questions? Reach me by email any time, at jenna@savinggracenwa.org

Wendi
seidel

Program Manager

Hi, I’m Wendi!

After serving for 3+ years as a Saving Grace mentor, I stepped into the role of
Program Manager at the end of 2018.
I am so grateful to get the opportunity to serve our Lord while locking arms with the Saving Grace girls and mentors!

Here at Saving Grace we believe,
if “Grace” can’t see it, she can’t be it!
And that’s my job precisely, to help Grace ‘see what she can be’ by helping to plan
and execute impactful Life Skills Classes, dream about and prepare for independent living, and my personal favorite—pairing Grace with her cord of three mentors!

Our mentors are fierce, brave, and kind women like YOU who choose to mentor Grace for LIFE! Yes, I said life!

If you have questions about our program, are interested in helping with life skills classes, or have a desire to mentor,
I’m your girl. :)
 
Give me a shout anytime!
wendi@savinggracenwa.org

Timika 
Williams

Office Manager

Hi! My name is Timika Williams and I have been serving here in the role of Office Manager since June 2018. 

 

My role has been lovingly referred to as the "Chaos Coordinator" but for me, this job is where I get to be the hands and feet of Jesus. I LOVE WHAT I DO!!

As the Office Manager, not only do I get to support our AMAZING ministry team of women, but I also get to walk alongside "Grace" in her daily life. I get to hug her and show her the love and light of Christ.

My time in our main office is generally spent answering your phone calls, providing resources to the community, receiving in-kind donations, giving tours to our visitors, recruiting and training our amazing volunteers, and so much more. 

I love sharing and talking about our program and the AMAZING things that God is doing here! Not only are we making a difference for this generation, but also for generations to come! I am so grateful to have a part in it! 

Questions? Interested in volunteering?
I would love to speak with you more about our program and how you can get involved! I can be reached in our main
office at 479-636-1133 or Timika@savinggracenwa.org

Maggie
Powers

Life Coach

Hi! My name is Maggie Powers and I'm the Life Coach here at Saving Grace.

I have the opportunity to work closely each week with "Grace." I love to celebrate her wins and work with her to aim high! 

 

It is really special to be a part of empowering these young women to dream.
Dreaming is a sacred space and it gives purpose to making goals. 

I work to support their goals and assist them in following through. These women are both fierce and lovely, and their goals and dreams are incredibly inspiring. 

 

It is beautiful to see our NWA community link arms for "Grace" as she battles to thrive and create generational change. 

You can reach me by email at maggie@savinggracenwa.org

our board

Sarah Hickman Gillmer
Bryan Looney

James Vawter

Dionne Banks

Dr. Angela Hines

Cookie Parker

Lisa Chambers Garcia

Mark Gerth

Keith Helton

Natalie Dodd

Patrick Curry

Raynisha Robinson

Ashley Goss

Mauri Myers

Pastor Jonathan Watson

Kent & Becky Shaffer (ex-officio)
 

founding board

Brian Looney, President

Kerri Young, Vice President

Andrea Parker, Treasurer

Jennifer Newell, Secretary

Brent Young

Jake Newell

Kent Reeves

Jack Galbraith

Karen Weiler

Dr. Bob & Misty Wilson

Chris & Tiffany Savage

 

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