Who We Are

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Our Mission

Called to Peace Ministries exists to provide a compassionate, comprehensive, and Christ-centered response to those impacted to those impacted by domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse can happen to any one of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.  It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Unfortunately, statistics are no better for women within the church.  

Called to Peace Ministries’ twofold mission is:

1) to provide practical assistance and counsel to individuals affected by domestic abuse

2) to educate organizations & helpers to better respond to these crises through education and mentoring.

 

Statement of Faith

Called to Peace Ministries is an evangelical, nondenominational parachurch ministry. We hold to the basic tenants of the faith as passed down by the church fathers and set forth in the Apostle’s Creed. We believe that God’s Word is the standard by which Christians are to live their lives.

At CTPM we believe that there should be unity when it comes to the essentials of the faith and liberty in the non-essentials. We allow for freedom of conscience when it comes to matters of theology that are not as clear or central to the Bible’s teaching. Our staff, board and volunteers are made up of people from various denominations who choose to respect one other in spite of doctrinal differences. When working with clients, we choose to maintain the same stance. We do not impose our theology on anyone related matters such as divorce and remarriage, headship/submission and other issues that are widely debated among Evangelicals. We will work within your doctrinal framework and respect your stance as long as it does not endanger victims of abuse.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: CALLED TO PEACE MINISTRIES EXISTS TO PROVIDE A COMPASSIONATE, COMPREHENSIVE, AND CHRIST-CENTERED RESPONSE TO THOSE IMPACTED BY DOMESTIC ABUSE.

Our Team

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Joy Forrest

Joy Forrest

Founder & Executive Director

Priscilla Arthur

Priscilla Arthur

Director of Operations

Mary Gifford

Mary Gifford

Development & Communications Specialist

Jim Upchurch

Jim Upchurch

Church Partnership Liasion

Naomi Jubilee

Naomi Jubilee

Executive Assistant & Financial Officer

Kelsey Locke

Kelsey Locke

Interim Office Assistant

Susanna Elliott

Susanna Elliott

Crisis Counselor & Trauma Therapist

Susie Hornor

Susie Hornor

Hospitality Coordinator

Lauren Rose

Lauren Rose

Social Media Coordinator

Sandra Pierce

Sandra Pierce

Asst. Director of Operations

Our Board

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Sarah Woodruff

Sarah Woodruff

Board Chair

Kristi Lay

Kristi Lay

Emergency Fund Coordinator

Janette Thayer

Janette Thayer

Secretary

Omar King

Omar King

Mindy Williams

Mindy Williams

Amber Lehman

Amber Lehman

Richard Waugaman

Richard Waugaman

Tiffany Lesnik

Tiffany Lesnik

Andre Turrentine

Andre Turrentine

Sherry Burrows

Sherry Burrows

Advisory Board

Julie Owens

Julie Owens

Advisory Board

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,* the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

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