We are very happy to announce two new additions to our team at our home office in Charlotte, North Carolina, Teresa Henderson and Michelle McNeill.
Teresa Henderson joined our team in February as Office Manager. She grew up attending church as her dad was first a worship leader and then a pastor. Teresa takes after her dad in that she loves music and has served the Lord in Christian ministries for most of her adult life. Although, her family moved around a lot when she was growing up, she calls Texas her home. She received her college degree in Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas. Teresa is married to Clayton and they have a daughter Tisha and two grandchildren, Chloe and Grace. She says she counts it a privilege to be a part of the With Open Eyes team and looks forward to what God will accomplish through this ministry.
A few need-to-know facts about Teresa:
- Will take any opportunity to go to the beach
- Loves chocolate!
- Is always looking for a new project
- Moved more than 12 times during her school age years
Last but not least, Michelle McNeill has come on board as part of our Field and Partner Relations team. Michelle has a huge heart for the Lord and for His people. She spent most of her life outside of Cleveland, Ohio and loved the name so much she eventually went to college in Cleveland, Tennessee at Lee University. After college, Michelle worked in Women’s Ministry at Central Church of God in Charlotte, but the Lord started stirring something new in her heart after a few years. After much prayer, she participated in a journey called “The World Race” which is a missions program that allowed her to travel and minister in 11 different countries in 11 months. The ministries ranged from orphan care to sex-trafﬁcking ministries, to preaching and encouraging in local communities. It was here where the Lord really started breaking Michelle’s heart for His people. It was also here where she met her husband, Garrett. Michelle and Garrett got married in September and from the beginning have felt compelled to be in ministry together. Michelle is so excited about the new opportunities the Lord is presenting and the doors He is opening!
- Loves running with her husband
- At any given time with Michelle’s family you could hear Polish, Russian, Ukranian, Spanish, or English and now Garrett is bringing “Southern” English
- Her must haves are coffee, ice cream, and popcorn
- Pretty awesome at Mexican Train (see here if you don’t know what that is!)