Our neighborhood, Heritage Village is growing at a steady pace as we near the half-way mark of the 35 homes it will have upon completion. Like Heritage Village, Turning Point Ministries continues to grow. Since our founding in 2008, we have operated with an all-volunteer board. In 2015 we decided to hire a construction superintendent position to manage the construction of our homes. With continued growth, however, daily operations of Turning Point Ministries required more work than volunteer-board members could contribute. “We needed someone who could keep all of the balls in the air,” according to former board president, Kari Galliart. 2019 board president, Jenny Landes, echoed that sentiment, but also added the need for “someone who could focus more on fundraising.” So in December we prayerfully began the search for a part-time Executive director.
Our search was successful we are excited to announce that in February Turning Point hired Michelle Gregory as our Executive Director. Michelle has lived in Edmond for the last 10 years. She and her husband Patrick, have a son and a daughter and attend Edmond’s New Covenant United Methodist Church. Michelle has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to her non-profit experience, Michelle worked in pharmaceutical sales. After staying home for a time to raise her children, Michelle pivoted to non-profit work for the last 6 years where she served as a Development and Marketing Director and a Deputy Director.
Turning Point Ministries is thrilled to have Michelle’s leadership and passion to help others. Welcome, Michelle!