Bridgett Gardner Chairman - Lowe's Employee
John Wishon Vice Chairman - Owner WWWC Radio/Foothills Media Inc.
Gail Walsh Secretary- Owner of Sisters, Melody Square, North Wilkesboro
Jerry Sidden Retired Project Manager for John S. Clark Builders
Rev. Ken Pardue Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church
Brenda Barr Nurse
Cathy Graham Educator
Sonny Thomas Pastor, Calvary Freewill Baptist Church
Doug Rollins Insurance Agent, Faw Insurance
Danny Dunn Owner, Wilkesboro Raceway Park
April Murray Accounting Manager
Prospective board members are nominated by a current member and if voted in, serve a four year term. The board meets the first Monday of each month to pray and discuss the business of the children's home. Our board members are not just people who meet once in a while to make decisions, you will see all of us involved in the various activities that involves Ebenezer from share-a-thons, to Singing in the Foothills, the golf tournament, even attending adoption ceremonies for the children that Ebenezer has helped to place with forever families. No board member receives any compensation for serving other than the many blessings that are involved. All financial decisions, including salaries, are made by the board of directors. Ebenezer is audited each year by Kim Walker, CPA, who presents her findings to the Board of Directors.
Ebenezer now has four homes on our original campus: Genesis, Faith, Charity, and Hope. These four homes give us the capacity of 33 children. We are constantly either at or near capacity. The fifth home is the Joe Severt Foster Home, in the Oakwoods Community.
The Board has never been more proud of our staff. Our office staff, house parents, and Attic employees do such a wonderful job and deserve WAY more than they are paid. Our Executive Director, Jean Davis has been with us since day one and we can not express enough our confidence in her. Jean oversees the day to day operations of all of the different areas of ministry at Ebenezer. Even though Jean makes no financial decisions and is not on the Board of Directors, she is always faithful to carry out the Board's wishes. We never cease to be amazed that she still manages to know so much about each of the children that have called Ebenezer home. Sherry Reeves, our Associate Director, has been such an asset to the ministry. She does a fantastic job coordinating volunteers for all of our fundraising events in addition to her regular job responsibilities. A special thanks to Mrs. Arliene who handles the accounting for all of Ebenezer's donated funds, sales from The Attic, and ticket sales for Singing in the Foothills. She pours her heart into her job and even though her work load has increased with Ebenezer's growth, she still pays close attention to every penny that's given.
You will notice here on the website our ECFA Profile. Being a member of ECFA is a huge honor and gives us even more financial accountability.
As always, if you have any questions about the Home, feel free to call 336-667-LOVE. We would be glad to answer any question you may have. In closing, our Board would like to thank all of the donors, churches, and volunteers who give so much to help us answer the call to care for hurting children. Most of all, our thanks and praise goes to our King of Kings, Jesus Christ!