Senior Leadership Team
Open Door Mission’s Senior Leadership Team consists of a dedicated team of professionals that are responsible for the oversight of the ministry. Our senior leadership team inspires excellence, competence and fellowship while fully embracing people who are experiencing homelessness with the love of Christ.
Candace has served at Open Door Mission in many capacities for over 20 years. Born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada, she is a devoted wife to her husband Steve, and mother to their four children. She has become a noted national advocate for the homeless, and is sought out for her experience in implementing community prevention programs that help end the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Meet the President: Read Candace’s full biography here »
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:12-13
Senior Program Director
Steve is blessed with godly parents and a wonderful family. He loves traveling; a hobby that began due to his father being in the United States Air Force. He enjoys God’s overall creation, especially seeing His image in people. His passion is helping people on their journey with Jesus, learning to live life to the fullest.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20
Chief Program Officer / Women and Families Ministries
Amy has been a part of Open Door Mission’s staff for seven years, helping fellow employees meet their goals and realize their potential. After working in the corporate world for 13 years, she finds it refreshing to work for a Christ-based organization. Amy is also a busy aunt to seven nieces and nephews, and enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing with her pink pole.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
Richard came on staff at Open Door Mission in 1997. Ever since, he has loved watching the Lord work in every area here, seeing Him help those in need. Richard loves to fish, but he most enjoys spending time with his three sons, seven grandchildren, and his wife of 50 years.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13
Mike came to the Open Door Mission in 2014 from a successful business career in different roles including: Vice President in Finance and Director of Process Improvement. One of Mike’s favorite roles at Open Door Mission is leading Bible study with men in our New Life Recovery program and seeing how the Lord works in their lives. He loves hiking, outdoor sports and spending time with his family and friends. He has a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a CPA certificate from the State of Missouri.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. – 2 Corinthians 5:20-21