Lenize Patton

Lenize Patton

Executive Director

"I have the incredible privilege to lead and work with an amazing group of staff, volunteers, and board members to assist those in need in our community." 

Lenize was a special education teacher for eighteen years. Then she heard there were 276 homeless children in Onslow County. A  year later she started Philippians Place, a nonprofit organization,  and soon resigned from teaching.

Beth Ferraro

Beth Ferraro

Beth graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a major in Criminal Justice and double minors in Psychology and Sociology. She has a passion for volunteerism and assisting the needs of our community.

Executive Board Chair

Beth began as Lenize’s assistant in 2015 where she assisted with fundraising, events, promotions, and social media. 


Ron Welsh

Board Secretary

"One thing that attracted me to PP was the need to end the cycle of homelessness in Onslow County. I’ve always been an advocate of helping those who want to help themselves and not just putting a band-aid on someone’s problem only to see it reappear the next month. PP’s has an earnings program that helps people improve their situation while providing much-needed education required to improve their situation whatever that might be."

Ron, a Board Member since March 2019, is Pastor of Education and Finance at Enon Chapel Baptist Church since July 2012.

Kathy Reese

Kathy Reese

Board Member

Kathy has been a Board member since 2019. She is a Registered Nurse Case Manager with United Health Care.

Kathy is a mother of 4 children and has 1 granddaughter. She belongs to Cape Carteret Baptist Church.