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.  I

Adam Walker
Program Manager/Volunteer Coordinator 

Adam, a retired Marine, has served as a volunteer on the Program Committee and Board of Directors before accepting the current position. Adam has been in active ministry, teaching since 2012. He and his family are members of Victory Baptist Church.

  Michele McKinnon
Resale Store Manager

"When I started at Philippians I was a volunteer! It's always fun to see what God has planned for you. If someone would have said "You're going to manage the store," I would have gotten a big giggle from that. I am so grateful He did. It is a blessing to be involved in our community, helping others. It is great to see everyone participate. I thank all our volunteers, our donators, our shoppers, and staff. You all help to make Philippians Place possible. Keep us in your prayers."

Renee Pflepsen
Renee Pflepsen
Store Associate 

Although born in San Diego, California, Renee spent the majority of her adult life in Florida. She has an Associate of Art in Business from Florida State College of Jacksonville. Renee relocated to North Carolina in 2018 with her husband Timothy to have a wonderful retirement in Jacksonville, North Carolina, working at Philippians Place to give back to the community.