Adam Walker, a retired Marine, began volunteering at Philippians Place in 2020. He serves on the Board of Directors and Volunteer Committee. He is a retired Marine who has been active in ministry, teaching since 2012. He is a member of Victory Baptist Church.
Angie has lived in Onslow County for 5½ years. She is married and has two adult sons. Angie received her BSN from UNC and later received her MDIV from Campbell Divinity School. Over the years she worked as a nurse, then served as a Children’s/Youth Minister until assuming a caregiver role for a family member with brain injury.
Angie has served in various local/state and foreign mission/ministry opportunities. She currently volunteers at the Soup Kitchen and here at Philippians Place. Her family attends the Catalyst Church, where Angie enjoys teaching young children. Angie’s strong faith in God and HIS faithfulness have carried her through the good and difficult times. Angie has experienced first-hand the impact of addiction in her family, almost losing a family member to it. She believes we are all a work in progress and God has a plan for each of us. Angie desires to come alongside others, helping them move forward with encouragement and hope.
Gloria served in the Marien Corps for 17 years. She retired, then worked as a lead teacher in a child development center, later moving to a position in an Early Head Start Home Visitor where she enjoyed helping the whole family. From there she took a position with the Children's Developmental Service Agency where she evaluates children for developmental delays.
When Gloria is not working servicing others, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and doing outdoor activities.
June and her Marine husband came to Jacksonville in 1976 when he was stationed here. She opened a child care center which she managed for 28 years. Now a window, June attends Brookwood Baptist Church and is a choir member there. She has been a volunteer for Philippians Place for two years working in our resale store where she helps receive donations and assists in various ways in the store.
When asked about her experience as a volunteer here, June said, " It has been a joy and privilege to work with an organization that reaches out to the homeless...I am proud to be part of it.
Pastor Mary Lou Saddoris
Raised in De Moines, Iowa, Mary Lou is the mother of six children. She retired from Aurora Colorado Public Schools where she worked as an aid and secretary. Afterward, Mary Lou worked as a Legal Assistant and retired after 20 years. She then attended Christ for a Nation's Bible School in texts and was ordained a pastor. She worked for 20 years as a volunteer chaplain for the Department of Corrections, conducting church services, Bible studies, and individual counseling sessions. During this time, she also served as Associate Pastor at Redeemer's Christian Fellowship for several years, while raising four grandchildren in Colorado.
Mary Lou now lives here with her retired Marine Corp son and his family. She attends the Family of God Christian Church where she teaches children's Sunday School. She has volunteered at the Soup Kitchen, Onslow County Hospice, and now teaches Bible studies as a volunteer here at Philippians Place.
Originally from Webster Groves, MO (just outside of St. Louis). Enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1988. Traveled and deployed throughout the world for 25 years before retiring in 2013 from MALS-29 on MCAS New River. Went straight into real estate after retiring from the Marine Corps and have been helping people buy, sell and fix houses ever since.
"I am very good with my hands for building things and general repairs. I also do a lot of computer repairs for people. I do both for Philippians Place as well as pickups and deliveries of furniture."