Our History

OurCalling began in 2001 with Wayne and Carolyn Walker, and a group of Christian volunteers, who had a heart to serve the Dallas homeless. They began by serving meals to the homeless and conducting Bible studies. It quickly became apparent that their new friends needed much more than food and a prayer, they needed community. To help scale their efforts, OurCalling was incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 2009.

In 2011, OurCalling began renting a little building on Haskell Avenue to host Bible studies and feed the homeless. The building proved to be too small for the number of people who frequented the building each day seeking services, so in 2017 after considerable renovation and construction, OurCalling’s new facility opened on Cesar Chavez and set the stage for today’s impact on the homeless community.

Leadership

Wayne Walker
Wayne Walker
CEO and Pastor
Carolyn Walker
Carolyn Walker
Chief Administration Officer
Tori Thompson
Tori Thompson
Chief Financial Officer
Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson
Director of Programs
Rodney Lara
Rodney Lara
Director of Operations
Juliana Williams
Juliana Williams
Director of Development

Team Members

Rainer Bantau
Rainer Bantau
Senior Operations Manager
Melody Brunner
Melody Brunner
Volunteer Engagement Manager
Jad Dagher
Jad Dagher
Project Manager to the CEO
TJ Detwiler
TJ Detwiler
Men’s Care Team Manager
Martin Evans
Martin Evans
Property Development Manager
Ali Hendricksen
Ali Hendricksen
Senior Manager of Communications
Tommy Jones
Tommy Jones
Security Manager
Andrew Lallerstedt
Andrew Lallerstedt
Placement Solutions Manager
Diane Pugh
Diane Pugh
Office Manager
Lanette Saenz
Lanette Saenz
Women's Care Team Manager
Charles Udoh
Charles Udoh
Food Service Manager
Brandon Wallace
Brandon Wallace
Search and Rescue Manager
Abel Alonzo
Abel Alonzo
Kitchen Assistant
Kelci Barker
Kelci Barker
Bookkeeper
Jason Benningfield
Jason Benningfield
Care Minister
Blake Blakemore
Blake Blakemore
Security Guard
Newell Blakemore
Newell Blakemore
Security Officer
Wanda Bolton-Davis
Wanda Bolton-Davis
Chaplain
Susie Castro
Susie Castro
Warehouse Associate
Tina Cobb
Tina Cobb
Care Minister
Kristen Landers
Kristen Landers
Guest Services Associate
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis
Associate Manager of Development
Troy Depue
Troy Depue
Facilities Coordinator
Paulo Dorsey
Paulo Dorsey
Care Minister - Street Outreach
Emily Duke
Emily Duke
Care Minister
Chasidy Galloway
Chasidy Galloway
Care Minister - Street Outreach
Sam Galloway
Sam Galloway
Care Minister - Street Outreach
Stan Gilbert
Stan Gilbert
Care Minister - Street Outreach
James Hardman
James Hardman
Security Guard
Julia Harper
Julia Harper
Development Associate
Glenn Haughton
Glenn Haughton
Guest Services Associate
David Hethcock
David Hethcock
Men's Care Minister
Tabitha Keel
Tabitha Keel
Women's Care Minister
Billy Lang
Billy Lang
Resource Associate
Kendrick Lawrence
Kendrick Lawrence
Care Minister
John Little
John Little
Care Minister - Street Outreach
Gladys Lowry
Gladys Lowry
Care Minister
Ric Maddox
Ric Maddox
Donor Engagement Officer
Josh Mitchell
Josh Mitchell
Placement Solutions Associate
Megan Oates
Megan Oates
Executive Assistant
EJ O’Neal
EJ O’Neal
Security Officer
Jill Phillips
Jill Phillips
Human Resources Associate
Sheldon Russell
Sheldon Russell
Care Minister
Lois Saenz
Lois Saenz
Care Minister - Street Outreach
Fahdel Scriven
Fahdel Scriven
Guest Services Coordinator
Laurice Taylor
Laurice Taylor
Care Minister - Street Outreach
Roland Tureaud
Roland Tureaud
Care Minister
Zane Wittrock
Zane Wittrock
Resources Coordinator
Sarah Katherine Williams
Sarah Katherine Williams
Communications Associate

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