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 People 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
Chief Advancement Officer

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
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis
Partner Engagement Manager
TJ Detwiler
TJ Detwiler
Men’s Care Team Manager
Martin Evans
Martin Evans
Property Development Manager
Ali Hendricksen
Ali Hendricksen
Senior Manager of Communications
Carissa Hensch
Carissa Hensch
Philanthropy Project Manager
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
Security Manager
Andrew Lallerstedt
Andrew Lallerstedt
Placement Solutions Manager
Diane Pugh
Diane Pugh
Office Manager
Lanette Taylor-Saenz
Lanette Taylor-Saenz
Women's Care Team Manager
Charles Udoh
Charles Udoh
Food Service Manager
Brandon Wallace
Brandon Wallace
Search & Rescue Manager
Abel Alonzo
Abel Alonzo
Kitchen Assistant
Kelci Barker
Kelci Barker
Bookkeeper
Ned Bartlebaugh
Ned Bartlebaugh
Chaplain
Jason Benningfield
Jason Benningfield
Men's Care Minister
Kenzie Bieganski
Kenzie Bieganski
Volunteer Coordinator
Blake Blakemore
Blake Blakemore
Security Officer
Newell Blakemore
Newell Blakemore
Security Officer
Wanda Bolton-Davis
Wanda Bolton-Davis
Chaplain
Susie Castro
Susie Castro
Warehouse Associate
Eric Clay
Eric Clay
Operations Logistics Associate
Tina Cobb
Tina Cobb
Women's Care Minister
Elizabeth DeBerry
Elizabeth DeBerry
Women's Care Minister
Troy Depue
Troy Depue
Facilities Coordinator
Paulo Dorsey
Paulo Dorsey
Search & Rescue Care Minister
Emily Duke
Emily Duke
Women's Care Minister
Chasidy Galloway
Chasidy Galloway
Search & Rescue Care Minister
Sam Galloway
Sam Galloway
Search & Rescue Care Minister
Stan Gilbert
Stan Gilbert
Search & Rescue Care Minister
James Hardman
James Hardman
Security Officer
Julia Harper
Julia Harper
Advancement Administrator
David Hethcock
David Hethcock
Men's Care Minister
Tabitha Keel
Tabitha Keel
Women's Care Minister
Kristen Landers
Kristen Landers
Guest Services Associate
Billy Lang
Billy Lang
Guest Services Associate
Kendrick Lawrence
Kendrick Lawrence
Men's Care Minister
John Little
John Little
Search & Rescue Care Minister
Gladys Lowry
Gladys Lowry
Women's Care Minister
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
Programs Assistant / Recruiter
Sheldon Russell
Sheldon Russell
Men's Care Minister
Lois Saenz
Lois Saenz
Search & Rescue Care Minister
Fahdel Scriven
Fahdel Scriven
Guest Services Coordinator
Roland Tureaud
Roland Tureaud
Men's Care Minister
Zane Wittrock
Zane Wittrock
Resources Coordinator
Sarah Katherine Williams
Sarah Katherine Williams
Communications Associate
David Jones
David Jones
Men's Care Minister
Shannon Silva
Shannon Silva
Placement Solutions Associate

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