To serve, empower and minister to clients in order to prevent and end hunger and homelessness through advocacy, education, housing and coordination of services.

Open Door Ministries was established in 1995, as a merger of High Point Urban Ministry and Open Door Shelter. High Point Urban Ministry was begun in 1969 and provided assistance for food, clothing, and financial needs. Urban Ministry also operated a soup kitchen that served a lunch meal (Monday – Friday). Open Door Shelter started in 1987 and provided a homeless shelter for men, women and children.

Steve Key, Executive Director - Email Steve

Don Bellemore, Director of Programs - Email Don

Leslie Graham, Development and Donor Services Director - Email Leslie                


Elisabeth M. Waters, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director, Arthur Cassell Transitional Houser -Email Beth

We are thankful for the service of our Board and all they do to assist our organization in the fight to end hunger in our community.

Board of Directors

Eric Abeles

Lin Amos

Edwin Bass

Rev. Joe Blankinship

Nancy Bowman

Ray Bretzmann

Clifford Bullard

Paul Coates

Wanda Dellinger

Tom Eller

Brian Evans

Joe Fisher

Sandra Funk

Brooke Garrou

Steve Hall

Clarence Kennedy

Hillary Kokajko

David Miller

Rev. Paul Milton

Don Shaw

James Simon

Mittie Smith

Gail Stricklin

David Thompson

Rev. David Umphlett

George White

Advisory Board

Andy Bills

Barbara Coughlin

Frosty Culp

Groome Fulton

Tony Griffey

Jeff Horney

Nancy Laney

Tommy Langley

Elizabeth Maricich

David Miller

Mark Norcross

Matt Nowell

Mike Smith

John Thomas

Rev. Robert Williams

Vann York