Pictured below is our Initial Board of Directors. We are also supported by Release the Oppressed Ministries. We are convinced that there are many others out there that God is calling to join us. Our goal is to have a Board of Directors of 12.  If you are one of those people, or would like us to pray with you as you seek to discern your calling either with us or elsewhere, please contact us at info@alabasterboxes.org. We would be honored and privileged to seek God's direction with you.
Pictured from left to right are our President Irene, Vice President Greg, Mary, Secretary/Treasurer Robert, Susan, and Consulting Advisor John. As we work to build a solid foundation, on Christ alone, we are mindful of the need to expand our numbers, skills, knowledge and abilities and are prayerfully seeking God's guidance to do this. 

After following God's leading to leave her job and attend seminary, Irene has been committed to helping people recover from their pasts, leaving their traumas behind, and becoming everything that God has designed for them. Her time running a homeless shelter and feeding people who were living on the streets, opened her eyes to the level of bondage and lack of hope that permeate the downtrodden and cast-offs from our society. Combining this with lessons from her past experience auditing, ensuring financial compliance with regulatory requirements, and management of non-profits has created a commitment not to add to the problem, but to fill a very specific niche to assist those who are ready and willing to rebuild their lives. This approach is heavily influenced by observing that many of those caught in the cycles of hopelessness and despair, eking out a survival but with no real purpose or joy, do not have a healthy family or other support network. Another influencing factor is the observation of the dehumanizing that takes place when organizations, or necessity, must treat every person the same, instead of recognizing and encouraging their unique attributes. 

Retiring after a career designing and implementing automated systems, Greg brings both a deep faith and some great analytic and practical skills to the mix.

Mary has a varied background with a consistent thread of advocating for the homeless. Her heart for God and for all of His children comes through from the moment you meet her.

Robert brings not only a heart for God, but also business and contracting skills to the mix.

A retired nurse, Susan, and her husband John, a retired professor, bring not only wisdom from years of experience, but also are great prayer warriors. Having walked deeply with God for decades, and studying His word in depth, they bring strength and stability to our group.