Erin Woodson Development Director
Erin Woodson Development Directorerin@southstreetministries.org
Erin stepped into South Street through the Cafe and by moving in as a neighbor into the Summit Lake community. Erin has served with the Front Porch Cafe and assists with grant writing and development efforts.
Proverbs 4:6-7 — Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Joe Tucker Executive Director
Joe Tucker Executive Directorjoe@southstreetministries.org
Joe Tucker, his wife, and two sons live in South Akron. Joe serves as Executive Director assisting all the staff and volunteers with the direction and vision of South Street Ministries. Joe started with South Street Ministries in 2008 as a volunteer with the Bike Shop and youth programs. Joe is a avid X-men fan, Akron enthusiast, and committed Christ-follower.
Philippians 3:10-11 “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection, sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
Lisa Crabbs Administrative Director
Lisa Crabbs Administrative Directorlcrabbs@southstreetministries.org
Lisa makes South Street run, managing the day to day schedules, finances, donations, volunteers and just about everything else. Her heart to mentor women and gift of hospitality is extended to many volunteers, children, and guests who grace South Street steps.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Toni Code Program Director
Toni Code Program Directortcode@southstreetministries.org
Toni has served with South Street since 2007 and has been employed since 2013. Toni helps with the Cafe, the volunteers, and the day-to-day organizational operations. Toni also serves with employment connections and counsels individuals in their recovery and reentry journeys.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. — Soren Kierkegarrd —
Eric Harmon Community Chaplain
Eric Harmon Community Chaplaineric@southstreetministries.org
Eric Harmon serves as Project Manager over the Front Porch building. Upon completion of the 2nd Floor, Eric will step into his new role of Community Chaplain. He has been with South Street Ministries since 2010. Eric helps with all areas of maintenance and construction, and co-leads the Reentry Network weekly at the Front Porch. Eric, a husband and father to two girls, enjoys fishing, mushroom hunting, and playing his banjo.
Luke 4:17-19: “And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Thomas Jones Cafe Manager
Thomas Jones Cafe Managertjones@southstreetministries.org
Thomas Jones manages the Cafe at the Front Porch Cafe. A native of Virginia, Thomas is one of the most helpful workers at South Street. Thomas Jones also helps with South Street Sports and is a leader among the boys at football and Open Gym.
James 1:22-25 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
Gary Eckenrode Front Porch Cafe
Gary Eckenrode Front Porch Cafegeckenrode@southstreetministries.org
Gary serves with the Front Porch Cafe. A recently certified Stephen Ministries servant, Gary has a heart to help people. Gary helps with the cleaning up the facilities as well.
Change your life for yourself, not for someone else.
Bob Irwin Youth Director
Bob Irwin Youth Directorbob@southstreetministries.org
Bob Irwin facilitates the Youth Programs at South Street Ministry. A daily fixture at After School and Summer Camp, Bob has a servant’s heart and is quick to offer his time and talent to help out wherever needed. Bob Spent 4 years learning urban ministry in Camden, NJ and is now back in his hometown of Summit Lake.
Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Amber Cullen Communications Director
Amber Cullen Communications Directoramber@southstreetministries.org
Amber Cullen serves as the Communication Director at South Street Ministries. She is especially passionate about engaging the community in generative dialogue. Amber has an interest in the arts, and how the arts can accompany us in our individual and collective processes of healing and transformation. She was born in raised in Springfield Township (right outside of Akron, Ohio) and has recently returned from Philadelphia to work and live in the Summit Lake community. She hopes to one day cultivate a butterfly garden in her own backyard. Amber also frequently writes on her blog, A Butterfly’s Cocoon.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anaïs Nin