Yvonne Chappell Front Porch Café
Yvonne Chappell Front Porch Café
Jacqueline Culley Community Health Outreach and Event Planning
Erin Irwin Development Director
Erin Irwin 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 —
David John Cafe & International Dinner
David John Cafe & International Dinnerdjohn@southstreetministries.org
David John serves at the Front Porch Cafe and helps facilitate the International Dinner. A Pakistani man who is fluent in over 6 languages, David John works with international students and trains churches in connecting to the Muslim world.
Matthew 10:13-15 “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
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