Reverend Brickle was ordained November 16, 2001 by the Wake County Baptist Association and is the Founder and President of Lost Sheep Outreach Ministry in Raleigh, NC. Lost Sheep Outreach Ministry has evolved over the past twenty years. Its inception came about as a result of Reverend Ron Collier and Brother Phil Brickle discussing the needs of the homeless and less fortunate one autumn afternoon. Both had a burning desire to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the community of forgotten persons.
Wayne Eaton took advantage of the program’s resources to get him where he is today. Looking back, only 7 years ago in 2010, Wayne was homeless and jobless living at the South Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter in Raleigh, NC. Now Wayne, is a dedicated servant of the community, helping to build up the hopes and dreams of men who feel lost not realizing that they already have what it takes to move on to their next level in life.
Karen McKinnon is the Women’s Resource Coordinator for Oxford House, Inc. a nonprofit network of 2100 (nationally) self-help recovery homes. She has been a woman in long-term recovery since July 1996. Karen has worked has worked with Oxford House since 2008. In 2011, becoming the first ever Oxford House Women’s Resource Coordinator in the country. Today her work is used as a model across the country.
Kurtis Taylor is an Outreach Worker and Reentry Coordinator for Oxford Houses of NC, a nonprofit network of 235 (statewide) self-help recovery homes. Along with the many duties of an Outreach Worker, Mr. Taylor is responsible for assisting men & women who are incarcerated with acceptance into Oxford House prior to release. Kurtis has been delivered from the disease of addiction since 2002 and has worked with Oxford House since 2004. Mr. Taylor’s work with helping incarcerated citizens transition back into the community through Oxford House is being used as a model throughout the country.
Miea joined the North Carolina Justice Center in September 2016 as the Second Chance Alliance Engagement Coordinator. She brings a wealth of knowledge regarding mass incarceration and the roadblocks returning citizens face as they are released from prison. Her passion
as a social justice advocate is to amplify the voices of those directly impacted by the criminal justice system by increasing awareness and challenging the status quo. Miea serves on the steering committee of the Capital Area Reentry Council. She is a board member for the School of Conversion, an organization who works for beloved communities that unlearn habits of social division and is the Chair of the Christian Community Development Association mass incarceration task force. Miea received her undergraduate degree from Shaw
University and a Master’s in Social Work from North Carolina State University.
Chuck Gall’s qualifications will be presented as a narrative. He got off hard drugs of hisown volition after thirteen years of living antisocially and illegally by his wits. He says he was fortunate to have been arrested during that time only once and for a petty crime of little consequence (Denver Colorado, 1961), however he did spend 79 days in Denver County Prison.