Adults and children transforming their lives through employment and life skills training.

meet the team.


our beliefs.



Adults and children transforming their lives through employment and life skills training.



To be the premier resource in Wake County for people seeking to improve their lives and develop stable careers.



We believe lives are transformed through God's love and grace.

We are guided by the needs of our participants.

We are careful stewards of all relationships and resources in our care.

We seek and value diversity, inclusiveness, equality, accountability and collaboration.

We joyfully celebrate efforts and success.


our motivation.



Because unemployment and lack of resources keeps the entire community from thriving. And every family deserves stability.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.1% of the people in Raleigh are living below the poverty level. In some neighborhoods in Wake County, 23% of residents are unemployed. 

Many of these men and women are actively seeking employment and stability, but face barriers such as criminal backgrounds, racial inequality, histories of drug abuse, domestic violence, and/or homelessness. 

Unemployment creates vulnerable situations for hundreds of families, which prohibits people from living their best lives. 


meet the board.

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Officers—Executive Committee

Board Chair Katherine Anne Hamlin

Past President Michael Story

Finance and Personnel Chair John Constance

Secretary Kirby Jones

Financial Development Chairs Anna White Hosea and DeShelia Spann

Program Chair Katherine Ross

At Large Jack Clayton


Board Members

Maria Lyons, Community Leader

Pierre Marcella, WingSwept, LLC

Jacques Oury, Red Hat

George Ramsay, OneDigital Health & Benefits

Robert Rehm, Smith Anderson

Andrew Rose, Capitol Financial Solutions

Cameron Rosenow, SharpVue Capital

Katherine Ross, Parker Poe

Gregg Sandreuter, Beacon Partners

Elizabeth Scott, Williams Mullen

DeShelia Spann, Lenovo

Harriet Stephenson, WakeMed

Libby Stubbs, Kane Realty

John Timothy Chapman, Pastor Peak City Full Gospel Baptist Church

Jack Clayton, Retired Wells Fargo Executive

John Constance, Retired Business Executive

Angie Dowd, Retired Financial Expert

Maeve Gardner, GlaxoSmithKline

Brendan Hale, Baker Roofing

Katherine Anne Hamlin, Hamlin Companies

Emmett Haywood, Nicholls and Crampton

Anna White Hosea, Community Leader

Ben Hughes, N.C. State University

Kirby Jones, Daniel Center for Science & Math

Brandon Lowery, Owner BLLC Landscaping and Royal Touch Mobile Detail

Katrina Lyons, Cardinal Advisors




StepUp's YoPro Committee is a group of young professionals who support StepUp by leveraging people and their talents to make a difference.


We commit to our work.

We connect others to our work.

We champion our cause.

Are you interested in getting involved?


meet our sponsors.







meet our partners.



Reusing furnishings, renewing lives.




Recycling cars, changing lives.


Triangle Family Services


Building a stronger community by strengthening the family.


Alliance Medical Ministry


Compassionate medical care for our working neighbors.




Empowering women on a journey to self-sufficiency.


GG's Closet


Providing pride and self-confidence in men.


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Key Facts:

• StepUp Ministry has been serving the community in Wake County since 1988.

• StepUp Ministry in Raleigh is one of three StepUp Ministry programs in North Carolina. We also have programs in Durham, Wilmington, and Greensboro.

• 2016-2017 Program Stats:

◦ 265 participants placed in jobs with 195 different employers through the Employment Program

◦ 144 adults participated in the yearlong Life Skills Program

◦ 56 young adults participated in the Real World Program

◦ 124 children participated in the Children's Program

◦ 74 alumni continued their involvement with StepUp Ministry in the Alumni Program

Key Contacts:

Linda Nunnallee, Executive Director: or (919) 781-0156 x110

Angela Coleman, Employment and Life Skills Program Director: or (919) 781-0156 x106

Colisha C. Stanford, Children's Program Director: or (919) 781-0156 x102


join the team.


Development Director — Full Time

StepUp Ministry Raleigh seeks a goal-oriented fundraiser with impeccable interpersonal skills to serve as its Director of Development.

Adult Program Counselor — Full Time

The Adult Program Counselor will work with our StepUp staff to enhance and sustain our adult programming. They will teach and train program participants, provide one-on-one and group support, develop and maintain employer relationships, drive participant recruitment into StepUp programs, be a strong presence for StepUp at Community events and in participant communities, build and maintain partnerships with agencies and community partners, advocate and support participants, and work as a team member to deliver performance results aligned with SUM’s strategic plan.