Chad has provided executive leadership at Open Door since 2007. His primary responsibilities include administrative oversight and development. He is passionate and experienced in developing community-based solutions to poverty and homelessness. He holds a BA in Biblical Text from Lubbock Christian University.
Andrea joined the team in October 2018. She is responsible for overseeing all internal operations of Open Door. She has a wealth of ministry and nonprofit experience having served in variety of contexts both in the U.S. and abroad. Andrea has a M.Div. from Luther Rice Bible University & Seminary, a MPH from Rollins School of Public Health, and a BA in Communications from The University of Michigan.
Rudy joined the team in August 2018 after completing his Social Work practicum from Texas Tech University. He is responsible for providing case management to participants in Open Door Housing. He graduated with a BA in Social Work from TTU in 2018.
Cory has been a member of the Open Door community since 2017. He joined the Open Door team in January 2018 and is responsible for maintaining all Open Door properties as well as assisting with other physical projects. Cory is a graduate of the Adventures in Missions program.
Andre joined the Open Door team in 2017 after serving as a volunteer in the Community Center. He grew up in Lubbock and has experience with many of the issues faced by the community he serves. He is blessed to have experienced God’s transformative power and loves being able to share that with people at Open Door.
Heavy has been a member of Open Door since 1998. He grew up on the east side of Lubbock and knows the culture and life of our community well. Heavy is a man of peace and is a beloved mentor to many in our community. He has been serving as the Community Center Manager since 2011.
Katherine joined the Open Door team in 2017. She is responsible for overseeing Open Door Housing, including outreach, program implementation and adherence, case management, and staff development. Katherine has eight years of experience working with vulnerable people through hospice and palliative care in addition to working with organizations focused on homelessness. She is a licensed master social worker with a Master of Science in Social Work from University of Kansas.
Chase joined the team in July 2014. As a college student he began attending Open Door in 2012. He oversees the activities of the Community Center, where he offers a wide range of support and assistance to our community. Chase is supported as a missionary by South Plains Church of Christ. He holds a BA in Missions and is completing his master’s degree in Counseling from Lubbock Christian University.
Laura joined the Open Door team in June 2017. Originally from Lubbock, Laura has worked at nonprofits in Arizona and Lubbock. She is the hub of communication for Open Door and provides administrative support to the entire team. Laura has a Psychology degree from Texas Tech University.
Brandi joined the team in March 2018. Her primary responsibilities at Open Door include fundraising and event planning. Brandi has over a decade of experience broadcast media. She holds a degree in Mass Communications from Texas Tech University.
Jaime has been a part of the Open Door community since 2006 and became a staff member in 2011. She plays a variety of roles at Open Door, offering support for people in both the Community Center and Housing with a focus on empowering women and human trafficking victims. She is an LMSW graduate of Lubbock Christian University.
Elizabeth joined Open Door Survivor Housing in 2018 after practicing in the mental health profession for more than a decade. Elizabeth holds a MA in Counseling from the University of Texas San Antonio and is certified in EMDR. She works with children and adults in individual, family, and sibling therapy. Elizabeth uses several modalities to meet survivors where they are such as sand tray, art, and music therapy.