BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bonnie Harris, Board Member, Founder and Director
Bonnie grew up in a poor, dysfunctional family in North Carolina. Her father was an alcoholic and abusive. She is one of four children and fell in love with softball at an early age. Sports were her outlet and she went to college on a softball scholarship but only stayed one year. Walking in defeat and under generational curses, she started using crack cocaine when her marriage failed. She had two young children and her life went downhill until she was unemployable and homeless. Bonnie was saved but not free. She went to rehab and moved away from the people, places, things and all the excuses she used to keep her in bondage. In 1993 she rededicated her life to Jesus Christ and has been walking a life surrendering to Him. In 1994 God spoke clearly to Bonnie and told her to open a home for women to help them get off of drugs. By God’s grace Hannah’s Haven, A Teen Challenge Center received their first woman in 2006 and began teaching women how to come to know the love of Jesus Christ and the plan that He has for them which is not a plan to harm them but a plan to prosper them. Hannah’s Haven is a non-profit ministry and is funded totally in faith by individual contributions. Bonnie is a member of Grace Community Church in Greensboro and has led many people to freedom through Jesus Christ through her testimony, community outreach and obedience to follow God no matter what.
Ashley Moore, President/Property Committee
I am a Greensboro native, with a loving husband in whom I married in 2004 and we have three precious children who keep us more than busy! I felt the Lord speaking to me to get involved with Hannah’s Haven a few years ago, and every time I would watch the ladies do one of their dances, I felt a stronger tug, but I was hesitant to step out and do anything about it. At the Grace Women’s Retreat in 2013, a dear friend who knew the desires of my heart introduced me to Bonnie Harris. From then on, I began to bring meals to the ladies, and fellowship with them. It was pure joy to be in their presence, and thus in the presence of the Lord. In the Spring of 2013, I joined the Board of Hannah’s Haven, and the Lord has continued to show His love in so many ways through all the residents, graduates, staff and volunteers that I encounter with Hannah’s Haven. I am so excited to see how He uses this ministry now and in the future, to further His Kingdom..
Derek Bailey, Board Member, Vice President
Jeff Mitchell, Board Member, Treasurer
I am a North Carolina native and have lived in Greensboro for the past 37 years.
I am married to the love of my life, have 2 wonderful daughters, a great son-in-law, and have been blessed with 2 granddaughters. I spent 26 years in the banking/financial industry and have worked with non-profit accounting for the past 29 years. It has been an honor to serve on the Board of Hannah’s Haven. Since 2006 I have had the privilege to witness how God uses Hannah’s Haven to assist him in the restoration of lives and relationships.
Kim Mathis, Board Member
Casey Flanders, Board Member, Secretary
Mary Ritter, Board Member
Mary Ritter grew up in the greater Boone area, but she has lived in Guilford County for over 22 years. She is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. She serves as the Spiritual Community Pastor on staff at Christian Life Assembly, Gibsonville where her husband Bruce is lead pastor. Mary also resources AG churches across North Carolina as the Women’s and Girls’ Ministries Director for the NC Assemblies of God. Her passion is to see women from all walks of life recognize their identity in Christ, embrace relationship with Him, and lead others in their sphere of influence to Him. As a board member, she works to increase awareness and support of Hannah’s Haven among the women’s groups in her network. She and her husband, Bruce, have been married 26 years and have one teenage daughter. Mary enjoys gardening and cooking.
Sandy Troxler, Board Member, Resource Development
I love Jesus and I love Hannah’s Haven. I was introduced to Hannah’s Haven in 2014 and God has blessed me tremendously by allowing me to have a relationship with them. One of my favorite things to do is morning devotions with the ladies.
I am married to Wayne Troxler and live in Browns Summit. We have two daughters / two sons-in-law, and three perfect grandbabies. We have a family farm and I love being able to employ Hannah’s Haven ladies when they enter Phase II.
I am so excited to be on the Board of Directors and am thankful that the Lord provided this opportunity for me.