Bonnie Harris, Founder and Director
I was raised with an alcoholic father who beat my mom and had numerous affairs. We lived in an old house with no running water or bathroom. The Lord found me in 1983, but in 1987 my husband came home and told me he didn’t want me anymore. That hurt deeply and I turned to drugs, which led me down a road of destruction. Since August 1993, after a DUI and rehab, I have been clean from drug use and alcohol.
God called me to open a home for women and gave me a vision through a dream to call the home Hannah’s Haven. Hannah was a barren woman, who after crying out to God, the Lord remembered her. That was the message God wanted me to carry to hurting women; that God has not forgotten them, but He remembers them and he has a purpose for their lives.
Tiffany Nettles – Operations Manager
I am a graduate of Hannah’s Haven through my own struggles and freedom, I developed a strong desire to see other women set free. After completing the first phase I went to work for Asheboro Dermatology and served on the board of directors as vice president. In September 2021 the Lord called me to ministry I originally applied to be a resident advocate, but the Lord had other plans. I have the heart to serve in God’s kingdom and see women set free!
Wittney Tucker, Program Manager
I’ve lived in Florida my whole life, but the Lord called me out of my comfort zone and into this ministry. The Lord put Teen Challenge on my heart right before I graduated from college, so I asked Him to reveal to me which location He wanted me to serve at. Not long after that, I knew that this was the place where God would use me and it was up to me to stay comfortable or walk in obedience to Him. Needless to say, I chose the second option!
When I was a baby, I was found crawling in traffic and because of that, my grandparents raised me (they both passed away). Growing up I was molested by an older cousin, so I grew up not knowing my identity and not knowing how to love myself. As I got older I learned the importance of forgiveness. I chose to forgive my cousin and I began the process of healing. Now I know my identity in Christ and I want other women to know theirs as well!
I’m so grateful that I get to serve this ministry.
Heather Sheene, Resident Tech
I grew up in a chaotic family full of addiction and dysfunction. I found myself submerged in a lifestyle that was following the same pattern, but then my Hero pulled me out of the pit and true to His character, God restored me and gave me beauty for my ashes. I was given two of the most beautiful gifts the Lord has ever given me when I became a mama and then my husband and my girls walked with me in my call to ministry for years. I found myself lost when I came away from the organization that I was working with for nearly a decade…
But here comes my Hero again and He pursued me and led me to Hannah’s Haven. I felt much like Hannah in the Bible when “He remembered me”. I’m excited to be a part of this team, which feels so much like a family to me. I cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for me within this ministry and how He plans to use me here. I have such a passion to breathe life into those that are hopeless and to be the midwife to those that are full of purpose from God, but that has been so defeated and beaten by the world and the enemy that they don’t recognize their potential. To Him be all the Glory!
Maria Pass, Part-time Resident Tech
This has been an amazing opportunity to minister to students who are working to overcome addiction and life controlling issues. I have accepted a call that the Lord placed in my heart to have the opportunity to work and make a difference in the lives of young ladies who need to experience the love of Christ. I believe that “nothing just happens”. Prior situations I had to encounter with past/current relationships were steps ordered by the Lord and have prepared me for where I am today. Joe, my husband of 22 years, has been a tremendous supporter of Hannah’s Haven. We have three children and four beautiful grandchildren.
Luke 7:47, “For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
Angel Baptist – Weekend Resident
Tech/Hannah’s Haven Graduate
Angel Baptist is the fourth Child of Margie and Albert Baptist. She is divorced and a veteran of the United States Army Reserve. Angel enjoys opportunities to serve others. She is a member of Abundant Life Church International, where she serves on the Outreach Team New Members committee, as well as the prayer ministry, and any other areas she can be of assistance. She enjoys reading and taking mini vacations, and her life quote is “live, learn, and teach.”
Angel currently holds a master’s degree in Social Work from UNCG/A&T University. Angel received a bachelor’s degree in social work from North Carolina A&T State University. She graduated cum lade and received the Chandler Award for maintaining above a 3.0 GPA. She also has an Associate degree in Human Service with Substance Abuse as a concentration From Guilford Technical University. At GTCC, she was a member of the honor society. In addition, she is a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist from UNC School of Social Work. Angel is also a graduate of the Step-up Greensboro class of 2014.
One of Angel’s notable achievements is that she has over 19 years of recovery from substance abuse. She is also a survivor of domestic violence. She is currently a board member of Partnership Homes, an organization that seeks to create affordable housing for the community, and is also a member of the National Association to End Homelessness. In addition, she is a Teen Challenge Certified Personal Studies Teacher for New Christians for Ozark Missouri.
Melanie Parsons – Resident Tech
I was raised in Greensboro, NC, and have been married to my best friend for 27 years. We have 3 beautiful children, a precious son-in-law, and one adorable grandson.
My husband is a graduate of The Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge and we have had the privilege of being connected to Hannah’s Haven for 15 years. After receiving my Christian Life Coach certificate, God led me to join the staff at Hannah’s Haven, a dream I’ve had for many years. I feel incredibly blessed to walk alongside the ladies, seeing their joy restored as they are set free from death & bondage and move into life & freedom with Jesus.
Carina Cole, Hannah’s Bridge Manager
I am a native of Greensboro, NC. Mother of two amazingly beautiful human beings. I believe that God has ordered my steps to become involved in Hannah’s Haven and Hannah’s Bridge. I know that serving is a privilege and it’s not to be taken lightly. So I am excited the journey that God has set forth in this season and expect to see him move mightily in the lives of women in Hannah’s Haven/Hannah’s Bridge, and all those that serve so selflessly.
Betron Couch, Hannah’s Bridge Sales Associate
Wanda Williams, Hannah’s Bridge Sales Associate
I am a wife and mother of an amazing son. I attend Impact Church. My passion is missions, from feeding and clothing our homeless, to giving out backpacks to local schools with supplies.