About us

Potter’s Wheel lives out Jesus’ Great Commission to go and make disciples of Christ and to be a place of rest and strength for Evansville. 

Mission and
VISION

Through Christ, Potter’s Wheel exists to love, equip, and empower neighborhood families to thrive. It is our vision at Potter's Wheel to revive the neighborhood, one family at a time.

our history

The Potter’s Wheel Inner City Mission began as an outreach of Evansville’s Oak Hill Christian Center (OHCC) ministry in 2003. 

 

The neighborhood around the church campus was in decline and had become known for drugs, prostitution, and other criminal activity. The Potter's Wheel had a desire to transform the neighborhood into a thriving community

 

As a result of feedback from the families served, a clothing bank, food pantry, and soup kitchen were organized to meet basic physical needs in the surrounding community.

 

The Potter's Wheel Inner City Mission was organized as a separate entity from OHCC and became incorporated on October 6, 2003; it received 501(c)3 status in June 2004.

our STAFF

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Executive Director

Chris has a heart for people and a smile for everyone. Her passion for the local community helps her lead Potter's Wheel with grace and compassion.  

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Program Director

Bethany focuses on connecting with families and engaging kids in the community.  She loves to build up the next generation!

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Administrator

Whitney keeps the wheels turning in the day-to-day operations here at Potter's Wheel. Her attention to detail and her love for people and all things business make her a great fit. 

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Neighborhood Care Coordinator

Kerra manages our Peaceful Parenting program with a love for moms and babies that makes her a natural. She also assists those that attend our Diner in whatever way she can.

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Family Development Coordinator

Shelby leads our Family Care Team in offering wrap-around care to families and individuals in our community. She has a passion for seeing families and kids thrive.

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Family Care Coordinator

Mikayla lovingly serves and encourages families in the community by connecting them to the resources they need to thrive. She is passionate about equipping and empowering them. 

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Wrap-Around

Care Coordinator

Bridgett passionately serves and encourages our neighborhood families by connecting them with resources, as well as equipping and empowering them to thrive.

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K-8 Program Coordinator

Kim leads our Scholars Academy, which gives academic support and enriching experiences to the students from GLA that attend Potter's Wheel. She also leads Powerhouse on Wednesdays. Her smile and laughter are contagious.

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Custodian

Amanda does a great job of maintaining the integrity of our historic building by keeping it clean and tidy. She is always willing to jump in wherever help is needed.

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Lead Peacemaker

Stephanie is a Potter's Wheel staff member inside Glenwood Leadership Academy.  She supports the students, teachers, and staff of GLA by loving and encouraging them and assisting wherever she can. 

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Peacemaker

Leah is a Potter's Wheel staff member inside Glenwood Leadership Academy.  She kindly provides support and encouragement to GLA teachers, staff, and students in whatever way she can. 

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Peacemaker

Ashleigh is a Potter's Wheel Staff member inside Glenwood Leadership Academy. She provides support and assistant to staff and students however she can. 

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Program Staff

Kendra helps lead programming for ages Kindergarten-8th grade. Her compassion for the students is very encouraging. 

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Program Staff

Ashley helps lead programming for ages Kindergarten-8th grade. She connects excellently with all ages here at Potter's Wheel. 

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Program Staff

John helps lead programming for ages Kindergarten-8th grade. Building relationships with the students is second nature to him. 

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Kids' Program Driver

Tony ensures our precious cargo, your children, arrive safe and sound. He also helps with building maintenance as needed. 

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Kitchen Supervisor

James oversees all aspects of The Diner, including food prep, maintenance of the kitchen, and overseeing our Saturday Diner teams. His love for cooking and people make him a great fit.