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Our Team

Spencer Bradford

Spencer Bradford

Executive Director

Spencer joined Western Wake Crisis Ministry in March 2022.  He has led similar crisis assistance and service nonprofits in Fayetteville, Burlington, and Durham for the past 30 years.  He grew up in Florida, and stayed in North Carolina after graduating from Duke Divinity School.

"WWCM's volunteers, staff and board show an abiding commitment to their neighbors, with compassion and hope for a better future, and it's inspiring to be part of this community!"

spencer.bradford@wwcm.org

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Jeremiah Caswell

Case Manager

Jeremiah joined Western Wake Crisis Ministry in November 2020. He has served in his community for a number of years. As the volunteer Outreach Pastor at his church, his eyes have been opened to those in need. This position has also helped him build relationships with other organizations in the area.

"My favorite sound in the world is that exhale someone makes when they know they are being taken care of. They know that there are people who care for their situation and it will be better."

jeremiah@wwcm.org

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Vanessa Guzman

Case Manager

Vanessa joined Western Wake Crisis Ministry in November 2021. She brings her experience in advocacy and case management from the domestic violence world. Her previous advocacy centered around empowerment and connecting the clients to resources to encourage self-sufficiency.

“I am truly grateful to be a part of WWCM, where our visions for an equitable future meet. I am here to listen, advocate, and connect our clients to their appropriate resources."

vanessa.guzman@wwcm.org

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Sherry Presnall

Donor Relations Manager

Sherry joined Western Wake Crisis Ministry in April 2019. She brings her experience in sales and marketing in the non-profit sector and extensive volunteer leadership and fundraising for local charities.

“I’ve always been passionate about the well-being of my local community. I’m excited to help strengthen WWCM’s existing relationships as well as build new connections that will further the mission of seeing a food-secure and housing-stable environment for all.”

sherry.presnall@wwcm.org

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Belo Shelton

Operations/Pantry Manager

Belo joined Western Wake Crisis Ministry the week before Christmas of 2021. A native of Durham, he was in the restaurant and event catering business for many years. A long-time volunteer and civic club member, Belo has always been mindful of accepting and helping others. He's very excited to take on this new and challenging role.

"When I first saw this great job on Indeed and read its description, it seemed too good to be true. An opportunity to put both professional and personal life-long experiences and pursuits to use? Amazing! I look forward to serving the Western Wake community...It's a bit different from when I picked tobacco and fished farm ponds up and down Highway 55 between Durham and Fuquay-Varina!"

belo.shelton@wwcm.org

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Jen Swick

Administrative Associate

Jen joined Western Wake Crisis Ministry in May 2021. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Computer Engineering, worked in the telecommunications industry for 9 years, and brings skills associated with administering many homeschool co-ops while homeschooling her children for the last 16 years.

“I have followed WWCM’s work for the past few years and have volunteered with my family at local ministries along with helping organize service projects in the homeschool community. I am invested in helping WWCM reach our local community and excited for the opportunity to serve others through this ministry.”

jennifer@wwcm.org

Board of Directors

We are led by an ecumenical Board of Directors, with the combined strength of the Apex faith community, civic groups, businesses, schools, neighborhoods and individuals:

Our Board can be reached via email at board@wwcm.org.

(Board meetings are generally held virtually on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m., and are open to the public. However, please check our calendar for the most up-to-date information.)

WWCM is fortunate to have many amazing volunteers without whom we could not function on a daily basis!

Citizen of the Year Award
Honoring our Volunteers

Partner Agency with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. WWCM distributed 150,646 pounds of food in 2021-2022

LIVE: WWCM On-Line Charity Auction

Western Wake Crisis Ministry 2022 Impact Report

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