About Desoto Grace

 
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Our Beginnings

DeSoto Grace began as a compassion ministry of Life Fellowship Church. The Lead Pastor, Patrick Conrad, was confronted with the poverty that exists in DeSoto County and the fact that many families struggle. In an effort to connect with families stricken by poverty, Life Fellowship Church hosted multiple DeSoto Grace events between August 2012 through December 2013. After these events it was determined that people living in poverty would benefit greatly from having more permanent and consistent assistance through programs in their local communities. On May 1, 2014 DeSoto Grace was incorporated in the state of Mississippi. 

What We Do

DeSoto Grace partners with local resources and programs in order to reach into the community through large events that occur periodically throughout the year and by maintaining a consistent presence in the community through the DeSoto Grace Education and Activities Program. 

 
 
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Our Team

 
Terri Sparkman   Public Relations and Southaven Program Director

Terri Sparkman

Public Relations and Southaven Program Director

Terri focuses on development for DeSoto Grace and is often the one who pounds the pavement and reaches into the community to build relationships with schools, businesses and other ministries. Through her hard work, DeSoto Grace has received many donations of items needed to run the program with excellence. As a former elementary education & gifted program teacher, Terri’s heart and soul are in tune with the needs of the children who struggle educationally. She works closely with schools in the community and coordinates the development of the unique and successful curriculum that has improved the desire of DeSoto Grace students to learn.

Kim Belknap   Curriculum & Volunteer Coordinator and Walls Program Director

Kim Belknap

Curriculum & Volunteer Coordinator and Walls Program Director

Kim is passionate about building relationships with families and providing programs to assist them. A considerable amount of Kim’s time is spent planning and developing our Education & Activities Program. Kim completely embraced the idea that everyone needs a Champion in their life from the moment she walked through the doors of DeSoto Grace and she now uses this to train and develop volunteer Champions that serve with DeSoto Grace impacting many children and their families. With a career background in Human Resources and Business Administration Kim brings unparalleled organization to DeSoto Grace programs and assists everyone to find their place.

 
 
 

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