UM Staff

50 Stories for 50 Years: Stephen Shelato

Employment counselors at United Ministries know that the road to a career is almost never how people imagine it. Stephen Shelato, who has been a counselor for two years, knows this from his own experience. He says that it took him “15 years to get [his] bachelor’s degree,” and many years to figure out what…
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50 Stories for 50 Years: Tony McDade

United Ministries’ Executive Director Tony McDade has not always worked in the nonprofit sector, but it seems like his life was destined for it. Tony found his calling for compassionate work while in the church system. As a minister at Baptist churches in the Carolinas, he grew to love bringing out the best in the…
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Funding Greenlink is a Win-Win for all of Greenville

An unemployed participant is working with an employment counselor in Employment Readiness to find the right job to secure a stable future. The participant finds a position perfectly suited to her skills and experience. Unfortunately, the job is for second shift, and the participant doesn’t own a car. Based on the current hours of Greenlink,…
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A Q&A with Amanda Warren

Amanda Warren Employment Readiness Program Manager 1) How long have you been with United Ministries? A little over 11 years. 1 of those as an employment counselor, and 10 as the Employment Readiness Program Manager 2) What’s been the biggest reward for you in working with United Ministries? Knowing that our agency is making a…
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From Our Friends at Triune

Triune Mercy Center has long been a partner in our efforts to the help the homeless of Greenville County.  Last Thursday we were honored to have Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore, Executive Director for Triune, attend our semi-annual GED graduation and introduce one of our participant speakers.  Here’s is Rev. Richardson-Moore’s letter about the evening:    I am on…
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Happy Birthday Ernest!

We wish a very happy birthday to a special member of our staff, Mr. Ernest Thompson!  Ernest handles so many “behind the scenes”  tasks that keeps United Ministries running.  We would not be the same without all of his hard work and positive energy.  Thanks for all that you do, and Happy Birthday!
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