Reclaiming Ones' Humanity: Wayne Pointer

Wayne Pointer is a recent STRIVE graduate in the Next Step Program, and was this year's featured participant speaker at last week's Next Step Breakfast! Originally from nearby Lanham, Maryland, Wayne had a solid middle-class childhood, but as a young adult he started using illegal drugs. That decision led him to more addictive drugs, and eventually to selling drugs to support his addiction. After moving out of the area with his girlfriend and having children, Wayne was arrested for selling drugs and sentenced to a year in prison.

Susan Weinbeck: Creativity Personified

Since 2006, Susan Weinbeck of Epiphany Church (DC) has given her time, talent and treasure to the Samaritan Ministry family -- as a Board Member, Partner Rep, Program Committee Chair, and Front Office Coordinator for the Northern Virginia office.

According to Susan, "My background and passion is in education & service. Samaritan Ministry is a place where I can really give back and continue to make a difference in people's lives".