Christine Carpenter – President/CEO

Chris is the Founder and CEO of Rahab Refuge Ministries, Inc. In the winter of 2020 Chris was led by the Lord to establish a safe house in the Central New York region. Chris has a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting and Bible from Liberty University. Chris retired from the Department of Treasury in May 2020 after 29 years of service, including 20 years as a Special Agent in the Criminal Division. She is married to Pastor Jeffery Carpenter of Friendship Baptist Church located in Rome, New York. Chris has utilized her gifts and talents for over 25 years teaching women’s Bible studies, Sunday School classes, and numerous other ministries. Chris and Jeff proudly share nine children together.

Melissa Quinn – Secretary/Officer

Melissa is currently the Administrative Assistant at Friendship Baptist Church, located in Rome, New York. Additionally, Melissa leads as the Director of Vacation Bible School at Friendship Baptist Church. Melissa has training in Early Childhood Education which she utilized as a Kindergarten Teacher for seven years in Friendship Baptist Church Co-OP as well as a Sunday School Teacher. Melissa is married to Michael Quinn; together they have two children whom they home school.

Michelle Collis – Officer

Michelle attended Mohawk Valley Community College and Stetson University with a major in Elementary Education. She, with her husband Dave of 27 years, has raised four beautiful children, her last one a sophomore in high school. Over the years, Michelle has been an active leader and participant in women’s and children’s ministries.

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