Staff

Scott Walker – Executive Director

Scott is an ordained minister who has served at Executive Director of Hope House since Oct. 2018.  As Executive Director, he provides the organization’s overall vision, leads the staff, builds community relationships, and helps raise support.  Scott has also served as Executive Director of Shared Blessings since 2008.  Scott and his wife, Christi are life-long residents of McAlester and have two children; Landon & Micayla.

Joey Clark – Director of Operations

Joey has been with Shared Blessing since March of 2012. As Director of Operations, Joey gives leadership to the day to day operations along with the overall growth of each ministry. He also serves as Director of Habitat for Humanity Pittsburg County and Rebuilding Together Kiamichi Country. Joey’s vision and leadership continues to help Shared Blessings meet more and more needs of those in our area. Joey’s wife Cindy is a McAlester School Teacher and they have two children; Conner and Caity.

Tina Adams – Ministry Coordinator – The Hope House

Tina gives day to day leadership to The Hope House, a homeless shelter for women and their children. Having worked for years as an advocate for those in need, Tina’s heart for women during the most difficult season of their life is her passion. Her own life experiences give her a unique perspective for those struggling during a season of transition.  Tina and her husband, Jeff have two children; Evan & Tylee.

Christi Walker – Development Coordinator

Christi works in the area of fundraising and development for the many different ministries and organizations that Shared Blessings leads. Her areas of experience and expertise are grant writing, fundraising events and helping tell the story of the ministry.

Sandy Keener – School Outreach Coordinator

Sandy works in multiple areas at Shared Blessings with her most valuable being the front desk. Her big smile, generous spirit and passion to help people makes everyone feel loved. As School Outreach Coordinator, she also works with the schools to assist in meeting the needs of students in the area.

Lea Schrader – Project Coordinator – Rebuilding Together Kiamichi Country

Lea serves as our project coordinator for Rebuilding Together. She reviews applications for potential projects. She also meets with clients, prepares paperwork, and works with our contractor to see approved applicants through to completion. She loves her job and the opportunity to work with people and help them secure critical home repairs that ensure their ability to stay in their home. She and her husband, Robert, have 5 children. They also lead a ministry called “The Cart Guy” that provides food to children on the weekend.

Ardie Bowles – Warehouse Manager

Ardie’s heart for people is evident every day!  He serves  by organizing the warehouse and helping provide people with household goods, furniture and other necessities.

Bonnie Strickland – Clothing Room

Bonnie has served at Shared Blessings’ for years.  First as a volunteer and now as part-time staff.  She helps in the clothing room as well as some administrative duties.  You won’t find anyone who works harder than Bonnie Strickland!

Valerie Golden – Clothing & Food Assistant

Valerie is a bundle of “good energy”.  She loves to interact and help people whether it’s food, clothing or in the flea market.  Valerie is a huge blessing to Shared Blessings and everyone we serve.

Chey Hendrickson – Food Room Coordinator

Chey joined the Shared Blessings team in 2020 and has truly made an impact to the food service area at Shared Blessings. Chey’s story is special, she grew up in poverty and fell victim to barriers that surrounded her early in life. With perseverance, compassion of others and God’s help, Chey has rebuilt her life. The Hope House, Shared Blessings and others have helped give her new opportunities.  She received a car for the first time in 20 years, reconnected with her 4 children and gained full time employment here at Shared Blessings. When asked what her favorite part about of her job was, Chey said that as a child her family depended on services much like Shared Blessings offers, and she feels lucky to be on the other side of the door giving back to any family in need. Her experience and never give up attitude makes Chey a valuable part of Shared Blessings.

Dan Mitchell -Warehouse Assistant

Dan is our ‘one of a kind’ employee here at Shared Blessings. In 2019, after retiring from Franklin Electric, Dan began to volunteer at Shared Blessings.  It became apparent Dan was someone Shared Blessings needed around permanently. You can find him in the warehouse fixing something up or in the offices giving everyone a good laugh with one of his famous stories. Dan has been married for 40 years and says he still remembers their first date to an old drive-in movie. Next time you are at Shared Blessings stop in and say hi to Dan, you will know it is him by the welcoming smile always on his face.

Valerie Fagundes – Administrative Assistant

Valerie joined Shared Blessings in 2021. She brings energy and determination to her role at Shared Blessings helping to organize all the moving parts of each of the organizations and ministries. Valerie is married and has 3 children… Brynlee, Kruz & Brooks. “I’m excited to be able to do my part to help the organization and the people we serve each day!” We are grateful for Valerie’s fierce compassion for the marginalized and her contributions every day that make us better as a ministry.


"Shared Blessings has helped us in a really hard time in life. They were kind and made us feel welcomed. We are so grateful for all of their help."

- Cindy W.