OUR MISSION, VISION, & VALUES
Our Mission The Harvest House provides basic necessities, spiritual encouragement, education, and care to individuals and families in our community by following Biblical principles.
Our Vision To help families break the cycle of hopelessness by providing resources that assist in restoring their dignity and independence.
Our Values Harvest House will implement its mission and vision by sharing the love of Christ through service and spreading the gospel; by maintaining integrity and transparency in service and business matters and will function as a team player with other organizations in the community who seek to help those in need of nutritional, financial, or spiritual restoration.
Meet Our Director Jennifer Woods
Jennifer Woods is a non-profit professional with over 26 years of experience. She holds certifications in Non-Profit Management and Non-Profit Fund Development from the Center for Non-Profit Management. Her leadership service has included major organizations such as Fort Worth YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education with an Emphasis in Recreation and Leisure Services Management. Her passion for the non-profit field was inspired in college where she began working at the YMCA Family Camp in Northern Minnesota. It was there she found her niche to teach and encourage others.
In 1997, Jennifer relocated to Texas and continued her career with YMCA overseeing the Outdoor Education Program where she formed the day camp at Camp Carter YMCA. In 2000, Jennifer assisted in opening the Benbrook Community Center YMCA and served as the Program Director. During her tenure at the YMCA she gained her experience as a challenge course and teambuilding facilitator. This experience would lead her to become the Training and Events Director with Big Brothers Big Sisters where she trained mentors “Bigs” over the next 12 years.
In 2016 Jennifer was called to serve at Your Harvest House in Burleson as the Executive Director. She is enjoys working at Harvest House because she loves the mission and impact they have in Johnson County and the surrounding area.
Since 2002, Jennifer and her Husband, Greg, have lived in Johnson County with their 2 children, Ellie and Thomas. Jennifer loves living in Burleson where she is a member at Reece Prairie Baptist Church.