Melissa Anne Morgan, Founder and APOSTLE of A Place of Miracles Café is married to Michael Todd Morgan. She has three children - Rachel, Benjamin and one in heaven Aaron. She has two grandchildren - Aiden and Baby Jack. Ordained into Ministry April 1999 she has a degree in juvenile ministry and is ordained presently through two Ministries, MOW (mountain of worship) and The Missionary Church International.
Melissa is known for her love of the Lord and all of his children. She was inspired to help the people in this area when she saw the struggle of families living in the motels and trailer parks. Her leadership inspires everyone who knows her to help, love, and serve. She accepts people where they are and gently encourages them to grow in the kingdom.
Pamela M. Steele – Intake Coordinator
Pam has been a REALTOR for 22 years. She has six children and twelve grandchildren. She has a love for all people and has been involved at the Café since the beginning.
“I was a stay at home Mom of six when my marriage fell apart. I had a real estate license that I had hardly used. I was terrified but I had help from my children, other family, strangers, and Church. It was a struggle but by the Grace of God we managed. Those experiences made me want to pay it forward to others. Our Miracle Cafe is a place for people who are struggling to find hope and love. Sometimes a hot meal and a friend can make all the difference in the world.”
John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
Christie Adams – Prayer Ministry Leader and Trainer
Christie Adams is an encourager, intercessor, and worshipper in the Body of Christ. She has a heart to see men and women walking together whole - spirit, soul, and body - from the inside out. Christie was raised in a ministry family and also a 1991 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center for Evangelism. She is committed to true love and passionate living being exemplified in God’s people - to bring us as the Bride into our full capabilities. Christie is also a devoted mother of two teenage sons, and lives for walking alongside others in the kingdom of God coming into their fullness as sons. She has recently been stepping back into her calling to the nations - travelling to South Africa, Mozambique, England, Ireland, and Scotland. Christie is enjoying living and sharing her testimony of healing and overcoming, in understanding her true identity as a daughter and woman of God.
Chauvonna Taylor – Soaking Ministry Leader
Chauvonna Taylor is married to Tony Taylor and has one son Brian. She is a proud Grandmother to two grandchildren Zamonte and Zaryan Gregory. Part of the Iris family and leader at Dwelling Place church in Richmond VA she is passionate to bring God's people and the lost into His presence in a deeper and more intimate way through soaking prayer. Her mission is to help God's people to walk in freedom, power and to reveal their true identity in Christ
Jesus! Loves to teach and reveal that the Kingdom of God is here!
Betty Worden Frisbie – Recovery Specialist
Betty Worden Frisbie has a passion to see transformation come to the Region. A former Special Education Teacher of Students diagnosed with Emotional and Mental Disorders, Betty is a licensed Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist and peer trauma/substance abuse counselor. Passionate about Jesus Christ, she knows that miracles and sustained transformation are possible when the church engages Heaven on behalf of the community.
Betty and Henry "Randy" Frisbie have been married 18 years and have two sons and share five grandchildren. Betty's favorite hobby is canning whole foods and making jams and preserves from fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.
My life scriptures are:
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV and
“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV
Debby Hallcom – Volunteer Coordinator
Debby Hallcom resides in Chester, Virginia with her husband David. Together in 2009 they began Rightful Place Ministries with a desire to help people know the Lord intimately, to discover and understand their God-given identity in Him and how to function in the gifts that Holy Spirit has provided. Debby’s son Adam is 25, and David’s daughters, Hannah-27, Haley-25 and Heather-23, are all grown and pursuing life on their own. Together, their blended family has grown to love one another unconditionally and they have both enjoyed watching their children reach out to Jesus for themselves each in their own unique way.
Debby loves to pray and watch as people become transformed into their calling and divine purpose. She currently serves on the board at A Place Called Miracles Café in Chester, Virginia as Worship Band and Volunteer Coordinator, and is an active member of Harvest Renewal Church in Richmond, Virginia where she serves as Director of Inner Healing and Prayer, Co-Director of the School of Ministry and sings on the worship team.
She loves singing and helping lead worship with her husband in their home group, community events and itinerantly. They recently released their album First Encounter which has become a fun project for them in their ever-changing ministry. Go to http://rightfulplace.org/lyrics.html for the song list and lyrics. To hear snippets, or to purchase, go to https://rightfulplace.org/music.html
She recently retired from being a full-time technology instructor to part time and her vocational bio can be found her on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/debby-hallcom-631b4331
Philippians 4:13 NKJV
13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me
Erin Huntress – Administrative Assistant
Erin has extensive experience in the medical field. She has worked in orthopedics and dialysis. She loves Christian music. Erin has experience in conflict management, prison ministry and child development. She is always willing to give an encouraging word, a prayer, and a loving smile. When our clients at the Café have a need she can be found searching for a crock pot, a coat or the perfect scripture to help.
She is focused on blessing others, helping them heal, and finding their savior. She strives to be the best Mom to her son, Christian.
Live each day as if it was your last. Each day is a gift not a given right!!
Dr. Carmen Warren – Grant Writer
Dr. Carmen Warren is a Missionary and International Development Specialist based in Washington, D.C. She has worked in Angola with the United Nations and has ministered in the Philippines and Hong Kong, in pursuit of her ministerial calling to the nations. She also assists churches, individuals and non-profit organizations in the procurement of funding to serve their communities.
She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she received her doctoral degree in Urban and Regional Planning (1993) and master’s degree in Demography (1986). She is also a graduate of the University of the West Indies where she earned a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Geography and Geology (1979). Her ministerial foundations were laid in Jamaica and at Calvary Pentecostal Campground in Ashland, Virginia during which time she completed the Associate in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary through The International School of Ministry (ISOM).
In the course of her ministry, through intercessory prayer and in preaching and teaching the Word of GOD, Dr. Warren has seen the manifestation of God’s power and glory. As Consultant Research Supervisor to the University of The West Indies, Dr. Warren has contributed to the development of Social Science Research in the Caribbean. She also has significant research publications and conference presentations.
Dr. Warren may be contacted at email@example.com
Deborah Wood – Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator
Deborah is a proud Richmond native who attended Marymount High School. She has degrees from the International School of Ministry, Christian Leadership University, and Calvary Pentecostal Bible College. She owned her own landscaping company and was a Police Chaplain. She is now focused on hosting missionaries and people of faith in her amazing home. She is passionate about Deliverance and helping people break the cycle of substance abuse. She hosts a fundraising “Tea Party” event every year in honor of her daughter, Cabell.