Stand in the Gap was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1997. We have staff in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and primarily serve those metro areas. Over the last several years, we have served more people than ever before.

Today, we are impacting the lives of more than


orphans, widows and prisoners annually.

We raise funds through generous donations from individuals, churches and businesses as well as various foundation partners.


Francois Cardinal – Executive Director

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Laura Cardinal – Accounting & Administration

Debbie Davis – Director of Development

Karen Milstead – Administrative Assistant

Melissa Phenicie – Social Media & Website

Julie Rains – Communication & Graphic Design

TJ Warren – Director of Programs

Life Launch

TJ Warren  – Program Director

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Alicia Keathley – Program Manager, Tulsa

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Becky Corbin – Program Manager, OKC

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Women in Transition

Rhonda Bear – Program Director

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Kathy Peacock – Program Manager, OKC

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Shaunte Gordon –  Women in Transition Instructor

Jeryka Castelli – Women in Transition Instructor

JoSonda Rollins – Women in Transition Instructor

Stand in the Gap for Widows

Glenda Love  – Program Director

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Melissa Phenicie – Project Manager


  • Susan Jordan, Chair (Tulsa) – Gable Gotwals
  • Brad Kemp, Vice Chair (Oklahoma City) – Land & Gas Marketing for Red Mountain Energy
  • Stephanie Riddle, Secretary (Tulsa) – Community Volunteer
  • Brett Humphrey, Treasurer (Tulsa) – AcreTech
  • Charles Dodson (Oklahoma City) –  OK County Commissioner’s Office
  • Joan Jenkinson (Oklahoma City) – Community Volunteer
  • Terry Largent (Tulsa) – Community Volunteer
  • Mary Lippert (OKC) – Community Volunteer
  • Denise Lopez (Tulsa) – Founder of EveryDay Ministry / Plaid Pineapple
  • Tom Meshek (Tulsa) – Community Volunteer
  • Jessica Moffatt (Tulsa) – Sr Pastor First United Methodist Church
  • McKinzey Wedel (Tulsa) – Cushman & Wakefield




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