North Raleigh Ministries

9650 Strickland Road, Suite 161
Raleigh NC 27615
Phone: (919)844-6676

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North Raleigh Ministries Staff 

Eleonore MacLean, Crisis Center Manager


Eleonore has volunteered at North Raleigh Ministries in our Crisis Center & Food Pantry for several years. She loves working with the neighbors and keeping thing organized and clean.  Eleonore moved to NC from California over 28 years ago and is married with one daughter and 2 granddaughters.  She attends St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and her favorite Scripture is: "Whoever is kind to the needy honors God." Proverbs 14:31.


Michael Olesen, Thrift Shoppe Manager  


Michael Olesen is a retail manager by trade and most recently worked for Lowes Home Improvement as a department manager. He also worked in management at other big retail stores such as Home Depot and World Market where he established his abilities to develop retail operations for efficiency and profitability.  After leaving his 7-year career as a store manager and committee member for Goodwill of Central Arizona, Michael moved to Raleigh to be closer to family.  In addition to retail management, Michael is a regular outdoorsman who enjoys camping, mountain bike riding and other outdoor sports.  He recently participated in the opening and development of the TROSA thrift store in Durham, N.C.  He currently resides in Cary with his daughters, Margot and Maryanne, his partner Connie and her daughter, Amelia.


North Raleigh Ministries Board of Directors

Nell Wagner

Karen Schley

Derek Sox

Charles Breeding