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.
Kathryn Freeman, Volunteer Coordinator and Bookkeeper
Kathryn has been active in nonprofits for more than twenty years. She first volunteered with her church's mission groups and then with an organization helping unwed mothers. Soon thereafter, she left the corporate world to become an office manager for a local nonprofit assisting homeless families. In 2005, she moved to Wilmington to work for the Chamber of Commerce as the member services director. There she built upon her previous experience working with volunteers by overseeing a large committee and coordinating the Chamber's trade shows, conferences, and golf tournaments. She returned to Raleigh and spent time volunteering and working temporary positions with Loaves and Fishes and other agencies before coming to NRM as Volunteer Coordinator and Bookkeeper in 2015.