OUR MISSION

"We exist to serve and equip our neighbors in their god-given potential, for the good of our community."

OUR STRATEGY

Serving and equipping our neighbors to be community leaders.

 

We believe that God is renewing all things. The Gospel is the good news that darkness & despair won’t win the day, because Jesus defeated sin and death. He’s alive, and because of that we have a tangible hope for the future. We believe lives will be changed, and communities will be transformed, because we believe God is renewing ALL things (not some things). 

 

So how is God doing that?

Hope and renewal are spreading in the world, through people who have been filled with hope, and made knew in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We describe this as vertical formation (receiving the love of God) and horizontal formation (extending the love of God). Each of us is on a formation journey that will last a lifetime. We’re all continuing to plunge the depths of God’s love that we might be further changed by it. And we’re all continuing to learn how to love our neighbors as Jesus has loved us. That’s life… and that’s what we’re inviting students into. We summarize this journey with two words - Equip & Elevate. We are equipping students in their God-given potential, and elevating them into positions of leadership, to invest back into their community. 

Our team

GRACE BRIDGER

Program Director

Grace Bridger was born and raised in Greenville, SC! She attended Wade Hampton High School and North Greenville University. She was introduced to the non-profit world in 2017 through Mill Village Farms & became our Program Director in the fall of 2019!

Anyone who knows Grace knows she loves to throw a party & one of her favorite Éleos memories definitely goes to show it: “Our first annual Christmas party in 2019 was a BLAST – over 40 students, volunteers and family members came!” When Grace isn’t hanging out with our students, she loves spending as much time outdoors as possible, whether it is on a backpacking trip or a picnic in the park.

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Zoé Oliphant

Program Coordinator

Zoe Oliphant is a native of Greenville, SC. She is a 2017 graduate of Riverside High School. She is currently pursuing a degree in Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina Upstate. GO SPARTANS!

She became our Program Coordinator in the summer of 2021 and she is excited to be a part of the ministry. Zoe believes that with a balance of education, exposure, and awareness of one's God-given potential can direct them into a bright future. 

When asked why she's excited to be a part of Eleos she said, "We are impacting lives and the community one day at a time, one step at a time. Jesus did not ask us to save, he told us to serve. He told us to LOVE." 

When Zoe is not with our students, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

Our Board of Directors

From Left to right: 

 

Sabrina Marlin  |  Byron Smith  |  Ryan McCrary  |  Cam Hill  |  Allen Chaney

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