Mercy Gate Ministries formed as a result of three Kerr County women joining hearts and visions to see poverty eradicated, and trafficked victims supported into freedom. Founding members Chae Spencer, Lisa Carpenter, and Lana Seibert have a combined ministry experience of over 30 years, each of them dedicated to personal ministry until forming Mercy Gate as a means of reaching a greater scope of those in need.
After years of serving, Spencer envisioned Mercy Gate Ministries as an outreach that would gather the lost, broken, and forgotten of our local community. The month before Mercy Gate launched, Carpenter helped a homeless man find his footing, aiding in employment, housing, and transportation. She saw the places this man had fallen through the cracks, and knew that if she wanted to help others, something bigger than the local church needed to be instituted. There needed to be a ministry, a go-between that would orchestrate needs and connect people to resources, as well as give the community a chance to participate.
Seibert has ministered for years at a local non-profit organization for abandoned children, and brings a unique skill set and passion to the mix. Together they organize local events to raise awareness about poverty and human trafficking, and regularly meet firsthand with those who come to Mercy Gate for assistance.