bailey faulkner, executive director
A native of Little Rock, Bailey graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a degree in journalism and now lives in Little Rock with her husband Will and daughter Sydney. They are active leaders at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, where Bailey has served as both Mission Outreach Chair and Sunday School class president. She previously spent six years working in state government and has been actively involved with many non-profits, including serving as vice president of UAMS Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas. Prior to her employment for the state, Bailey worked for a local domestic violence shelter.
What do you do as Executive Director?
My job is to measure everything I do by our mission statement: to transform lives through worship, fellowship and hands-on mission. To achieve that, I focus on fundraising, building relationships, and recruiting volunteers so we can continue to have a growing and vibrant program.
What are your favorite memories of working at OMP?
Watching a child use his wheelchair ramp for the first time; seeing the look on a mother's face when she knew she didn't have to carry her son out of the house anymore; reading a thank you letter from a youth that now has a relationship with God because of what they experienced at OMP.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A talk show host.
Contact Bailey email@example.com
Carissa Tarkington, Recruitment and logistics coordinator
Carissa is originally from north central Arkansas and graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS with a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and a Masters of Arts in Specialized Ministry. She now lives in Conway, Arkansas with her husband Tark and their two sons, Michael and Westley. She and her family attend First United Methodist Church of Mayflower, Arkansas. Before joining the staff at Ozark Mission Project, Carissa spent over 10 years working in youth ministry.
Hannah Shelton, Administrative Assistant
Hannah is a 2016 graduate of Hendrix College. She has attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock her whole life. She currently volunteers at church as a youth counselor. She currently is in nursing school at Baptist Health College and plans to graduate in 2018. As a youth she attended OMP summer camps for 7 years. She has also served on volunteer staff at camp. Hannah is excited to work for OMP and help serve our neighbors all over Arkansas.
JESSICA EMERSON, INTERN
Jessica is a native of Texarkana, Texas, and attends church at First United Methodist Church of Texarkana, Arkansas. She is currently a sophomore at Hendrix College, where she is studying English and Neuroscience. Jessica previously interned at the Arkansas United Methodist Conference office, where she worked on the Arkansas United Methodist newspaper. Before becoming the Office Intern, Jessica was on Ozark Mission Project College Staff in Summer 2017. She has attended 8 OMP camps, and is excited to work for this ministry.