CCHF Leadership

Shantelle Leatherwood, MHA

CEO, Christ Community Health Services Memphis, TN

How did you become involved with CCHF?

In October 1996, the Lord called me into an evangelistic ministry.  At the time, I was not clear about that calling or what direction I should take.  Over the next two years, the Lord clarified that calling to serve Him through a health care ministry to the poor.  At the time, I was completing a one-year postgraduate fellowship and was in the process of returning home to Memphis. Upon returning the Lord convicted me of the need to pursue this calling through a mission conference at church.  Of course I didn't have a clue as to what I should do other than search the internet for "health care ministries for the poor".  What happened next...? I found a link for CCHF. I must say I was overjoyed with excitement!  I reviewed the site and the listing of organizational members.  I even reviewed the job opportunities and contacted a health care clinic in Wichita, KS to inquire about an Administrator position that was available.  I was elated as this began my initial search to serve in a health care ministry among the poor.