Ending Hunger OKC is a new food outreach ministry of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Our volunteers have participated in preparing and delivering Meals on Wheels for more than 30 years. Through our partnership with the Areawide Aging Agency, St. Luke’s works with churches and community organizations in Oklahoma County to deliver hot meals to homebound senior adults. We also provide AniMeals to their pets so seniors don’t feel compelled to share their food with their four-legged friends. In the coming months, St. Luke’s will add programs to feed hungry children and help senior citizens reacclimate when returning home from the hospital.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church was founded on the first Sunday after the 1889 Oklahoma Land Run when Oklahoma City’s first residents gathered beneath a white flag and sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” For the past 130 years, we have been committed to our mission of “Sharing God’s Love and Bringing Hope to the World.” We accomplish this by Sharing Christ, Growing in Faith and Serving the Community.
Rev. Phil Greenwald, Executive Pastor of Administration/Chief Financial Officer
Phil is a native of western New York and a lifelong Methodist. After graduating from Messiah College with a B.A. in psychology, Phil worked at First UMC in Tulsa and First UMC in Duncan. He is a certified United Methodist Church Administrator and a Fellow in Church Business Administration. Phil is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, having completed seminary studies at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology and Asbury Seminary. Phil married Stephanie (Scraper) in 2000. They have two daughters, Kalli and Tori, and live in Moore. Phil enjoys golf, travel, reading, and the OKC Thunder.
Chris Lambert, SHRM-SCP, Director of Ending Hunger OKC
Chris is a native of Pauls Valley, and received his B.A. in history from East Central University. He has served as a newspaper reporter and editor, a field artillery officer in the Oklahoma Army National Guard, and spent nearly 24 years in the pubic sector working in child and adult protective services, and in human resources. A senior certified HR professional, Chris developed a number of new initiatives, refined processes improving outcomes for injured workers while saving millions of dollars, and developing leadership programs for new, middle-level and senior leaders. Chris and his wife, Wendy, live in Oklahoma City and have two adult children, Hannah and Brooks. Chris plays bass guitar in the Edmond LifeLight band.