The Team

Christine Schroeder 

Executive Director

About Christine:

Christine's passion for healing comes from her career as a Respiratory Therapist and her rooted faith in God.  Cancer has affected many people in Christine's life including her mother, father, grandmother and close friends.  Hope Cancer provided Christine a way to reach people beyond her medical abilities by sharing hope and healing through the ministry of God.  Christine and her husband Timothy have been married for 30 years.  Her adult son also works in the medical field and her daughter works for Hope Cancer Ministries as the Creative Director.



Mackenzie Ponds

Volunteer Coordinator

Office: (704) 218 - 9761

About Mackenzie Ponds:

Mackenzie is our Volunteer Coordinator and she is very passionate about helping others. She is involved in missions work and childcare at her church in Union County. Mackenzie is a recent college graduate from Wingate University with degree in Human Services, and has dreams of continuing to travel the world to share the Gospel. She also has big plans of getting her Masters in Social Work in the future.


Cheryl Hardman

Client Coordinator

About Cheryl:

Cheryl worked in medical offices until coming to Hope Cancer Ministries on July 1, 2007.  Her 8 years at Hope Cancer Ministries as Client Coordinator has given her the opportunity to share God's amazing love with hundreds of cancer patients and their families.  Cheryl's gentle and calming voice has helped bring peace to cancer patients and their families in the most difficult times in their lives.  She has been married to her husband, Steve,  for over 36 years.  She has three adult sons and one adult daughter.  She has two grandchildren that live in Kentucky.



Chelsea Schroeder

Creative Director

About Chelsea:

Chelsea began as an intern for the Ministry in 2009.  Chelsea designs the promotional materials for events and manages and updates Hope Cancer Ministries' website and social media presence.  In 2014 Chelsea was hired as Creative Director for Hope Cancer Ministries.  Chelsea and her husband Eric live in Matthews and are both volunteers for Hope Cancer.

Our Board Of Directors

Dan Johnson - Chairman

Fern Paul-Aviles

Kevin Horan

Shana Helms

John Bryles

Mike O’Connor

Mike Butler

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