What is Haven Ministries?

 Haven Ministries

Haven Ministries is a nonprofit organization providing hope to those in need in Queen Anne’s County by supplying shelter, clothing, food and support. Ministries include Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter, Our Daily Thread Thrift Shop, Haven Ministries Emergency Food Pantry, Resource Center and Street Outreach.

  • Our Vision: To secure a permanent facility for shelter for those less fortunate.
  • Our Goal: Helping people get back on their feet is the goal of Haven Ministries.
  • Action: Haven Ministries changes lives by providing assistance and empowering the homeless through financial, emotional, and spiritual support, and you can help! Volunteer with Haven Ministries and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors!
  • Future Goal: Housing Assistance Program. Haven Ministries is actively seeking a building to purchase that would enable clients to live on the property long term for a reasonable fee.  A voluntary case management component will be part of the plan for the new site.

Our Staff


Krista Pettit
Krista Pettit

Founder and Executive Director

Krista Pettit is the Founder and Executive Director of Haven Ministries.  In her leadership roll,  she develops programs and policies for all of the programs. She is a grant writer and has responsibilities with finances, legal issues, and other operational responsibilities.

Mia Cranford
Mia Cranford

Marketing and Business Development Director

Mia Cranford enhances donor support and services thus increasing donor satisfaction. She oversees the business sponsorship program and engages the public with awareness and fundraising events.

Karen Bardwell
Karen Bardwell

Volunteer Coordinator

Karen Bardwell is works with Church Coordinators, trains volunteers, recruits new volunteers, and assists with volunteer paperwork.

Sandi Wiscott
Sandi Wiscott

Director of Operations / Case Manager

Sandi Wiscott has worked with Haven Ministries  for approximately thirteen years – first as a volunteer and then as paid staff. Her primary focus is working with guests at Haven Ministries Homeless Shelter. She has years of experience in working with clients to connect them to programs and services.

Erica Owens and Antonio Dennis
Erica Owens and Antonio Dennis

Overnight Shelter Staff

Erica and Antonio are overnight staff workers who help ensure a safe environment for everyone. They joined the Haven Ministries Shelter staff in the fall of 2017. Both of them monitor the shelter overnight to ensure safety and help the clients get ready for the day.
Alvin Craft
Alvin Craft

Case Manager Shelter

Alvin works alongside the Director of Operations and helps manage the shelter operations.  He ensures that all shelter rules are followed and all policies and procedures are implemented.

Edwin Gibbs
Edwin Gibbs

Case Manager  Resource Center

Edwin is a trained case manager at the Resource Center. He helps manage the daily operations of this program to assist clients with financial needs.  He helps connect clients to services and programs.  He provides 1-1 budget classes and teaches classes, such as self-help strategies.

Liz Bazzell
liz bazzell

Manager of Our Daily Thread Thrift Store

Liz manages the Thrift Store by sorting and organizing inventory and scheduling volunteers. She is always ready to help customers, volunteers, and donors with a wonderful and cheerful smile.


Michael Gross and Linda Haney
Linda Haney with Michael Gross

Overnight Shelter Staff

Michael started working with Haven Ministries the winter of 2017.   Linda Haney is new to Haven Ministries in 2018.  Both Michael and Linda monitor the shelter overnight and assist clients.

Pamela Boyce
Pamela Boyce

Overnight Shelter Staff

Pamela is a dedicated overnight shelter staff that have worked this shift for over 12 years! She monitors  the shelter overnight to ensure safety and help the clients get ready for the day.

Our Faith Statement


I believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.


Participating Churches & Organizations

Calvary UMC

Kent Island UMC

St Paul’s Episcopal Church

Centreville UMC

New United Methodist

Sudlersville UMC

Christ Episcopal Church

Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church

Wye Bible Church

First Baptist Church

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Wye of Carmichael UMC

Island Alliance Church

St. Christopher’s Church

Wye Parish Episcopal Church

Old Wye Church

St Luke’s Chapel

Faith Unity Church