We are a 501© (3) charity, operated by volunteers. Our programs for local families in need improve their quality of life, helps sustain health, good nutrition, energy, human dignity, and the opportunity for family members to meet their full potential.
Our programs are based on Christian principles and are specifically targeted towards those who are most vulnerable and in need in our community, including but not limited to, low-income families, people with disabilities, and senior citizens.
Our mission is to bring HOPE by Helping Other People Excel in purposeful living.
We are committed to serve and care for local families in need with respect, kindness, love, and compassion.
Tricia Heng, along with her husband, Pete, founded A Place In Time Christian Ministries because they believed every person has their own place in time to meet God and discover their Purpose. Tricia and Pete defined the founding mission of the ministry as helping others excel in purposeful living and this was the driving force behind the establishment of this charity. They both recognized the authority of God in the establishment of the mission and realized that they could be shepherds serving under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Their passion and goal in establishing the mission was to equip people to fulfill their life purpose.
Tricia passed away in the year 2015 with peace in her heart. She reached out relentlessly to help others excel in purposeful living up until the very last days of her life. She lived out the great commission in real and practical ways. Read Tricia’s devotional here. Find out more about Tricia and her legacy in the following article: https://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2013/march-april-issue/reaching-community.html
Board of Directors
Sandra Fader, Chair
Sandra became the chair of the board of directors in September 2019. She is happily married to Sean, and together they have two children. She graduated with a BA degree in Business Administration from Florida International University and has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She is a certified candidate for ordained ministry as a deacon in The United Methodist Church and is currently attending Asbury Theological Seminary. She owns a Real Estate business and serves her clients as a Real Estate consultant in South Florida. Her passion is social justice, and her goal is to honor God serving as the charity’s chairperson using her experience, gifts, and talents to the service of the community.
Diane Osterfeld, Secretary
Diane is honored to serve on the board of directors since September 2019. Raised in New York and Key West, she has been married to her high-school sweetheart, Scott, since 1989, and together they have raised their three sons in eight homes across three countries. A registered nurse with experience in end-of-life hospice care, Diane currently attends Asbury Theological Seminary and is a certified candidate for ordained ministry as a deacon in The United Methodist Church, also serving in various leadership roles with Everglades Community Church and Panther District Boy Scout Troop 442, SFC. It is Diane’s hope to be in service as a chaplain in end-of-life ministry, sharing the love of God in compassionate advocacy so that all may be accompanied, be comforted, and be at peace.
Kathleen Young, Treasurer
Kathleen Young has been involved as a volunteer since the ministry started operating and soon became a member of the board of directors. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has lived in the US for 36 years. She has worked in the airline industry since 1986, directly involved in reservation systems and now as a Quality Assurance Analyst. Kathy loves being a part of this ministry, helping families in need and impacting this community. Even though she moved to central Florida some months ago, she is honored to continue serving as a director, offering her knowledge, experience, and prayers. Kathy believes in the importance of helping others and giving hope because they will forever be changed. She hopes others will experience the beauty of serving in this ministry as well.
Arthur joined the board of directors in February 2020. He has a BA in Business Science from the University of Phoenix. He has worked for American Express since 2006 as a Project Manager Professional. He accepted the Lord in 1998 and has been active in a variety of church activities since. One of his current passions is to play the shofar to start the services at the church he attends. He has been an active volunteer in this ministry for many years. He is honored to serve as a director and looks forward to be a part of the outreach to the local community.
Karen joined the board of directors in February 2020. She and her family have served as volunteers in the food pantry since its inception in 2006. Karen is the President & COO of the Air Carriers Purchasing Conference, a non-profit aviation industry association. She attended The University of Alabama where she graduated with a BA degree in Psychology in 1984 before earning a master’s degree in Business Administration at Florida International University in Miami. Karen resides in Pembroke Pines with her husband and son.
Sean started serving in this ministry in September 2019 and joined the board of directors in February of 2020. His love for God and people in need has been evident since the first time he served as a volunteer in the ministry. His passion is to honor God in everything he does and with everything he has. Sean has over 30 years of experience in a variety of maintenance and construction endeavors. He owns a handyman business serving clients in Broward County since 2015. Sean and his family reside in Pembroke Pines. He is honored to serve God in this ministry and delighted to support his wife, Sandra, in her call.
Urania Melendez joined the board of directors in September 2019. She is a wife, mother of 4 and grandmother of 3 beautiful children. Her passion is to design, decorate, and use her talents to help others. Her heart has been with A place In Time Christian Ministry since the beginning. She loves to be part of a community that gives hope to those with physical and spiritual needs. She has been a member of Everglades Community Church for 20 years and has grown in faith while serving alongside her church family. She is honored to be part of the leadership of this ministry.