Meet Desneige VanCleve, original visionary and Executive Director of Grace Place Ministry, Inc. Desneige has a background in small business marketing, a college degree in Christian Ministry from Trevecca Nazarene University, and worked as the Benevolence Coordinator for Long Hollow Baptist Church before organizing and opening Grace Place. She attributes her time on staff at Long Hollow Baptist Church as a time of major revelation, refinement, and preparation to do what she confidently refers to as "God's Will for her life."
Now, in the daily operations of Grace Place, she strives to show the love of Christ to each woman and child by offering guidance, support, and numerous types of training to help fulfill the mission of Grace Place.
Her hobbies include reading, learning, and cooking. Her passions include Jesus, laughter, and people. When she's not serving the families at Grace Place, you will find her at her husband's side along with their three children doing life together in what she refers to as "beautiful chaos all the time."
Donna joined the Grace Place staff as Program Coordinator in March of 2017. With degrees in Bible and English from Welch College and Tennessee State University, she has years of ministry experience with women and children. Most recently Donna served as the Family Ministry Director for Men of Valor, a Nashville-based prison ministry.
A former teacher, Donna has taught children of all ages in a variety of settings. After home schooling her five children, she taught Adult Education and English as a Second Language.
It is Donna’s passion and joy to share the hope, freedom and purpose that knowing Jesus brings, especially to those who are hurting and hopeless. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her husband, Rick, their children and grandchildren. She also loves reading, nature and hanging out with friends.