BOARD & STAFF

OASIS LEADERSHIP

  • The Oasis of Kingsport Women’s Ministry is a 501(c)3 – Non-Profit and Ministry recognized by the Federal and Local Government and sanctioned as an LLC.
  • Our organization is governed by a group of Christian believers who function as Executive Board of Directors; which is comprised of two non-voting members – Executive Board President and Executive Director; eleven voting members, which include officers and lay members.
  • The Board of directors are insured under our 501c3 organization and make all financial Decisions, fundraise, and support the office of director /Minister
  • The Executive Director is the face of the ministry, Functions as Director, Manager, Pastor, Outreach Minister, Networking. Marketing, Program Director, and day to day facility manager

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ WOMEN’S MINISTER

Shantell Bogle is a native of the Kingsport/ Tri-Cities area. She has 20 years of ministry experience. Her education includes a degree in mass communications, advertising/ public relations and business. She also has an education in leadership and Bible and is an ordained Christian minister.

She has served the ministry as Youth Pastor, Worship Minister, Pastoral Assistant and Evangelist. She has served as Executive Director and Minister at the Oasis of Kingsport since 2016. The focus of her heart is to preach the truth in love, and reach broken women with a message of hope. Shantell wants to encourage and strengthen the Christian bond between women to strengthen the body of Christ. Her mission is be a light to her community, and a true and passionate representative of Jesus Christ.

Shantell is also the founder and evangelist at Jesus Woman Ministries and is available to speak at other ministries and groups. For booking information, please send an email to: oasiskpt@gmail.com

She is an active member of the NCAM and her local church, Judah
Church, located in Bristol Tn. Shantell has been married to her husband Brandon for over 25 years, and has an adult, married, daughter. She does an Oasis online Bible Study called Wednesday’s Word and Podcast @Jesuswomen #tellmeaboutit

                                                     Shantell@oasiskpt.org

Missy Quillen 2022 Board President 

 

Missy is a resident of Church Hill where she resides with her husband JR and her dog, Renfro. Missy loves the Lord and it shows in the ways she interacts with the people around her. Missy has served Oasis in various ways in the past 6 years. She served first as a volunteer, then a lay board member, the board secretary, and is now our 2022 Board President

                                   

        Martha Pendley – 2022 Vice President

Martha Pendley has served as Grant Writer for the past two years. She previously served as Board President in 2018, and served for three years as Secretary. She attends First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport where she has been a member of the Outreach and Evangelism Committee for over 10 years, and has served two terms as a Deacon. Martha has a heart for missions, and for the ladies at the Oasis of Kingsport. She has also completed three mission trips with FPC to Guatemala. Martha is retired from Upper East TN Human Development Agency, and holds a BS in Human Services from ETSU, and an AS in Early Childhood from Walter’s State. She now serves as out 2022 Vice President. 

                                           

 

 

Bobby Flowers -2021 President 

Bobby is a Tennessee native and graduate East Tennessee State University. He has worked in the broadcast industry for last 40 years as news and production director and more. He also has and continues to serve as chaplain for our local hospital and local race venues. Bobby received his degree social work in 2018 from King University. While serving our community in various ways he discovered his heart for the broken and less fortunate of our city. He has worked consistently for the last five years to improve the lives and aspirations of our homeless population. He is also a dear friend, faith-father, and long time confidant of our Director, Shantell. He was the first to audition and hire her after her college internship in 2006. Bobby began to serve at Oasis, first at events and fundraisers, then last year served as an interim board member. He was elected by unanimous vote to serve as this years President. Now he works as the Social Worker for homelessness through the Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority here in Kingsport 

 

Erin Gray

Erin Gray is a long time native of Kingsport where she resides with her two beautiful children. Erin has a Master’s degree in Social Work she obtained from ETSU and has worked in various settings in her career. She also has served in missions in China where she learned about other cultures and had experiences with the underground churches. In her most recent position, she serves the homeless of our community as the homeless liaison for the City of Kingsport. Erin works very closely with the Oasis’ Isaiah 58 program to serve our female homeless population. 

 

Dana McMurray

Dana has worked with non-profits the majority of her career, whether volunteering, full time employment, or in a consultant capacity.  Her heart is to serve others, no matter what the need is.  Her background includes a Masters Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Project Management. Dana had been praying for the Lord to send her to a new ministry to serve when she got a call from Bobby Flowers asking if she would be interested in becoming a part of the Oasis team. She is eager to use the gifts the Lord has given her to serve the women and children in our community.

 

Amy Renye – 2020 President

Amy has served in various churches and ministries. She received a bachelors of science in sociology from East Tennessee State University. She served as volunteer and teacher at Oasis before serving as the 2019-2020 Board President. Amy has a soft heart for women’s ministry and feels a real call to reach out to them with the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ. She is sensitive to the leading of the spirit of God and the call of her heart is Isaiah 58

 

Laura Mitchell – 2019 President – Kids Programs

Laura Mitchell is a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where she serves as Assisting Minister, Christian Education Chairperson and VBS Director. She is a retired high school teacher with a BA in Theatre and Certification in English, Speech Arts and Dramatics. She began serving at Oasis as a VBS Director. She is blessed to be serving alongside this wonderful Board of Directors. One of her favorite Bible verses is: Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26. Love to all the Women of Oasis.\

 

Pam Robinson – Board Treasurer

 

Pam Robinson has been involved in the Oasis even before it’s opening in June of 2014. Her influence was intracul in the founding of the ministry as she helped to secure Oasis’ very first facility with our late founder, Mr. Kermit Addington. Pam has served as treasurer on the board of directors for the last five years. She has a heart for God and a true heart of compassion for the women and ministry of the Oasis.

 

Candy Alexander – Sewing Program Founder-Secretary

Candy has a long history of working with women and children in at-risk situations.  She came to Oasis to help a guest learn how to hem her pants. This began not long after its founding in 2014. From there Candy developed a sewing program that both offers classes and one-on-one instruction.  She is currently serving on the Board of Directors as secretary.  She relies on II Timothy 4:17a, “The Lord stood by me and strengthened me”.

 

Gail Newton

Gail Newton has served our community in many ways and has a heart for those less fortunate. She serves faithfully at Kitchen of hope, feeding those less fortunate, and is new to the Oasis team. She recently has been working toward a personal calling to provide shoes to those in need through a special kind of shoe store. As the shoes are given away she says God impressed upon her to tell them “this is a gift from God”. Her strength and her peace comes from the Lord.

Babs Walker
Volunteer Coordinator

 

Babs is first and foremost a Christ follower, and has a burden to reach women with the love of Jesus. She loves to write and share her heart with others. Babs has lived in the Tri-Cities and has attended Christ Fellowship Church for nearly two decades. She is mom to two amazing kids and wife to the love of her life. Before becoming a full time mommy, Babs was enjoying her career at Eastman Credit Union. She is active in her womens small group and has a heart to see women grow closer to others as well as the Lord. Babs has previously served in many ministry areas including child related ministries, womens leadership committee, a large scale financial campaign, and others. She attended New Tribes Bible Institute (Ethnos 360 Bible Institute). She has also been on several short term mission trips where she served in such places as Kiev, Ukraine and Budapest, Hungry. Babs is awed at the working of the Hand of God at Oasis and looks forward to seeing Him continue to move through the volunteers and members on a daily basis.
 

Fredna Lawson

Fredna is a christian who grew up in the Methodist church near BMS.  When she married Steve 46 years ago they found a church home in the missionary Baptist church.  They have two sons, Anthony and Aaron, and six grandchildren.  She married for love and stayed for the grandchildren.  She is retired from Eastman after 32years and received her bachelors degree in 2001 from Milligan while working full time and going to school. She has been praying for the Lord to lead her to a ministry where HE can make a difference.  Fredna is looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for Oasis and their mission as a board member and volunteer.