Founder & Executive Director
Rev. Shawn Morrison has served as a minister and nonprofit leader for more than 25 years, including his current role as the Founder/Executive Director of Good in the ‘Hood and as the Senior Pastor of Cedarcrest Free Methodist Church in Bloomington, MN. Shawn serves on a number of boards and committees including the Free Methodist Urban Fellowship serving as the Communications Director, and as a member of the board for the Stewardship and Finance committee for the North Central Conference of the Free Methodist Church of America. From 1999-2007, Shawn served in various capacities for Bethany College of Missions over the years and held the titles of Director of Evangelism, Director of Student Life, and Director of Operations. In addition, Shawn served from 2010-2012 as the Director of Minneapolis Programs for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. Shawn’s most important service is to his lovely wife, Jamie and their five children, Christopher, Ryan, Kelly, Kierra and Kyle.
Director of Operations/Human Resources
Rev. Jamie Morrison has served as a minister and organizational leader for more than 20 years, including her current role as the Owner/Executive Publisher of Books By The Bundle, Associate Pastor of Cedarcrest Free Methodist Church in Bloomington, MN and former Board Secretary and current volunteer of Good In The 'Hood. Jamie serves on the Nominating Committee Board for the North Central Conference of the Free Methodist Church of America. From 1999-2005, Jamie served in various capacities for Bethany Global University over the years as Adjunct Faculty, Mentoring Dept. Head and Director of Evangelism. 2008-2010, Jamie led three B2B sales teams for Comcast and she currently leads Books By The Bundle, a self-publishing organization. Jamie loves being married to Shawn, who together have 5 children, 3 in-law children and 12 grandchildren. They are all the apple of her eye!
REV. DAVID GLASSER
Shoe Away Hunger Outreach Coordinator
I have served as an ordained pastor in the specialized ministry of church planting during my 35 years of ministry service, in Alberta, Canada, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Saint Michael, MN. In August of 2017 I completed my ministry as a church planter and felt led to seek employment in an organization where I could live out my passion to serve others. Good in the ‘Hood’s philosophy and objectives resonate so well with my personal call to serve as it seeks not only to provide for the tangible needs of others but to work with people in pursuing purposeful steps towards future growth.
I am blessed to be married to my wife Beth, a true partner in ministry for the past 36 years. We have three children. Ben, a social worker in Saint Cloud, Jon, a lab technician in Minneapolis, and Becca, a teacher in South Korea.
During my off hours you can find me working with the Impact Youth of Safe Harbor Ministries, repairing cars, or carpentry.
Driver and General Operations Assistant
As Good in the ‘Hood’s Driver and General Operations Assistant, Brandon interfaces with our local partners in areas such as food, shoes, backpack and holiday programs. His versatility and warm personality make Brandon an ideal fit for the Good in the ‘Hood team and kindness culture. Prior to becoming a staff member with Good in the ‘Hood, Brandon was the Minneapolis Programs Assistant for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. His role as Program Assistant included assisting with kids, holiday programs, and hunger relief. Youth programs included a Sunday School program at Little Earth United Tribes called 4Him, and assisting with a drama and art ministry called Love in Action. Brandon and his wife Anna have been married for more than ten years. They have four beautiful daughters, Lydia, Ruth, Miriam and Abigail. When Brandon isn’t working with Good in the ‘Hood, he can be found mentoring teens and running a lawn business, spending time with his family, spray painting “Good Graffiti”, or in the great outdoors.
Next S.T.E.P.S. Intern
Ron Cruz is a valued member of our team as the Next S.T.E.P.S. Intern. His infectious smile has been the hallmark of his service at Good in the ‘Hood for the last 3+ years. Ron has given of his time and talents to serve those around him and we are glad he hangs his hat with us. Ron is quick to encourage, pray, or roll up his sleeves and get the work done. Ron is a member of CedarCrest Free Methodist Church, and a key volunteer at the bi-monthly food distributions that happen at his church home. Ron has overcome addiction and bondage to illegal substances and now has a heart to help others find the freedom he has found from drugs and alcohol. Staying connected to Good in the ‘Hood has helped in his journey of faith and sobriety finding meaning in making a difference in the lives of others
Tim is our Warehouse Supervisor helping to support the operations and mission of Good in the 'Hood. He loves to help out and is always quick to bring laughter and joy to all around him. Enjoying retirement from his professional career, he has embraced volunteering with Good in the 'Hood as a means to give back to his community. Tim can be found on the Shoe Bus assisting with sales, working at our Bloomington Food Distribution events, sorting shoes in our warehouse in Brooklyn Park, or helping with donation pick ups around the cities. He loves animals and has owned many types, from cats to horses. He enjoys sports and sporting events especially the ones where he can watch his grandchildren play. Tim lives and attends church in Woodbury, and is the proud father of three children and the grandfather of 5 grandsons.
Volunteer and Events Coordinator
Anna Kohler serves as the Volunteer and Events Coordinator for Good in the ‘Hood. She helps organize and plan special events for the organization. Anna and her husband, Brandon have been partners with Good in the ‘Hood since 2010. They have four daughters and enjoy spending time outside with the kids in their neighborhood and with their family.
Shoe Away Hunger Volunteer Team Lead
Lillie Britton has volunteered with Good in the 'Hood for more than one year. She is such a great volunteer that she is now the "Team Lead" for volunteer groups who come to sort shoes at our Brooklyn Park warehouse. Lillie has worked with people all of her adult life. She worked in the medical field for more than 15 years and with the Whitney Hotels where she was named "Employee of the year". Lillie has 2 children and 1 grandson. She loves her family and the Lord. She grew up in a home and church where helping those in need and serving others was commonplace. She loves Good in the 'Hood because they serve people by meeting their needs and because they are a "kindness based" and they really love people. So this is where she wants to serve!