This week on “Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour”
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(Left to Right) Erin Engelke, Chief External Relations Officer for Sunbeam Family Services, and Chelsea Rose, Director of Community Engagement with Catholic Charities • Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Erin Engelke is the Chief External Relations Officer for Sunbeam Family Services, one of the longest serving nonprofits in Oklahoma, where she manages the organization’s fundraising, marketing, public relations and volunteer programs. Sunbeam Family Services has been a vital support to individuals and families in the community. In 1907, founder Lizzie Swisher saw a need to for a children’s home in her community. With basket in hand, Lizzie and a group of women went door-to-door in their historic Oklahoma City Heritage Hills and Mesta Park neighborhoods, asking their peers for financial support. That passion to provide safe housing for homeless boys and girls spread, and their efforts raised enough funds to build a children’s home.
Chelsea Rose is the Director of Community Engagement at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. As a graduate of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Oklahoma State University, Chelsea coordinated and produced weddings and large social events for seven years for hotels and independent venues throughout Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She then brought her event talents and abilities to the non profit sector. She worked as the Special Event Coordinator at Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) in Grapevine, Texas for two and half years before joining the team at Catholic Charities. Chelsea lives in Oklahoma City, attends every Thunder game she can and participates in every 5k she can find.