Rachael Wheeler

Rachael brings experience in a variety of fields with a focus on nonprofit work including the North Carolina State Education Lottery, as well as office manager for a local church & the Coastal Pines Girl Scouts. Rachael is an alumna…

Sandy Fite

Sandy Fite serves DickersonBakker as the Director of Consulting Operations, working collaboratively with consultants and team members. Through her role, Sandy continuously seeks to improve the efficiency of how we deliver our services, providing a platform for our consultants to…

Amanda Day, GPC

Like most every grant professional, Amanda fell into the field through no fault of her own. She quickly discovered that grant work fit her personality and skills, and since 2001 she’s been writing, managing, and training with the best of…

Shelby Gillean

Shelby joined the team at DickersonBakker in July 2021. She holds a B.A. in English from Tarleton State University and brings administrative experience in multi-site church ministry, as well as Christian higher education. She delights in getting to work in…

Jill Bennett

Jill joined the team at DickersonBakker in January, 2020. Sensing an internal shift to vocational ministry, Jill transitioned careers in 2013 after 25 years in the financial services industry. Fundraising consulting combined her vast financial services experience with her desire…

Paul Virts, PhD

Dr. Virts helps ministries grow through his research and strategy insight. His keen eye for growing audiences and revenue for Christian ministries and nonprofits helps their vision become a reality. Dr. Virts has a Ph.D. in speech communication from the…

Jolene Waitt

Jolene has become the cornerstone of our team since her beginnings with Dickerson, Bakker & Associates. Jolene has over 20 years’ experience in executive administration and finance, event coordination & hospitality. Canadian born & raised, Jolene and her husband now call Raleigh, NC home. When she’s not coming to the rescue of her co-workers, Jolene enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years, their 3 married children, 2 grandsons, and of course Finley, the newest 4-legged member of her growing family.

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