Heart and Hands Ministries Board of Directors

 The mission of Heart and Hands Ministries is to help alleviate hunger by providing nutritious food, personal care items, and social service information to those who need them. We hope to sustain, strengthen, and educate individuals/families in our community and surrounding areas. We also strive to give people opportunities for personal and spiritual growth by sharing the love of Jesus through our service.

Our Board of Directors is responsible for overall management and direction of Heart and Hands Ministries.  They also oversee the day-to-day operations in conjunction with the Executive Director.

Executive Director (Chairman):      Pat Scarborough

Vice President:     Andrea Heater

Secretary:     Christine Hasha  

Treasurer:    Sue Ellen Slagel

At Large:     Patricia Rehm

Pat Scarborough

Executive Director / Chairman

Pat Scarborough is a native Texan, more specifically a central Texan. Having spent most of her life between Houston, San Antonio, and Austin she now resides with her husband Glenn, in Salado Texas. Together, for 46 years, they have raised three children and now share in the lives of three granddaughters. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a B.S. in biology and a minor in psychology she had a life long career in the medical field. For 40 years she worked in the field of ophthalmology performing jobs from Certified Ophthalmic Assistant to Office Manager. Two years ago, she retired, not to slow down but to continue doing things that brought joy and fulfillment to her life.

Always having a servant heart, she quickly engaged in the food pantry at First Baptist Church Salado. In the 16 years at the pantry, she has moved the organization forward to its current status as a designated 501c3. Whether it’s working with a client or volunteer helping others to be their best is important to Pat. She sees networking as one of her gifts. When her schedule permits, she enjoys quilting, gardening, reading, and baking, especially Christmas cookies with her granddaughters. If there is any time left, she works with her husband in his restoration of old tractors. One of her favorite Bible verses which inspires her to serve is Colossians 3:23, Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord rather than men.

Andrea J. Heater  
Vice President

Currently serving on the staff of Salado United Methodist Church as an Administrative specialist. A retired US Army Soldier, she has over twenty years of military service with two tours to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom as a member of the First Cavalry Division, Fort Cavazos, TX. Prior to joining the military, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education and later a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development.

As a member of Salado UMC,  she has traveled to Meru, Kenya and Belize on international mission trips and has served in various capacities in local mission opportunities. Andrea  enjoys sports, especially hockey, and spending time with her family.

Christine Hasha

Ensuring that people have food has long been a passion in Christine’s heart and home. The family livestock business is just one example of how deeply food supply issues matter to her. Christine holds an affinity for charitable work, and, upon her daughter’s request, Christine picked up volunteering at Heart & Hands Ministries. This engagement has grown over the past seven years into a love for the ministry and its clients. Christine currently serves as the secretary for the Heart & Hands Ministries Board of Directors.

Professionally, she is the Senior Manager of Cyber Security Risk & Compliance at GE Digital. She resides in Salado with her daughter Sydney, who will be heading to Texas A&M to study Animal Science in the fall of 2023 to continue the family’s agricultural journey.


Sue Ellen Slagel

Having grown up in the Bell County area, Sue Ellen attended Baylor University. With a degree in Accounting, she was a CPA before deciding to be a stay at home mom. Sue Ellen later began her career selling real estate with her family at Century 21 Bill Bartlett in Salado.

Sue Ellen’s heart is for service and volunteering. She has served on the Board of Directors for Temple-Belton Board of Realtors(s), State Bar Grievance Committee, Salado Water Supply Corporation and currently serves as Treasurer for Heart & Hands Ministries. Sue Ellen attends First Baptist Church Salado where she has served on various committees and currently teaches 3 & 4 year old Sunday School. Sue Ellen loves to cook, bake and spend time with her family. Being “Curly” to her two grandchildren is one of her most treasured blessings.

Patricia “Pat” Rehms
Member at Large

 After representing the Hearts and Hands Ministries at the Presbyterian Church of Salado for four years as bread provider for the pantry, Pat  joined the Board of Directors in 2020 to assist with writing the bylaws for the organization’s new 501 (c) (3) non-profit status. 

She has continued to recruit volunteers at the Presbyterian Church for the Heart and Hands annual Thanksgiving community meal, and to assist with Brookshire Brother’s distribution of its brown bag fundraiser, “Food for Families,” prior to Thanksgiving Day. She is serving on the Board as a Member-at-Large, attending monthly meetings and supporting related activities to its mission.