Evg. Missionary Jeanette Mitchell was born in Chicago, Il. Raised by her grandmother, she has lived in in Omaha, Ne., Kansas City, Mo. and various small towns in Missouri. She moved to Topeka, Ks in December 1978.
Mrs. Mitchell received a certificate in Practical Nursing in 1986 at then Kaw Area Vo-Tech (now Washburn Tech) in Topeka, Ks. She passed the state boards and has been an LPN for thirty-one years. She also has a certificate as Medical Assistant from Clark Business College and Associates in Science from Allen County Community College. Mrs. Mitchell has worked as a LPN in Urology, home health, as a post-operative surgery nurse, as health services coordinator at an agency that serves adults with mental challenges and Geriatrics. Currently Mrs. Mitchell works at Colmery-O’Neil Veteran Medical Center on the several units-Geri psyche, psychiatric, and dementia units.
Mrs. Mitchell has been very active in ministry for the past twenty seven years. She is the wife of Pastor S.C. Mitchell and the 1st Lady of Open Arms Outreach Ministries COGIC for eighteen years. They are the founders of this ministry. Since the inception of Open Arms Outreach Ministries, Mrs. Mitchell has served as president of the Women’s Department, Sunday school teacher (for all ages) and Sunday school superintendent, choir director and choir member, event coordinator, and church secretary. At Temple of Deliverance COGIC, her former ministry, she served for twelve years as the President of the Pastor Aid Board, a part of the Mother’s Board, Women’s Bible study teacher, Sunday School teacher for teens, choir member, and a part of the Missions Department assisting then Minister S. C. Mitchell coordinate the clothing bank. While at Temple of Deliverance, Mrs. Mitchell accompanied her husband to minister to the homeless at the Rescue Mission of Topeka, Ks. Open Arms Ministries continues visit to the Rescue Mission. Previously, Mrs. Mitchell was a part of the Department of Correction mentorship for two years at the women’s prison. She still corresponds with two inmates.
In the Kansas Central Jurisdiction of COGIC, Mrs. Mitchell currently serves as President of the Nursing Unit and in the process of developing the Rapid Response auxiliary to represent the jurisdiction. This auxiliary helps the community during crisis situations. In the past, Mrs. Mitchell served as the Elect Lady of the Kansas Central Jurisdiction Evangelist Department.
She is the mother of four, three girls and one boy and the grandmother of ten grandchildren and spiritual mother of many others of various ages.
She is the perfect example of humbleness. Whether you call her sister, mother, missionary or friend, she is a great spiritual leader and a great role model for woman in Christ. She is the perfect example of the Proverbs 31 woman, taking care of her husband, home and church. Her mandate is to encourage God’s people in His Word. Her motto is “It takes too much energy”….meaning why not live saved; it takes to much energy not to.