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What We Do
Together, we
  • coordinate and support awareness of and access to available community resources;
  • promote cooperation among churches and civic organizations to address unmet community needs;
  • put our faith in action by contributing countless volunteer hours;
  • contribute strong financial support to many local social programs; and,
  • we reach out to others in our community through education and ministry.
Who We Are

     Organized in 1997, Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries (SAEM) is a gathering of lay people and pastors from Salem, western Roanoke County and local service agencies working together in the name of Christ to serve people in need in our community. 

Special thanks to
The  Louise R. Lester Foundation , 
UnitedHealth Care and
The Helen C. Cobbs Foundation
for Outstanding Financial Support
For SAEM Programs

Several members of SAEM/HCAT were on WFXR TV this morning on the Living Local segment with the opportunity to provide information on the student-led food pantry at Andrew Lewis Middle School and the Open House/Ribbon Cutting tomorrow. Special thanks to Tonya Pickett, Virginia CooperativeExtension, and Jamie Garst, Principal at Andrew Lewis Middle, for participating and sharing with the viewers.
Please click on the link for the broadcast:

We are excited about this ministry at the middle school and for our partnership

​​​Our Leadership

​​​​Cindy Neathawk,  Chair

Artice Ledbetter, Vice Chair, Feeding Programs

Trula Byington, Vice Chair, Clothes Closet

Vacancy , Treasurer

Garry Lautenschlager, Secretary​

Joan Dorsey, Director Emerita

Lisa Clause, Director

Cari Preas, Director

Mary Cross, Director

Joyce Earl, Director

Brenda Craig, Director

Pastor Bryan Buckles, Director

Tanya Ridpath, Director

Margaret Lacy, Director

Beverly Looney, Director

​Tonya Pickett, Director

Catherine Nugent, Director

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Thank you for supporting our efforts to help the children in our area grow into all they can be!