About Us

The Open Hand name comes from Deuteronomy 15:11. It symbolizes compassion, generosity, partnership, friendship, service, community, and ready to work. An open hand can give and receive.

Our Mission

We serve people in the greater Fredericksburg area through vocational training, job placement, educational services, and mentoring to help fulfill God’s purpose in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. 

Our Vision

Helping people live with a sense of God-given purpose and hope, better equipped to serve their communities.

Core Values

The following core values are the fundamental guiding principles that dictate behavior.
  • Faith
  • Community
  • Dignity
  • Career

Leadership and Staff

Robert (Bob) Becker

Board Position: President

Scott Erdelatz

Board Position: Member

Wayne Karl Driver

Board Position: Vice President

Ricky Jones

Board Position: Member

Tamara X. Brown-Driver

Board Position: Secretary and Grant Writer

Elisha Sese-Khalid

Staff Position: Programs Manager