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. 

All Hands In

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 & 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

Open Hand is a faith based 501c3 organization.