Frank is the husband to a beautiful wife, Sarai, and the father of four great children, Caitlyn, James, Shaylah and Eli. Frank is a testament to God’s redemptive work having had his own troubles in his youth. He was born again in Christ and is actively involved as a servant for God’s kingdom in the Imago Dei House Church Community and in outreach ministry including serving as a Street Chaplain on the streets of Northbridge for Urban Mission WA. Frank is a leader in various outreach groups including recovering heroin addicts.
The vision for Alabaster came about through a series of experiences Sharon Beel had over several years. It began when, as a pastor’s wife, she felt the need to minister to people outside the church. A friendship developed with a young woman who had come to the church only a couple of times. Sharon felt a strong drawing to walk alongside her as she continued to overcome drug addiction and financial disarray as a result of leaving sex work. Over several of years, a deep bond developed and her friend has become a strong Christian, a qualified counsellor and a wonderful example of love and wholeness. It was together that they felt called to reach out to other women struggling to exit the sex industry and drug addiction, and it was together that they began Pamper Van, an outreach group visiting brothels in Perth, WA. Through Pamper Van, Sharon began to take women into her home to detox them (under medical supervision). Along with the help of her wonderful husband and children, they assisted the women to gain healing and wholeness. Realising though that this work was too demanding and the women’s needs too comprehensive for any one family to give, Alabaster Community was founded.
Alabaster is a professional organisation founded on Christian principles. Clients do not have to be Christian to enter our program but ask they keep an open mind and attend activities. Our staff, while mainly volunteers are committed to best practice service delivery, continues improvement and professional development.
Sharon Beel is a Christian who practices her faith with a home fellowship, is married to Andrew (a minister and urban missionary) and they have four children and three children-in-law; Micah and Sophall, Aaron and Thoi, Sinead and Naresh and Isaac. She is also the proud grandmother of Rebekah. Sharon is a qualified teacher (Dip Teach) and minister (Grad Dip Theo) and is working on a Diploma of Community Services.