House of Grace Ministries has been helping people in need since 1999.

House of Grace Ministries
Changing the world, one person at a time!
Michael & Brenda Soldan
Brenda Soldan is an ordained minister and is president and co-founder of House of Grace Ministries, Inc.  She was employed in the corporate sector for over 30 years and has management skills in customer service, team building, with her latest position as an aerospace program manager.  Brenda has been involved with prison ministry, volunteering at correctional facilities as a teacher of the Word of God and music ministry for over 20 years.  She is also active working with the homeless and those in critical life situations.  Brenda also serves on the board of directors of Jericho Partnerships, Good Samaritan Mission and Jake's Journey.

Michael Soldan is an ordained minister and a co-founder of the House of Grace Ministries Inc.  He has a background as a Special Education teacher and is nutritionist and biofeedback practitioner.  Michael holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition.   Besides his nutrition business, he currently produces and records Christian music.  Michael has been a prison ministry volunteer for over twenty five years.

Tracey Gonzalez, LCSW, is an ordained minister and licensed clinical social worker, active in the social services field in the Greater Danbury area.  She is a graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. Tracey also teaches the Word of God and is extensively involved in Prison Ministry.  Her interests include assisting in the healing process of those who have experienced traumatic events.  Her passion is international ministry; bringing Christians from different nations together and helping them realize and accomplish their God ordained life's potential.  Tracey also serves on the Board of Directors for Love and Healing Ministries, an outreach ministry based in Houston, Texas, with a mission to empower the underprivileged , both in the United States and Western Africa, by establishing opportunities for them to learn and acquire professions to promote self-sufficiency. Tracey is the mother of three adult boys and the grandmother of two.

House of Grace Volunteer Team Leaders

Jeremy H. Reid , BS in Human Services. His background is in case management/Life Skills/Counseling and he works within the Danbury area providing social services for homeless men.  His experience is in working primarily with homeless veterans; identifying and evaluating their strengths, limitations, problems and needs.  He also provides guidance on the utilization of community resources.  He is an ordained Elder and has been a prison ministry volunteer for over fifteen years.  His true passion is to equip men to be the man God has called them to be.

   Shelter from the Cold Coordinator

Case Manager - Home for Heroes

  Licensed Social Worker - Home for Heroes

  Program Director - Home for Heroes

 Basic Needs Coordinator


Maria Russo , has a background in business management, sales and program development, in the corporate sector. She has been involved with volunteering for over twenty-five years. BA Psychology - Minor Business & Politcal Science.  Maria joins us with years of experience in both the private and corporate sectors.  Her areas of expertise include marketing, advertising, finance, estate planning, volunteer organization and team building.