MEET THE TEAM
What is your position and what is your favorite part of your job?
As President and CEO, I have so many favorites! I am excited to watch Project 1.27 programs support churches, families, and volunteers providing life-changing support to children and families involved in the foster system. It’s amazing to meet the generous people who give to make those programs happen. I am blessed to work with an incredible board and staff who care deeply about offering Jesus' redemptive love to bring hope and healing to children in foster care. Networking with other leaders across the country provides an opportunity to see God working through churches, businesses, and caring people to provide more than enough resources and support to vulnerable children and families.
What brought you to Project 1.27?
When I came to Project 1.27 in January of 2013, I already had a life-long personal connection with foster care and adoption. My parents adopted one of my brothers from foster care and my husband and I fostered and then adopted two of our four kids from foster care. Before Project 1.27, I served for seven years at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International as Director of Ministry Life, Chief of Staff, and Interim CEO. Earlier, I was a middle school teacher, speaker and writer.
What song would you choose as your walk-up song?
Right now, I would say "God, Turn It Around" by Jon Reddick. There are so many challenges in the world today that are bringing pain, heartbreak and fear. God, Turn It Around is my heart's cry for our world.
Favorite childhood TV show?
I grew up with two brothers and we watched and re-enacted Batman and Robin. We learned about fighting evil, working for justice, having fun together and all those exclamatory words - Kapow! Blam! Zok!