Our staff at Lifeline is comprised of passionate and experienced ministry leaders and professionals who desire to share their knowledge and expertise with you, your church staff, other network professionals, etc. Below is a picture and brief bio for staff that you may wish to invite to share with your congregation on the needs of, and ministry to, orphaned and vulnerable children. In addition, you will find several professionals who are available for specialized trainings relating to: caring for children from hard places, wrapping around families who are adopting or fostering, and a host of other trainings focused on attachment and/or medical special needs.

Chris Johnson

National Director for Church Partnerships

Sonia Martin, LICSW, PIP, TBRI® Practitioner

Director - Central Alabama

Tim Crist

Manager of Church Partnerships

Herbie Newell

President/Executive Director

Blake Wilson

Vice President of Operations

Christy Harmon, LMSW

Program Director, Pregnancy Counseling

Josh Caldwell

Vice President of International Ministry

Rick Morton

Vice President of Engagement

Karla Thrasher, LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner

Director of International Adoption

Jana Lombardo, LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner

Senior Program Director, International Programs

Christie Mac Segars, LICSW

Vice President of Domestic Programs

Jessa Swearingen

Outreach Coordinator/Pregnancy Counselor

Lynn Beckett, LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner

Education Specialist

Jason Sampler, Ph.D.

State Development Director - Georgia

Levacy Smith, LMSW

State Director - North Carolina

Traci Newell, LBSW, TBRI® Practitioner

Program Director, Families Count & Education Specialist

Angela Mains, MA, LPC, TBRI® Practitioner

Program Director, Lifeline Counseling

Hope Mackey, LMSW, TBRI Practitioner

Casework Supervisor - North Alabama

Cathy Leeke

State Director - South Carolina

Sherry Starling, LBSW

Social Worker - South Alabama

Michelle Wright, MSW, TBRI® Practitioner

State Director - Tennessee

Ashley Yeager, LICSW, PIP, TBRI® Practitioner

Family Therapist

Whitney White, MEd, APC, DCC, TBRI® Practitioner

Education Specialist & Family Counselor - Georgia

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