Hope joined the Lifeline staff in the spring of 2017. While new to Lifeline, Hope is not new to Social Work or to adoption. She and her husband are adoptive parents themselves. Hope has always had a calling for social ministries and earned her Masters of Church and Community Ministries from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, as well as her Masters of Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington. She has served families through individual and group therapy, worked on church staff and also served with other non-profit ministries. She has also been trained as a TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Practitioner through the Karen Purvis Institute for Child Development at Texas Christian University. Hope is married and she and her husband Jamie have two children.