Job Title: Social Services Manager
Favorite Bible Verse: “Not that I speak from need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with little, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” ~Philippians 4:11-13
Favorite Adoption Story: I have had the experience of watching several friends and church families over the years be blessed by adoption. My favorite story involves the sweetest girl from Kazakhstan. She was born with multiple medical issues her country of origin was not equipped to treat, and as a result was viewed by families in her home country as a disgrace. This sweet little girl lived in the orphanage from the time she was 7 weeks old until she was adopted at 4.5 years old. Her adoptive family knew God had great plans in store for her. Even though she did not speak when she and her adoptive family met, her adoptive mother told her interpreter “But my God says she will!” and she was right! The family had multiple barriers they still had to overcome to bring her home, but with their great faith and trust in God, they brought her home. She has continued to thrive and go on to overcome the odds that were placed on her. She is now entering in to high school and continue to succeed at whatever is put in front of her.
Education: In 2005 I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Kentucky. In 2011 I earned my Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, also from the University of Kentucky, which allowed me to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Prior to joining Nightlight, I worked with children and adolescence in a behavioral health service program.
Responsibilities: Supervise agency social services employees, review home studies, provide pre-match consultations and international referral reviews.