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Meet Our Team

Glendie MyChoice Spokane

Pastor Glendie

Executive Director: On Staff 3 Years

“Believe it or not when I was younger I wanted to move to San Diego and be an orca trainer for Seaworld (doesn’t every kid?!) I loved the idea of being able to play in the sun and water all day with a gentle giant! But, God had other plans to use my gifts as a high school teacher and athletic trainer – pretty far cry from orcas & dolphins! When that training was over He called me home to be a mom. Then into the local church ministry to be a women’s pastor, then a speaking pastor and most recently, out of local church ministry and into the nonprofit world as an executive director. It’s amazing (and very curious) the hats God has asked me to wear in life. Some of those hats (roles) I never saw myself wearing. Yet, as I’ve allowed Him to guide and direct my life, God has moved me into a space where I want what He wants.  And apparently, God wants me at Life Services where I get to serve with the most amazing team on the planet, watch God use my own abortion-recovery story testify to His goodness, see Jesus transform the lives of our clients and then partner with donors, Gospel-centered churches, and other local ministries to see a message that promotes LIFE flourish in Spokane! What better life could there be than this! Top that off with the two handsome, talented teen sons and knockout hubby I have at home and I’d say life is goooood!”

Erika MyChoice Spokane

Erika

Development Director: On Staff 26 Years

“I am blessed to use my God-given creative talents to reach our community with the message of LIFE and the hope of Jesus Christ. I’ve been married for 34 years, have two children, and if I could figure out how to install a beach in my office, all would be perfect! My favorite thing about working at Life Services & MyChoice is our team: we work hard, we pray hard, and we laugh hard together. It’s the perfect combination.”

Janinie MyChoice Spokane

Janine

Clinical Services & Education Director: On Staff 7 Years

“Many years ago I had my own unplanned pregnancy with no resources and no support network. I realize what a blessing it would have been to have those things at that time, and how much pain and heartache could have been avoided if a place like this existed. I am honored working where I get to meet people right where they are. Life gets messy sometimes. I love what Dietrich Bonhoeffer said about God’s love, ‘God does not love some ideal person, but rather human beings just as we are; not some ideal world, but rather the real world.’ I have the most amazing staff of nurses, OB doctors, advocates, receptionists, and managers, all working together as a team to listen well to each and every patient to find out what resources, care, or testing they need.”

Sharon MyChoice Spokane

Sharon

Residential Services Director: On Staff 12 Years

“I work at Life Services because God directed me here. He gave me the job that fulfills the delight and desire of my heart. My favorite part is getting to see the Lord in actions every day in the lives of people He is calling to Himself! Outside of work, I love to garden and watch things grow.

Paula MyChoice Spokane

Paula

Accounts & Human Resources Manager: On Staff 6 Years

“When I first heard about Life Services 20 years ago, the ministry instantly resonated with my heart. I wanted to volunteer at the time, but the timing wasn’t right. So, when I got hired on four years ago, I felt like God fulfilled that desire I had so long ago! A little bit about me: I have two wonderful sons and I didn’t have curly hair until I was 40!”

Emily

Volunteer Director: On Staff less than a year

I started my journey here at Life Services as a client advocate, but my life experiences started preparing me long before that.  I have walked through some difficult seasons in my life and come through with a deeper understanding of grace and a desire to invest in others.  God has put people in my life that have ministered to me and loved me with the love of Jesus Christ.  Many of these people were volunteers!  I believe God is going to use my experience to encourage others as they find their fit as a volunteer in this ministry, and I am so glad to be a part of this team.  Something about me: I love camping and hiking.  Outside is my favorite place!”

Erin

Executive Assistant: On Staff 1 Year

My biggest passions in life are; history, throwing big parties for my friends and having really deep conversations. I just recently started at Life Services out of a desire to serve a ministry that has been a part of my family for nearly a decade. I have seen firsthand the help they lend to women before, during and after crisis. As a young person, I have also been able to bear witness to the brokenness in our culture. It is easy to feel hopeless in such a confusing world, but I have decide to do what I can to bring a little light. Especially in the tumultuous time, actions speak louder than words – and I hope to use my passions, interests and gifts to serve those around me and in my community.

Jan MyChoice Spokane

Jan

MyChoice Clinic Manager: On Staff 6 Years

“Fun fact about me: I gave birth to 7 children in 2 years & 363 days! Figure that one out! I love reaching out to our clients and ministering in love, as well as enjoying the supportive and encouraging interaction among all who volunteer here. We are a great team! When I heard a Life Services staff member speak about her crisis pregnancy at a church event, I realized that I had also experienced a crisis pregnancy. That is when I knew God called me to minister to other women who are facing what I did.”

Megan

Receptionist: On Staff 2 Years

I am a mom to triplet toddlers and a single baby, making home life full of fun and much chaos! I volunteered as an advocate with the clinic back in 2015 before finding out I was pregnant with the triplets and always knew I wanted to come back and serve in some capacity. I love being at the front desk and getting to be the first face these women (and men) get to see when they come in for appointments. It is an honor to share Christ’s love with them and hear their stories. Everyone has a story – and that’s mine in a nutshell. What is your story that God is writing?

Stacie MyChoice Spokane

Stacie

Receptionist: On Staff 6 Years

“I love having face-to-face encounters every day—a chance to show love, care, and acceptance, regardless of their stories. Most of which I usually don’t even know when they walk through the door! Having always had a passion for LIFE, I was excited to learn that Life Services cared as much about mothers as they did about babies. I came here because I wanted to make mom’s in crisis feel HEARD and SEEN.”

Carmen MyChoice Spokane

Carmen

RN: On Staff 3 Years

“I have been married to my husband Gus for 18 years and we have 3 children. Something fun about me: I am an identical twin! What drew me to Life Services was being able to use my training as a nurse to walk alongside women/families going through hard, hard things. My two favorite things about working here are: building relationships with clients and working with amazing people who encourage and teach me every single day.”

Esther

RN: On Staff 2 Years

“As long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for ministry. Having grown up as a missionary kid and then a pastor’s kid, ministering in real life situations was always part of our family’s life and remains a huge thing I admire, respect and treasure about my parents. Which is why, when I became aquatinted with the ministry of MyChoice, God drew my heart to it so much. I absolutely love the blessing it is to get to walk along side our clients through the tough real life situations they find themselves facing– practical issues and at the same time deeply heart wrenching at times. It is a tremendous blessing when we get to see and be a part of God’s handiwork in the hearts and lives of those He loves and pursues so passionately– which includes you and me!”

Elizabeth Mahar

Elizabeth

Graphic Designer: On Staff 1 Year

“Two of my biggest passions in life are ministry and graphic design. I always felt like I had to choose one or the other when it came to a career. Never in a million years did I think I would be able to do both Graphic Design and Ministry, but our God is gracious and he loves to give good gifts. Here I am doing BOTH my passions and loving every minute of it. I love seeing the gospel lived out here at Life Services as we become the hands and feet of Jesus in Spokane. Lives are being forever changed here and I feel so lucky to have a front row seat to all God is doing through our ministry.” 

Mark and Josephine

Maternity House Parents: On Staff Less than a Year

“One of the choices born out of unplanned pregnancy is adoption. Certainly it is not the only choice but, adoption has been a significant part of our life and a palpable link to the mission of My Choice. After two tries at invitro fertilization, and much prayer, in 2004 we made the decision to adopt three little girls in foster care, after their biological family could find no reconciliation. Because of some unforeseen complications we went from the two of us to a family of five in a matter of a few weeks. As we became a family, the whole trajectory of our life had a new focus. We have worked in ministry with at risk youth and adults for most of our careers and have always made it a family endeavor. We are thrilled to be part of the My Choice Maternity House Team, and look forward to new opportunities to share the love of Jesus in practical ways right within our home.”

Kristina

Respite Maternity Home Parent / Maternity Home Assistant Director: On Staff Less than a Year

“I am an outgoing and extroverted person who is originally from northern California but I’ve called Spokane home for the past two years. I am super thankful to have just finished up my degree at EWU after a challenging journey these past 5 years through Texas, Argentina, California and now finally Washington. I am happily putting down roots here and found MyChoice when they visited my church. I come from a medical family and am passionate about loving people well, coming alongside the vulnerable and speaking hope into every situation. I have a passion for ministry and a heart for service. I love having the privilege to have genuine heart to heart conversations and establish relationships with new people through this clinic and our maternity home. When I’m not working, I enjoy coaching high school volleyball and hiking/backpacking.”

 

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