Executive Director: On Staff 2 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!”
Development Director: On Staff 20 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.”
Director of Volunteer Development: On Less than a Year
“Before we moved to Spokane I was a stay at home mom to our two children. I feel as though God has directed my steps to this ministry. When we moved to Spokane two years ago I got a job as a volunteer recruiter for a fire department just north of Spokane. When the opportunity at Life Services opened up I realized what an honor it is to be able to help others find the passion in themselves and put their talents and skills to God’s use. I love getting to know our volunteers and helping them find their place here has been a true highlight for me.”
Clinical Services & Education Director: On Staff 6 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.”
Residential Services Director: On Staff 11 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.
Accounts & Human Resources Manager: On Staff 5 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!”
Executive Assistant: On Staff less than a 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.
MyChoice Clinic Manager: On Staff 5 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.”
Receptionist: On Staff less than a year
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?
Receptionist: On Staff 5 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.”
RN: On staff 5 Years
“I love being active outdoors, hiking, backpacking, and beekeeping! Been married 10 years to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 little munchkins. I knew I wanted to work/volunteer at Life Services during nursing school. I had processed a lot from my own crisis pregnancy from when I was 20 years old and wanted to use my RN degree to meet other women doing through similar situations. My favorite part about working at Life Services is building relationships, with our patients and with each other.”
RN: On Staff 10 Years
“My heart was yearning to serve here because of all I have been given, including my healing journey from an abortion 39 years ago. My joy comes when I get a front row seat to Jesus’ touch on a wounded heart, there’s nothing like it! I’ve been married for 38 years and have three children and two grandchildren.”
RN: On Staff 2 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.”
RN: On Staff 1 Year
“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!”
Graphic Designer: On Staff less than a 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.”
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