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ANNA BEARDEN
Executive Director

Anna earned her Bachelors in Public Relations from the University of Georgia and Masters in Disasters, Adaptations and Development at Kings College London. For over a decade, she has worked within organizations around the world addressing issues of human trafficking, homelessness, and poverty. She initially became passionate about orphan care as a foster aunt and then through her work with Wiphan, a widow and orphan care ministry in Zambia. Most recently, she worked with foster families through Miracle Hill Ministries in Greenville, SC. After many years away, Anna returned to the Athens-area and began the position as CFLM’s Executive Director in April 2018. She attends Calvary Bible Church.

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KELLY BROOKS
Foster Care Initiative Coordinator

After getting her Masters in Clinical Social Work Kelly has worked since 2000 in the field of foster care.  Kelly has a strong passion for foster care and for helping foster families get the support they need to be able to foster well.  In early 2014 Kelly left her job doing contract therapy for DFCS to begin working as the first staff member for Chosen for Life Ministries. Kelly and her husband, Steven have three biological children: Emily, Micah and Carter.  They began as foster parents themselves in March 2015.  The family goes to Faith Presbyterian Church where Steven, is the associate pastor.

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STEPHANIE MANN
Executive Administrator

Stephanie majored in Accounting and earned a Masters of Arts in Nonprofit Management from the University of Georgia. After volunteering with CFLM during her graduate program, she began working for the ministry in 2016 and now serves as the Executive Administrator. She is passionate about working in ministry, and strives to show the love of Christ to others through her work every day. She and her husband, Michael, are a members of Christ Community Church.

JESSI WILLIAMS
Foster Care Initiative Director

Jessi is from the Vidalia, GA area. She completed her undergraduate education as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Georgia. Jessi has experience in various aspects of child welfare including counseling birthparents, working with foster families, and engaging churches in ministry to vulnerable children and families with our partner organization Promise686. She attends Watkinsville First Baptist Church.