Meet the Team
Director of Client Services
Kristen has served in pregnancy center ministry for several years where she has had the opportunity to hear the hearts of women while assessing their needs. During that time, she developed a desire to offer ongoing support and relationship, as well as a passion for the long-term care of women and children. In her role as Director of Client Services, Kristen is living out her life’s purpose of serving vulnerable women and helping them experience the full and meaningful life they can have in Christ. She considers it a joy to see women connected to the support that’s available to them in their community. Kristen has three grown children and lives in Wadsworth with her husband, Clint. Clint and Kristen love hiking, good conversation, and serving together. They’re excited to see where God is moving in the Akron area with moms and babies and join Him in that work.
Executive Director/Host Home Coordinator
Emilie has spent the last 15 years working with vulnerable and impoverished children and families in her roles as Head Start Teacher, Foster Caregiver, and Children's Ministry Leader. Now in her role as Founder and Executive Director of Refuge Host Homes she is following her God-given passion to see the Greater Akron community providing more holistic support for pregnant moms. Refuge Host Homes was birthed out of the desire to connect vulnerable pregnant women with Host families and wrap circles of support around them so they are no longer alone in their motherhood journey. Emilie and her husband, Michael and three children live in Cuyahoga Falls and are eager to continue what work God has for them in Greater Akron, supporting Moms and Babies.
Our Board of Directors
Pastor, Falls Community Chapel
Pastor, Reformation Fellowship
Regional VP of Sales, ResMan
HUB Quality Assurance Coordinator, Pathways HUB Community Action Akron Summit
Co-Owner, Newland Custom Batons
Pilot, JetBlue Airways
Customer Service Manager, Minuteman Press
Host Home Representative
Host, Refuge Host Homes