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Meet the Team

Kristen Adams

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.


Emilie Oxley

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

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Stephen Neumeyer


Pastor, Falls Community Chapel


Devin Jacob

Vice President

Regional VP of Sales, ResMan


Vernora McCants


HUB Quality Assurance Coordinator, Pathways HUB Community Action Akron Summit


Maribeth Newland


Co-Owner, Newland Custom Batons

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Jake Davis

Voting Member

Attorney, Brennan Manna

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Lauren Lutz

Mother Representative

Customer Service Manager, Minuteman Press


Caley Karam

Host Home Representative

Host, Refuge Host Homes


Valerie Senk

Partner Church Representative

Member, Rubber City Church

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