The Defender Podcast

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GUESTPastor Raphael, pastor of King Jesus Church in Busega, Uganda. HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline
GUESTSKarla Thrasher, Director of International Adoption, is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a licensed social worker. She is also a TBRI® Practitioner, certified by the TCU Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development.
GUESTSJana Lombardo is the Senior Program Director of International Programs at Lifeline. Lynn Beckett is an Education Specialist at Lifeline. Laura Armstrong is a Social Worker at Lifeline. Traci Newell is the Education Specialist and National
Herbie Newell is joined by his wife Ashley, who helped their children found Stand for Orphans, and Jenna and Mary Beth Brown, a mother and daughter duo that have participated in Stand for Orphans for years, for a discussion about the impact of
GUESTSKarla Thrasher, Director of International Adoption, is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a licensed social worker. She is also a TBRI® Practitioner, certified by the TCU Karen Purvis Institute of Child Development.
GUESTAnn Maura Hinton is the Director of BRIDGE Educational Services. She joined the Lifeline team in August of 2017. She brings with her over 25 years of teaching experiences in a variety of different settings and with a variety of different a
GUESTLynn Beckett, Education Specialist at Lifeline Children's Services, received her bachelor of social work from the University of Georgia in 1981. She worked in the area of foster care and adoption in Georgia and Virginia before joining Life
HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESParent Coaching is a service available for any parent who needs additional insight into their child’s behavior. Each 45-60 minute session is tailored t
HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESFor those seeking to adopt, we have pr
HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.RESOURCESImage Bearers dives into what it means
HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms. CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services. RESOURCESStand for Orphans is our kid-initiat
GUESTLauren Eddie joined the Lifeline staff in January of 2018 as a pregnancy counselor. She’s originally from New Orleans, LA. She got her undergrad in social work at Mississippi College and then continued her education by attending The Univer
GUESTJulie Adams, Arc Stories Speaker. HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms. CO-HOSTRick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services. RESOUR
GUESTShane Etheredge joined Lifeline in September of 2019. He is from Birmingham, Alabama and serves on the Marketing Team as the Creative Director. Shane received his BA in Graphic Design at Auburn University. Shane has been married to Brandi
GUESTMckinley Landen serves on the Education team as a Family Therapist.  She received her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Sciences and her Masters in Social Work from Samford University. McKinley primarily works with attachment and t
GUESTDr. Walt Mueller, the Founder and President of Parent Youth Understanding. It helps provide parents with an understanding of the culture that  kids are living in, and how to respond to conversations through a gospel-centered perspective. H
GUESTJessie Jacobs, is a social worker in the Huntsville office on the Foster Care team. Jessie received her BS in Psychology at Blue Mountain College and her Masters of Social Work from Auburn University. Carrie Dean, is a mom through Foster C
GUESTEd Litton is the Pastor of Redemption Church in Mobile, Alabama and nominated as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms
GUESTAren Williams joined Lifeline in October 2020.  She is from Birmingham, Alabama and serves on our Foster Care Team as the Older Youth & Independent Living Transitions Coordinator.  Aren attended Baylor University and received her Bachelors
GUESTAnn Maura Hinton is the Director of BRIDGE Educational Services. She joined the Lifeline team in August of 2017. She brings with her over 25 years teaching experiences in a variety of different settings and with a variety of different disa
GUESTAngela Maines, MA, LPC, TBRI® Practitioner, Registered Play Therapist, joined Lifeline’s team in December 2012. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Family Science from Anderson University, a Master’s Degree in Licens
GUESTKristen Avery, is a missionary in Kenya. She provides an adoptive parents perspective during a really difficult year.HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms. CO-HOSTRick
GUESTLynn Beckett, received her bachelors of social work from the University of Georgia in 1981. She worked in the area of foster care and adoption in Georgia and Virginia before joining Lifeline staff in 1989. She became a TBRI® Practitioner i
GUESTRob Pacienza, Lead Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida HOSTHerbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms. RESOURCESThe Defender Bible Study 
GUESTBrad Evangelista, lead pastor at CrossPointe Church in Columbus, Georgia and church partner with Lifeline Children's Services. RESOURCESParent Coaching is a service available for any parent who needs additional insight into their child’s b
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