Pulaski County – About us

About us

The CALL in Pulaski County is where the model of The CALL was developed, in partnership with the Arkansas DHS Division of Children and Family Services, starting in 2006. Since that time, God has grown our efforts here through partnerships with dozens of area churches of varying denominations, to impact hundreds of children in foster care in our county each year. Hundreds of Christian foster and adoptive families have come forward to serve on the frontlines of caring for the abused and neglected children in our community. We continue to work toward the vision of “no waiting children” in Pulaski County, and instead to have waiting Christian foster and adoptive families ready to take them in!

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The CALL in Pulaski County Staff:

Mary Carol PedersonMary Carol Pederson
Co-Founder/Pulaski County CALL Coordinator

Mary Carol is co-founder of The CALL and a former foster parent whom God called to increase awareness in the Christian community about the great number of children in our community who need foster or adoptive families and to mobilize Christians to answer that need. She is a passionate speaker on the Church’s call to care for children in the local foster care system and directs the operations of The CALL in Pulaski County.
Judi BoothJudi Booth
Family Support Coordinator

Judi brings a lifetime of social work experience to her role and serves those interested in pursuing foster care, adoption, or respite care through The CALL. She works closely with the state agency and walks our families through the paperwork and training process toward certification. Judi is available to answer questions and work through any issues families face.
Lisa HarperLisa Harper
Family Support Coordinator

Lisa has a degree in social work and experience counseling children in foster care and their families, so she has first-hand knowledge of how desperately these children want a family. Lisa serves those interested in pursuing fostering, adoption, or respite care through The CALL, and offers continued support to families once they are opened. She is passionate about The CALL’s mission – to educate, equip and encourage the Christian community to provide a future and a hope to children in foster care in Arkansas.
Mike ClowersMike Clowers
Development Coordinator

As a pastor at Mosaic Church for 9 years, Mike Clowers knows that loving a wounded child into wholeness is the most difficult, yet the most significant and rewarding work any Christian can do. Mike brings years of leadership, organizational management, team-building and development into the role of “Partner Catalyst” for The CALL in Pulaski County. Mike works with churches, individuals and community stakeholders to invite them to join us in the endeavor to see that there are no waiting children in foster care in our county.
Tiffany DavaultTiffany Davault
Administrative Specialist/Event Coordinator

Tiffany brings many years of serving children in foster care. She is an experienced foster mom, former children’s home house mom, former case manager for children in foster care, and has a masters in social work degree from LSU. Tiffany’s primary role with The CALL is to assist our team in many ways, including with our many events, new volunteers, and various communications. Tiffany also volunteers as a CALL PRIDE trainer for prospective foster and adoptive homes.

Our Pulaski County Advisory Board:

Judge Mark Leverett
Little Rock District Judge, Advisory Board Chairman

Keith Jones
Dillards, Advisory Board Secretary/Training Coordinator

Joe Dunn
Gateway Bank, Advisory Board Treasurer

Douglas Braswell
Braswell & Son

Dr. Milton Graham
AR DHS Division of Children and Family Services Area VI Director/Bethesda Baptist Church, Ex-Officio

Glenda Hefley
Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Darryl Laws
Civil Engineer

LaFrancis Phifer
St. Luke Baptist Church

Jerrad Powell
JPMS Cox

David Ready
Yogurt Mountain

Matthew White
White & McGowan Financial