Changes for 2019

Friends of The CALL in Boone & Newton Counties,

I’m excited to share with you some big news! In the New Year, there will be some exciting transitions and changes to our area! I have accepted a new job and will be stepping down as County Coordinator for Boone & Newton Counties. My new job will be at Grandma’s House, the Children’s Advocacy Center in our area. Many of you are familiar with our children’s advocacy partners. We work very closely with several of these groups. I will begin working for them in January to allow time for transitions here.

Throughout the last several years, God has led my family on a journey through foster care and adoption ministry and it’s been a rocky road for sure! I’ve been able to work hand in hand with Grandma’s House to serve children who were placed in our home. I’ve seen children thrive and flourish thanks to their services. Now, I will get to work with those children on a daily basis! God is placing me in a different calling for this season of my life! I’m excited to see what this new partnership will look like for my family and for this ministry.

We have a transition team in place working through these changes with us at The CALL, but I’m not going anywhere. I plan to remain involved with The CALL, but it will be in a different capacity. I will definitely stay on as a trainer. My heart has always been to share with others my passion for fostering and adopting. My love for this ministry is strong. I was with the original team that brought The CALL to Boone County. I worked with the team that added Newton County with us earlier this year. My desire to raise awareness for children in foster care has not changed. My family has been greatly impacted by The CALL and all of their support over the last few years as we served as foster and adoptive parents. We are so thankful to you, our community, for your support. We truly have been blessed by all of your love, prayers, and faithfulness in supporting us on this journey together.

We are excited to announce to you that Jamie Phillips will be stepping in as the new County Coordinator for The CALL in Boone & Newton Counties! Jamie has filled many critical roles within our counties and has been an integral part of our success. We have the highest confidence in Jamie and look forward to her leadership of Boone & Newton Counties.

Thank you for being patient with us and for your prayers for myself, my family, and The CALL’s staff and volunteers throughout this time of transition. We are excited to see what God has in store for us as we continue to grow and change! We always say it takes a village to do this ministry and I’m excited to be on a new journey as our village is extended in a new direction!

God Bless you all and thank you for your prayers and continued support!


Lora Stephens