We are growing! We are so excited to share all that God is doing in our community, including the expansion of our Leadership Team. Here’s a little bit about each member of our growing team.
County Coordinator – Emily Treadaway
Emily is a native of the River Valley area, graduating from Alma High School and then UAFS. She values serving others with her commitment to the Jr League of Ft Smith and has been a leader of her small church group for the past 6 years. Emily started with The CALL as a volunteer PRIDE Trainer, she was also a foster parent and has been employed by The CALL for almost two years. She is a member of Grace Community in Ft Smith along with her husband and two kids. One of her favorite pastimes is sitting alone, reading a book, in peace and quite, which she fondly remembers doing pre-kiddos. She and her husband love watching movies together and she especially enjoys science-fiction, action and musicals.
Contact at 479-353-0767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Support Coordinator – Tiffaney Wear
Tiffaney was born in California and moved to Arkansas when she was two. She has an Associates of the Arts Degree from UAFS and loves spending time with her family who are all active members at Central Christian Church. She is married to Chris Wear and they have three children, Courtney, Caleb, and Nathan. She learned about The CALL about 5 years ago from Megan Scott, who was the Crawford and Sebastian County Coordinator at the time, and began volunteering as the Prayer Coordinator and she and Chris served as members of the Council, in which he is still serving. She started part-time as the Administrative Assistant and has been working as the Family Support Coordinator since October of 2018. Two years ago, her family began fostering. They fostered for two years, growing as a family, as they loved and cared for children in foster care. She says, “It was a difficult journey but also was full of blessings along the way. I am thankful to be a part of The CALL who aids in opening and supporting homes for children who are in foster care.”
Contact at email@example.com
Church Partnership Coordinator – Gayle Barbry
Hello! Gayle has been working with The CALL since 2016 and has served in several capacities over the last 3 years. She is currently the Post-Certification Family Support Coordinator. Her job is to provide support opportunities and assistance to our foster and adoptive families. Whether she is schedule fun family activities or working to collect donation items for our CALL Mall, she is always looking for ways to support our families. She enjoys meeting with our local Church Advocates and Pastors to encourage the local church to support our foster families, as they provide a future and a hope for children in Arkansas. In her free time, she enjoys reading, learning new crafts, watching her children play sports, travelling, and board games.
Contact at csChurches@thecallinarkansas.org
PRIDE Trainer Coordinator – Lee Woodmansee
Lee is the Campus Minister at the UA Fort Smith BCM and studied Christian Ministries at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lee serves in the National Guard and after two trips to Baghdad he married his beautiful bride, Kacie on August 1, 2009. He is currently studying for his MDiv at SBTS in Louisville, KY. He and his wife, clearly his better half, are looking forward to what it is that God has for them over the next 50 years. They both currently serve as volunteer PRIDE Trainers and have three beautiful daughters. Not only are they volunteers and leaders in ministry but they are adoptive parents as well.
Contact at csPride@thecallinarkansas.org
The CALL Mall – Phyllis Friend
As a young adult Phyllis was an X-ray Technician and loved being in the operating room assisting in various special procedures. After traveling some, she moved to Mountain Home, AR and started a new career in the investment sector. She retired from Edward Jones Investments after 21 years as a Branch Office Administer. She has 4 children, two of which were adopted and 11 grandchildren! Phyllis previously volunteered at The CALL Mall in Mountain Home for 3 years prior to moving to Salisaw, OK. She is presently building a new home and enjoying the area. She says, “I LOVE The Call !!!”
Prayer Team Leader – Steven Berry
Steven is a husband, father, and Gospel Community Missionary at Timberline Apartments. He says, “God has given me a passion for serving in any capacity possible.” Formerly, he drove a tractor trailer for Southeastern Freightlines. After being called by God, he quit his job, rented out his house, and moved with his family to do apartment ministry. In his spare time, he enjoys time with family, reading, and playing guitar. Steven says, “Prayer is our life line and I’m humbled to be in this position for The Call in Crawford & Sebastian County and our community.”
Contact at csPrayer@thecallinarkansas.org
Fundraising Coordinator – Chelsea Sheffield
Chelsea says, “the most important thing to me is growing to know the Lord more through a faith that has been brought by Grace.” She graduated from UAFS and serves on staff at FBC as a Preschool Ministry Director. She always has a smile on her face and makes others smile as well. Chelsea has been wonderful at helping us with our fundraising efforts, especially with her gifting of talking with others and encouraging them to give and donate their talents and resources. She likes puppies, anything with a cherry on top, shopping and most importantly Anything in which she can direct all the attention back to her personal Lord and Savior. She dislikes cartoon characters that cuss, “I mean really come on, cartoons are for Kids,” silly confrontation, drama, Velvet stuff (no Elvis here) and vanity.
Contact at csEvents@thecallinarkansas.org