Meet Our Team
Chief Executive Officer
Having worked in the organization since 2004, Sherry has been the Director of the Bloomington/Normal Center, Vice President of Client Services, and the CEO since 2009. The mother of three, Sherry currently worships at Pekin First Nazarene with her husband Scott.
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Chief Financial Officer
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Chief Operating Officer & Director of Merci's Refuge
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Director of Development Officer
Terri Lipscomb has been a supporter of women and families for many years. She and her late husband helped to start and fund a Pregnancy Resource Center in Cleveland, Ohio in 1987. They adopted a son, Damon, 29 years ago through a Pregnancy Resource Center in Parma, Ohio. She now has a 5-year-old redhead granddaughter named Cali. In 2008 she began volunteering with the Champaign Pregnancy Resource Center to assist them in raising the necessary funds for their ultrasound program. Since then she has used her training and experience in organizing banquets and events to support the Pregnancy Resource Center in the 12 communities that they serve. In January of 2011 she accepted the position of Chief Development Officer and led the Captial Campaign to build Merci’s Refuge. She is having fun and feels privileged that she gets to serve!
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RN, Director of Nursing and Client Services
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Director of Marketing and Communication
Kate has been with the ministry since July of 2018. She has a degree in public relations & strategic communication from Olivet Nazarene University, where she graduated from in 2018. Born and raised on the southeast side of Michigan, Kate made her move to Illinois official upon entering the workforce after graduation. She has served as a Sunday School teacher, a Children’s Ministry volunteer, and completed a Marketing Internship at the Graduate School of Olivet Nazarene University. She currently resides in Kankakee County, IL.
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Dr. Michael Smith, MD
Director of Post-Abortion Support
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Director of Education
Kristen has a background in psychology, non-profit work with families, and community engagement. Her passion is to empower and equip mothers and their support system with the knowledge necessary to be successful She is determined to support each expectant mother and family unit with the love of Christ. Kristen has served for 15 years in ministry alongside her husband, Carlos, and together they have four sons and reside in Kankakee, IL.
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Director of Adoption Support
Teresa serves at the Kankakee Center as the Director of Development and is the Director of Adoption Support. Her background is education, early childhood, and family science. She has a passion for family, teaching, mentoring, and sharing God’s Word. Her prayer is the love of Jesus would be irresistible to all who enter the PRC. Teresa and her husband, Dane have partnered in church ministry for almost 30 years, and love parenting their college and high school children.
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