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Covenant Care Staff


Executive Director

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Carol was born and raised in Macon, Georgia and graduated from First Presbyterian Day School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Georgia College and State University and is a member of the Adoption Council for the Christian Adoptions Alliance. Carol is married to Clay, and they have one son. They are members of Lizella Baptist Church, where they are active in the music ministry. Carol has years of leadership experience and a passion for serving women, children, and families.

Loren Rae

Assistant Director

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Loren Rae earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Belhaven College and a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fort Valley State University. She lives in Southeast Georgia with her husband, Rusty, who is a Presbyterian pastor. They have six children, ages 0-11, who joined their family through adoption. Loren Rae is a licensed counselor who is certified as an Adoption Competent Therapist.


Director of Development

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David has provided comprehensive fund development services to nonprofits coast-to-coast for over 24 years. He has served as President of Giving Design since 2007, focused on helping people change the world through their giving. David also co-hosts The Giving Room podcast. David is a licensed attorney and graduate of the University of Akron School of Law and Bob Jones University. He and his family attend Upstate Church Haywood. David believes that Covenant Care is the best pro-life investment you can make in the state of Georgia.


Business Manager

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Elle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric from Georgia College and State University in 2007. As Business Manager, she ensures the efficient and professional functioning of the State Administrative Office on a day-to-day basis. Elle was a foster parent for 9 years through her local DFCS.  She has 6 adopted children and one biological daughter.  She attends Northway Church.


Financial Secretary

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 Linda has been with CCS for 23 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Georgia College and State University. She is married to Dr. David Cozart, Chair of the Computer Science Department, at Mercer University. They have four children and five grandchildren.


Administrative Assistant

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 Amy resides in Gray, Georgia, where she was raised. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valdosta State University. She has 2 young adult sons. Amy is a member of Ingleside Baptist Church, and you can often find her volunteering at the church bookstore. She loves fishing and spending time outdoors. She retired from GEICO after 17 years and brings a wealth of administrative experience.


Ministry Assistant

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Shirley was born and raised in Lumberton, NC. Through a series of God-events, she came to live at Hephzibah Children’s Home in Macon, GA. She graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education. She is married to Rev. David Duncan, and they are parents of three adopted daughters and grandparents of three grandsons. Shirley is an author of her own life story, I Will Go On! and speaks at ladies’ retreats and conferences, proclaiming the healing power of God’s touch and of new life after abuse. Before coming to Covenant Care, Shirley served as Director of Church and Public Relations for 30 years for the ministry where she grew up. She and her husband David are co-founders of a neighborhood children’s ministry called The Hotdog Club.


Social Media Manager

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Amy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Special Education from Texas Christian University and a Masters in Counseling from Covenant Seminary.  While she lived in Georgia, Amy served as both an adoptive family counselor and a client counselor at Covenant Care. She transitioned into the role of Social Media Manager when she and her family moved to Texas. She lives in Dallas with her husband and three children.  Amy enjoys being outdoors with her family, Texas tacos, and road trips.

Birthmother Counselors


Central and Southwest Georgia

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Madelyne was born and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Family Services. Madelyne now lives in Warner Robins with her husband, Kody, where they attend church at Bonaire First Baptist. Madelyne has family members who are adopted, so adoption has always been a passion of hers. In her free time she enjoys camping, spending time with her family, playing pickleball, and visiting new places.


Atlanta and Central East Georgia

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Dori Brown is a follower of Christ, wife, and mother to two children adopted through Covenant Care. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgia State University and attends church at SouthPoint, where her husband serves as Lead Pastor. Her family is very passionate about all facets of adoption. She is an adventurer at heart and loves to spend time exploring new places and food with her family.


East Georgia

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Marla was born and raised in Sedalia, Missouri. She graduated from State Fair Community College with a nursing degree and then from Bob Jones University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Marla is a widow after 27 years of marriage and has three married daughters and five grandchildren.  Marla has a granddaughter who is adopted, so adoption has become a passion of hers. In her free time she enjoys reading, knitting, spending time with her family, and watching RomCom movies


Northeast Georgia

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Nicole Parker was born and raised in California with her parents and biological sister. Her brother was adopted from Romania in 1992. She earned her B.A. in Communications from Taylor University and her M.A. in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. Before coming to Covenant Care, she was in education for 14 years, teaching in all kinds of school settings (public, private, boarding, home, and online). Nicole is married to Nathan, a PCA pastor in Athens, and has three children. She makes killer chocolate chip cookies.

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Northwest Georgia

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Adoptive Family Caseworkers


Adoptive Family Counselor

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Adoptive Family Counselor

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Tricia works with adoptive families by assisting them from the start of the home study process through post-placement. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development from UGA and has been with Covenant Care since 2011. She and her husband, Erik, have two children and attend Ingleside Baptist Church.

Covenant Care Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors meets bi-monthly and provides broad leadership and oversight to Covenant Care.

  • Sharon Anderson
  • Adam Blakely
  • Kevin Bridges
  • Michael 
  • Julian Earls
  • Abby Gottwals
  • Bruce Jones
  • Jo Betsy Kinser
  • Judy Kornegay
  • Bruce Leicht
  • Jennifer Marks
  • Paula Maxwell
  • Bailey Mitchell
  • Susan Mitchell
  • Janet Newman
  • Kristen Oren
  • Jessica Wade


Why do you serve on the CCS Board of Directors?

I serve on the CCS Board because God has given me such a burden for unborn children and for couples who are unable to have children for whatever reason. I praise the Lord for the work that God is doing in Christian adoption through Covenant Care!

Sharon Anderson

I have a personal testimony of being a young birthmother many years ago faced with my own unplanned pregnancy, but I did not have any counsel or a ministry like CCS to come alongside me. Because of this personal experience I was delighted to serve on the Board of CCS when I was asked. Most importantly, I serve on the Board because God is the one who opened these doors, having clearly called me when He saved me. He gave me a compelling passion to serve young birthmothers with the love, hope and promise of a new life in Christ, and to help them see God’s plan and purpose for the life of their unborn babies.

Susan Mitchell