Staff & Board
Covenant Care Staff
Stephen P. Story
Stephen is a Georgia native and has been with Covenant Care since 2011. He is married to his high school sweetheart and together they have three children, all of whom were adopted. He studied Family and Church Education at Columbia International University and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska. He and his family live in Augusta where they attend Crawford Avenue Baptist Church. Outside of work Stephen enjoys baseball, home repair projects, and running.
Heather is a former teacher and coach from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She and her husband have four children. She loves public speaking and encouraging and ministering to women.
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 and provides support to other staff members. Elle has 1 adopted daughter and is a Bibb County foster parent to 4 children. She is a member of Ingleside Baptist church.
Fran has served as CCS’ Administrative Assistant for eight years, but she has been connected with us since 1992. She and her family served as an interim care family for CCS from 1992-1997. As Administrative Assistant, she handles duties such as phone calls, filing, mail, fingerprint checks, birth certificates, notary, and more. Fran earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Louisiana State University. She is married to Cliff, and they have two sons and one grandson.
Linda has been with CCS for 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Georgia College & 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.
Lyn earned her Master of Social Work degree from UGA. She came to CCS in 2014 with 13 years of experience in foster care and adoption through the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). As Casework Supervisor, she oversees our birthmother caseworkers and provides training and education in issues related to birthmothers, birthfathers, and adoption.
Athens/Northeast Georgia & Augusta
Callie received her B.S. in counseling-psychology from Toccoa Falls College and her M.A in professional counseling from Columbia International University. She is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management, a certification used in the field of crisis counseling. Callie has been with CCS since 2012. Before coming to CCS, she counseled women at the South Carolina Department of Corrections, was a foster care case manager for DFCS, worked with the Columbia Urban League, and volunteered at a pregnancy center. Learn more about Callie.
Jennifer graduated from Brewton Parker College in 2010 with a degree in Human Services. She serves birthmothers considering adoption and helps them create an adoption plan. She travels to wherever birthmothers are in the Central Georgia area and counsels them about the adoption process and their life circumstances. Learn more about Jennifer.
Leah earned her Masters of Sociology degree from Valdosta State University in 2012. She is married with no children yet. Leah has volunteered for six years with a campus ministry at Valdosta State University mentoring young women. Before joining Covenant Care she spent three years serving women at the pregnancy resource center in Valdosta. Learn more about Leah.
Lisa received her M.A. in Human Services Counseling in Marriage and Family from Liberty University in 2016. She serves birthmothers in the Savannah and Coastal Georgia area. Lisa is a wife and mother. Learn more about Lisa.
Adoptive Family Caseworkers
Christie oversees CCS’ adoptive family caseworkers. She began working with CCS in 2008 after 16 years with DFCS. She is married and has three children. Her family attends Northway Church.
Tricia works with adoptive families by assisting them through the post-placement process. She received her bachelor’s degree in child and family development from UGA and has been with CCS since 2011. She and her husband Erik have two children and attend Ingleside Baptist Church.
Beth graduated from Mercer University and has 15 years of experience serving families through foster care and adoption. At CCS, she walks adoptive families through the adoption approval process, from home study to pre-placement counseling and placement. She is married and has a daughter, a stepdaughter, and a stepson. She and her family attend Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bolingbroke.
Katie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Ministry from Toccoa Falls College. At CCS, she walks adoptive families through the adoption approval process, from home study to pre-placement counseling and placement. She is married to Luke, and together they are the parents of two children adopted through Covenant Care.
Covenant Care Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors meets bi-monthly and provides broad leadership and oversight to Covenant Care.
- Jana Abbott
- Sharon Anderson
- Kevin Bridges
- Shelley Elliott
- Bruce Jones
- Jo Betsy Kinser
- Bruce Leicht
- Bailey Mitchell
- Susan Mitchell
- Rebekah Griffis
- Sandra Neal
- Cindy Scott
- Christopher Steele
- Jason Shearer
- Shane Gottwals
- Janet Newman
Why do you serve on the CCS Board of Directors?
I love the Lord and have a passion for babies and their forever families. I serve on the Board of Covenant Care because God is at work here in a way that so clearly connects with that passion. This is a ministry in which Godliness, community, and service come together with fervor and with love.
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!
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.