Gary Wakefield

Gary is originally from East Texas and moved to Austin after graduating from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in psychology and following with a master’s degree is in administration. After working in non-profit ministry at Texas Baptist Children’s Home for 18 years, his interests turned to real estate. Gary currently operates in business partnership a boutique real estate brokerage…

Fran Erickson Advisory Board
Fran Erickson
Advisory Board

Fran Erickson is a freelance writer and education specialist with over three decades of successful experience teaching, consulting, and developing multi-level academic curriculums and individual courses of study. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in education with an emphasis in communication studies from the University of Alabama and Nova University, Florida. Fran and her husband Fred met…

Dr. Danny Forshee Bio
Dr. Danny Forshee
Board Member

Dr. Danny Forshee is the President of the Danny Forshee Evangelistic Association based in Austin, Texas, and serves as the Lead Pastor at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Executive Committee for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. Danny holds a Ph.D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort…

Bill Bebee
Bill Bebee
Board Member

My motto is to love the one in front of me.

Kyle Miller
Advisory Board

Kyle has traveled to 16 countries on 24 trips to provide trauma counseling and training to workers and survivors of sex trafficking, genocide, and terrorism using the Beatitude Trauma Model from Jesus’ words Matthew 5:1-16.

Kelly McDaniel
Kelly McDaniel
Board Member

Kelly McDaniel lives with her husband, Stephen, and three dogs in North Austin. The McDaniel’s have been married for ten years and are the proud parents of four adult sons and two daughters-in-law. They are very active in their church community, serving young singles together. Kelly is on the Women’s Ministry Leadership team at her church and is an active…

Pam Rush
Pam Williams Rush
Board Member

Pam Rush received a Bachelor of Business in Finance from the University of Texas.

Pam moved to Georgetown almost 31 years ago and currently resides there with her husband, retired APD Lt. Mark Rush. Pam and her husband raised 4 girls. Young women and girls have been the focus of their world – from their daughters’ hobbies/sports/colleges/friends/boyfriends/and husbands to their personal emotional struggles – and ultimately, their victories. With their daughters, they have faced many of the challenges that young women in today’s world face including depression, eating disorders, bullying, the death of a parent and the questioning of their faith. 

Pam’s professional career positions have included bank examiner for the OCC, a sales rep for a local women’s fashion designer, an account executive in public affairs and controller/human resources for a small family business. She is both an analytical thinker and empathetic which allows her to see the big picture.  And finally, her best position ever, “Nonna” to her two beautiful granddaughters who are 8 and 4 – the light of her life!

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Helen Edwards
Board Member

Helen Edwards is one of the most trusted and knowledgeable leadership experts, primarily in the real estate space, in Texas and across the United States. For 25 years, Helen led Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS — one of the most successful and widely recognized residential real estate franchises in the country — in a variety of executive positions. Her stellar track…

Fred Erickson, Chairman of the Board
Fred Erickson
Chairman, Board of Directors

Fred has gained extensive experience helping those with addictive behaviors to find restoration through Biblical principles in a Christ-centered environment.

Jenifer Wakefield
Founder & Executive Director

Jenifer loves the Central Texas area and has a passion for supporting women in all seasons of life with a Christ-centered focus.