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Our Team

Each member of our team is a vital part of our movement and together we are actively involved in building our volunteer base, connecting to local church partners, providing support and supervision for Hosting and Support Friend arrangements, and sharing the gospel with families through relationships.

Lanna Blanchard,
Director
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17:
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." 
Melissa Ham,
Support Coach Supervisor 
Hancock Co. Coordinator
 
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 
"I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out-plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for." 
Haley Hast,
Program Coordinator
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
Laura Mann,
Support Coach Supervisor
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 43: 18-19:
"Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."
Carissa Rouse,
Church Engagement
Coordinator
Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20:
"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."

Meet our Board of Directors

Rex Bennet and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 41 years, and have two adult daughters.  They worship at College Park Church.  As an attorney, Rex has spent his career in the private practice of law, and higher education fundraising.  His ministry and non-profit work has included board service for United World Mission/Overseas Council, Haven Sanctuary for Women, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, the Greenville University Board of Trustees, Heartland Film Festival, and the International Baseball Association.  Rex tries, mostly in vain, to follow the admonition of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:1-3: “As a prisoner of the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Conner Bland is the Founder of Terra Capital. He and his wife, Kaitlyn, have been a Host Family since 2014. They believe deeply in the passion and mission of Family Hope to enter into the space of the vulnerable child to bring Jesus’s love, hospitality, stability and support to families in crisis. Conner is eager to serve Family Hope in the role of Leadership Council member with vision and diligence. Conner’s favorite verses are Ephesians 2:4-6, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—”.

Brent Clodgo and his wife Megan have been married 33 years and have four adult children. Brent and Megan have been active members of College Park Church since 2005. The Clodgo family has been actively involved in family preservation work since becoming a Host Family in 2011. Brent has spent the past 33 years working professionally in IT for Systems Integrators in Michigan and Indiana. Brent’s favorite verses are Psalm 86:10-13, “For you are great and do wondrous deeds; you alone are God. Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will give thanks to you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul, from the depths of Sheol.”

Chris Haynes is an IT and business process consultant with over 25 years of experience in the IT industry.  He and his wife, Tara, felt called to engage in the Kingdom work of serving children and families in crisis, just as God has brought us into His family and showed us love and acceptance. Chris’s family has hosted 16 children in their home. Chris’s favorite verse is Galatians 6:9, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”

Jennifer Manning is an Executive Coach and Business Consultant with over 20 years working within large companies in the corporate sector. She and her husband, Brian are the very proud parents of two boys, Oliver and Asher. They became involved with Family Hope as they have a deep desire to serve those in need. Jennifer’s heart for this work began when she was a child, as her father ran homes for abused and neglected children. She is extremely passionate about helping families stay together and parents receiving the support they need to be fully engaged with their children. Jennifer serves Family Hope as a Host Family, Support Coach, and board member. Her drive and strength comes from the Lord and Jennifer leans on the Word, particularly Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” and Philippians 4:6 ” Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
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Email: indiana@familyhope.info

Hope Line: 317-456-5220

Mailing Address: 9801 Fall Creek Rd. #244 Indianapolis, IN 46256