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vision statement

We are a pro-life ministry fostering hope in the lives of individuals and families.

 

mission statement

We empower Christ followers through a unique partnership opportunity to evangelize, provide services that protect the unborn, mentor students and parents and heal the hurting.

 

Meet Our CEO

 

Lynnette Carter — CEO

I am living hope because...I know the pain of abortion - an abortion following rape and incest. I also know what it is like to choose life after rape because I have done both. Being able to carry, deliver and hold my daughter helped me heal from years of abuse and the pain of abortion. I received no compassion or care from the abortionist or my mother who delivered me back into the hands of my abuser. Women in unplanned pregnancies, even those caused by rape, need love and support instead of judgment. That is what Living Hope Centers offers.

Favorite Bible verse: "Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble." — Psalm 119:165

 

MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

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Dr. Patrick Connelly — Medical Director

Dr. Patrick Connelly is a board certified OB/GYN with 19 years of experience in Wisconsin prior to moving to the White Mountains of Arizona in early 2006. He currently offers a wide range of OB/GYN services at his clinic, Connelly Care, and has served as Medical Director since 2014.

 

 

Kimberley Hash — President

"Our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously — no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be a real and costly love, with deep feeling for the sins in spite of which we love the sinner — no mere tolerance or indulgence which parodies love as flippancy parodies merriment." — C. S. Lewis, From The Weight of Glory

 

Jill Tinkel — Vice President

Why did you become involved in the organization and what has your involvement looked like over time?
I feel as though I was called to this ministry from my childhood, and my calling has turned into a full blown passion to save the babies!! Abortion is on my mind constantly. My mission is not to change the law, but to change minds — one at a time. The Bible reminds us to be BOLD, and this is my motivation when it comes to SAVING THE BABY HUMANS! Please join me in my mission.

 

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Sharon Jimenez — Secretary

Why did you become involved in the organization and what has your involvement looked like over time?
I talked with Dinah Monahan in 2000 and volunteered in the Show Low office for several months that year. I helped Dinah with tribal contacts, since I started working for the White Mountain Apache Tribe in October 2000, and went with her to the Tribal Council meeting at which the Whiteriver Center was approved. Then, I was a client advocate for several years at the Whiteriver Center. After starting to work for the Whiteriver Unified School District, I was no longer able to volunteer, but I did serve on the board. We had LHC
literature at the Alchesay Health Office, and I made referrals to the center. I started volunteering again this year after I retired from being an OB nurse. I have organized childbirth classes and have taught the Earn While You Learn Bible Studies in Carrizo, where I now am pastor at Carrizo Apache Assembly of God.

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Craig Douglass — Treasurer (Board Member since February 2016)

Why did you become involved in the organization, and what has your involvement looked like over time?
My first involvement with LHC started about 10 years ago. Our church was looking for a ministry we could “partner” with, and LHC was suggested as a possible consideration. My involvement at the time just started with a simple construction project. However this one project led to others, and over time as I met more of the LHC Team Members I came to really appreciate all that the ministry does. LHC is not just a single focused “pro-life” ministry. Although the Christian belief of God’s sanctity for life is certainly at the core of what they do, the ministry is dedicated to so much more. Supporting, guiding, and sustaining the lives of pregnant mothers and families. Reaching and supporting the fathers. And furthering God’s teachings and how we can and should apply it in our daily lives to an entire community.

Randy Mifflin — Board Member

Why did you become involved in the organization?
I deeply value God's gift of life and so does Living Hope Centers. After losing Noah, our middle son at 22 weeks in utero and getting to hold our precious baby, the value of life became so ingrained in who I am and what I believe.

 

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Jim Rutherford — Board Member (since January 2015)

Why did you become involved in the organization?
I believe in the ministry's leadership. Their policy of loving both moms, dads, and babies is very important to me.

 

 

OUR HISTORY