Lynn has 11 years of service as lead pastor, interim pastor, bi-vocational pastor of several churches in Texas, and is a certified Church Revitalization consultant. He is a certified Maxwell leadership coach, trainer, speaker and facilitator, and ran his own leadership development and coaching practice for several years. Most recently, Lynn led the Leadership and Professional Development Unit for all of the Texas Department of Public Safety. His calling to law enforcement allowed him to see, firsthand, the need for people to engage with families and children in crisis. He and his wife Amanda have six kids, including one from adoption, and they actively serve as foster parents. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Howard Payne, and a Master of Divinity from Hardin Simmons.
Jordan Hope Vera
Jordan Hope is a Texas Christian University Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner in the Austin area. She officially began her professional journey in the foster care system through direct care positions at an emergency shelter and residential treatment center (RTC). After over 5 years, she completed her time as a houseparent with the intention to carry her trauma informed care into other social services spheres of influence in the Austin area. She has implemented trauma informed care into her work with aged out foster care youth who are court involved, experiencing homelessness, and/or are survivors of trafficking. In early 2020, Jordan completed the single parent adoption of her 17 year old daughter, Lizzy. Jordan Hope has been a fan and advocate for the mission of Fostering Hope as a foster to adopt parent, church member and professional.
Margo is an outgoing professional with over 20 years of experience in Non- Profit, Operations Management, Customer Service and Human Resources. Her goal is to advocate for diversity, inclusivity, forward thinking, and to be a part of the bigger picture.
Chief Storyteller & Communications Coordinator
Grace has worked in communications, marketing and graphic design since 2011 to help non-profits grow by developing brilliant content and an optimal web presence. Experienced with kinship placement, reunified families and the special education field, Grace has a passion for Fostering Hope’s mission to equip caretakers with compassion-based training to bring hope and resilience to families.
Kim’s wide variety of experiences that add to her role as a Trainer for Fostering Hope. Throughout college, she worked as a Youth Pastor and mentored a teen in the foster care system. After gaining her Bachelor’s in Human Sciences from Tarleton State University, she became a High School Family and Community Sciences teacher. After struggling with infertility, she and her husband, Brian, adopted a 2 ½-year-old and a newborn within 6 months of each other. Walking through that process alone without much support gave Kim the motivation to begin working with a newly formed foster care ministry at her church. During those 9 years serving families on their foster care, adoption, and kinship journeys, she and Brian fostered twice. She has also served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in the Highland Lakes area for the last three years. Kim strongly believes her work in foster care and adoption is a calling to help others find their place as God has called us all to care for children from hard places.
Director of Ministry Development and Programs
Josh has a passion for equipping and empowering local churches to meet the needs in and around foster care. He was adopted from foster care, and he has served as a foster parent since 2017. He and his wife have five children ages 7 to 19. Josh has over ten years of church leadership experience and most recently worked as a special education teacher and middle school coach. Outside of work, you can find Josh fly fishing, hiking, enjoying cold brew coffee, and rooting for Austin FC.