Our staff members come from various backgrounds and are dedicated to the mission of Alpha House. They are focused on the work of Christ in their community and the lives of those they work with every day. As a staff, we work together to be compassionate and creatively solve problems as they arise, while offering resources to support parents during difficult and unexpected life situations.
Amanda has served Alpha House for 15 years in various roles, and was called to be Executive Director in 2010. She has a heart and passion for the unborn and all life. Being a miracle baby herself, this drives her passion to lead Alpha House through the growth of educational programs, fundraisers, and recently moving into a BRAND NEW building just west of the square in downtown Bolivar! She is a 2004 graduate of Southwest Baptist University, and has five children; Monica, Seth, Luke, Toby and Charity.
Jessica has served Alpha House for three and a half years as a mentor first and then as the Client Services Director. She had a rough upbringing which gave her a passion for helping young women, God placed the calling of being a teacher on her life very early. It was not until 2017 when she stepped into Alpha House for her foster daughter, when God revealed what He had been preparing her for her whole life. As the CSD, Jessica’s passion and her calling were combined! She is a Liberty University Alumni. She has been married for 14 years and has three children: Brylee, Mackena and Zane.
Kay Vann has been our Prevention Services Director since the Fall of 2016. She is a certified SRAS (Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist) presenter. She has her Bachelors and Masters degree from Oklahoma State University in Animal Science and Agricultural Education. She is a former public school teacher. She has been married to Dustin since 2014. Together, they enjoy traveling and Oklahoma State Football. They came to Missouri from South Carolina in the Spring of 2016 and they are originally from Oklahoma. Kay loves her job helping students set life goals and creating plans on how to achieve them.