meet our staff

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.

executive director

Amanda Smith

Since 2005 (E.D. - 2010)

Amanda has served Alpha House for over 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.

Client Services Director

Alley English

Since 2021

Alley has been with Alpha House since May of 2021. She came to the ministry because she was not looking for just a "job". She wanted to be able to spend her day knowing what she was doing was impacting the Kingdom of God. Serving at Alpha House gives her the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. 

Alley is married to Ted, and together they have 2 children - Emilie and Caleb. She enjoys serving in her church, spending time camping at the lake and hanging out with friends. 

prevention services director

Sarah Grotheer

since 2022

We are  excited to introduce Sarah as our newest staff member! She joined the team in January of 2022.  Sarah is married to Ethan and they have a sweet boy, Zeke. She attends church at Harvest Assembly where her and her husband serve in ministry. She loves to travel and has been to 11 different countries! " I love being a part of a ministry that shares the love of Christ before, during and after a crisis with no judgement. Love and direction change the course of the world and Alpha House embodies that beautifully".  

Nurse manager

joannah albright

Since 2020

Joannah has served at Alpha House in various roles since 2017. Her current role being our nurse manager. Joannah serves at Alpha House because she has a heart for expecting mothers. "Pregnancy, especially when unplanned can be a scary time for women. I am so proud of the support we give to women to become Godly mothers to their babies while also helping to meet their needs to do so."

She is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have 2 precious kiddos: Paetyn and Kaiden.

Office manager

Monette roberts

since 2012

Monette has been serving at Alpha House for nearly 10 years, starting in March of 2012. She first started with the ministry after she had finished homeschooling her son and was caring for her mother. She was looking for part-time work with eternal significance. Her background includes education in psychology/sociology as well as certification and experience in parent education and early childhood development. She says "being a part of a team that makes an impact in individual lives and protects the unborn has been a great fit for me!" 

Monette has been married to her husband and best friend, Glen, for the past 30 years!  They have 2 children -both married and they have blessed them with 3 awesome grandchildren. 

financial secretary

pam webb

since 2004

Pam is no stranger to Alpha House! She has been a part of the LIFE team for many years and has seen the growth and changes of the ministry over time. Pam gets the fun job of seeing how supporters bless this ministry and how God provides time and time again. She also makes sure all financial tasks are taken care of.  Pam also works for Bolivar First Baptist Church and has a heart for serving. Pam has a love for the arts and is gifted in this area! We are blessed to have her on our side!