Lacey felt a calling in her life for ministry while in Middle School. As time passed, she realized her mission field would be wherever the day led her, initially serving at the bedside of mothers/babies or children with cancer. After 5 years of beside nursing, her daughter was born, and Lacey wanted to avoid 12-hr shifts. She joined the team at Nurses for Newborns (NFN) and found a place to truly minister to families facing prematurity, mental health concerns, teenage pregnancy or substance use. In 2010, Lacey moved into a leadership position with NFN. This provided her the opportunity to learn program management, quality improvement, fundraising and the importance of community collaboration. In 2016, Lacey left NFN to help develop a new program serving pregnant women battling opioid addiction. As the VP of Clinical Operations, Lacey led a multi-disciplinary team across two states, working to help decrease the impact of substance use on the growing baby.
While her work there was important, Lacey felt something was missing. Having focused on Non-profit Leadership with her MBA, Lacey felt the urge to move back to a community-based organization. Lacey had served Stepping Stones through her church, CrossWay Baptist. In those opportunities, she caught a glimpse of the vision and opportunities Stepping Stones can provide. The Haven provides an opportunity to show women and children Christ’s love and help them stand firm in their identity and their own value. Lacey is excited to live out Micah 6:8 while serving within our organization.