Galen and Phyllis are two of our warm, smiling faces here at the Haft. They served in Central America for 28 years as missionaries. Galen and Phyllis have been married for 52 years and live on campus. They are marriage mentors and peer counselors. They have lots of experience, wisdom and counsel to share with couples, families and individuals.
Drew and Cindy are co-directors. Before moving to the Haft, Drew and Cindy served in Central America for 10 years helping families, children and teenagers. Drew is a licensed pastor, Christian counselor, and trainer. His masters degree is from Wheaton Graduate School. Christian counseling that he provides is supervised by a church overseer and psychiatrist.
Cindy smiles all the time! She joyfully leads people to intimacy with Christ through singing, teaching and peer counseling. She works with girls, teenagers, mothers and groups. Cindy is a chef for our many guests who request that service. She has prepared a meal to serve 45 people, so meal preparation for large or small groups is a service that can be provided.
Lynn has a powerful testimony of being healed from abuse and trauma. Now she helps women overcome issues so they get victory in their lives too. Lynn will continue to walk with you in prayer and counsel until you get breakthrough.
Kendall and Elisa have fostered and adopted children, so can walk with families through the issues that come with taking in children. They also are very gifted at helping people heal from personal struggles.
Paula is our researcher and clinician. She can provide an extensive array of assessments and evaluations so you get a more professional understanding of the issues. Paula also provides peer counseling for females and training for groups. She helps people see things in new ways so they change their thinking and actions.
Judy and Alonzo (affectionately called Bunky) are our Pastoral Couple serving our staff and guests. They help people feel loved learn the Bible. Judy is a peer counselor, mentor for wives and mothers, and a prayer intercessor for those she helps.
Scot and Pheny pastored a local church for over 20 years and are available for pastoral care, prayer, marriage counseling and individual ministry time. Their heart is for families and children. Scot is an ordained pastor.
Shannon is our Development Directors and is also a long-term missionary and nurse. She helps people learn how get involved. Shannon is from Tennessee so has a fantastic southern accent! Her heart is to help children and families.
Also important are our therapeutic farm animals!
We utilize small animals in our work helping families and individuals. Families learn not just to pray and play together - but to work together too to accomplish goals. There is a lot of work to be done on a 105 acre farm! All of our animals have Bible names. The fainting goats will eat from your hand when you feed them. But be careful, they will lock up and faint if you frighten them. It is uncanny how people can be like animals when they are scared or hurt.
People love our Pigmy fainting goats
The farm and programs are overseen by the Boards of Directors of two nonprofit organizations, We Help Children and The Haft. We work together to help families refresh, retool and rebuild their lives in Jesus Christ.