Born in Bethesda and raised in St. Mary’s county, Olivia was all too ready to leave her small-town home after high school and pursue her college aspirations of becoming a social worker in Pittsburgh, PA. She never expected God would call her back to St. Mary’s. After living in Pittsburgh after college and then Maine for several years, God did in fact call her back to her hometown in 2009. Starting from nothing, she began working with at-risk families while going to grad school. Wanting to do more to impart the truth of grace and love that can be found at the cross, she then answered the call to become Executive Director of Care Net in 2016. While it was a leap of faith to accept this position, she knows it was part of God’s plan for her life and has not looked back.
You can read Olivia’s blog: “Grace Upon Grace” by clicking here.
Cindy has been the Office Manager at Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland for five years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, PA and has over 20 years of accounting and management experience in the banking and telecommunications industries. Cindy loves using her bookkeeping skills for God’s glory at Care Net. She is married with three lovely daughters and is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park. In her free time she volunteers at Little Flower School and enjoys cooking, time with family and reading. Cindy loves animals and all of her own pets are named after food! Cindy’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Cindy has been the Calvert Center Director for 9 years. As a Pastor’s wife for over 30 years Cindy has held many positions, some named, some not. She met her husband in Pensacola while he was in the Navy and she was in school to become an ultrasound tech. Cindy and her husband have two children: Sarah, who is married with three perfect children (yes, she said perfect – she is a Nana ya know!) and Hannah, who is 19 and from Guatemala. Cindy’s children are her joy! Cindy has worked in many ministries, including being a Housemother in a maternity home for unwed mothers, but working at Care Net woke up something inside of her as she watched the miracle of the Body of Christ coming together week after week for one purpose – to share their story and the love of Christ and to see lives transformed.
Cindy can wiggle her ears and loves Arkansas Razorback football. On Sunday mornings you will find her running to church, as that is the busiest day of the week for her family. In her rare moments of spare time she is learning to knit and she loves to walk the beach.
Amy recently became the Center Director of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown office and she is loving every minute of it! She is a Texan, born and raised, and can spit over three feet to prove it. She has been the wife of a crazy Army man for 28 years now and she still likes him! Amy is the mom to 6 fantastic kids, three of whom are done cooking and out on their own and have added 2 beautiful daughter-in-laws to the family. The younger three are still simmering at home for a few more years. Amy has always wanted to be in the circus, but she is a little spooked by clowns. Instead, she’s settled for creating her own circus and a juggling of a different kind. Amy juggles things like working at Care Net, Homeschooling 3 kiddos, keeping an Army soldier in line and volunteering at church every time the doors are open in lieu of flaming torches (the flaming torches would probably be less dangerous). Amy enjoys cake, wearing flip-flops and making silly faces at babies until they smile. She loves meeting new people, so, if you are brave enough, she’d love you to stop by Care Net’s Leonardtown Center and meet her to find out the rest of her story and see all the wonderful things this ministry is doing in our community!
Kara grew up in the Buckeye State but don’t count her as one of those avid THE Ohio State fans… she prefers to be known as a loving Mountaineer Girl who was raised by her Daddy right. She went just across the state to a small college in Southwestern Ohio, Cedarville University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a Bible Minor. It was at Cedarville that she fell in love with a Southern Maryland boy who brought her back to this place she had never even heard of. Kara started working in the Emergency Department at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital. She spent two years there learning and growing her nursing skills. In June of 2017 she joined the staff at Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland as the Nurse Manager. When she’s not spending time with her husband enjoying the beautiful outdoors and company of friends and family, you can most likely find Kara with her two Goldendoodles, Fitz and Jemma. Kara and her husband also just welcomed a baby boy into their family this September! One thing Kara’s dad always said growing up was, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. So live out Matthew 5:13. Be the salt that makes people want to drink the Living Water!” And that is her desire here at Care Net- to be the salt and light for those who may not know who our God is or even how great He is!
Kim hails from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. At the age of 6, she trusted Christ as her Savior. As a teen, she was very active in her church Youth Group and Choir. Long before the advent of the PC, she received her Certificate of Business Data Processing, but her real passion was music – particularly vocal studies. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Bible and Music from Philadelphia College of Bible. During her studies at PCB she fell head over heels for a pastoral major with a beautiful tenor voice and earned her MRS. Degree. The pair followed God’s leading to various states and church ministries, as well as maintained a concert ministry together for several years until after the births of their two children. As a pastor’s wife, Kim sees her role as being a support and a helpmate to her husband, and a support to the church as she strives to obey the Lord. Kim joined the Care Net staff in 2012 as the Program Assistant, which is a fancy way of saying, “a little of this and a little of that,” though her primary responsibility is that of maintaining client statistics and the database. She enjoys baking, producing artisan chocolates, playing piano and spending time with and/or Skyping with her family.
Chrissy grew up in a little town in South Jersey and studied at Rutgers University after high school. She married Bob, who was active duty in the U.S. Navy, and they moved to Fallon, NV where Chrissy finished her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Nevada, Reno. Their next duty station brought them to Southern Maryland, where Chrissy completed her Master of Science in Management at Florida Tech’s Patuxent Campus and fell in love with the local area. After a few more moves around the country, a switch from active duty to civilian life and two beautiful daughters (one now in college at Lee University and the other attending a local high school) Bob and Chrissy have made Southern Maryland their forever home. Both have recently become ordained ministers through their denomination and are planting a local church.
Chrissy has a passion for learning and communicating and loves to put that passion into action at work and in ministry. When she’s not at work or church you will find her managing the home front (including two crazy dogs and a bossy old-lady of a cat) or seeking some kind of local adventure with her family.
Board of Directors
Tim Frink: Board Chair
Dave Perrin: Vice Chair
Russ Miller: Member
Mike Wagner: Member
Bob Kelly: Member
Tim Sayre: Member
Queren Domingues: Member
We could not do what we do without our volunteers. Our faithful volunteers give generously of their time to serve as client advocates and peer mentors, to sort clothing, answer phones, maintain files and so much more. We love each and every one of our volunteers and you will too when you meet them at our Centers. Every Tuesday we feature a volunteer in our #teamtuesday video. You can find all of our videos on our Facebook page, but here are just a few:
We LOVE our volunteers! Here are their first names: