What is our goal in the long run?
We want to make a difference in the lives of the women we serve and in the community in which we live. We want God to use us to His glory. We want to walk in the fullness of the purpose for which we were created. We want to do instead of talk.
We have developed a team of people full of passion and with hearts on fire for Jesus to govern and executively oversee the Kristy’s House organization. We are direct and transparent. We keep one another accountable, we execute our strategy, and we discern His will for the ministry.
We’re seeking others like us. Will you join us?
Eric Howard is a graduate of IUPUI. Eric is the CEO of Outreach, Inc., which he founded in 1996 when he began delivering food, bottled water, and basic first aid to the homeless he found living under bridges in Indianapolis. He explains, “God had done something radical in my life and I wanted to make that known. The best way I knew to do that was to go out to those who didn’t know him.” Another way he does this is by serving on the Kristy's House board, a cause that is near Eric's heartbeat.
Eric is the father of three wonderful kids and husband to an absolutely amazing wife. He enjoys combat origami, coffee, reading, participating in CrossFit, and tire flipping.
Sarah Hurley earned a degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis in 2005. She managed and directed various teams in the U.S. and India at JP Morgan Chase and Defender Direct before leaving corporate America to start Kristy's House in 2011. An overcomer, herself, of trauma and commercial sexual exploitation, Sarah pursued ongoing studies in Counseling at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. It is her passion and purpose to serve women with similar stories.
Tom Dafnos has been consulting in business development and financial planning for over 25 years. He has been the senior partner at Capital Analysts of the Midwest since 1989.
He sits on the board of several private foundations and faith-based ministries, including Truth @ Work, a national ministry teaching business owners solid faith-based business and financial strategies.
Tom also serves as the President of URrelay, Inc. a technology company that specializes in communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of the United States
Tom and his wife Martha reside in Fishers, Indiana, where both are involved with various church, civic, and arts organizations. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Roger Williams earned his B.A. from The University of the State of New York and earned a Master’s of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. Prior to beginning New City Church, Roger was Assistant Pastor at Christ Community Church in Carmel, IN and served as Youth Pastor of West Hills Community Church in St. Louis, MO. He has been married for 19 years and has five wonderful children.
Curtis is a therapist in private practice with Family Counseling Associates. Curtis completed his Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (Seattle, WA), where he learned the importance of engaging a person’s story with curiosity and care so that healing and transformation can occur. Curtis joined the board of directors at Kristy’s House in support of the mission to offer hope to women who are exploited through sexual harm.
Curtis is married and has one daughter. He belongs to the community of Trinity Church, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, running, and music.
Doug Kanning has always had a heart for helping the oppressed, especially women and children. Serving on Kristy’s House board is allowing him to put to action the admonition of Galatians 6:1 – “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught (trapped) in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.”
Doug is a Principal Quality Engineer at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue and a MBA from the University of Indianapolis. He has been married for 28 years, and they have three grown children.
Policy development and lobbying are Sue's background, lobbying for the United Way in the 1980s and the Chamber of Commerce a decade later. She founded the Children’s Coalition of Indiana, helped re-launch MCCOY and Youth as Resources, and helped create CHIP and the Indiana Adult Guardianship Program. With the Indiana Family Institute, Sue authored research on the impact of broken families on women, children and the community. Trained in PREP, Sue’s focus is teaching women in challenging relationships. She continues to teach “Within My Reach” as a part of the PLUS curriculum at the Indiana Women’s Prison.
Currently, Sue is VP for Public Affairs for Indiana Right to Life. She is also coordinates the National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus for the Susan B. Anthony List, where she works with elected officials in state legislatures.