Our Staff

Dr. Charles Hodges

Roles

Excecutive Director - Vision of Hope

Instructor - Faith Bible Seminary

Counselor, conference speaker - Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries

Deacon - Faith Church

Bio

M.D. - Indiana University School of Medicine
M.A. - Counseling, Liberty University
M.A. - Religion, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. - History, Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis

Family practice physician; Deacon at Faith Church, Lafayette, IN; ACBC certified; instructor and counselor at FBCM; married with 4 children and 13 grandchildren; B.A., History, Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis; M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine; M.A., Counseling, Liberty University; M.A., Religion, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Amy Baker

Roles

Director of Ministry Resources - Faith Church

Counselor, Instructor - Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries

Board of Directors - Vision of Hope

Adjunct Professor - Faith Bible Seminary

Bio

Ph.D. -Organizational Psychology, Purdue University
M.S. -Organizational Psychology, Purdue University
B.A.-Hanover College

Dr. Baker serves as the Resource Director for Faith Church Ministry in Lafayette, IN. She is the author or co-author of over a dozen books and booklets. Dr. Baker is an ACBC certified biblical counselor; an instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries, and a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Heather Starkweather

Roles

Clinical Director - Vision of Hope

Bio

M.A. - Biblical Counseling, Faith Bible Seminary, in process
L.S.W. - Social Work / Family Science, Anderson University, 1992
Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, 2009

Heather Starkweather has been on staff since 2007. Heather supervises the intake process for each new resident. She also cares for the social services needs of each resident during their entire stay. She coordinates the education, health, and goals for all residents. Heather supervises all the counselors at Vision of Hope. She trains staff and interns and co-counsels with volunteer counselors.

Nickey Barnhizer

Roles

Household Manager / Counselor - Vision of Hope

Bio

Certificate of Christian Ministry, INSTE Bible College, 2011
Certificate of Reflexology, Monroe County Community College,1998
Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, 2014

Nickey joined the staff at Faith in 2012 when she became a Vision of Hope intern and later joining the Vision of Hope as Weekend staff. She is our household manager and is also the lead counselor for 6-8 residents. Nickey is passionate about serving and ministry and whatever way she can share the love of Christ with others.

Heather Putney

Roles

Intern Coordinator / Counselor - Vision of Hope

Bio

M.A.- Special Education, Ashford University, 2018
B.A.- Early Childhood Education, Ashford University, 2016
A.A.S- Early Childhood Development, Howard Community College, 2012
Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, in process

Heather Putney came to serve as an intern at Vision of Hope in July 2019 and joined the staff team in June 2020. Then she became the Intern Coordinator in February 2021. Heather recruits, hires, trains, and oversees the interns. Heather is thankful for the opportunity to serve staff and interns at Vision of Hope. She is also excited to witness God’s redemption plan for each woman’s life as they continue to depend on and seek Him for their healing.

Rachel Miller

Roles

Fundraising Coordinator / Counselor - Vision of Hope

Bio

M.A.-Biblical Counseling, Faith Seminary, in process
B.S.-Psychology: Christian Counseling, Liberty University, 2018
Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselor, 2021

Rachel joined Vision of Hope as an intern in July 2020, joined the staff team as part-time shift supervisor in February 2021, and started full time as the fundraising coordinator in November 2021. Rachel plans and coordinates all fundraising events and also serves as a counselor for 5-7 counselees. She loves the opportunity to serve the staff, interns, and residents at Vision of Hope while witnessing the incredible work God is doing in sanctifying each person and glorifying Himself!

LuAnn Drew

Roles

Shop Staff - Vision of Hope

Bio

Since LuAnn’s biggest passion is discipling women, she sought out the internship opportunity at Vision of Hope in October 2020. During her year of serving as an intern, she realized that she also really enjoyed working at the Reclaimed Hope store. LuAnn quickly recognized that she loved promoting our ministry and assisting costumers with their purchases. She never thought that she was capable to become staff. However, God showed her otherwise. She was hired as shop staff in October 2021. LuAnn is now thriving and constantly saying, “I love my job.”

Pam Toft

Roles

Secretary - Vision of Hope

Bio

Pam has spent years working either in customer service or as a secretary for a doctor’s office. However, she has always desired to serve in ministry with women in some capacity. She never thought in her wildest dreams that she would receive that dream, but God had other plans. Pam was hired at Vision of Hope in December 2021 using her skill set as our secretary.

Olivia Stafford

Roles

Shift Supervisor / Counselor - Vision of Hope

Bio

Certification of Completion, The School of Discipleship, Miracle Mountain Ranch, 2018
Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselor, 2022

Olivia came to Vision of Hope as an intern in April of 2021. In February 2022, she started working on part time staff. Then, the beginning of June 2022, Olivia began working at Vision of Hope full time. She is one of the counselors, as well as part of the Intake team for new residents. Oliva loves the ministry here and is amazed at how we get to see the Lord redeem the lives of those that come to VOH. It is an incredible ministry opportunity, and she is so thankful that she gets to serve the Lord in this way!

Mikayla Hawk

Roles

On-Floor Staff - Vision of Hope

Bio

Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselor, in process

Mikayla is from Texas. She began as an intern in July 2021. Her original end goal was to work with minors either in a residential setting like Vision of Hope or to simply gain practical knowledge of working with women firsthand. The Lord was faithful because just before her internship had ended, she was hired on as one the parttime on-duty staff. Her hope is to become a biblical counselor one day.

Betty Trumble

Roles

On-Floor Staff - Vision of Hope

Bio

M.T. (Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Indiana)
Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselor, in process

Betty has the privilege of providing support throughout the daily schedule at VOH to both the women serving as interns and those receiving care in the program. She originally pursued a career in massage therapy partly for its flexibility, hoping to become more involved in ministry someday. She is eager to be serving at VOH, passionate to share "the comfort with which she herself has been comforted by God." (1 Corinthians 1:4) In her free time Betty enjoys learning about art, healthy living, apologetics, evangelism, and theology. She is currently pursuing certification as a biblical counselor.