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

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

Family practice physician; ACBC certified; ACBC fellow, instructor and counselor at FBCM; married with four children and 13 grandchildren

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

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

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

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

Heather Starkweather has been on staff since 2007. Heather supervises the intake process for each new resident. She also supervises the social services needs of residents during their stay and oversees the education, health, and goals for all residents. Heather supervises all counselors at Vision of Hope and counsels 3-4 residents.

Heather Putney

Roles

Intern Coordinator - Vision of Hope

Bio

MA- Special Education, Ashford University, 2018
BA- Early Childhood Education, Ashford University, 2016
AAS- Early Childhood Development, Howard Community College, 2012

Heather Putney came to serve as an intern at Vision of Hope in July 2019 and joined the staff team in June 2020. She 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 and seek Him for their healing.

Nickey Twa

Roles

Household Manager and 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 4-6 residents. Nickey is passionate about serving and ministry and whatever way she can share the love of Christ with others.

Elizabeth Kinlaw

Roles

Fundraising Coordinator and Counselor - Vision of Hope

Bio

BA, Elementary Education, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2007
Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, 2017
LMSW, Indiana University, in process

Elizabeth Kinlaw came to Vision of Hope in July 2015 to serve as an intern and began her employment in January 2017. Elizabeth enjoys coordinating fundraising events for the ministry and is the counselor for 6-8 residents.

Rachel Miller

Roles

Fundraising Coordinator and Counselor - Vision of Hope

Bio

B.S. - Psychology: Christian Counseling from Liberty University, 2018

Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, 2021

Rachel Miller came to Vision of Hope as an intern in July of 2020 and joined the staff team in February of 2021. Her favorite part of working here is getting to share hope and truth from God’s word through Biblical Counseling and help them understand how it applies to everyday life! It is such a blessing to her to serve the Lord here as all the staff, interns, and residents daily learn more to love, trust, and follow Christ! Rachel serves as a counselor for 6-8 counselees.

Sydney Hopkins

Roles

Shift Supervisor and Counselor - Vision of Hope

Bio

LMSW- Social Work, IUPUI
BA- Psychology and Sociology, Clemson University
Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

Sydney Hopkins came to Vision of Hope as an intern in July of 2018 and joined the staff team in March of 2020. Sydney assists ladies moving through the application and intake process, helps with meeting residents’ social service’s needs, and serves as the counselor for 6-8 counselees.

Pam Toft

Roles

Secretary - Vision of Hope

Karen Travis

Roles

2nd Shift Staff - Vision of Hope

Brittany Braden

Roles

On-Duty Staff - Vision of Hope

Bio

Brittany came on staff in December of 2021. Brittany loves serving the staff, interns, and residents at Vision of Hope and loves helping apply biblical counsel in the day-to-day with those who are in need.