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. Amy and her husband, Jeff, have two children.

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 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.

Annie Martin

Roles

Intern Coordinator - Vision of Hope

Bio

Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, 2017
B.S.- Housing and Design, Tennessee Tech University, 2013

Annie was hired as an Intern in July 2014 and began her employment at Vision of Hope in January 2016 and became the intern coordinator in July 2016. She is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and overseeing the Interns that help run the Vision of Hope program. She is passionate about discipling women to strengthen them in their walk with the Lord and is able to do this through the internship program. Additionally, she supervises the residents through the week and is the lead counselor for 2-4 residents.

Nickey Twa

Roles

Weekend Staff - Vision of Hope Household Manager - 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.

Elizabeth Kinlaw

Roles

Lead 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 lead counselor for 6-8 residents.

Sydney Hopkins

Roles

Shift Supervisor and Lead 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, supervises three shifts a week, and serves as the lead counselor for 5-7 counselees.

Heather Putney

Roles

Shift Supervisor - 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 serves as part-time 2nd shift and weekend staff. 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.”

Mischel Hardebeck

Roles

Shift Supervisor and Lead Counselor - Vision of Hope

Bio

Level 1 Certification, Association of Certified Biblical Counselor
BSW-Social Work, Ivy Tech Community/IUPUI, expected graduation 2023

Mischel Hardebeck came to serve as an intern at Vision of Hope in July 2019 and joined the staff team in June of 2020. Mischel serves as part-time PM staff as well as weekend staff. She is the lead counselor for 2-3 residents.

Em Bray

Roles

Secretary - Vision of Hope

Bio

A.A.S. Paralegal Studies

Em moved to Indiana to come to Faith Church in 2014 after attending the Biblical Counseling Training Conference. She has attended several other counseling conferences and served as a small group leader in youth ministries for several years. She is very thankful for the opportunity to serve women here at Vision of Hope!