Julie is honored to be serving as volunteer Executive Director of Pharaoh’s Daughters. She lives in Apex, North Carolina with her husband and five children, two of whom were adopted from Uganda. She has spent the past 11 years serving the citizens of central North Carolina as a critical care nurse, but over the past several years God has been slowly pulling her away from the bedside and burdening her to pour her heart and time into the service of orphans and vulnerable families. Her desire is to empower individuals to support and preserve their family units whenever possible, and when it is not, to encourage and equip capable and willing families to open their hearts to adoption.
Chelsea serves as our Manager of Product Development and Seller Services. She has worked in the field of orphan care for 5 years, serving as the A Family For Every Orphan’s Program Director for Africa and Asia, an avid supporter and advocate for Sarah’s Covenant Homes and as of the owner Amma’s Umma – Shop + Create Impact Boutique. God broke Chelsea’s heart for the orphan during her first visit to India. Determined to start an orphanage, Chelsea wasn’t convinced that orphanages were where God wanted children. She’s since devoted her life to efforts that will bring children one step closer to having a forever family.
Teri has served for the last three years, in the role of Executive Director and now as a board member. She brings over 20 years of experience in retail executive management to our team. She also serves as an Orphan Sunday coordinator, for Hope 1:17 orphan ministry at her church and with Operation Christmas Child. God broke Teri’s heart for the orphan during the adoption journey to Russia for her son. She is now committed to God’s calling on her life to ensure all children’s voices are heard and all families are equipped to provide loving homes to God’s children. Teri is a native of Texas and now makes her home with her husband Ryan, and children Maxim and Mia, in Tennessee.
Jodi Jackson Tucker
Jodi is our board President. She loves being a wife to Jerry and mom to her large family of world-changers. In 2009, during a season of great brokenness, God revealed to her the idea for Pharaoh’s Daughters after she heard Exodus 2 preached by Sarah Sebyala. It was then that the dream was born to unite the women who love and serve the orphan. Since then she has quit her corporate job and now works full-time as the International Director of Orphan Sunday for the Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO). She is author of the book “Fasten Your Sweet Belt: 10 Things You Need to Know About Older Child Adoption.”
Kim is a wife, mother and new grandmother who is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She loves to use her vocational skills to serve the Lord by serving and advocating for the orphan. God called Kim to orphan ministry through the adoptions of her three daughters from China, two of whom were adopted at an older age. She has two adult children and a new grandson named Silas. Kim also serves as Treasurer for Living Water of Ohio which is a ministry that digs wells and cares for orphans in Zimbabwe.
Tara is a wife, mother, and seasoned non-profit professional who serves as our General Counsel. She is a licensed attorney who has spent the last fifteen years in senior executive management, so she keeps us out of the weeds (get it?). She currently serves as the President and CEO of NC Community Development Initiative. Tara is also the Co-Founder of Radah Consulting Group, an organization dedicated to assisting faith-based organizations and an ordained minister who focuses on ministering to women and families.
DeAnna, our board secretary, is a cherished daughter of the Most High King, wife to the most amazing man and mama to three preciously feisty boys through the bountiful process of adoption. She loves good food, coffee, traveling, & all things chocolate. Her mission in life is to pursue the Lord with reckless abandon, love fearlessly and stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves. She is constantly humbled to be standing with her sisters around the world in this amazing adventure we know as Pharaoh’s Daughters!
As a board member, Jan brings us her decades of experience as a social worker and ministry leader. She’s an adoptive mother and has served on the International board of Bethany Christian Services for several years. She has had experience working in Michigan, Africa, and Ukraine and volunteer mission work for Heart for Africa, South African Medical Expeditions (SAME), and AIRO Ministries in Kenya and Ukraine. Jan has also held leadership positions at HOSPICE of Little Traverse Bay, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlevoix County, and Christian Alliance for Orphans.
Board member Anita and her husband Peter Deyneka are known throughout Russia and Europe for their years of leading the ministry that is now known as Mission Eurasia. She currently serves as Director Emeritus of that board, as well as providing oversight to Home for Every Orphan and World Without Orphans, both global networks advocating for children without families. She is the author of six books and numerous publications about Christianity and the orphan crisis. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois, USA, and has two married children who were adopted from Colombia, and five grandchildren.
Ginger Johnson has spent much of her adult life working in the political world as a policy advisor to various office holders and as part of her husband Tom’s life while he was an elected State Representative and Senator in Illinois. She currently works as the co-director of her parents’ charitable foundation which, in part, works in the U.S.A. and internationally partnering with ministries serving women and children at-risk. Ginger loves meeting people and making connections to and for the ministries God has placed on her heart. She lives in West Chicago, Illinois and is the mother of three grown sons and eight grandchildren. She is a proud aunt to seven nieces and nephews, all adopted from Guatemala.