Lighthouse for Life is a 501c3 non-profit
Lighthouse for Life was founded by Andrea Wind in 2014. For several years, Andrea had been a teacher but eventually decided to stay at home with her kids. One day, human trafficking was mentioned in a sermon at her church. She was surprised to hear that, not only was it happening overseas, but it was also happening right here in the United States. It was at this time that she felt God place a call on her to do something about this problem. As she began to research and learn more about human trafficking, she
The name, Lighthouse for Life, was birthed from a vision that God gave Andrea of a lighthouse that was surrounded by smaller homes. People from all over were coming towards the Light and finding shelter in those homes.
Andrea is not only the founder but also a board member, speaker, and visionary for Lighthouse for Life. See her full story here.
Andrea Wind founded Lighthouse for Life with a vision and passion to provide healing and restoration to victims of domestic minor sex trafficking. She is also a board member, speaker, and visionary for Lighthouse for Life.
Jen Thompson became Executive Director of Lighthouse for Life on February 1st, 2016. She graduated from USC-S in 2000 with a degree in Physical Education and in 2013 from USC – Columbia with her Masters in Educational Leadership. She is thrilled to have the honor to work with Lighthouse for Life.
A former teacher, and passionate to serve hurting youth, Lisa Kejr joined Lighthouse for Life and now oversees the Education and Restoration Programs under Jen Thompson.
Susan Norris is the Founder and Executive Director of Rescuing Hope, Inc., based in Atlanta, GA. She has been involved in the fight against sex trafficking since 2010, and partners with other like-minded agencies around the US.
Elizabeth Rummel, LMSW, brings a trauma-informed approach to working with Lighthouse for Life. She spent the last six years fueling and focusing her passion to empower vulnerable populations, which allowed her to gain knowledge and experience working with survivors of sex trafficking. Elizabeth is passionate about working towards a future in which individuals caught in sex trafficking are living free and fulfilling lives.
Jef & Sandra Snyder
Ralph & Lisa Corduan
Salim & Amanda Khalil
Eddie Kramer II
Joel & Kristen Bratner
The Callen Family
Attorney General’s Office, Bethel Worship Center, Celtic Works, Coffee on a Mission, Collard’s Custom Cabinets, LICS, Mooneyhan’s Auto, Pearls, Professional Printers, Richland County Sherriff’s Department, Richland County Task Force, Run Hard, SASS, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, Shandon UMC,
Splash Omnimedia, The Town of Lexington, & Vive Church.
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