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.
Watch the video below to hear her tell it in her own words . here.
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.
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
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.
Beth White is clinical faculty at the University of South Carolina in Elementary Education. Her specialty area is literacy. She began her education career in SC over 27 years ago after completing her undergraduate degree at Winthrop College, now Winthrop University. Beth holds a graduate degree from the College of Charleston and a post-graduate degree from the University of South Carolina. She and her family are active members of Riverland Hills Baptist Church.
Dr. Raynia L. McGee is currently the Staff Psychiatrist at First Presbyterian Christian Counseling Center. Prior to joining the Counseling Center, she worked as a psychiatrist in private practice and also worked for the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center. Dr. McGee is originally from Alabama and graduated from Spelman College.
She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Subsequently, she received her Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College and completed her Psychiatry Residency at the University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health Richland.
Louis Fawcett is Senior Vice President of Principal Gifts at EdVenture where he leads their fundraising efforts. Prior to joining the EdVenture team, he worked for nine years raising support for orphans and school children in China, Russia, Ethiopia, and Haiti. Louis grew up in Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Macon College. He also holds Masters degrees from Wake Forest University and the Lutheran Seminary in Columbia.
Matt Cogdill is currently Vice President of Physicians Partners at Lexington Medical Center where he oversees a variety of the physician practices associated with the hospital. He graduated from Presbyterian College with a degree in business administration and then went on to MUSC to obtain his masters in health administration. He, his wife, and three boys are active members of Radius Church.
Salim Khalil is an IT Supervisor for SCANA in Cayce SC. Prior to his service with Lighthouse for Life, he served on the Elder Board for Radius Church in Lexington SC. Salim has a business degree from Clemson University where he met his wife Amanda, also a volunteer with Lighthouse for Life.
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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