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Leadership Team


Deborah Wood – CEO

Masters of Science in Operations Management – University of Dayton

BS degrees in Math Education and Economics – Purdue University

Experience: over 35 years in organizational leadership including 12 years in pregnancy care ministries

“I am proof God has a sense of humor - I have never even been pregnant! But when God calls you, He will equip you and HE shows HIMSELF every day in this ministry. I am truly blessed.”


Julie Morris, RN, MA – Director of Grief Care

Masters of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

Masters of Arts in Christianity and Culture - Knox Theological Seminary

Resolve Through Sharing Certified: Perinatal Death and Coordinator Training

Registered Nurse – Piedmont School of Nursing

Experience: 20 years as a hospice nurse; 6 years chaplaincy care

My life work has been to minister to the bereaved & I am excited that I have the opportunity to work with the innovative programs at MAPS helping those that are hurting find that Christ is the answer to their pain & suffering”


Joel Edwards – Director of Administration & Education

Masters of Arts in Christian Education - Dallas Theological Seminary

Bachelors of Business Administration & Finance – Baylor University

Experience: 15 years in youth ministry and 15 years in the business sector

I believe the next generations are at an unbelievable risk as they are being attacked more and more. We are called to teach parents and students God’s design for life, gender, relationships and sexual purity.“


Brenda Mires, RN, BSN – Director of Clinical Services

Registered Nurse - Western Carolina School of Nursing

Experience: 40 years of hospital nursing experience as a staff nurse, supervisor and Director of Nursing

“I am honored to be part of this incredible ministry and excited to see all God has planned.”


Melissa Lewis – Mars Hill Center Director

Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Crisis Counseling – Liberty University

Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development – AB Tech

Experience: 10 years in child care/development and 2 years at MAPS first as an intern and then on staff

“God called me to this ministry to reach women that are hurting - I’m so blessed to have a job that I get to show women the truth and the love that only Christ can give.“


Gerry Kumpf – Director of Ministry Advancement

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Cornell University

Experience: 45 years as a business owner/entrepreneur; 20 years serving in ministry, the past 11 helping several organizations raise needed funds for ministry growth.

“I joined Mountain Area Pregnancy Services in October 2014 through a strong personal call of our Lord to become a part of His ministry that protects the lives of babies in a crisis pregnancy.”


Becky Hymel, RN – Eva's Footprint Nurse Navigator

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Art -- Nicholls State University

Registered Nurse -- Blue Ridge Community College

Experience: 20 years of nursing experience

20 years as a Certified Childbirth Educator

"I believe God called me into nursing. The journey that led me to MAPS, first as a volunteer, has been for His ultimate purpose in my life...Eva's Footprints. If my unworthy footprints matter, so do the the lives of all He created."


Hannah Ingle – Client & Volunteer Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Liberty University

Associate Degree in Liberal Arts - Burlington County Community College

"God led me to MAPS as a potential volunteer but in His sovereignty and grace He allowed me to join the team. I am so excited to see what God has planned for this community and the lives that He is going to change though His ministry."


Hannah Kennedy – Client & Volunteer Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-Crisis Counseling - Liberty University

Masters of Arts in Pastoral Counseling - Columbia International University

"Getting to be a part of something so much bigger than myself is incredibly humbling and exciting. I love being used to help accomplish what God is already doing."