Skip and Cindy Sorum are passionate about investing in the lives of at-risk pregnant young women. Even beyond retirement their legacy lives on. Having served for several years as live-in house parents in a similar home, they truly feel called by God to continue to meet this strategic need through the operation of this home. Saving Grace is dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of these single pregnant mothers and their developing babies. They believe and have seen that a faith-based family environment is profoundly effective in providing for these young women what they need most: a safe haven where they can stay while learning the skills they need to make a better life for themselves and their babies.
Jennifer is married to Jim and is the loving mother to two wonderful children, Vivia and Ezra. She has lived in the Portland area since 2017. Jennifer's heart for women and children started years ago with her own struggle with infertility. Seeing the struggle young moms face while in a crisis pregnancy situation made her long to do more to help moms and babies stay together. She is a member of New Life Baptist Church where she serves on the women's ministry team. She loves camping, playing games, and spending time with her family.
Diane is the mother of 2, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 2. She has years of experience in serving others and had actually retired when she decided she wanted to do something she was passionate about. She loves being the House Manager for Saving Grace and helping these young women become successful independent women.
Christina, a California transplant, has lived in Aloha for nearly 24 years. She is the mother of 6 and grandmother to 3. Also a pet mom to 2 dogs and 3 cats. Christina spends her days taking care of her youngest two grandkids. She enjoys getting to know each girl and loves the extra baby time. She is new to this field, but has a yearning to help young people and looks forward to joining each girl on their journey to independence.
Johnnie is ministry minded as she has served as a missionary in Australia, Africa, Mexico, The Philippines, and right here in the states. She has a passion to serve women and their babies and feels God has perfectly placed her here to do just that. In her spare time she enjoys painting, playing music, a heated game of Nertz, and skateboarding.
Cindy Foster is the mother of one daughter who went off to college fall 2019, She is one of the Resident Assistants that works on the weekends at Saving Grace. She is passionate about the ministry and loves hanging out with the girls and babies. Cindy is actively involved at her church.
Tina is an active member of New Life Baptist Church where she serves as a life group leader and in the children's ministry.
Tori is a a former elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home mom who makes her home in Aloha. When she's not chasing or chauffeuring her son and daughter around, she enjoys drinking tea, reading, writing, crocheting, listening to music, watching sports with her husband, Jeff (go Beavers and Blazers), and spending time with the moms at Saving Grace. Tori has a passion for connecting with and encouraging other moms to believe in their own worth and in the God who created them, redeemed them, and loves them unconditionally. The Rask Family attends Village Church in Beaverton.
Michelle and her husband have been long time friends and supporters of Saving Grace. She is a teacher at Life Christian School and worships at The Table. Michelle has one son who she adores and two cats. She has been a volunteer with us from day one and loves the mission of this ministry. Michelle can usually be found planning an event or entertaining. Her passion is to see the moms who come through Saving Grace succeed and grow as they prepare for life with their babies.
Krista is a "dog mom" who enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and traveling. Her heart's passion is to mentor and empower young people to be all that God created them to be. She works in the medical field and currently worships at 26 West.
Heidi has a love for babies and enjoys cuddling them. She is an Auntie to 13 kiddos and loves spoiling them. When she is not working she enjoys traveling to see all her nieces and nephews. Her favorite vacation place is Maui. Heidi works for financial company. She currently attends 26 West in Hillsboro.
Harroll has spent 48 years in Banking. His career spanned many years of diverse jobs, including but not limited to general operations, general lending functions, and management. Within this includes team management, and branch management. Harroll has managed human resources within these job descriptions. He advanced through management positions, and was an Executive Vice President. When Harroll retired, he was the President of the Ag Lending division of the bank.
A very important part of his various positions the last 25 years was to review financial information to be sure of accuracy, and viability of the company and to advise them on how to manage their future.
Harroll has served on many nonprofit boards as part of giving back to the communities. He has retired from several including a County Economic Development board, and a County Work Force board as examples. Harroll and his bride Nadine are active members of Star Life Spring Church. They have two sons and eight grandchildren.
Harroll firmly believes in the mission of Saving Grace and wants to do all he can to help mothers and help their children be born and have an opportunity to excel in life and encourage a belief in God.