Cindy & Skip sorum

Co-Founders

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 karp-sizemore

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


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 and AWANA.  She loves camping, playing games, and spending time with her family.



Diane Daly

House Manager


Diane is the mother of 2, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 4. 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.

Johnnie Lane

Overnight Resident Assistant

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. Johnnie worships at Sonrise church in Hillsboro, OR.

Tina Jacobsen


Weekend Resident assistant


Tina has a huge heart for the girls and babies we serve. She occasionally leads our Tuesday evening bible studies and loves pouring into their spiritual growth. Tina is an active member of New Life Baptist Church where she serves as a life group leader and in the children's ministry. 

Jessica Newton

WeekEND Resident Assistant

Jessica enjoys spending her time pouring into the lives of young people. She can be found on some field, court, or gym supporting youth at any given time. Jessica has a long standing relationship with Saving Grace and we are so happy to have her on board. Jessica works full time at Faith Bible Christian School.

Board MEMBERS


  • Tori Rask

    Board President

    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 Heinrichs

    Board Vice President

    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. 

  • Harroll Wiley

    Treasurer / Board Policies and Procedures Advisor

    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.

  • Valerie Pounders

    Board Secretary

    Valerie has lived in the Portland area since 2005, shortly after marrying her husband. In that time she has served in various ministries, mainly with preschoolers, and served on many committees. She currently lives with her husband, Nick and their three beautiful children in Beaverton. She has a heart for service and is most content when helping others. Valerie and her family worship together at Cedar Mill Bible Church and serve there in various capacities. 

  • Julianna (Julie) Maya

    Board Member

    Julie has been married to her husband Ralph Maya for 30 years. She has three adult children and is the proud grandma of four beautiful granddaughters. Julie has lived in Washington County, Oregon since 1988. Becoming a mom at a young age herself, Julie values the support she received from loving, caring people in her family and community. She truly believes that it takes a collective effort and shared responsibility to provide safe, and healthy environments for children. She has never shied away from stepping up to help young mothers and their children. Julie has a love for Jesus and is humbled by His love. She loves spending time with her granddaughters, traveling with her husband, and being outdoors. Julie and her family worship at Calvary Chapel in Hillsboro.

  • Brittany Horne

    Board Member

    Brittany is a native Oregonian, who along with her husband, are raising three sons, four cats and a dog. When she isn't attending to the zoo at home, she is working professionally as an IT Business Analyst. Brittany is passionate about serving the community and is also a committee member for Young Life and a Community Team Lead for Every Child PDX. Brittany loves babies and the ministry of Saving Grace and hopes to use her God given talents to further this mission. She and her family currently worship at Epic Life Church.