Every year Kindred Life recognizes one special volunteer from each office as our “Honorary Volunteer”.  These volunteers go above and beyond the call of duty and exemplify being the hands and feet of Jesus. We’d like to share more about each of these special people:

Mary Ann StrieplingThe Gurnee site recognized Mary Anne Striepling as their honorary volunteer.  Mary Anne has been a mentor with Gurnee Kindred Life for several years. She continues to go above and beyond as she supports, encourages and works with her teen mom, April. She not only has been a huge blessing in the life of her mentee but is a joy and encouragement to the other mentors and staff in Gurnee. Furthermore, Mary Anne was the top fundraiser for our TEAM THRIVE 2K walk that our group participated. We are so thankful for her continued joyful service with Kindred Life.



The Antioch site recognized Candice Lovett.  Our theme for this Life Ed Group year has been the fruit of the spirit from Galatians 5:22.  Our honorary volunteer has exemplified those Candice Lovettfruits through her service to us this year. Candice first volunteered for us a few years ago as a group speaker. Her presentation about job interviewing was informative and helpful. A year or so later, Candice approached us about mentoring and in God’s time joined Kindred Life ministries as Angie’s mentor. She graciously waited on God and we are so grateful! This year she has also stepped up to provide financial counseling for the Antioch office.  She has been a blessing to the young moms, the staff, and the Lord with her example of exhibiting the fruits of the spirit.


Carol Brown IIThe Wheeling site is pleased to announce our honorary volunteer for this program year, Carol Brown. Carol has been a faithful childcare volunteer, for Kindred Life for more than 6 years! Carol is here every single week, that’s over 200 Wednesday nights dedicated to serving here at Kindred Life! Carol greets our teen moms and their children each week with a genuine smile, it’s clear each of them mean a lot to her. Thank you Carol for making each of our young moms and their children know how loved and cared for they are in the way you treat them and care for them! Carol spends an hour a half each week caring for each of the children, as you can imagine she has a special relationship with each of the little ones! Easily Carol can be described as caring, faithful, patient, fun, consistent, and dedicated. It is a privilege to have her serve here in Wheeling.