Staff

Sherri McClurg serves as the CEO. She and her husband, James, have hosted multiple times and as a family are deeply concerned about the global orphan care crisis and active in causes that bring hope to the hurting. Sherri has her doctorate in clinical psychology and worked for many years with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She currently serves with the John Maxwell Team on the President’s Advisory Council, speaking and training on personal growth and leadership around the world. Sherri and her family attend Painesville Assembly of God in Painesville, OH.

Renee McAlpin and her husband, Randy, have 3 children that were adopted internationally from Russia, Latvia, and Ukraine. She has worked for NHFC almost since it’s start and served in different roles and is currently a Program Manager. She oversees our home assessments and various other documents related to hosting. Her family has hosted numerous times and taken in kids who struggle and need a back up family. Their family attends St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia.

Kristi Hannon serves as the Family Liasion. She and her husband, Ed, have hosted multiple times and currently sponsor a previous host child on a student visa. Kristi volunteers with several child and youth programs. She has a mathematics degree and also enjoys tutoring local students in math in her spare time. The Hannon family attends Covenant Presbyterian Church in Grove City, PA.

Kyrie Thorpe serves as Operations Manager. She manages accounting and our database. Kyrie has always been drawn to children who have suffered trauma resulting in her running a group home, working at a home for pregnant teens and serving as a mentor for “at-risk” middle school students.  Upon obtaining her law degree, she worked for the Georgia Superior Court processing adoptions. Kyrie has 4 children adopted from Russia and has hosted many other children over the last 11 years.  Her family attends NorthStar Church in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Crystal Tully and her husband Steven have been involved with NHFC since 2014. In addition to their two children, they continue to mentor and support their aged out host daughter who lives in her home country. Crystal manages NHFC’s social media, marketing, fundraising, and advocacy program. She enjoys using her creative talents to help NHFC reach more families and children. Their family attends Grace Baptist Church of Evans, GA.

 

Board of Directors

David Graham serves as Chairman of the Board. He and his wife, Ali have hosted 3 times and are adoptive parents. David is an attorney who serves in the corporate legal department of a publicly traded national retailer. Their family attends church at Christian Life Fellowship, in Cape Coral, Florida..

Becky Schultz  serves as Board Secretary. She has been involved with NHFC since 2008. She and her husband have adopted internationally and are currently adopting 3 more children from one of our host countries. They have hosted 8 times. Becky has been on multiple interview trips and served as a regional coordinator.  Becky has a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA. She co-owns an engineering research and development firm. Their family attends church at Prince of Peace Lutheran in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Craig Isaak and his wife, Elizabeth, have 4 children, 2 of whom were adopted internationally. They have hosted with NHFC and both have worked in coordinating at airports. Currently Craig is a National Sales Executive for a Fortune 100 company. Prior to that, he worked for 8 years in the College Student Development field at two Christian colleges. He has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. The Isaak family attends Harvest Bible Chapel in Naperville, IL.

Mike Bowles and his wife, Karen, have 5 children, 3 of whom were adopted internationally. Mike was the Associate VP of Ministry Partnerships for Family Christian Stores, where he advocated for orphaned and vulnerable children. He works with  Back2Back Ministries as the Director of Development. He also serves as a Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Family Mentor and on their Psychiatric Patient and Family Advisory Council. Their family attends Northstar Community Church in Loveland, OH.

Sharon Taylor and her husband, Mark, have two children – Drew, a pastor, and Christine, a blogger and stay-at-home mother of two.  Sharon is a retired family law attorney and mediator.  Currently, Sharon and Mark are involved in real estate investment, including rental condominiums in Daytona Beach, Florida. They attend Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville, Florida.