Meet Our Team
Jeanette Danielian - Executive Director
Jeanette holds a M.A. in Ministry and Leadership, with an emphasis in Pastoral Care to Women, from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Jeanette earned her B.S. in Physical Education from Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon.
Jeanette’s dream of teaching physical education and coaching became a reality early in her adulthood. However, it didn’t take long for her to realize that chasing win/loss records was not where she found purpose. Jeanette moved her “coaching” off the court to pursue teaching, training leadership and mentoring through Bible Study Fellowship International, the local church and retreat speaking. During her service in small group ministry, Jeanette developed a passion for helping people in distress find the grace and truth God offers and the freedom that follows. Through ministry and her exposure to those experiencing poverty, homelessness and domestic violence, her compassion and desire to minister to the wounded and weary has expanded.
Jeanette and her husband of 38 years have two adopted, now adult, children. Their journey through foster care, adoption and mental health challenges has served to equip her with empathy and strengthen her faith. Having been on her own healing journey from legalism and life’s wounding, Jeanette now spends her time leading recovery groups, life coaching, and influencing and equipping people to serve others, including use of her administrative skills as Director of Women’s Ministry at Grace Church in Dallas, Oregon.
Board of Directors
Jodie Pearce - President
Jodie has a background in administrative services. She has an Associate’s Degree in Administrative Assistance and currently works as a bookkeeper and administrative assistant. Jodie has personal past experiences as a survivor of domestic violence, and through the healing and restoration of God’s grace, is now blessed with the hope for a future free from abuse and full of love. Jodie lives in Dallas with her now husband of 10 years and they have one child. Armed with the recovery of her past abusive experience, Jodie now volunteers her time supporting victims of abuse on their path to restoration.
Ron Jacobsen - Board Member
Ron has a B.S. in Law Enforcement from Western Oregon University. Ron loves working with youth and families and discovered early on in his career as a State Trooper, his calling was not as a police officer, but as a Juvenile Probation Officer. For the past 29 years Ron has had the privilege of being a "promoter" of positive change in the lives of many families.
Ron sought positive change in his own life over 15 years ago by attending a life recovery group in Salem Oregon. The result was nothing short of transformational. Just ask his lovely wife of 30 years the positive difference it has made in his life. Since discovering for himself the hope and healing these groups have brought not only himself, but his entire family, Ron actively has served as a facilitator of recovery groups at his local church in Dallas, Oregon.
Vicki Pope - Treasurer
Vicki has a B.S. in Health Education with a minor in Sports Leadership, and further vocational training in Business Administration. Vicki has worked as a Membership and Business Office Assistant at the Salem Family YMCA, assisted in the operation of a family-owned trucking business over the last 23 years and is currently employed as a part-time bookkeeper at a local hardware store. Vicki has also served on a homeschool board of directors for 10 years and as a member of a 4H Expressive Arts committee at the state level for 7 years.
Vicki is a survivor of a variety of childhood trauma and was raised in a foster home the last 8 years of her childhood. Vicki is married to her husband of 26 years and has 3 children. Vicki has attended and serves on the leadership team for recovery ministry classes at her church, which include the areas of co-dependence, depression, food addictions and sexual abuse. Through this ministry, Vicki found God’s grace which enabled her to grasp his unconditional love for her. Vicki finds great joy in encouraging others toward the awareness of God’s love for them and to embrace the unique giftedness and design created by Him.