Meet the Staff
Meet The People
who make it all happen
Sharon attended Liberty University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Biblical counseling from Trinity Seminary. She started out as a counselor at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in 1988 then went on staff in 1990. She currently serves as the Executive Director of all the Crisis Pregnancy Centers and out reaches since 2007. She serves with her husband, Pastor Paul Carey, at New Life Community Church in Terre Haute Indiana. She also does counseling through her church and at the CPC. She has three wonderful children and 6 beautiful grandchildren.
Director of Development
After many years of pursuing her career in the insurance industry, Beth was given the opportunity to follow her lifelong dream to become part of the ministry team at a Crisis Pregnancy Center. She began this venture in 2007. Her primary responsibilities are fundraising, and relationship development with area businesses, churches, and private individuals. She also markets the CPC through community and college outreach. Away from the CPC, Beth serves beside her husband, the Senior Pastor at Free Life Community Church, as the Children’s Ministry Director. Together they have six wonderful children and ten amazing grandchildren.
Dixie Swan received her RN degree in 1980, worked at Union Hospital for several years, and then went into Hospice nursing where she worked for almost 15 years. She volunteered at the CPC in February of 1997, and then went on staff in January, 1999 after receiving limited ultrasound training, and helped set up the Medical Clinic facility at both Terre Haute and Brazil centers. Dixie is married to Larry Swan, who is a Pastor of a small independent church. They have been married 45 years, and give God all the Glory! She gave her heart to the Lord at the age of 16, and has leaned on Him all her life.
Melisa came to the CPC in her early 20’s with a fire to encourage and uplift. Her own life had previously mirrored many of those she was seeing which only fanned the flames to succeed in sharing what a life in Christ can mean for the lost and hurting. She finished her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods college and became the Director of the Brazil CPC. After 13 years at that location she transferred to the Terre Haute center and currently serves as the Center Director. She shares that she felt called to the ministry from the beginning and has dedicated her last 25 years sharing a message of hope and restoration with her community.
Men’s Outreach Coordinator
Larry worked for Duke Energy for 33 years and retired in 2006, shortly after recovering by the grace of God from stage 3 colon cancer, he retired from Duke Energy in 2006. In February 2007, Larry was ordained is currently Pastor of Father’s Glory Ministries in Pimento. He is also on staff as the Men’s Outreach Coordinator at the Crisis Pregnancy Center. He says it is a privilege to be able to serve God and to watch Him change the lives of the men who comes into the CPC. Most of these young men have never had a male role model or even a man to talk to. Larry just wants to give God all the glory and honor for his health, family and the many blessings in his life.
CPR Instructor & Assistant Men’s Coordinator
Pastor Justin Keyes is so blessed to have a beautiful wife named Crystal and 4 amazing kids. He graduated from Northview High School in 2003. He attended Masters Commission USA in Phoenix AZ, and graduated in 2006 with a certificate of ministry. He is a licensed and ordained Assembly of God minister. He has been working in Youth Ministry for 11 years and is currently a Youth leader at Cross Tabernacle Church in Terre Haute. He also sits on the Indiana Assemblies of God Youth Cabinet team and is currently on the board for Wabash Valley Youth for Christ. He is very blessed to speak in the Terre Haute Juvenile Center one a month as a chaplain. In his spare time he serves as a volunteer Firefighter/ EMT. He loves sports and his favorites are basketball, football, and golf. God has been so good to his family and he is super excited to be a part of the CPC team!
Angie began her journey with Crisis Pregnancy as a volunteer in June 2015 after attending the Annual Banquet. She had been seeking God for an increase of opportunities to share the gospel, utilize her nursing degree, and encourage women by telling them how precious they are to Jesus. A tall order BUT God made a way, before she left the banquet she signed up to volunteer as a nurse/counselor. If that wasn’t rewarding enough, in February 2016 she was invited to become a part of the staff, as a Staff Nurse. She also works part-time at Terre Haute Church of God where her and her husband, Adam, are Associate Pastors.
Director of Client Services – Brazil Office
Libby Butts is the Director of Client Services at our Center in Brazil where she resides with her husband Mike of 31 years. She is the mother of two children. Libby is a graduate of Staunton High School. She is a lifelong resident of Clay County and enjoys the intimacies of a small town. Libby is a member of New Life Community Church where she has the pleasure of sharing God’s love through various ministries. “I believe that knowledge is power and empowering others with the knowledge of God’s great love is the privilege that motivates me in the work we share in at the C.P.C.”
Client Data & Receptionist Coordinator
Christy Personett was hired part-time in September 2014 as the new Client Data Coordinator. Christy’s job is to ensure consistency and accuracy in the files at the CPC and to create useful tools and informative reports, statistics, and charts that help with communication and planning. In August 2015, Christy also took on the role of Receptionist at the new building. Christy and her husband have been married since 1994 and have 2 children. Christy attends Maryland Christian Church and enjoys working with the children and teaching God’s Word. “I’m humbled to be able to be a part of the CPC and the wonderful work that they are doing in the Wabash Valley.”
Creating Positive Relationships Coordinator
Cary King is a native of Terre Haute and has returned to her home church and town after 18+ years of ministry all over the country with her husband Brett. Cary and Brett have 3 daughters and love being back in Terre Haute and serving at Maryland Community Church. Cary attended Taylor University for 3 years working towards her B.S in Business Admin which she completed at University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1998. Cary has recently joined the CPC staff as the Creating Positive Relationships Coordinator. Cary is excited to help lead the CPR staff as they communicate the message of abstinence in the public school system and encourage the next generation to make healthy choices concerning their relationships. Cary has a heart for sharing God’s love, mercy and forgiveness and enjoys mentoring and serving in the women’s ministry at her church.
Bethany graduated in 2004 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelors of Science. Since then, she has worked in the health care field and found her niche in the non-profit community while working at a nursing home. She married her high school sweetheart, Clinton, in 2003, and they have two daughters, Savannah and Gabi. Bethany and her family attend Maryland Community Church and she enjoys serving in the Student and Children’s Ministries. At home, she enjoys cooking and journaling and she loves to travel. Bethany started at the CPC in June of 2015 as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. She is excited about her role of supporting the mission of Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Director of Client Services Terre Haute
Stephanie joined the Crisis Pregnancy Center team in 2017 as the Director of Client Services. She graduated from ISU with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2004. She has worked in a variety of social service organizations in Terre Haute since that time. While she has seen a lot of hurt and need in this community, she has also had the blessing of meeting wonderful people who serve and love well. She enjoys being a part of this community and is excited that the CPC gives her the opportunity to share the hope of the Gospel with people that are desperately in need of hope and truth. Stephanie is also on staff at Maryland Community Church as the Children’s Director at the 12 Points Campus.
Nurse Manager Mobile Unit
Carol received her BSN in Nursing from Olivet Nazarene College in 1981. While living in Abilene Texas Carol worked at a nearby hospital on a medical unit, stress center and home health care for a few years. When they relocated in Terre Haute, Carol worked in Coronary Care, Home health care and an extended care facility. She then found her career in School Nursing where she worked with the VCSC for 31 years serving as a staff nurse and Chairperson of Nursing. Her first contact with the CPC actually came through her husband Mike who had contacted CPC after he felt compelled to get involved. He eventually became a board member but laughed, because he said when they found out his wife was a nurse they were very interested in Carol. Having small children and a family she left the CPC after being a volunteer counselor. At that time she said she would return someday when children were grown and she was retired.
When she was close to retirement she held true to her promise and returned to CPC and is our Mobile Unit Nurse Manager. They have 3 children and 2 grandchildren whom she loves spending time with. God daily shows her what she needs in her new role at CPC. She is excited to be a part of the development of the medical mobile unit ministry and hopes to reach out and service clients who cannot come to the center.