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Administration & Staff

The people behind Lifehouse


Dolli Neikirk

Executive Director

Dolli Neikirk joined the Lifehouse team as Executive Director in March 2019. Dolli lived in Evansville, Indiana area most of her life where she worked in sales, marketing, fundraising and development, and organizational management. She enjoys Bible journaling and singing in her church choir. Dolli and her husband, Chris, moved to New Albany, Indiana in 2018, where he serves as Senior Pastor for Trinity United Methodist Church. They have five daughters and two Chihuahuas. Dolli uses her life verse, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” Joshua 24:15 to influence every aspect of her daily life as a wife, mother, and employee.

Katie Rankin Programs Director at Lifehouse

Katie Rankin

Program and Operations Director

We welcomed our Program & Operations Director, Katie Rankin, to the Lifehouse team in August 2021. Katie has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Kentucky and has 20 years of experience in the social work field. Katie began her social work career working at Maryhurst, Inc. when in college. Immediately after college, she served in the United States Air Force. After her time in the military, she held various positions in the social work field, but her experience is primarily working for Protection and Permanency through the Department of Community Based Services. Katie is a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in LaGrange, KY. She has a passion working with children of all ages, and she wants to help our program participantss thrive while maintaining the bond between mother and child. Her favorite Bible verse is: “God is within her, she will not fail.” ~ Psalm 46:5

Shelley Green Development Director at Lifehouse

Shelly Green

Development Director

Meet Shelly Green! Our new Development Director here at Lifehouse Maternity Home! Shelly comes to us via WayFM and has an extensive background in marketing and working with nonprofits. She’s been involved with the pro-life cause since the early 90’s. Shelly’s media experience includes radio, print, digital and agency work. She’s worked with several nonprofits helping them to deliver their message and grow their donor base. She has been married to her husband Steve, for 31 years. Shelly and Steve tried for 10 years to have a baby, with no success. After three miscarriages, fertility treatments, and trying to go through the adoption process, and still, no baby. Finally, months later, by the grace of God Shelly had her miracle baby boy, Luke. “I’m so excited to be a part of this ministry. I consider it an honor and privilege to serve here. Thank you, donors, for giving to Lifehouse Maternity Home, because of you, our program participants are making a better life for themselves and their children. I would love the opportunity to meet you and schedule a tour for you to visit Lifehouse and see the difference your support makes. Call me at 502-897-1655 to schedule your tour.”

Case Manager Shannon Cole

Shannon Cole

Case Manager

Shannon has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Campbellsville University. Prior to joining Lifehouse, Shannon worked for the Department of Community Based Services Protection and Permanency.

Shannon also worked as a Preschool Teacher for nine years at Whitefield Academy. Shannon understands the importance of Early Childhood Education and enjoys working with children of all ages. She is passionate about adoption and working with mothers who have placed or are in the process of placing their child for adoption. Shannon wants program participants to be successful while at Lifehouse and once they graduate from our program. She enjoys learning about
and working with program participants towards achieving their goals.

Shannon and her husband Billy have five children and two English Bulldogs. Her favorite Bible verse is: “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Office Manager of Lifehouse in Louisville, KY

Anita Kuhn

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

After seeing an ad in the Catholic Record for an Office Manager/Bookkeeper, Anita knew her studies in Accounting at Bellarmine University and her years of experience in office administration and bookkeeping would make her a great fit for Lifehouse.

Having retired in August 2022, Anita wasn’t sure she wanted to return to the workforce, but couldn’t stop thinking about Lifehouse. After much prayer, and reflecting on the fact that she was once a young, teenage mother, Anita felt that God was calling her to Lifehouse where she would hopefully be able to help women who weren’t as fortunate as she was, thanks to the loving support of family and friends.

Anita and her husband, Ron, are blessed to have three sons, daughters-in-law, two grandsons, and a granddaughter. When Anita is not snuggling with Tucker and Lilly, Goldendoodles who demand lots of attention, she enjoys playing golf and pickleball.

Anita loves how Romans 12:2 applies to the Lifehouse program, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”


The housemoms of Lifehouse are Christian ladies who have a heart for nurturing, encouraging, mentoring, organizing, teaching, praying and loving on babies and moms. Housemoms stay at Lifehouse for a 24 hour shift serving as a maternal figure for our program participants of all ages. Housemoms listen and help solve problems, lead “family-style” discussions, and pray with our program participants. As outlined in Deuteronomy 6: 5-7, Lifehouse housemoms lead by example: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a housemom, please contact the Lifehouse Program & Operations Director for more information at 502-897-1655.

Lifehouse house Moms

Lifehouse Board of Directors

Lifehouse is honored to have such professional and prestigious leaders of the community to serve as our Directors. Each of these individuals brings experience and insight to the table, and their dedication to the mission is valuable. We are very grateful for the leadership and involvement of our Directors.

Bill Cooper, Program participants

Pam Robertson, Vice Program participants

Chad Bourke, Secretary

Greg Burch, Co-Treasurer

Kevin Chesser, Co-Treasurer

Terri Greenwell, Member

Anthony “AW” Buie, Member

Maronda Dowdy, Member

Billy Hower, Member

Martina Young, Member