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The people behind Lifehouse

Dolli Neikirk Executive Director of Lifehouse Maternity House of Louisville, Kentucky

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.

Cathy Harpring

Cathy Harpring

Office Manager

While attending a Lifehouse Lunch and Learn in August 2018, Cathy Harpring was informed of a job opportunity as an Office Assistant. After having worked in Information Technology for 37 years, Cathy’s excited to be part of the Lifehouse family and believes it’s all part of God’s plan for her life. Cathy and her husband, Ed, have been active in the prolife and social concerns ministries in Louisville and the Archdiocese for over 30 years. They are parishioners at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church and have been blessed with 4 children and one grandchild. She enjoys spending time with her family. Her favorite Bible verse is from Psalm 27 ‘The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?’.

Alle cox case manager of LifeHouse

Alle Cox

Case Manager

We are pleased to welcome our new Case Manager, Alle Cox, to the Lifehouse team. Alle attended Murray State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree with a major in Nonprofit Management and a minor in Social Work. Alle has been privileged to enjoy a career path in the social service sector, assisting the minority population and those who are most vulnerable to injustices. She worked for Youth Villages, Rescare – Community Youth Services, and the Center for Women and Families prior to her current position here at Lifehouse. Alle chose Lifehouse because she truly felt she could be authentic in ministry, serving women and families. She wants to share the light of Christ with our residents, since real life transformation begins when we know who we are in Christ. Alle is truly passionate about spending quality time with her family and her Christ family, building relationships, and helping one another grow spiritually. In this season, the prayer of protection in Psalm 91 is her resting place.

Kristin Kennedy

Kristin Kennedy

Development Manager

Kristin Kennedy joined the Lifehouse team as Development Manager in March 2021. Kristin is a native of Southern Indiana. She attends Grace Assembly of God in Palmyra, Indiana, virtually and is looking to start attending in person later this year. Kristin has a background in communications. She greatly enjoys working with nonprofits, and she is enjoying using her donor relations and communication skills to make Lifehouse a brighter light in the community and help its residents thrive. Kristin enjoys spending time with her loved ones and friends, staying busy, and running. Her favorite Bible verse is Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

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 residents 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


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 residents of all ages. Housemoms listen and help solve problems, lead “family-style” discussions, and pray with our residents. 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 interested in finding out more about becoming a housemom please contact Lifehouse Program Manager, Nani Singleton, for more information 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.

KEVIN E. CHESSER, SR – President
Senior Partner,
Chesser Meade Group, RE/MAX Properties East

Vice President, Treasury Management Officer,
Republic Bank

General Manager, Retired
Software Management, LLC

Hurstbourne Country Club

Sr Account Manager,

Civil Engineer
Strand Associates, Inc.

Attorney at law,

Retired Pilot,

Medical Director Obstetrics
Norton Healthcare