Administration & Staff
The people behind Lifehouse
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.
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?’.
Leslie Mandeldove joined the LifeHouse team as the case manager in October 2019. In her previous social work experience, Leslie has worked with all walks of life, but her recent work with pregnant mothers in recovery truly inspired her to continue working with mothers in the community. She has been married to her husband, Marshawn, for five years and they have an amazing two year old daughter, Alicia. Leslie enjoys reading, zumba, and spending time with her family. Being an advocate for people who need it the most is a passion of Leslie’s; but helping people realize that they are their biggest asset in their own journey to living a full life is the optimal goal. The verse that she has carried with her from a very young age is: 1 Timothy 4:12 ” Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” It inspires her to continue to do what God has called her to do and be a light for people whose lives can be in a little bit of darkness.
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.”
Program and Operations Director
We are pleased to welcome our new Program and Operations Director, Katie Rankin, to the Lifehouse team. 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 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.
PAM ROBERTSON – President
Sr Account Manager,
SHAWN KENNEY, PE – Vice President
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ROBERT SCHICK – Secretary
General Manager, Retired
Software Management, LLC
KEVIN E. CHESSER, SR – Treasurer
Chesser Meade Group, RE/MAX Properties East
Strand Associates, Inc.
WILLIAM J. COOPER,
Attorney at law,
LYNDSEY NEESE, MD FACOG CPE
Medical Director Obstetrics
Assistant Vice President, Treasury Management Officer,