Stories of Hope
Soccer was Emilee Souder’s first love from the moment she started playing the sport at age 5. By the time she was a high school sophomore, her life revolved around an intense schedule of practices and games for both her school’s team as well as a club team. Emilee’s outgoing and determined nature kept her and her teams focused on exceeding at the sport.
Barbara Johnson spent decades as an active busy single mom. She was a registered nurse for 49 years, earned her Master's in Business Administration and had a career as a full-time regional manager of a large home health care company. She was always on the move working, skiing, water skiing, hiking, camping and taking family trips. She lived in Maui for several years to be near her son and grandson. During this time, she swam in the ocean and once witnessed the rare beauty of a whale giving…
Whether through humor, a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on, Megan Jevne has always loved supporting others. As the director of a preschool, she is proud to provide a positive environment for her staff and to advocate for her students and their families. She wants each child know how truly special they are.
After five years of letters and phone calls, Alan McDermott and his wife, Lynda, sat inside Williamsburg Community Chapel waiting for a special meeting. Alan heard someone coming down the hall. “Hey,” he said. “I’d recognize that voice anywhere.”