Meet Our Staff

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Vicki was born into a Christian home, her parents were pastors and missionaries to the Philippines. Vicki and her husband, Darryl pastored for 25 years. They have 3 biological children, 2 adopted children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. In 2003 Vicki became the founder and director of Teen Challenge House of Promise on the western slope of Colorado. In February 2015 she was appointed the Executive Director of Sarah's Home

Passion for Sarah's Home:

God placed a passion for young women and children into my heart as a young woman. 

Vicki Proffit

Executive Director

Rosemary has lived in Colorado most of her life mainly in Denver and Greeley. She has 2 daughters, Ruth and Ruby and 2 granddaughters, Annette and Miranda. She worked at Mountain Detention Center for 7 years before working at Girlsview (a treatment program for girls). She has also worked with children and teens for over 30 years in both Sunday School and Missionettes. 

 

Passion for Sarah's Home:

I have a heart for girls, both children and teens. Back in the early 90's, when I was attending college in Denver, I had a vision of working with girls who have been prostituted and trafficked. 

Rosemary Smith

Primary Caregiver

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Amy grew up in rural Colorado where she still lives today. After graduating High School, Amy moved to Fort Collins where she received her Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Studies. This was followed by a Master's of Science in Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Her career has been divided between working as a teacher and a social worker. Amy has four biological children as well as several little ones that she fosters. I was hired, as a teacher at a Sarah's Home in 2013. Amy worked to help establish Aspire Academy, a fully accredited private school at Sarah's Home. 

Passion for Sarah's Home: 

My personal and professional experiences and training all seemed to collide in my work at Sarah's Home. The minute I connected with a young lady from Sarah's Home I knew for certain I was in the right place. 

Amy Howard

Director of Education

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Ashton's primary passion is empowering survivors of sex trafficking with resources and the freedom of healing.  From a young age, she loved reading. Books open the reader to a world that is not her own and it was through a book that she was introduced to sex trafficking. When she was about 13, she read a book that lightly touched on the subject and was shocked to find such a dark reality not only living on those pages, but existing in the world today. She began devouring books and following the work of anti-trafficking non-profits. God continued to intensify her passion for the topic and I eventually obtained my undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology and Bible. 

Ashton Strutz

Caregiver

Lori lives in Calhan with  her husband, Mike. They have 5 children, 4 girls and 1 boy and 8  grandchildren. Lori has her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from University of Montana and her Teaching Certificate from the University of Northern Colorado. She has a passion for young people and has worked with them in variety of capacities ranging form counselor, math teacher, volleyball coach, to youth leader. 

 

Passion for Sarah's Home: 

I am excited to have the opportunity to work with young women at Aspire Academy. The Lord has great things planned for Sarah's Home and I am so blessed to be able to be a part of what He is doing.

Lori Imhof

Teacher

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Linda was born on November 21st, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. She was married to Winston Eldridge (Chuck) for 54 years. Chuck is now with Jesus. Linda and Chuck have 3 children, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grand children and a host of other grandchildren she has collected over the years. She has taught Girl Scouts, Sunday School, Child Evangelism, Pre-K and has ministered in a number of positions in Girls Ministries (Missionettes) for over 40 years. 

 

 

Passion for Sarah's Home: 

I serve at Sarah's Home because of a calling by God on my life to work with girls. 

Linda Eldridge

Teacher

Arida was born and grew up in the Netherlands. She went to college to get a degree in teaching and Christian ministry. For a few years after college she worked in Amsterdam with YWAM and a local ministry. During that time, she married an American from Wisconsin and they moved to America and over the years they had 9 children. They both taught school, worked for a mission in the Philippines, and her husband worked as a teacher with the Department of Defense on an American base in Germany. After her husband’s death in 2017 she looked for employment in a Christian setting and is very excited to have discovered Sarah’s Home. When she’s not working at Sarah’s Home, Arida spends time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys participating in church activities and gardening.

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Arida Hrushka

Teacher

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Bobbie grew up in Montana and has lived in Colorado with her family since 2011.  She and her husband have four children, three sons and one daughter, and two granddaughters.  Bobbie graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with an emphasis in political science and French.  She later earned a master’s degree in French from the University of California, Sacramento. As her kids have grown, Bobbie has focused her attention on teaching and has taught various subjects in homeschool co-ops as well Christian and public charter schools.  She and her family enjoy traveling, hiking, and running races together.

 

Passion for Sarah’s Home:

Bobbie has a heart for young women and as she learned about the trauma of human trafficking she wanted to join the work and mission to help girls healing from this experience.  She is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach, love, and encourage the young women at Sarah’s Home.

Bobbie May

Teacher

I am honored to be able to work at Sarah's Home and contribute to the girl's lives.

Margaret Wall

Substitute Teacher

Rachael grew up in rural Colorado as the youngest of five siblings. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves being an aunt to her eight nieces and nephews. Newly wed in March of 2019, Rachael is excited to be embarking on her life’s journey with her husband, Dakota, by her side. From the time she was very young, Rachael has had a passion for life, Christ, and people; she has always had the desire to serve God through some type of ministry. Rachael recently received her Associates Degree in Psychology and is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Sarah’s Home staff. 

 

Passion for Sarah’s Home:

God has always been good and faithful, so when He opened the door for me to work at Sarah’s Home, with such precious young women, I knew it was where He was calling me to serve.

Rachael Richardson

Director of Operations

Jillian was born and raised in Pueblo, CO. After graduating high school, she moved to Colorado Springs where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at UCCS.  She has worked as a nurse in both the hospital settings as well as the public health arena where she worked with teen moms.  She and her husband, Kyle, currently love being parents and watching their 2 young daughters grow. 

 

Passion for Sarah's Home:

God placed a love for working with teenagers on my heart a long time ago.  I long for them to know that they are loved and cherished by a God that sees every part of them.  I'm excited to see what God does in these girls as He restores their lives!

Jillian Winters

Community Engagement Coordinator