Lifeline’s mission is to serve men, women, students, and babies with love and compassion. We provide no-cost services to new moms and dads as they progress through pregnancy and into parenthood. Our goal is to be a place where everyone can feel empowered, as well as find hope and healing.
Lifeline first opened in 1997, with the goal of serving anyone affected by an unexpected pregnancy. Throughout the years, the team has grown from a handful of volunteers to a team filled with highly skilled professionals. Many new services have been added as well, from ultrasounds, a mobile clinic, to a fatherhood and a sex-education programs.
Our staff is a team of professionals that come from different backgrounds but are united for the same purpose: serving others in their times of need.
Breanne holds a Master of Business Administration from Trident University International and has been Lifeline’s Executive Director since 2008. Prior to joining the team, she worked for Preferred Family Healthcare, located only a few feet away from Lifeline at that time. Working as a program coordinator in the prevention department, she gained experience in assisting people with diverse needs for support and assistance.
Through her hard work and gentle demeanor, Breanne has helped Lifeline grow exponentially, both in its number of services offered and members on staff. In 2017, Breanne earned the Alliance for Life Servant Director of the Year award for the state of Missouri.
Kris (left) is Lifeline’s clinic manager. Before working at Lifeline, she spent most of her years as a nurse in the operating room, first in Hannibal, and then at Mizzou’s University Hospital in the level one trauma center.
Patty (right) is a nurse at Lifeline and holds an associate degree in nursing. Prior to joining the staff, she worked in oncology and outpatient surgery, as well as on the general floor of Northeast Regional Medical Center. Kris and Patty run pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and accompany men and women in their pregnancy and parenting journeys. Both Kris and Patty are trained in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound through the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates.
Heather is Lifeline’s Financial Assistant, taking care of the organization’s account balances, expenditures, inventory, monitoring program budgets, and much more. Before Lifeline, Heather worked in many different fields, as a medical assistant and technician, preschool teacher, bookkeeper, and office assistant. Through her various responsibilities over the years, Heather has learned determination, flexibily, as well as to be a critical thinker.
Rachel joined the Lifeline team in December of 2012 as the Executive Assistant. She is in charge of Lifeline’s supporter relations, processing tax credit applications and donations. She also uses her creative skills to design Lifeline’s newsletters. With her knowledge of photography, Rachel gets to capture the big and little moments at Lifeline’s fundraising events.
LeAnn started working at Lifeline in 2008 as a staff counselor. She holds an MA in Marriage and Family Counseling. Her job includes meeting with clients and helping them work through any emotional struggles or challenges they are facing, keeping all information confidential. She can also refer them to local licensed professional counselors and other community resources.
Elodie is Lifeline’s Communications Specialist and French Interpreter. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Communications from the University of Jean Moulin 3 in Lyon, France. Prior to joining Lifeline, she worked for a couple of news media and as a community manager. She is in charge of Lifeline’s social media, blog, graphic design, and interprets for Lifeline’s French-speaking clients.
Christie is Lifeline’s office assistant, welcoming clients, scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, and more. Before Lifeline, Christie worked many administrative jobs for the United States Military. During her time there, she was the Mayor of her military community, organized various events such as military balls, and acted as Program Manager for the military spouse support group.
Brian joined Lifeline at the end of 2020 as the DadLine Program Manager. His job includes managing the program’s partnerships and meeting with men to mentor them in their fatherhood roles. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and prior to working for Lifeline, he was part of New International, another non-profit organization that operates on a global scale.