Who We Are
OUR NATIONAL TEAM
Full-time staff dedicated to serving you out of our office in Bloomington, IL.
Adoption, foster care, and advocacy were not part of Jami’s dreams for her life, but God changed her heart when He made her aware, and she is passionate about helping others become aware too! She and her husband Clint are parents to their seven children (five through adoption).
Holly grew up with a heart for adoption but didn’t know much about foster care. God used an internship with a child welfare agency to make her aware. Coupling that experience with knowing the joy of the Gospel, Holly is passionate about connecting the local church to the foster care community. Holly and her husband, Scott, were married in 2013 and are enjoying the crazy adventure of life together.
Jillian has a passion for reaching out and loving those who are hurting. She began serving with TFI in college after learning more about the foster care community. Jillian is passionate about seeing the Church mobilized to serve and step into the lives of those affected by foster care.
Whether he is drinking coffee or designing graphics, Mitch is always looking for new ways The Forgotten Initiative can grow. His background includes working as a Creative Arts and Communications Director on various levels at a local church. He and his wife Becky were married in April of 2018, and together they enjoy camping, live music, black coffee, and good books.
Shannon is a wife and busy mother of four with a passion for serving and helping others. After experiencing the foster care system as a foster mom, her eyes were opened to the needs of the foster care community. She serves with the TFI National team in an administrative support role, as well as supports her local foster care community by serving in a Coordinator role with her husband, Aaron.
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Gary and Marla Ringger
Gary and Marla Ringger have been involved in orphan care since 2003 both professionally and personally. Gary serves as President of Lifesong for Orphans and together he and Marla have 15 grandchildren, nine by adoption. The Forgotten Initiative joined the Lifesong family in 2011 and they are excited to be a part of mobilizing God’s people to show Jesus to the foster care community.
Margie Sauder and her husband, Steve, have three children and three grandchildren. She loves her work counseling parents facing unplanned pregnancies, as well as those having abortion wounded hearts. She views The Forgotten Initiative as an opportunity to reflect Christ's heart to the ``least of these`` and is honored to be a part of the team.
Jason and Courtney Strahm
Jason and Courtney Strahm have three children, Jude, Mya and Sienna. As foster parents, they are excited to be a part of The Forgotten family and feel humbled to have the opportunity to bring awareness of the foster care community, spread the love of Christ and be a voice for those who don’t have one.
Clint & Jami Kaeb
Clint and Jami Kaeb are parents to their seven children (five through adoption). Adoption and foster care were not in their original plans, but God changed their hearts when he made them aware of the needs. Clint is a small business owner and brings perspective, support, and encouragement to Jami and TFI.