Ann White

Founder, Executive Director

Ann is an internationally known author, speaker, and passionate Bible teacher. She founded her global ministry, Courage For Life, out of a calling to share with others how God and His Word brought restoration to her life and marriage.

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Kathy Sherwin

Ministry Director

Kathy is passionate about equipping and ministering to at-risk women through our Local Missions Ministry at crisis pregnancy centers, local jails, and battered women’s shelters. She also heads our donor development initiative, where she helps create multiple ways for donors to join and engage with our Courage For Life team. Kathy is the grateful mother of 2 sons and daughter-in-law and enjoys spending time with them. She loves traveling and sharing a good laugh with everyone she meets.

MaryJo Petersen Castro

Communications Coordinator

MaryJo oversees the ministry’s internal and external communications and brand. She collaborates with ministry consultants, implements strategies, writes and edits devotionals, and future Bible studies. She also carries out many of the daily operations. MaryJo has served in full-time ministry since 2003, producing content for stage and television. She is married to her high school sweetheart, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC where she enjoys her time with family, outdoor activities, and volunteering at her church.

Bill Carroll

Chief Financial Officer

Bill is the former Chief Financial Officer of AIMC, LLC. Bill also worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young LLP before going to work for a client, MedAssets. He graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA in Accounting, summa cum laude.  He has over 15 years of corporate financial accounting and auditing experience. Bill loves music and is a practicing musician. He studied music at Atlanta Institute of Music and Berklee College of Music in Boston between his other studies. He currently plays guitar with several local bands. He is an avid tennis player and currently resides in Rome, Georgia with his wife and son.

Emily Altmyer

Digital Media Specialist

Emily is a Digital Media Specialist at Marketing Support Network located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her experience in marketing, communication studies, and graphic design led her to pursue the realm of digital media. She has a strong passion for connecting with people through online and artistic outlets. Emily enjoys producing and brainstorming new content ideas for clients and her modern style and creative mindset help to promote and grow brands.

Valerie Williams

Graphic Designer

Valerie has been in the graphic design business for over 35 years. She is the Art Director at APOGEE Interactive, Inc. Valerie specializes in advertising print media, branding, logo design, and digital design. She also worked at Brandon Advertising, in South Carolina doing photo and ad work for Golf Magazine, and for a large print company in Atlanta in production layout. Valerie studied Art History and education at a community college in Georgia. She is married and has a small horse farm in Covington, Georgia. She is a volunteer at HeartsofAmerica.org, which is an Open Door Children’s Home. She sponsors 2 children for the past 9 years through World Vision.