The Called to Love Planning Team
Holly Dunn is the mother to 10-year-old twins, Eli and Layla, adopted at age 1 from Ethiopia. She and her husband Keith live in Salem, OR where she is an instructional assistant for the Cascade School District.
Brigett Eisele and her husband Mike live in Keizer, OR with their biological kids, Gavin (17) and Molly (15). Brigett works as an oncology nurse at Salem Hospital and OHSU. The Eisele family has fostered for the past five years many kids that are "ours to love, but not keep." They currently have two placements, as well as an exchange student, they have welcomed into their family.
Holly Hawes married to Josh since 2010, was a foster parent for 7 years and forever mom to Riley (20), Jayden (8), Jesse (7) and Rowan (2).
Jessica Ratliff is married to David and is a mother of four boys and one daughter; Jeremiah (17), Trevor (15), Isaiah (11), Cruz (8), and Eliza (3). Their family has adopted from both Ethiopia and through Oregon DHS plus has fostered for 7 years. They are currently fostering an infant. Jessica is an instructional mentor in Keizer, OR.
Courtney Tyssen Courtney and her husband Andy live in Salem, OR with their three biological sons Ashton (14), Peyton (12), Hudson (10) and their domestically adopted daughter Selah (5). They have an open adoption and have a passion for helping other navigate the beauty of raising children with the involvement of birth families if it is a safe and healthy option.
Malia Witham and her husband Shane live in Keizer, OR with their kids, Damaris (20), Kruse (17) and Hope (16) who was adopted from Haiti in 2005. They have lived in the tension of beauty and heartache as foster parents for the last 10 years. Malia just recently started working for Salem Angels, a non-profit organization created to help support local foster families.
Bethany Zollinger is married to Scott. They have five children Ethan (17), Megan (15), Hannah (12), Jenna (9) and Leah (8) who love spending time on their farm.The Zollinger family has a heart for kids in care and provides respite care for foster families.