Meet Our New Executive Director – Deanna Lynn

Refuge for Women Kentucky is excited to announce that Deanna Lynn Spangler is their new Executive Director! She was the first Refuge for Women graduate to complete the one year program. This was back when there was one sweet house with 8 beds for exploited and trafficked women on a farm in KY. Since graduating […]

Anna Lauren Jacobs – Community Engagement Coordinator

Anna Lauren Jacobs has been a volunteer with RFW for a couple of years, and came on staff this spring. Connecting with Refuge for Women was a highlight of her undergraduate experience at Asbury University, and she is elated to continue to serve these women while in law school at UK. She enjoys travel, writing, […]

Kim Brooking – Transitional Care Manager

Kim has been married to Bruce for 47 years, with 3 grown sons and 10 grandchildren! She first became aware of RFW approximately 12 years ago, and was a volunteer until she was hired in December of 2020. God just replaced her heart with His for the women we serve. Her favorite thing about RFW […]

Peyton Goodwin – Transitional Living Director

Refuge for Women Kentucky is excited to announce that Peyton Goodwin has been named Director of our new apartment complex! Peyton originally started her journey when her husband did a service call at the Long Term Home in 2021 and came home and said “You have got to check out what this ministry is doing!” […]

Melissa Wallace – Development Director

Melissa Wallace is a native of Kentucky. She and her husband, Steven, reside in Lagrange, KY with their daughter and golden retriever. Melissa loves to travel to see new places and she loves to read! Her favorite thing about Refuge for Women is seeing darkness overcome by beautiful light in the lives of the residents […]