Meet The Team

Sabrina Stephens

Marketing Director/Fundraising Coordinator

Sabrina has been married to her husband, Jamey, for 20 years. They currently have three children through international and domestic adoption. They are also foster parents and desire to see others step forward to find their role in the foster care and adoptive world. She understands that adoption and foster care is not for everyone, but truly believes that everyone can find a role to play in the support and encouragement of those who are taking that role as parents. 

Sabrina coordinates marketing for Fostering Hope through social media, print/graphic design, fundraising and anything else needed to reach foster families and the community. 

As a foster parent, she has seen the true benefit of Fostering Hope and is ready to help further support this ministry by joining the team. 

Anna Benak

Assistant Director

Anna is the Assistant Director at Fostering Hope. She is a mother to two sweet girls and is in the process to bring another sweet daughter home through international adoption.


Her heart for fostering started when her aunt began fostering, and she realized what a need there was in our community for foster parents. She believes that taking in a child and showing them that they are loved and important is an amazing opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus.


Anna and her husband have fostered and served as a respite foster parent for several children. Fostering Hope has helped provide much needed assistance for her on multiple occasions, and she now enjoys helping others through this ministry.

Tina Johnson

Office Manager

Tina Johnson has been married for 29 year and has four children -Two biological and two adopted from foster-care. She also has 4 beautiful grandchildren.


Tina and her husband have fostered many children over the past 12 years and has provided respite care for my foster families over the past couple of years. She sees a great need for more foster parents to open their homes to children. This desire has led her to do what she can to help foster parents feel loved and supported.


She is so excited to be apart of Fostering Hope.

Melissa Wilhoit

Founder and Executive Director

Melissa and her husband Josh are the founders, and she is the Executive Director, of Fostering Hope.  They have seven children - two biological children, and five joined them through adoption by way of foster care!


God called the Wilhoits into foster care in 2012.  They know from experience that foster care can be difficult and overwhelming at times, so they want to help encourage and support foster families & children of the Wiregrass through Fostering Hope. 


Their vision of helping with tangible needs through a clothing closet has continued to grow, and they are now able to help support & assist in many other ways with the community’s help!