Chandler Means joined AGAPE in July 2012 as Executive Director. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University. Chandler is passionate about the work we do at AGAPE because it is Kingdom work! We offer hope and healing for children and families that are in a vulnerable season of life, and we do so with and because of the healing love of Christ. We see the result of that love in their lives and in their families – sometimes immediately but often not for years to come. That’s pure joy and that’s what gets him up every morning passionate to get to AGAPE every day! Chandler loves what we do and what God is doing through AGAPE!
Kim Wilson joined AGAPE in February 2017 as a social work case manager. In August 2018, she became the residential program manager for Morning Star Sanctuary – a program of AGAPE. She graduated from Harding University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and from the University of New England in 2015 with a master’s degree in social work. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Tennessee, a certified Prepare/Enrich counselor and holds a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) certificate. Kim is passionate about her work with Morning Star Sanctuary and the ability to directly impact women, men and children with the healing love of Christ. AGAPE offers a strong foundation for the Morning Star campus program, which provides a safe place for those in crisis to find respite, encouragement and resources for an improved life. Through AGAPE, Kim is able to offer professional assistance, in line with her Christian commitment, to love one another and share the love of Christ with the Nashville community.
Rachel Herman began working at Morning Star Sanctuary in September 2018 as the children’s program manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in addiction counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. As a social worker, Rachel focuses on children & women who are victims of domestic and sexual violence both in the U.S. and abroad by providing shelter and trauma-informed care programs. When asked about her work for Morning Star Sanctuary, Rachel says she’s passionate about offering a safe place for children and families to be empowered, educated and to encounter healing. Her passion is to create a space where children can have a voice and process trauma. She has personally seen how the love of Christ has the power to provide hope and empower people to overcome, so she wants to help equip them with the skills and tools to live a transformed life.
Roberta Higgins joined Morning Star Sanctuary in November 2018 as a case manager. She has a degree in Mass Communication and Psychology from Tennessee State University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology. She has an extensive case management background, including juvenile, MNPS and DCS. When asked why she’s passionate about her work at Morning Star Sanctuary, Roberta says she’s glad to be able to help every person leave better than the way they entered.
Abbi Stockwell joined Morning Star Sanctuary in December 2018 as administrative assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kentucky. When asked why she’s passionate about her work at Morning Star Sanctuary, Abbi says it’s a joy to be a part of an organization’s that seeks to serve and love others through the healing power of Jesus Christ.