Who We Are

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”. – Edmund Burke

Who We Are

We are a group of committed believers that see the crisis with children and have found a sustainable solution to engage churches in their mission to care for orphans and widows.

God has a heart for all people, but a special place for those who are destitute, and so should we.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:  to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”-  James 1:27

Our Mission

To assist families in their call to foster and adopt utilizing the local church to strategically care for each family physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Our Purpose

Empower and engage churches to raise up and support foster and adoptive parents who are committed to changing the lives of vulnerable children.

Our Vision

To see The Church engage and support at least one foster or adoptive family.

Our Team

Kim Trainer

A homemaker and mother of five who has been actively involved in the Lake Wylie/Clover community for the last four years. Fostering the Family was laid on Kim’s heart more than two years ago, as she witnessed the dire need within the system through work with other non-profits.

Tony Trainer

A former local pastor now sales professional who with his wife shares a heart for the children of York County and a passion for actively addressing the need.

Betsy Ruch

A homemaker and former multiple-time foster parent who is now a Guardian Ad Litem in York County.

Bill Ruch

A former multiple-time foster parent and warehouse manager who sees the concerns within the foster system and has worked on grass-roots efforts to support the community.

Tim Matyaszek

A sales professional from Fort Mill who has served on several boards and brings financial expertise and desire to serve foster families to the board.

Shelly Chandler

A consulting professional with non-profit board experience and marketing and administration expertise, with compassion for the entire foster system

Carlton Brown

A local pastor who brings spiritual insight, former board membership
experience, and a heart for our community and its children.

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