Michele started as Executive Director of the Elmore County Pregnancy Center in April of 2018. She has a desire to make an impact in the community through ECPC and alongside her husband who is a pastor in the area.
Ernie and Michele have 3 children…2 boys the “conventional way” and 1 girl through the miracle of international adoption.
Michele has a heart for supporting families and helping spread the word in our community of the incredible services offered at ECPC!
When Anna and her husband found out they were expecting their first child in 2007, their first reaction was; “We’re pregnant!…But, now what?”
Anna soon decided to visit the Elmore County Pregnancy Center, where she was immediately began taking the offered classes.
Soon after, she transitioned from a client to working with ECPC as a receptionist. Anna now works full time as a peer counselor.
Michelle has been serving with the Elmore County Pregnancy Center for nine years. She originally began as a volunteer, until she was hired as a part of the full-time staff two years ago. Michelle now works as a peer counselor.
Ashley first learned about the Elmore County Pregnancy Center through a Sanctity of Life Sunday event. Four months pregnant at the time, Ashley felt called to be a volunteer at the Center. Towards the end of her pregnancy, she became a client and has continued volunteering since. In December of 2017, she accepted a full-time position at the Center as a peer counselor.
When April Hadden heard director Emily Thames speak at her church asking for volunteers, she felt the Lord prompting her to serve. For several months during the summer, she worked as a regular volunteer until she was offered a full-time position. April knew without a doubt the position was something God had called her to, and she gladly accepted. She now works as a peer counselor.
The Elmore County Pregnancy Center (ECPC) was founded in 1994, when a group of local Christians saw the desperate need for a foundation to help struggling families and the lives of their children.
In 2000, after six years of minimal space for a growing number of clients, we were provided with our present building, which has proven to efficiently serve our needs and the needs of our clients.
As of 2017, the Elmore County Pregnancy Center now welcomes over 180 clients annually, receiving around 600 visits and giving over 130 pregnancy tests.
Our goal as a Christian organization is not simply to discourage abortion. Our goal is to offer love and guidance to those who are struggling with unplanned or troubled pregnancies, all in a way that brings honor and glory to God.
The mission of the Elmore County Pregnancy Center is to connect families by providing life-building education, counseling, and support to help them thrive.
Our volunteers, staff, and community partners engage in our mission simply because they want to share what abundant life can look like. Our clients become family to us, and we invite others to join this journey.