Our Story

Embrace Grace exists to help inspire and equip the church to love and encourage single and pregnant young women and their families. Women experiencing unexpected pregnancies receive practical, spiritual, and emotional support through our global support groups.

Through our message of love, we are helping women see that they can have their baby and their dreams too! Being pro-life is a stance, a belief system, a vote. And it’s important. But being pro-love is an action, the boots on the ground, the hands and feet of Jesus, the church. Together, we can make abortion unthinkable.


To inspire and equip the church to love on single and pregnant young women and their families.


For every girl with an unplanned pregnancy to have a church to go to for spiritual, emotional and physical support.

2021 Impact Report

We are celebrating what God did in 2021 & want to share it with you! Check out the report below.

2022 Impact Report

Raise a Hallelujah with us! We are so thankful for what God has done over the past year! Check it out below.


Amy Ford

Founder + President

Noah Gravell

Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Bellamy

Director of Groups

Ashley Ziegler

Director of Marketing

Megan Seidel

Human Resource Generalist

Melissa Ansley

Marketing Manager

Madeline Martinez

Groups Support Manager

Wendi Jenkins

Groups Development Manager

Morgan Butler

System Administrator

Brooklynn West

Graphic Designer

Erika Porter

Outreach Coordinator

Shelby Winborne

Marketing Administrative Assistant

Hannah Morris

Donor Relations Coordinator

Kailee Ridenour

Groups Coordinator

Kimberly Stone

Northwest Regional Representative

Mercedes Quintana

Event Strategist

Lindsay Pierson

Groups Coordinator

Stacie Putman

Guest Experience Coordinator

Suzanna Gadberry

Brave Girl Coordinator

Linda Schankowski

Donor Relations Coordinator

Brooke Gautreaux

Social Media Strategist

Heather Swartzlander

Groups Coordinator

Anika Hamann

Executive Assistant

Support Team

Rachel Blanton

Group Development Team

Kelly Bennett

Group Development Team

Amber Cole

Group Development Team

Board of Directors

Eric Fellman

President, Ascent

Amy Ford

Founder + President

Samantha Golden

Pastor, Groups & Women - Gateway Church NFW

Shawn Ring

President, Avodah, Inc.

Tiffany Wheeless

Owner, Babe's Chicken

Brent Pennington

President, Charley's Concrete

Chris Capehart

CEO, ChrisCapehart.co


Robert Morris Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, Author of "The Blessed Life"

I highly recommend Embrace Grace to every pastor who desires an effective way to reach the community!

Patricia Heaton, Actress

Amy Ford and Embrace Grace truly live out the gospel through their love and compassionate care of women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. They are a model for all churches on how to share God’s grace and support, encourage and empower new mothers.

Dr. Tony Evans Pastor and Best-Selling Author

What impresses me most about Embrace Grace is its local connection. It’s not trying to be the church. And that’s connection—using God’s central institution and facilitating it to be a hospital. Last time I checked, at a hospital sick folks are welcome... A hospital is to try to take your brokenness and repair you… The idea is to make you better. This ministry empowers and equips the church to be the church to make these young ladies better.

Kari Jobe Carnes Grammy Award Winning Artist

Embrace Grace ministry is just stunning and absolutely amazing. My mom was encouraged to abort her first baby due to major health concerns, she chose life. I am glad she did cause I wouldn’t have been able to be born and live out the calling God has on my life. Wherever you find your story- hold onto Jesus and trust that He’ll walk you through this season because the little life inside of you wants to impact this world for Jesus.