WAFT Course Development Committee

Gloria Hall
has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Texas. She also has extensive experience in a variety of social service organizations, including case management at Texas Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services, World Vision/Love INC, the Denver Rescue Mission and the Interfaith Shelter in Everett, Washington as well as director at a Crisis Pregnancy Center. She has been the Director of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission’s Women and Children Shelter for the past 7 years.   She has built a great team which has developed a great program for Domestic Violence, Recovery, Life Skills, and transitional need

Terese Jones
is a graduate of University of Oregon, with a degree in Family and Community Systems and Theory.  She holds a Master of Divinity from Mars Hill Graduate School, and is currently working on a PhD at Chicago Theological Seminary.  She has almost a decade of experience working with women and children.  She is married to Kevin, with whom she enjoys hiking, movies, and eating ice cream.  She and her husband struggle with an addiction to Barnes and Noble, as can be noted by the stacks of books in her office.

Megan Marker
is an Ohio native and 2004 alumni of Anderson University where she received her Bachelors in social Work.  In the past she has worked with behaviorally challenged youth, those suffering with mental illness, developmentally disabled populations, and currently enjoys working with homeless women and children.

Lorraine Minor
, Associate Executive Director of Administration and Programs, at City Union Mission in Kansas City, has been in Rescue Mission work for 26 years.  Lorraine received her Bachelors in Home Economics Education in 1965 and a Masters of Education in Adult and Occupational Education in 1971, both from University of Missouri in Columbia.  She did advanced work at Kansas State University in Manhattan in Curriculum Development. She served as  Consultant for the Missouri State Department of Education and as Instructor at Central Missouri State University. 

Lorraine has served on several boards, including 12 years as a Trustee of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.  She currently serves on the Rescue College Advisory Board.    Lorraine has written countless articles, staff training manuals, and client curriculum for work in urban ministry to the poor and homeless.

She has received CEU’s in Case Management Training through Mid America Assistance Coalition and has developed and taught case management training for 6 years.
Jennifer Thor is a 2003 graduate from Greenville College with majors in Social Work and Urban/Cross-Cultural Ministries. She has served as a case manager for Seattle's Union Gospel Mission for the last two and a half years. Her style focuses on partnering with the ladies to create their own goals and succeed in reaching them.

Cassie Sorenson
, MSAS, has worked in Rescue for thirty years starting at South Side Mission in Peoria, Illinois. She’s also worked at Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, Nashville Union Mission, Central Union Mission in Washington D.C., Morning Star Mission of Joliet and is now at Missoula 3:16 Rescue Mission in Missoula, Montana. She’s held pretty much every job imaginable at a Rescue Mission, from Day Care Teacher to Case Manager to Women’s Director to Development Director to her current position of Executive Director. Throughout her employment process she worked on finishing her formal education. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Liberal Arts degree with a minor in Social Work from Western Illinois University in 1998 and her Masters in Administrative Studies with an emphasis in communications from Southwest Missouri State University in 2002.