Who We Are

Our Mission

Sharing Christ-centered hope with children who have been abused, abandoned, orphaned, or neglected while supporting foster and adoptive families through awareness, training, outreach, and partnerships.

Our Vision

Christ followers provide for children who have been abused, abandoned, orphaned, or neglected so that they are loved in fully-equipped families, bringing about healing and generational change.

Board of Directors

Danny & Ann Marie Jones

Danny and Ann Marie Jones are the proud parents of three adopted children: Owen, Lilly and Emma. When Danny and Ann Marie set out on their personal foster care journey, God stirred in their hearts to get the local church more involved in the ministry of foster care. Danny and Ann Marie are passionate about leading the Church to the front-lines of foster care and orphan care, locally and around the world. They believe God is changing the world through the power of Jesus Christ, and that wounded children are finding hope, love and purpose as God moves His people to action.

Matthew & Kaitlyn Leake

Matthew and Kaitlyn Leake have the joy of being parents to Mason, Isaiah, Kensington, and Amelia. Matt and Kaitlyn have adopted from Uganda, have been licensed foster parents, and are passionate about supporting foster and adoptive families and children locally and globally.

Rick Halpin

Rick Halpin has been blessed with his wife, Lora and their son, Ryan. Rick experienced firsthand the challenges faced by children in foster care and their needs through his involvement as a Certified Guardian ad Litem. God placed it on his heart to help promote awareness, connect people, and mobilize the Faith community be at the forefront of caring for hurting children. Rick’s wife, Lora, serves Bridge a Life as Leader of the Prayer Ministry. They are believing that God will bring His people together to look after orphans and defend the cause of the fatherless locally and around the world.

Bridge a Life Staff

Jody Jester

Executive Assistant

Jody and her husband, Ray, are parents to eight wonderful children. After having two biological children, Jody and Ray thought their family was complete. But God had other plans! Through the local foster care system, God added to their family a sibling group of six children through the blessing of adoption. Jody loves Bridge a Life's acknowledgement that not everyone is called to foster or adopt, but everyone can do something to help orphans locally and globally. Jody and Ray attribute much of the success of their family to a strong support network of friends, family, and their local church.

contact us

(310) 422-7179

1605 Main Street, Suite 703
Sarasota, FL 34236

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upcoming events

Parents' Night Out
Saturday, July 22, 2017 5:00 pm
Ladies' Night Out
Friday, August 4, 2017 7:00 pm
Parents' Day Out- Operation Relaxation
Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:00 pm

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