ASK Team Members

Support Group Facilitators & Trainers

Amanda & Tim Chandler
Amanda & Tim Chandler

ASKJeffersonCo@gmail.com

502-812-2722 – Amanda
502-812-2723 – Tim

 

“Our favorite part of being involved with the ASK program has been finding out about so many amazing resources and sharing those with other foster/adoptive parents.”

  • Began Fostering: 2014
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 6
  • ASK Years of Service: 2
  • Hobbies: Movies in the backyard
  • Family Favorites: Traveling, games, swimming
Angela Jamison
Angela Jamison

ASKAngelaJamison@gmail.com

859-816-0513

 

“Make connections and ask for help when you need it—that is the best advice I feel new foster families need to hear.”

  • Began Fostering: 2008
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 4
  • ASK Years of Service: 1.5
  • Hobbies: Reading, writing, blogging
  • Family Favorites: Outdoor adventures, movie nights
Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse
Antoine & Jeremiah Smith-Rouse

ASKTwoRiversNorth@gmail.com

606-278-0209 – Antoine
270-316-6372 – Jeremiah

 

“Providing and receiving encouragement and support is the best part of serving ASK.”

  • Began Fostering: 2016
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 6
  • ASK Years of Service: 2.5
  • Hobbies: Running, customizing wrestling figures
  • Family Favorites: Swimming in our pool
Christy Spears
Christy Spears

ASKChristySpears@gmail.com

270-933-2165

 

“It feels great to be involved, even in a small way, in someone’s foster/adoptive journey.”

  • Began Fostering: 2007
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 8
  • ASK Years of Service: 1
  • Hobbies: Reading, trail walking, gardening
  • Family Favorites: Swimming, games, movie nights
Deanna Helton
Deanna Helton

ASKNortheastern@gmail.com

606-356-1360

 

“The friendships and connections I’ve made has definitely been one of the best outcomes from serving ASK.”

  • Began Fostering: 2009
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 5
  • ASK Years of Service: 4.5
  • Hobbies: Being outdoors
  • Family Favorites: Movies, ice cream dates, puzzles
Donna Hudson
Donna Hudson

ASKEasternMountain@gmail.com

606-233-1395

 

“The best advice I can give a new foster/adoptive parent is to seek out a support system, so when questions arise (and they will), problems occur, or you feel defeated, you will have someone to talk to.”

 

  • Began Fostering: 1989
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 3
  • ASK Years of Service: 7
  • Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, crocheting
  • Family Favorites: Anything outdoors

 

Holly Carter
Holly Carter

ASKHollyCarter@gmail.com

859-401-2751

 

“The best advice I can offer to new foster parents is to build a relationship with the biological family if at all possible—this benefits everyone but most importantly, the child or children.”

  • Began Fostering: 2014
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 5
  • ASK Years of Service: 1
  • Hobbies: Reading
  • Family Favorites: Road trips and state parks
Kay Upton
Kay Upton

ASKSaltRiverTrail@gmail.com

270-268-0734

 

“The most rewarding part of ASK is meeting so many amazing parents who love and support children through the toughest of times.”

  • Began Fostering: 1986
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 6
  • ASK Years of Service:  18
  • Hobbies: church outreach, crafting
  • Family Favorites: Sunday dinners, travel
Mollie Cole
Mollie Cole

ASKLexington@gmail.com

859-948-8490

 

“My favorite part of serving ASK is connecting with so many people and acquiring the knowledge and wisdom of those who have been caring for children for decades.”

  • Began Fostering: 2012
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 4
  • ASK Years of Service: 2
  • Hobbies: Reading, meeting up with friends, coffee lover
  • Family Favorites: Movies, games, travel
Rachael Wall
Rachael Wall

ASKCumberlandEast@gmail.com

606-304-5669

 

“I believe the best part of ASK is that it is continually evolving in order to meet the needs of foster and adoptive families.”

  • Began Fostering: 2007
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 4
  • ASK Years of Service: 2
  • Personal Hobbies: Reading, cooking, entertaining
  • Family Favorites: Travel
Sheila Minton
Sheila Minton

ASKCumberlandWest@gmail.com

606-303-3241

 

“My favorite part of ASK is bringing seasoned foster/ adoptive parents and new FAPs together to discuss issues or challenges they may be facing and to support one another.”

  • Began Fostering: 2013
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 4
  • ASK Years of Service: 3
  • Personal Hobbies: Scrapbooking and reading
  • Family Favorites: Fishing, hunting, outdoors
Theresa Shell-Goldsby
Theresa Shell-Goldsby

ASKLakesEast@gmail.com

270-704-1953

 

“The biggest reward from being part of ASK is supporting and helping parents, which in turn helps the children.”

  • Began Fostering: 1996
  • Adoptive Parent: Yes
  • Children: 6
  • ASK Years of Service: 17
  • Hobbies: Gardening and chasing grand-babies
  • Family Favorites: Spending time on our houseboat

Program Staff