Our Staff

The staff at Front Porch Housing are united in their mission to care for our residents well. Made up of diverse professionals, our interdisciplinary team is both compelling and energetic. We are grateful for each of our staff members, their expertise, and the unique contributions they each make to our team. Take a minute to meet our staff and see what they value about our community and what belonging means to them.
LeeAnne Cavin

Board Chair and Executive Director

Lee Anne studied Psychology at the University of South Carolina and has several years of experience as a project manager. She also has experience on staff at Grace Church both as a Children’s Ministry Director and as Director of Care & Recovery. Seeing Front Porch Housing grow out of the need of one member at Grace Church into a full-fledged supportive community has been one of her greatest joys.

People were patient with me when I was fearful of trusting others and continued to support me even when I didn’t fully understand why. I get the chance to turn and support now. What a privilege to care for others with the same care given to me.

Brian Burgess

Housing Director

Brian attended Clemson University, earning a bachelor of science degree in Parks Recreation and Tourism Management. He has nearly 20 years of experience in retail management and 5 years of being a stay-at-home dad.

Front Porch is an amazing community. To see everyone supporting each other and kids playing together is so much fun.

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Victoria Patino

Property Manager

Victoria received her PMIC SC licensing through the Wyatt Real Estate Institute and CAM Designation through the Upper State Apartment Association. She has nine years of experience in property management. Victoria loves her job because she gets to meet so many different people.

The thing I enjoy most at Front Porch Housing is the ability to serve people on a daily basis and give them a safe, secure place to call home. Giving someone a place to call home is one of the most rewarding things to be able to provide.

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Madison Lewellen

Housing Admin

Madison has a BS in Psychology with a minor in Christian Ministry from Southern Wesleyan University. She worked as the marketing manager for Auxiliary Enterprises at Southern Wesleyan University and was also an RA. Madison was also an intern at The Dream Center of Easley. As part of the Front Porch Housing team, she is excited to learn from her colleagues as they serve the community.

I have always felt led to serve people by using the gifts that God has revealed to me. By surrounding myself with amazing people and an even more incredible mission, I am able to live out what I have always loved to do!

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Lisa Yerrick

Care Coordinator Supervisor

Lisa has degrees from both Radford University and NOVA Southeastern University. She also has significant experience in the fields of family services, child care, education, and nonprofits, including five years leading a local chapter of an international children’s ministry. Because Lisa loves people, she is looking forward to working on a collaborative team and being part of a community that serves, equips, and loves people.

God has rescued me from my own self-destruction, dysfunction and sin. He has proven to be a perfect Father who cares for me. He has also put many people in my life who have loved, encouraged, and believed in me. I find great joy in loving others well, being authentic, and pointing others to Christ.

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Markis Allen

Care Coordinator

Markis has a degree in Business Management from USC Upstate and experience across multiple fields including teaching, real estate, owning a business, and working as a wedding DJ. He is blessed with the opportunity to bring Christ-centered change to our community through Front Porch Housing.

I am privileged to come to a job where you can literally feel God working and moving in the lives of staff, residents, and volunteers. I truly believe that this type of community could not be found in hardly any other form of ministry.

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Sharon Wegner

Care Coordinator

Sharon studied at Winthrop College and earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work. She also has over 29 years of experience with Greenville DSS, Child Protective Services.

After so many years at DSS, I love seeing parents being reunited with their children and look forward to watching them grow as a family and within a community where they feel safe, loved, supported, and served.

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Brooke Lugo

Care Coordinator

Brooke did her undergraduate work at North Greenville University in General Studies. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from Liberty University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. After interning at Miracle Hill, she is excited to be part of the Front Porch Housing Team.

By God’s grace, I can use what the enemy meant for evil (trauma, substance abuse) and use it to provide hope and encouragement to others.

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Eyleen Barnes

Care Coordinator

Eyleen graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Political Science. She served in children’s ministry for 20 years in Atlanta. Upon moving back to Greenville in 2017, she began working in hospitality at OOBE Apparel Design, where she had the opportunity to love and serve customers and shine the light of Jesus.

I am expectant and excited to join God in the work he is doing at Front Porch!

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Matt Carlisle

Care Coordinator

Matt has a certification in suicide prevention and intervention training. In addition to his ten-year experience as a paramedic in EMS, he has also spent nearly five years working in addictions and recovery at another non-profit ministry.

I have really enjoyed leaning into the many discipleship opportunities that take place daily at Front Porch. Like many of the people we serve, I too was once in a place of despair and feeling hopeless until the Lord came to my rescue through the resources of his church.

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Sabrina Gaines

Care Coordinator

Sabrina has both an associate degree in Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies, as well as over 20 years of experience in human and customer service.

My passion is communicating and collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds to help them grow in a positive way. I enjoy working at Front Porch, utilizing my God-given skills to help the residents and walking beside them on their journey.

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Child & Youth Development Coordinator

Jessica graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has had a variety of experience with youth, including summer camp involvement, teaching in elementary school, and directing in children’s ministry.

I have been serving at Front Porch Kids Camp since the very first Winter Camp. My family and I fell in love with the mission of Front Porch Housing. Life change is happening there, and I get to have a front row seat. God is present, even in the smallest of ways.

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Missy Lynch

Community Engagement Lead

Missy graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Psychology. She has experience as a high school teacher, yearbook advisor, photographer, and graphic designer. She also worked as the Audio Visual Central Events Project Manager for Grace Church. Because she has seen a personal friend graduate from the Front Porch Housing program, Missy is fully invested and excited to be a small part of the stories of future graduates.

I believe that when we feed the hungry, give the thirsty a drink, invite in strangers, clothe those in need, look after the sick, and visit prisoners, we are doing these things for Jesus. I have experienced love, abundance, and joy as I have listened to and been obedient to God. I want to spend the rest of my life doing that.

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Kimberly French

Warehouse Director

Kimberly has experience with a little of this, a little of that, and all the things!

I do what I do because I was once in the same position of need. God has rescued me and provided for me and has given me great gifts to share this hope with others.

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Jenna Miller

Events And Communications Coordinator

Jenna recently graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice. She has served as a volunteer at Front Porch in the past, and she is excited to be part of such a warm and encouraging community.

I do what I do because I believe that everyone has the right to feel seen and heard. God has blessed me in many ways, and I want to use what he has placed in my heart to help others and to bring them closer to God.

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Kathy Scully

Recovery Program Director

Kathy has her Master of Education degree in Counseling from Clemson University. After 28 years with the State of South Carolina in Children’s Services, Kathy came on staff at Grace Church. She feels privileged to be able to serve the Lord at Front Porch Housing in such a meaningful way.

I love being a part of such a meaningful and necessary support ministry for folks who are in a difficult season. Being part of such an amazing team in this diverse and unique community is a privilege.

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Tim Brady

Assistant to the Regional Manager

Tim attended Clemson University and graduated with a degree in Industrial Management. He has 10 years of experience in manufacturing, 8 years in chemical sales, and over 20 years owning and operating Arby’s restaurants. After working many different jobs, he’s excited to bring his experience to help others as Facilities Manager at Front Porch Housing.

I feel that God has prepared me for this moment in time through life and work experiences. I believe that he has put me here for a reason, so I will try my best to do his will.

Philip du Plessis

Maintenance Technician

Philip has a degree in Aircraft Mechanics and experience working as an Aircraft Mechanic for the South African Airforce. He has also worked as a Safety Officer for OSHAS and MHSAct, and he has experience in property maintenance and management.

I enjoy working with my hands and love working with people, and here I have the best of both worlds.

Aimee Romosca

Executive Assistant to Lee Anne Cavin

Aimee received her bachelor of arts degree in Special Education from Clemson University. She has experience teaching special education and on the elementary level, as well as several years of experience on staff at Grace Church on the student ministry team and in the communications department.

My favorite part about working at Front Porch Housing is watching children of different nationalities play together outside. It’s a beautiful picture of what we’re doing here.

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