Josh & Melissa Wilhoit

Josh and Melissa are the founders and Executive Directors of Fostering Hope.  They have seven children.  Two are their biological children, and five have been adopted through foster care! God called the Wilhoits into foster care in 2012.  They know from experience that foster care can be difficult and overwhelming at times, so they want to help encourage and support foster families & children of the Wiregrass through Fostering Hope.  Their vision of helping with tangible needs through a clothing closet has grown, and they are now able to help support & assist in many other ways with the community’s help!

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Anna Benak

Anna is the Assistant Director at Fostering Hope. She is a mother to two sweet girls. Her heart for fostering started when her aunt began fostering, and she realized what a need there was in our community for foster parents. She believes that taking in a child and showing them that they are loved and important is an amazing opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. She has fostered and served as a respite foster parent for several children. Fostering Hope has helped provide much needed assistance for her on multiple occasions, and she now enjoys helping others through this ministry.

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