Protecting our clients and staff during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and in protection of our community’s health, we’ve made alternative arrangements for many of our services, info meetings, and events. Please see our events and meeting tab for details on each specific event, some of which are changing to an online format. Please contact our office with questions on office hours, services, or events.

Meet The Team

Laurie Stern MPA

Laurie Stern MPA

Executive Director - Florida/Alabama - Central Florida

Laurie Stern joined Bethany in 2018 after working in child welfare for over 16 years. She comes to Bethany after six years working within Juvenile Justice reform as well as 9 years within the local child welfare system. Her passion has always been helping families. Laurie earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Laurie resides in Winter Garden and in her free time enjoys being a boy mom to two boys and spending time with her husband.

Gina Magrino

Gina Magrino

Office Manager and Regional Intake Coordinator - Central Florida

Gina Magrino joined Bethany Christian Services in 2014 as the office coordinator. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University. Her position is a perfect marriage of her passion and skills, as Gina has 20+ years of experience in business development and customer service; she is also an adoptive parent.

Hollie Farrell

Hollie Farrell

Safe Families for Children Coordinator - Central Florida

Hollie Farrell serves as the Safe Families Coach for Orange, Osceola, and Seminole. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Central Florida. Hollie has worked with children and families in a variety of settings including in-home counseling, children’s ministry, and a children’s home overseas. Her passion is empowering children and watching them reach their fullest potential.

Kimberly A. Langlais

Kimberly A. Langlais

Regional Director of Donor Engagement - Central Florida

Kim joined Bethany Christian Services in July of 2019, as the Regional Director of Donor Engagement. For over 21 years, Kim has extensive marketing, development, fundraising and capital campaign experience. Her expertise includes major gifts, feasibility studies, annual appeals, and capital campaigns. Kim is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In addition to her professional work, Kim has spent years volunteering and serving her community for various endeavors. Kim lives in Harmony, Florida with her husband Darryl and young son Landon.

Nichol Brown

Nichol Brown

Assistant Branch Director - Central Florida

Nichol Brown joined Bethany Christian Services because of her conviction to serve others the way she has been served. Nichol is adopted and wants to be able to share her adoption experience with other children. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from Howard University in Washington, DC. Nichol has been working in the mental health field and educational field with children and their families since 2003.

Nicole Radtke

Nicole Radtke

Adoption Specialist - Central Florida

Nicole joined Bethany Christian Services in 2011, starting in Southern California. She was inspired to pursue a career in the adoption field after many years of working with women through unplanned pregnancies. Along with her husband and son, Nicole moved to Florida in 2018. She is so grateful to continue working with expectant parents in Florida as they journey through pregnancy, empowering them to make the best plan for themselves and their baby.”