Meet The Team

Carrie Cate

Carrie Cate

Adoption Supervisor - Knoxville

Carrie considers it an honor to serve adoptive families, birth families, and children through our domestic adoption program. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee, and spent many years working in the veterinary field before changing vocations. After earning a master’s degree in Counseling from Carson-Newman, Carrie came to Bethany in the hopes of adopting but ended up with a career instead. Carrie and her husband still hope to grow their family through adoption someday. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband, their teenage son, infant daughter, and the family’s five dogs.

Ali Starnes

Ali Starnes

Safe Families For Children Coordinator - Johnson City

Ali joined our Bethany Christian Services team in 2018 as an intern for our Johnson City office. She earned her Bachelors degree in Social Work from East Tennessee State University, and officially came on staff in 2019. She serves as our Safe Families for Children Coordinator in the Tri-Cities area. Ali has a passion for all families to be known, loved, and supported. She is honored to be a part of bringing that to families in the Tri-Cities area.

Janet Cockrum

Janet Cockrum

Safe Families for Children™ Coordinator - Knoxville

Janet completed her masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Tennessee in Child and Family Studies and a certificate in Life Coaching from CRM Empowering Leaders. Her years as a teacher, athletic director, church planter in Spain, and adjunct professor of marriage and family at the University of Tennessee laid the foundation for her role with Safe Families for Children™ and mentoring young adults. Her passion is praying for young people to know the transforming power of the gospel, experience intimacy with God, and to hear His call on their lives. She enjoys working with both her volunteer host families and mentoring the biological families. Her favorite roles are being a mother of two adult children, a mother-in-law, and a wife.

Cara Foster

Cara Foster

Safe Families Case Worker - Knoxville

Cara received her Masters Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She has prior experience in teaching and child development. Cara has been a host family for the Safe Families for Children program for five years, and has hosted over 30 children in her home. She became a staff member at Bethany in 2014, and is excited for the opportunity to minister to both host families and placing families. She is married with four children.

Gracie Reynolds

Gracie Reynolds

Office Manager and Adoption Specialist - Knoxville

Gracie Reynolds joined Bethany Christian Services in 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree in global studies and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee. Her experience includes internships with the Public Defender Office Juvenile Division, Catholic Charities Refugee Services, and ReachGlobal in Berlin, Germany. Gracie previously worked for a foster care agency in Kansas before moving back to Knoxville.

Julia B. Martin

Julia B. Martin

Adoption Specialist - Knoxville

Julia Martin joined Bethany Christian Services in 2018 as an adoption specialist. After years of helping women work through spiritual and psychological issues related to grief at a crisis pregnancy center, she received her master’s degree in clinical social work. She has experience as a therapist in a residential treatment setting, working with individuals and families, and as a psychiatric forensic social worker, helping clients with overwhelming legal, mental health, addiction, and social problems related to the breakdown in family and social structures.

Lynsey S. Stubbs

Lynsey S. Stubbs

Assistant Branch Director - Knoxville

Lynsey Stubbs joined Bethany Christian Services in 2018. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology in 2006 and her master's degree in organizational leadership in 2013. Lynsey has over ten years of experience working with children, youth and their families in foster care, education, and, most recently, with survivors of sexual exploitation and violence. Lynsey is married to her best friend and they parent their sweet, but stubborn dog.

Sarah Hoskins

Sarah Hoskins

International Adoption Specialist - Knoxville

Sarah Hoskins joined Bethany Christian Services in January of 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology from the University of Tennessee. Her previous work experience includes an internship with Healthy Families at Helen Ross McNabb, abstinence education through Hope Resource Center, working with children in a preschool setting and most recently has been working in the foster care system licensing foster homes in Sarasota, Florida. She is extensively trained to work with children who have come from trauma. Sarah just recently moved back to the Knoxville area with her four children and husband Eric.

Amy Greene

Amy Greene

Pregnancy Counselor - Johnson City

Amy Greene became a licensed foster mother at age 24. Watching her foster daughter be adopted into a wonderful Christian home solidified her love for foster care and adoption, which quickly turned into her career path. Amy earned her master’s degree in counseling. She and her husband have four children of their own. In her free time, Amy enjoys coffee, exercising, reading, and spending time with friends.