Meet The Team
State Director - Chattanooga
Amy has enjoyed a career in Child Welfare that started in 2007. It has included work with expectant parents, adoptive families, adoptees, foster parents, unaccompanied children and families in crisis. She serves as the State Director over all programs in Tennessee, and she attributes the success of programming to the great staff she gets to work with each day. Amy has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University and she has received extensive training in Trust Based Relational Intervention, Homebuilders and Leadership development. Amy resides in NW GA with her husband and children.
Lynsey S. Stubbs
Assistant Branch Director - East Tennessee & Greater Chattanooga - Knoxville
Lynsey 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 15 years of experience working with children, youth and their families in foster care, education, and survivors of sexual exploitation and violence. Lynsey is married to her best friend, and they parent their two vibrant kids.
Clinical 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.
Bekah G. Obiekwe
Pregnancy Counselor BS/BA - Knoxville
Bekah earned her Bachelors degree in Health and Human Services from Kennesaw State University. She joined Bethany Christian Services in 2020 and is honored to serve Expectant Moms. Bekah has worked with at-risk youth, families in crisis, and with survivors of sex trafficking around the world. She is passionate about empowering woman, working with diverse cultures, and seeing the power of community, love, and the gospel transform and uplift lives. She is new to Knoxville from Atlanta and newlywed to her favorite dance partner. They both hope to foster and adopt one day and that their home will be an example of the welcoming love of Christ.
Office Manager and Adoption Specialist - Knoxville
Gracie 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.
Leslie A. Walker
Regional Foster Care Adoption Specialist and Johnson City Programs Coordinator - Johnson City
Leslie joined our East Tennessee Bethany team in March of 2020. She graduated with her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, including the disciplines of psychology, sociology, intercultural studies and linguistics. She also received her MA in International Community Development from Northwest University in 2019. Within her master's, she focused on family preservation and effective orphan care models. Leslie grew up internationally and has served vulnerable families and children both globally and domestically. She still loves to travel but feels at home in the Tennessee mountains and can't wait to walk alongside our East Tennessee families.