Our Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Meredith Dewey

Meredith’s career in non-profit began as an intern at American Cancer Society-Austin while attending school at Texas State University. Her mom passed away of breast cancer at the age of 11, so she knew she wanted to do her part in joining the fight. She ended up graduating and working at American Cancer Society-Houston from 2007-2010. During her time there she managed six different special events that included galas, golf tournaments and fashion shows. She was given the American Cancer Society’s “Rising Star” award at the national level for her work in fundraising. In 2010, she was offered a position at the corporate office of Goodwill Industries of Houston handling the marketing and media relations as well as serving as the official spokesperson for the enterprise. Her heart is for the broken, lost, and fatherless. She feels a close connection to the LifeHouse residents through experiencing many of her own life struggles at an early age and seeing the healing that comes from trusting the Great Redeemer, Jesus. Meredith has been involved with LifeHouse since 2010 through the “Celebration Dinner” and now uses her gifts to serve the ministry full time as the Chief Executive Officer.

Chief Operating Officer

Valerie Humes

Valerie Humes has been an advocate for Life and the most vulnerable populations for 13 years. After overcoming her personal experience with homelessness, orphanhood, and crisis pregnancy, Valerie became a licensed social worker, specializing in interpersonal relationship violence and Attachment Theory. Today, she serves as the Chief Operating Officer at LifeHouse of Houston, a residential housing ministry for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

Development & Events Manager

Katie Madden

Katie is a Texas A&M graduate with a B.S. in Political Science and a B.A. in Women’s Studies, with a minor in history. Her studies empowered a perspective that desires for women to know their worth and embrace their stature as daughters of the King. Her non-profit experience began in college as an intern for Scotty’s House, a child advocacy center in Bryan, TX. It was here that she knew the Lord placed a distinct call to advocate for the needs of women and those who were suffering. She is for the neglected and abused, and for the healing that can only come from the Grace offered through Christ. Prior to joining the LifeHouse family, Katie worked in Treasury Operations. She hopes to use her financial foundations to serve the marginalized communities the Lord wrote on her heart early in life. Katie and her husband Phillip belong to Bayou City Fellowship in Houston, TX.

LifeLine Program Manager

Zainab Ntaamah

Zainab was introduced to LifeHouse in 2017 through a partnership with the Council on Recovery’s Cradle Project. While volunteering as a Parenting Educator, she decided to make the switch to minister to the ladies full time in 2018. Zainab’s career history spans from marketing, to early childhood education, to being a budget analyst at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. While working there she began volunteering at a Crisis Pregnancy Center and found her heart’s passion. Knowing that there was much more that God wanted to do in her life she left NASA to work in child welfare and as an adoption coordinator. Her experiences there motivated her to return to graduate school where she obtained a Masters in Social Work at the University of Houston. Zainab’s heartfelt passion align with LifeHouse’s mission and vision as she has ministered to pregnant women and women with children for many years. Her time at the Crisis Pregnancy Center propelled her to begin educating and supporting women through their pregnancies in her personal life for years before transitioning it into a career that she loves. Zainab and her husband Bode, along with their teenaged son, Abeck, belong to Dominion International Center in Houston, TX.

Office Manager

Erica Brue

Erica is originally from Baton Rouge, LA and has lived in Houston for the past 6 years. During her time in Baton Rouge she attended Bethany World Prayer Center where she came to know Christ in 2003. She then went on to attend MTI: School of Ministry where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Humanities/Ministry Studies. While in school Erica was involved in Youth Ministry as a Youth Leader for 7 years, she also served on the Worship Team for 3 years. Being involved in Youth Ministry changed and challenged Erica in so many ways, and opened her eyes to the many issues that young women everywhere face on a daily basis. Once she moved to Houston it was quite the challenge to find a church that would resemble where she worshipped at home, but after one visit to Hope City, she knew that’s exactly where she needed to be. Erica began operating in her Administrative gift early on at Hope City as the Admin for the Greeter team. This involved scheduling 85-100 greeters for all weekend services every week! She has always been very passionate about worship and after about a year of being the Greeter Team Admin, Erica moved on to join the Hope City Worship team where she leads worship during the weekend services. She believes that her heart for Youth & Young Adult ministry coupled with her Administrative gifting will be the perfect blend for her position at LifeHouse.

Residential Program Manager

Esther Escoto

Esther joined the LifeHouse team in the spring of 2019 as the full-time Residential Program Manager. From running a family business to managing shelter operations at Bay Area Turning Point, her skills made her the perfect fit for this new ministry position. Even before coming to the ministry, Esther’s desire was to walk with God in her personal life as well as her professional life. Her passion is to love the woman who comes from trauma and abuse. In turn, she is excited to serve the unborn child and make an impact for generations to come. In this role, she desires to give each woman and child a home where they feel secure and safe. Esther is a mother to five and a grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren. She lives in Deer Park and is an active member of Grace Church.

Manager of Volunteer Services

Hayley Kosel

Throughout her career, Hayley has served in a variety of roles in both the non-profit and education fields. Hayley graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and went on to teach middle school, as well as work for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Dallas area. After a brief stint abroad, Hayley settled in Houston and began working with volunteers at a local non-profit. Her combined passion for service and vulnerable populations drew Hayley to the role of Manager of Volunteer Services at LifeHouse. It is Hayley’s desire to come alongside volunteers to help them identify how their gifts can be used to serve at LifeHouse and to advance the kingdom of God. Hayley is an active member at her church, Seven Mile Road Houston

House Parents

Quinn & Derek Moy

Quinn and Derek met in college at Texas A&M while serving on the same YoungLife team, which is a high school outreach ministry. It was during their time serving on that team, that they fell in love with getting to disciple and care for those around them. After graduating and getting married, Derek and Quinn moved to Houston where Derek began a job with an accounting firm and Quinn began a graduate program in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary – Houston. After a little under two years of being in Houston, the Moy’s begun to feel a call from the Lord to step into the House Parenting role at LifeHouse. At the same time, Derek decided to leave his accounting job and accept a position with their church, Seven Mile Road, as a Pastoral Resident. The Moy’s are passionate about making the Lord’s redemptive story known to every Houstonian and consider it an honor to know and serve the women at LifeHouse. In their free time, they love to play with their puppy Hank, be in the outdoors, play board games with friends and eat good food with their families.  

House Parents

Jamari & Isabella Bacy

Bio Coming Soon!