Request a Speaker from BCHFS

BCHFS staff members are always willing to speak to your church, group or organization about a number of topics related to our work. Our speakers can present a program on our services, on the social issues that necessitate the existence of our ministries, or on the many ways individuals may become involved in supporting and partnering with our ministries. Request a speaker from BCHFS to come and talk regarding following areas of expertise.

Denny Hydrick, Executive Director of Baptist Children's Home and Family Services

Denny Hydrick

Denny brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new leadership position at BCHFS. He is licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) and is a Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC).  He has extensive experience working with other Children’s Homes throughout Florida and Mississippi. He has great passion for his work and all BCHFS strives to achieve.

Speaking Topics:

  • BCHFS General Information
  • Social Issues Pertaining to the Work of BCHFS
  • Pulpit Supply

Contact/More Information:
Denny Hydrick
Executive Director
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Carla Donoho, MSW, Director of Angels' Cove Maternity, Adoption & Foster Care

Carla Donoho, MSW

Carla has been an employee of BCHFS for 25 years spending most of that time as a member of our Angels’ Cove staff. Carla currently serves as the Director of Angels’ Cove in Mt. Vernon. Carla’s deep love for the young mothers and babies served through Angels’ Cove is evident as she speaks and shares stories of how God has used our ministry to impact lives.

Speaking Topics:

  • Angels’ Cove General Information
  • Social Issues Pertaining to Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Adoption/Foster Care

Contact/More Information:
Carla Donoho, MSW
Director of Angels’ Cove Maternity, Adoption & Foster Care
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Ken Steward, Director of Development and Communications

Ken Steward

Ken has been an employee of BCHFS since 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Development and Communications. As the parent of a child adopted through Angels’ Cove, Ken enjoys the opportunity to share his family’s personal testimony as well as provide insight into the adoption process.

Speaking Topics:

  • BCHFS General Information
  • Angels Cove Adoption

Contact/More Information:
Ken Steward
Director of Development and Communications
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Paula Joy

Paula Joy

Paula joined the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services team in 2013 and is currently serving as the Southern Illinois Development Officer. Paula is a proven communicator with a heart for helping struggling children and families. Before coming to work for BCHFS, Paula worked at the United Methodist Chidlren’s Home in Mt. Vernon, IL and served on the BCHFS Board of Directors.

Speaking Topics:

  • BCHFS General Information

Contact/More Information:
Paula Joy
Southern Illinois Development Officer
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Laurie Ingram

Laurie Ingram

Laurie Ingram joined our Development and Communications team in 2015 and currently serves as the Northern IL Development Officer. Laurie is a former IMB missionary to Belgium and South Africa. She has also worked for Florida Baptist Children’s Home. Laurie has a heart for The Lord and for helping children and families thrive.

Speaking Topics:

  • BCHFS General Information

Contact/More Information:
Laurie Ingram
Northern Illinois Development Officer
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The difference between shallow happiness and a deep, sustaining joy is sorrow. Happiness lives where sorrow is not. When sorrow arrives, happiness dies. It can’t stand pain. Joy, on the other hand, rises from sorrow and therefore can withstand all grief. Joy, by the grace of God, is the transfiguration of suffering into endurance, and of endurance into character, and of character into hope – and the hope that has become our joy does not (as happiness must for those who depend on it) disappoint us.
- Walter Wangerin, Reliving the Passion