Staff Members

Open positions below as of February 2023

Paula Havard – Executive Director

Paula Havard joined Love INC Angelina County in May of 2022. She is a 2011 Leadership Lufkin graduate and served as Executive Director of the Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin for twenty years before joining Loving Inc. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology through Colorado Christian University and has completed training through the American Association of Christian counselors focused on coaching and mentoring individuals through difficult life events. Paula’s heart is to connect with her community and neighbors to see transformation and growth through Jesus Christ.

She says, “I am eager to see how God further equips me to do His work here at Love INC. I am so grateful for the experiences that have led me to this place. I cannot wait to see what God works through our volunteers and church connections throughout Angelina County!”

Christy Collins – Executive Assistant

Christy joined Love In the Name of Christ in March 2023.  Christy will be serving as our Executive Assistant. She is new to the Angelina County area and comes with a degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries. Christy is ready to dig her heals into this community and serve the Lord.

“Although I am new to the community, Lufkin has embraced me unreservedly and, through Love INC, I am excited to return that reception by serving my neighbors and sharing the light of Christ,” states Christy.

Sarah Hollinger – Connections Coordinator

Sarah came to Love INC in October 2022. Prior to coming to Love INC, she served as church secretary for nine years. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Lubbock Christian University.  Sarah brings experience in helping people in need, as well as administrative experience and understanding of church dynamics.  We are excited that Sarah has joined our team and look forward with anticipation to watching her thrive here at Love INC.

“I love assisting our neighbors with their financial and spiritual needs.” – Sarah

Lori Ann Rice – Connections Assistant

Lori will be serving as the Connection Assistant. Lori has been volunteering with us since September of last year and has been a great asset to our organization. Lori has been serving with other agencies in our community for over 20 years.  Her love for, and desire to serve, people will greatly benefit the organization and the community we serve.

“May God’s light shine through me so that His light will transform the world,” says Lori.

Board of Directors


Church Partner

Larry Lasiter, President Timber Creek Church
Ken Smith, Vice President First Church of Nazarene
Bishop M.E. Lyons, Secretary Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church
Mark Strong, Treasurer Carpenter’s Way Baptist Church
Rev. Steve Killam St. Paul’s U.M.C.
Dr. Clifton Cathcart Faith Family Church
Rev. Dr. Lynn Hargrow, Sr. Long Chapel CME
Kevin Taylor Overcomers Through Faith Ministries
Ross Wellman Harmony Hill Baptist Church
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