Our Mission

Foster 180 is all about Trust

When foster care is done right, there is an ever increasing dependence upon the sovereignty of God over all things. If He's not in control over all of foster care then there's really no hope at all in it.

 

Psalm 103:19 declares, "The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all." There are no guarantees in foster care, except one - God is sovereign over all - including the circumstances that children come from and the "system" they're now caught in. His ability to care for them supersedes anything bad that's been done to them, or anything good that we can offer them. God is sovereign. We have to trust that. We get to trust that.

 

You are not Alone

A consistent theme of Scripture is the assurance that when God is near, all is good. When He is with us we do not have to be afraid, we do not have to worry, we do not have to wonder.

 

Psalm 46:1 reassures us that, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." When He is near, everything changes. He is an always present, always attentive, always engaged God. He meets us in our weakness and reminds us in our weariness that He has been there before us and He is there with us now - sympathizing, holding, understanding and encouraging. In the beautiful, sacrificial, redemptive work you are doing; laying yourself down for the sake of these children, know that you are not alone. You are never alone.  

Our team

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Jenny Sanders

The experience of growing up in an at risk family gave Jenny a unique view of the importance of creating opportunities of resilience for at risk children and families.

 

Jenny and her family fostered in Wilson County for 4 years before moving forward in creating Foster 180. She worked with DCS in 2019 to help write, pilot and launch the foster parent curriculum TN-KEY for the state of Tennessee; and as a foster parent co-trainer for the state of TN, she is also trained in ITR trauma therapy.

 

While continuing her education in trauma research and development, Jenny also creates resources that will equip the community for the work needed to provide resilience for family members to thrive in the community,  not simply survive. 

 

She is a passionate advocate for at risk children that only ignites her service attitude as the director of Foster 180.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Bill and her three precious daughters.

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Chris Johnson

Chris is an executive and strategic partner committed to advancing digital transformation. Chris specializes in growing companies through innovative business practices engaging the connected worker while looking to the future of communications with IoT, IIoT, and collaborative technology initiatives. 

Since 1995, Chris has had the privilege of assisting both small and large corporations. He has collaborated with Agrellus, Fresenius Medical Care, Poly, TeleSource, Deloitte, Diversified, Plow, Mersive, and other global thought leaders; assisting to define digital transformation and create advanced digital solutions. 

His passion is to advance biblical understanding, share the gospel, and foster Spiritual growth in the family as they work and live in the community.