Page 1


M I S S I O N STATEMENT The Mission of Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services is to share Christ’s healing love with children, youth and families in crisis.

IN THIS ISSUE 1 Grants for Gates 2013 Turkey Trot 2 Message From Lyn Melissa Hendricks 3 News From Monticello Youth News 4 Legacy Society 5-6 2013 Annual Report 7-8 Donor Honor Roll 9 Schmidt Center News 10 Honor & Memorial Gifts 11 Bicycles 12 Save the Date Reminders

Spring 2014


Security Gates Added to Campus Grant funds from Synod of the Sun in Irving, Texas, Ryburn Motor Co. in Monticello and Toyota Motor Corp. were recently invested in improving security at the children’s home through the installation of two security gates. With the addition of the gates, staff will be better able to monitor visitors entering and leaving campus. People other than youth or staff will also be restricted from driving or parking on campus after business hours. “The Board of Directors has identified improvements in security as a priority for this year,” Paul Gardner, chairman, said. “We are pleased to be

New security gates guard the main entrances of the Vera Lloyd campus.

able to accomplish this goal with grant funds and are grateful to the Synod, Ryburn and Toyota for investing in keeping our children and staff safe.”

2013 Turkey Trot Another Success Big Tom Turkey Sponsor Union Bank presented the 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5k on the Vera Lloyd campus on November 16, 2013, with nearly double the number of participants from 2012. More than 130 walkers and runners gathered in front of the Acree Pavilion to begin the race. Tyler Wilkerson of Monticello was the overall male winner, with a time of 19:05. Bee Miller of Runners to your mark! Monticello was the overall female winner, with a time of 20:56.

Vera Lloyd raised $10,000 for its outdoor activities fund, thanks to Turkey Trot participants and sponsors. We would like to especially recognize our Pilgrim Premier Tyler Wilkerson and Bee Miller were the Sponsor, Reinhart overall winners. Family Healthcare, as well as our Wobble Gobble Youth Sponsors, Commercial Bank, Maxwell Hardwood Flooring and Arkansas Otolaryngology Center. Mark your calendars now for the 3rd annual Turkey Trot 5k to be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014.




A Message from Lyn For more than 40 years, Vera Lloyd has been a large part of my life and that of my family. Lyn Whaley, CEO Our two little boys loved climbing the big evergreen tree in the yard at 2200 Gaines Street, the home of Presbyterian Family Services. As teens they were models for photo shoots for Vera Lloyd print materials, since we weren’t allowed to use pictures of the residents. Now they are grown men with families of their own, and I will be retiring this year. Working for Vera Lloyd has been a labor of love. One of my greatest

joys has been the relationships developed with the wonderful people who support Vera Lloyd. Your sincere concern for hurting children and your appreciation for the work we do inspire the staff to work hard and strive for excellence. You have made my life richer, for having known each of you. I plan to see as many as I can this year, to thank you personally for your contributions to the progress we’ve made at Vera Lloyd. I know you will continue to be excited and involved in the life of this ministry, as Vera Lloyd moves forward with new leadership. Together we will pray that God’s perfect choice will be revealed to lead Vera Lloyd onward. Lyn Whaley CEO

Please Remember Vera Lloyd in your Will. State of Organization:

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services is a service agency of the Synod of the Sun of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is operated by a board of directors. We are incorporated in Arkansas as a not-for-profit charitable organization. We do not discriminate in the services we offer or in our employment practices on the basis of race, sex, religion or physical impairment.


Lyn Whaley, Chief Executive Officer Hamid Amin, Chief Financial Officer Melissa Hendricks, Director of Development Prospect Building 1501 N. University Ave., Ste. 345 Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 666-8195 Fax: (501) 666-8198 Toll Free: (877) 353-6430 Nathaniel Burton, Program Director 745 Old Warren Road Monticello, AR 71655 (870) 367-9035 Fax: (870) 367-9038 Toll Free: (877) 353-6420

Vera Lloyd Welcomes New Director of Development

Melissa Hendricks

Melissa Hendricks, CFRE, recently joined the staff of Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services as its Director of Development. Hendricks has worked in public relations and fund raising for close to 20 years, including employment at Pulaski Technical College, Centers for Youth and Families and St. Vincent Foundation. In those positions, she raised funds through special events, annual giving and foundation and government grants. “I’m excited to be part of Vera Lloyd. I look forward to meeting our donors and telling our supporters about how their gifts make a difference in the lives of children who live at Vera Lloyd, and for those who seek counseling from the Schmidt Center,” Hendricks said. We welcome Melissa to the Vera Lloyd family!




News from Monticello What’s Happening at Vera Lloyd

Make Plans to Attend the 13th Annual Pink Hat Day in April Vera Lloyd will welcome more than 100 staff, the Pink Hat Day parade, awards and lunch. women to the 2014 Pink Hat Day “This is the first year we’ve been and Presbyterian Women Spring able to host both the Presbyterian Gathering at the Annie B. Wells Women’s meetings and Pink Hat campus in Monticello on Saturday, Day on our campus,” Lyn Whaley, April 26. Make plans to be part of Vera Lloyd CEO, said. “We are the celebration! thrilled to recognize these ladies for This year’s Pink Hat Day will all they do for our youth.” begin at 9 a.m. with tours of Bring your embellished pink hat campus, including two homes, and join the party! Please RSVP to followed by the spring gathering Melissa Hendricks by April 7 by Cora Lee Brannon, 2013 Pink Hat Day business meeting, a campus phone at 501-666-8195 or email at winner, wore the very same hat update, introductions of youth and Award on her wedding day, 53 years ago.

Youth in the News Susan Presley of Huntsville came to the children’s home in January to teach boys and girls how to make cookies from scratch. The Campus Youth Council celebrated Valentine’s Day by making and presenting Valentine’s Grams. They sold “Cupid Mix,” and are using funds raised from the project toward summer activities. Youth are volunteering each month to pack food for Feed the Kids, a local nonprofit organization. Boys and girls are packing 600 bags each month with easy-to-open food that is delivered to schools in Drew County. Rev. Richard Alonzo, youth minister at Pauline Baptist Church in Monticello, joined Bonnie Hicks, Recreation and Outdoor Activities Director, to teach youth about healthy relationships, the importance of respect in relationships, how to communicate and how to resolve conflicts.

Vera Lloyd youth recently attended the Southeast Arkansas Concert Association’s presentation of “Suessical the Musical” at the UAM Campus. Youth learned about historical sites in Monticello and celebrated President’s Day by taking a cut-out of First Lady Michelle and President Barack Obama, “Flat Stanley”-style, to different historical sites in Monticello. Congratulations to several of our youth who were named to the honor roll. They are Takoda B., Moises R., Heather D., Adrianna A., Elisha E. and Herbert M. at the on-campus school and Amber G., Casey C. and Joseph T. in community schools. January Students of the Month are Casey C., Amber G., Tasheauanna L., Madeline P., John G. and D.J. R.




Leaving a Legacy with the Lulu Williamson Society “When I was young, I had a lot of people help me,” Jack Davis, 92, of Malvern, said, describing why he and his late wife decided to give a planned gift to Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services. Davis feels strongly that his gift will help young people who may not have positive role models, or an extended family who are active in their lives. “I look back at help from grandparents, aunts, uncles and I Jack Davis of Malvern know what a difference they made in my life,” Davis said. Davis has been a donor to Vera Lloyd for close to 20 years, even in years where he and his wife were living on small incomes. “I left National Lead Barium, where I worked for 28 years, one year shy of qualifying for my pension. My wife was an invalid for many years and I took

care of her, my father-in-law and my mother-inlaw,” Davis said. “Some months, all we had was my wife’s social security payment. I can’t say it was always easy.” During their 52 year marriage, the Davis’ provided housing for girls who were residents at Vera Lloyd and were in Malvern for activities at First Presbyterian Church. He and his wife were also close friends with an alumna of Vera Lloyd. He and his wife designated funds from mature war bonds purchased during World War II to Vera Lloyd, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Goodland Academy in Oklahoma. Vera Lloyd is a beneficiary in Jack’s will, and two charitable gift annuities. “I’m pleased my wife and I decided together to do what we could to help young people,” he said. “We are happy that our gift will help boys and girls at Vera Lloyd.” For more information about how to help Vera Lloyd through a planned gift, contact Melissa Hendricks, Director of Development, at 501-666-8195.

Your Gifts Make a Difference! Many of you know the challenge of making sure your children are clothed, fed, cared for and prepared for school every day. You can imagine what it can be like to take care of 48 boys and girls every day at Vera Lloyd! Your support makes a huge difference in helping youth in our care do well in the classroom and in campus activities. Because of you, Vera Lloyd can provide toiletries, clothes, school supplies, nutritious meals, academic enrichment and recreational activities for youth. It’s easy to invest in the

lives of boys and girls at Vera Lloyd. You can give on-line by visiting, click on “Make a Gift Now” and complete the on-line form. You can give a recurring gift that will automatically happen each month, quarter or year. You can designate your gift to specific programs and let us know if your gift is in honor or memory

of someone. You can also give by mail at Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services, 1501 North University Avenue, Suite 345, Little Rock, AR 72207 or by phone at 501-666-8195. “It can make such a difference to children in our care to know that someone they’ve never even met cares enough to invest in their lives,” Lyn Whaley, CEO, said. Jack Davis is a wonderful example of how friends of Vera Lloyd can continue their support well past their lifetime.

2013 Annual Report The Mission of Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services is to share Christ’s healing love with children, youth and families in crisis.

A YEAR IN REVIEW Donors and supporters of Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services helped make great things happen for the youth on our campus this year. Our highlights of 2013, thanks to you, are: ● The agency earned its accreditation from the Council on Accreditation, which will enable Vera Lloyd to diversify its funding sources. ● The 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5k brought more than 130 people to campus and raised $10,000 for outdoor activities. ● Vera Lloyd welcomed Lillian Dee Davenport, Tommy Maxwell, Carolyn Peiserich, John Tipton Pugh, Sr., Judge Luevonda Ross and Doris Simmons to the agency board. The new van made possible by a grant from the Presbyterian Women (USA). ● Close to 70 women and several men attended Vera Lloyd’s 12th annual Pink Hat Day on April 20. Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church earned the Traveling Hat Award for their work with youth at the children’s home. ● Vera Lloyd purchased a van through a Thank Offering grant from the Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The van is dedicated for use by the transitional living program for young adults ages 18 to 21. ● Grant funds from the Pines Presbytery and First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith allowed Vera Lloyd to renovate the H. Leroy Acree Pavilion, which was rededicated last year and has been used frequently for outdoor activities. ● The Laurence E. Schmidt Counseling Center moved to a larger office space so more people in need can be served through the counseling center. Vera Lloyd also hired Jenny Caldwell, LCSW, as the Schmidt Center director.

Lives are Changing at Vera Lloyd “Since being at Vera Lloyd, I have been given a second chance in life to do what is right. Vera Lloyd has taught me the responsibilities of being a leader. Vera Lloyd has taught me how to be a role model and help others out. School was not important to me before I came here, so Vera Lloyd is helping me earn my GED before I leave.” “Since being at Vera Lloyd, I have learned that if I can wait on things the right way, or just ask, then maybe I can get things instead Our youth enjoying a night at the bowling lanes. of stealing. All that I have learned at Vera Lloyd, and hopefully when I come back to Vera Lloyd, it will be to visit.” -Demairreah R., age 16, Newport, reuniting with his family in March

Our Vision:

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services will be the recognized model for transforming and empowering children, youth and families. For more information on the programs of Vera Lloyd, please visit our website at

Who Are The Youth We Serve? Vera Lloyd accepts youth in Division of Youth Services or Division of Children and Family Services custody. Youth can come at any time, so a staff member is always on-call to meet caseworkers and help youth prepare to live at Vera Lloyd. Together, they document family history, past placement, circumstances requiring placement and medical needs. Rose Brewer, Admissions Director, said, “The children and youth who come to Vera Lloyd don’t always understand what is happening. They are leaving the only home situation they’ve ever known and are emotional and scared as they come into a place where they don’t know what to expect.” Many youth have been exposed to drug use, neglect, poverty and abuse. Most have not had a stable family environment and many lived in homes where neither parent was employed. They are often academically behind their peers and may have struggled with trauma and mental health or medical diagnoses. While at Vera Lloyd, these young men and women are provided shelter, security, nutritious meals, clothing, a stable family environment and an opportunity to excel academically and prepare to become responsible, productive adults. Breakdown by Gender Breakdown by Ethnicity

Breakdown by Age 150

Other - 8

African American - 73



Hispanic - 8

79 Total Males

= 5 Males


Caucasian - 74 60 30

84 Total Females

2013 Operating Budget ADMINISTRATION 24 % PROGRAMS 68 %


Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services spent $2,448,044 last year on children, youth and families in crisis.

= 5 Females


32 4 12 and under

13 to 17

18 to 21

Vera Lloyd served 163 youth from these areas all over Arkansas. *Several youth were referred to our programs more than once.




Annual Donor Fund Honor Roll Vera Lloyd would like to thank our gracious donors for their 2013 gifts... DIAMOND LEVEL

Dixie Furniture Co. Presbyterian Women, Louisville, KY Ms. Sally Sue Murphy Rodgers Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR Mrs. Diane L. Tait Texas Presbyterian Foundation, Irving, TX Mr. & Mrs. Jim Williamson


Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian Church, Hot Springs Village, AR Synod of the Sun, Irving, TX Walton Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Sam Whitaker


Dr. Wade Burnside First Presbyterian Church, Helena, AR Mr. & Mrs. Alan Lewis Drs. Sabra & William Martin Monsanto Fund Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ourand Mr. John Tipton Pugh, Sr. Ryburn Motor Company Mr. & Mrs. H. H. Satterfield Dr. & Mrs. Willis Stevens Trinity Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR Dr. & Mrs. William Winston, II


Arkansas Otolaryngology Center Mr. & Mrs. James Balmaz Judge & Mrs. Thomas Brown Mr. & Mrs. Stewart Butler Carthage Presbyterian Church, Leola, AR Commercial Bank Ms. Linda S. Crumpler Mr. Jack Davis Dr. & Mrs. John Dickins First Presbyterian Church, El Dorado, AR First Presbyterian Church, Camden, AR First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR First Presbyterian Church, Malvern, AR First Presbyterian Church, Fort Smith, AR First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville, AR First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, LA

First United Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, AR Dr. & Mrs. Paul Gardner Dr. & Mrs. Wayne Glenn Ms. Emily R. Hall Mr. Werner Schwarz & Mrs. Wanda Hartnuss Mr. & Mrs. Faber Horne Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hyden Mr. James W. Matheney Maxwell Hardwood Flooring Mr. Zach McClendon, Jr. Dr. James T. McDonald Mr. Thomas McGill Mr. & Mrs. Joe L. McKinstry Murphy Oil Corporation Mrs. Julia A. Myers Mr. Jay H. Odenwald Mrs. Helen Padberg Mr. & Mrs. David Platt Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, Bella Vista, AR Mrs. Frances B. Pugh R.A. Pickens & Son, Co. Ms. Marsha Reinert Reinhart Family Healthcare Mr. & Mrs. Bob Scott Mrs. Ann Smith Rev. Rebecca Spooner Mr. & Mrs. Larry B. Stanley Mr. James Thom, IV Union Bank Mrs. Nancy Wenderoth Westminster Presbyterian Church, Hot Springs, AR Dr. & Mrs. Richard Wilhelm


Mr. & Mrs. Charles Abernathy Mrs. Lucy Lincoln Abraham Ms. Judy Agee Ms. Mary Lou Akin Alabama Presbyterian Women, Choudrant, LA Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Allen Alpine Presbyterian Church, Amity, AR Ms. Alma Anderson Ms. Anne H. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Anderson Arkansas Presbyterian Women, Batesville, AR Mr. & Mrs. Roy Arnett Mr. W. J. Bagwell Ms. Kathy A. Bailey Mrs. Mary Ann Bakeman Mr. & Mrs. Lee Baker Drs. Jeff & Laurie Barber Ms. Carolyn S. Barnes Mr. & Mrs. Charles Barnett Dr. Don Barrow Barton’s of Monticello

Baton Rouge Area Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Martin L. Bauer Mr. & Mrs. James Baugh Mr. & Mrs. David Beckman Mrs. Mary J. Beebe Bella Vista Presbyterian Women, Bella Vista, AR Mr. & Mrs. F.M. Bellingrath, III Mrs. Virginia P. Bellott Benton Presbyterian Church, Benton, LA Ms. Irene Bere Mr. Elmer F. Biermann Mr. & Mrs. Mike Bigham Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Bishop Mrs. Paddy M. Blalock Dr. & Mrs. Dale Blasier Mr. Major Blissitt Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Boguslawski Ms. Anne C. Booth Mr. & Mrs. James E. Boswell Dr. & Mrs. Robert Bowman Ms. Lena Olivia Bradley Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Bragalone Ms. Peggy Brantley Ms. Cheryl Brewer Ms. Lorraine Brewer Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Bridges Mr. & Mrs. Clay Brown Mrs. JoAnne Brown Mrs. Marcelle M. Brown Mrs. Michelle Brown Mr. & Mrs. Nolen Brown Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Brown Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bryan Mr. & Mrs. John Bullock Mr. & Mrs. Don W. Burks Burlene Hilton Circle, Farmington, AR Mrs. Sara Burnside Mrs. Bonnye L. Busch Mr. & Mrs. Dan Byars Ms. Melinda Cameron Rev. Don K. Campbell, II Ms. Liz Cannatella Mr. & Mrs. David Carmical Mr. & Ms. Ted Carmical Ms. Betty S. Carter Mr. & Mrs. Bill Catt Central Presbyterian Church, Fort Smith, AR Central Presbyterian Women, Russellville, AR Central Presbyterian Women, Pine Bluff, AR Central Presbyterian Women, Fort Smith, AR Chapter AK PEO Sisterhood Mr. & Mrs. Ben Clabaugh Mr. & Mrs. Gary Clark Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Clark

Mr. & Mrs. H. Murray Claycomb Dr. Scott C. Claycomb Mr. & Mrs. Ken Cook Mr. & Mrs. Charles Cooper Mrs. Virginia Cooper Mr. Barry Coplin & Mrs. Susan Payne Ms. Joan B. Crockett, Ed.D. Mr. & Mrs. J.R. Cromwell Mr. James Cross, Jr. Mrs. Jo Cudd Mr. & Mrs. Gary Culp Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dablock Ms. Marian Darwin Mrs. Lillian D. Davenport Mr. Taylor S. DeCastro Mr. William Deichler Delta Trust Dermott Presbyterian Church, Dermott, AR Mrs. Nancy Dickins Mr. & Mrs. William Dieleman Ms. Christie L. Dillon Mr. Wesley E. Donaldson Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Aubert Doss Mr. & Mrs. John Downes Drew Memorial Hospital Mrs. Lou Ann Drummond Judge & Mrs. Mike Dumas Mr. & Mrs. Alan H. Duncan Mr. & Mrs. John Durmon Mr. John Earnhardt Dr. & Mrs. Charles T. Edmondson Ms. Katie Eisenhart Elkins Federated Presbyterian Church, Elkins, AR Mr. & Mrs. George E. Ellefson Mr. & Mrs. Bill Elliott Sr. Mr. John F. Emory Ms. Susan Eschenbrenner Ms. Lillian Euers Mr. & Mrs. Jack Evans Mr. & Mrs. Joel Ewing Mr. & Mrs. James A. Ezell Faith Presbyterian Women, Horseshoe Bend, AR Mr. & Mrs. Gibbs Ferguson Ms. Lois R. Ferguson Mrs. Jerrie Finch Rev. Michelle Fincher First Presbyterian Church, Hot Springs, AR First Presbyterian Church, Prairie Grove, AR First Presbyterian Church, Winnsboro, LA First Presbyterian Church, Heber Springs, AR First Presbyterian Church, Van Buren, AR First Presbyterian Church, Magnolia, AR

First Presbyterian Church, Texarkana, AR First Presbyterian Church, Pine Bluff, AR First Presbyterian Church, Prescott, AR First Presbyterian Church, Greers Ferry, AR First Presbyterian Church, Newport, AR First Presbyterian Church, Lake Village, AR First Presbyterian Church, Bastrop, LA First Presbyterian Church, Gurdon, AR First Presbyterian Church, DeQueen, AR First Presbyterian Church, Marianna, AR First Presbyterian Church, Hope, AR First Presbyterian Church Women, Ozark, AR First Presbyterian Women, Conway, AR First Presbyterian Women, Texarkana, AR First Presbyterian Women, Morrilton, AR First Presbyterian Women, El Dorado, AR First Presbyterian Women, Gurdon, AR First Presbyterian Women, Prairie Grove, AR First Presbyterian Women, Shreveport, LA First Presbyterian Women, Pine Bluff, AR First Presbyterian Women, Ferriday, LA First Presbyterian Women - Afternoon Circle, Ferriday, LA First Savings & Loan Service Corp Mr. & Mrs. Darell Fisher Mr. & Mrs. William B. Fisher Mrs. Cindy Flemister Mr. & Mrs. Clayborn Fletcher Mr. J. D. Fletcher & Rev. Judy Fletcher Ms. Marjorie Forrest Mr. & Mrs. Robert Foster Fountain Hill United Methodist Church, Fountain Hill, AR Mrs. Ruth Fox Mr. & Mrs. John B. Frazer, Jr. Rev. & Mrs. Charles Freeland Dr. & Mrs. Charles Frith Mr. Stephen R. Frost Mr. & Mrs. Dick Frothingham




Ms. Sue Frueauff Mr. & Mrs. David F. Fuller Mrs. Fufa Fullerton Mrs. Ann Fulton Ms. Mary Ann Gammill Mr. & Mrs. James W. Garison Rev. & Mrs. Gordon Garlington, III Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Elton Garris Mr. & Mrs. John Gibbons Mr. Cliff C. Gibson, III Gibson & Keith, PLC Mr. & Mrs. Sam Glendinning Ms. Martha Goins Mr. & Mrs. Terrel Gore Grace Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR Graham Memorial Presbyterian Women, Forrest City, AR Mr. & Mrs. Danny Gray Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gregory Griffin Heating & Air, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Griffith Mrs. Virginia R. Grizzell Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hanna Mr. & Mrs. Lon Hardin Dr. Mardjohan Hardjasudarma Ms. Barbara Harper Harrell, Lindsey & Carr, P.A. Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Harris Mr. Max Harris Mr. & Mrs. Fred Harrison Ms. Jeanne Hatcher Mrs. Sara Heckle Mr. & Mrs. Dan Hendricks Mr. Jeff C. Henry Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Herzog Mrs. Mary Hicks Mr. Don O. Higginbotham Mr. & Mrs. Warren Hirsch Ms. Judy Hoefer Mr. & Mrs. William L. Holder Mr. & Mrs. John G. Holian Holly Grove Presbyterian Church, Holly Grove, AR Holmes Chapel Presbyterian Church, Monticello, AR Ms. Naomi Hooks Mr. & Mrs. Gene Horne Mr. Clayton Howell Ms. Leslie P. Hoyt Mrs. Sue Hudson Judge & Mrs. Marion Humphrey Mrs. Shirley D. Huss Rev. Robert L. Hyatt Mrs. Adele Jackson Mrs. Josephine Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Vernon L. Jackson Ms. Mary Sue Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Jeffress Mr. & Mrs. Bill Jeffrey Ms. Judy Jeffrey Ms. Barbie Johnson Mr. Larry Johnson Revs. Carlos Lopez & Sally Johnson Mrs. Mary F. Johnston

Ms. Eileen Joyce Ms. Mary K. Kelley Ms. Sally J. Kelley Dr. & Mrs. Rolland D. Kerr Ms. Rebecca Kilmer Ms. Hye Kim Mr. & Mrs. John T. King, Jr. Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian Women, Hot Springs Village, AR Rev. & Mrs. Ross B. Kirven Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Knudsen Mr. & Mrs. Ron Kuerner Mr. Karl Kullander Rev. & Mrs. Jimmie Lancaster Mr. & Mrs. Blake Lanier Dr. & Mrs. Jack Lassiter Mrs. Pauline Lee Mr. & Mrs. Bob Lessenberry Ms. Carol Letterman Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Harry Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Linam Dr. & Mrs. Ben Lincoln Mrs. Roberta A. Linebarier Mrs. Martha Little Ms. Jeanne Lloyd Mr. & Mrs. Dan P. Logan, Jr. Mrs. Lorraine Lorne Mrs. Catherine Lowry Ms. Marsha M. Loyd Mr. & Mrs. Bob Lucky Mrs. Jane Lucky Ms. Kay Mahony Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Main Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Martin Mr. & Mrs. Clark Mason Mr. & Mrs. Gayle Mason Mr. & Mrs. Dick Massey Mrs. Ida E. Matthews Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Matthews Mrs. Brenda Mauldin Mrs. Bonnye Maxwell Mr. & Mrs. Mark Maxwell Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Maxwell Mayflower Food Stores, Inc. Mrs. & Mr. Julia McAnulty Mr. John S. McClendon Mr. & Mrs. Hayes McClerkin Mrs. Winona McCollum Mr. & Mrs. Bud McConkie Ms. Marjorie E. McCorvey Mr. & Mrs. Don McDaniel Mr. Donald McDonald Mrs. Johnnie McDonald Mr. Jon McDonald Dr. & Mrs. Matthew McGowan Mr. & Mrs. Irvin McKittrick Mrs. Evelyn A. McQueen Mrs. Ann M. McSwain Mrs. Susan Meadors Ms. Mary Melberg Mr. & Mrs. David E. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Miller Mr. & Mrs. Jackie H. Miller Ms. Betty T. Millwee Minden Presbyterian Church, Minden, LA

Minden Presbyterian Women, Minden, LA Mr. & Mrs. Bill Minix Ms. Mary Emma Mohead Monticello Middle School Beta Club Dr. & Mrs. James F. Moore Mr. & Mrs. Mike Morrison Mr. & Mrs. William Morrow Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Mortenson Mrs. Virginia Moser Mr. Steve Moss Ms. Suzanne Moss Mt. Comfort Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, AR Mr. Paul Murray Mr. & Mrs. Richard Neikirk Mr. Edward Neumann, Jr. Rev. Jerry Newbold, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Jon K. Newsum Ms. Robyn Newton Mr. Spaulding Newton Ms. Joy Nichols Ms. Susan Nichols Mr. Gordon L. Nielsen Mr. Anson Nix Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Norris Mr. & Mrs. John Nuernberger Mr. & Mrs. Earl Ontis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Ormond Park Hill Presbyterian Church, North Little Rock, AR Park Hill Presbyterian Women, North Little Rock, AR Mrs. Helen L. Parker Ms. Betty Parks Mr. & Mrs. Michael Paulesn Mr. & Mrs. Donald Pederson Mr. & Mrs. John Peiserich Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pfautz Ms. Mary Platt Mr. & Mrs. Jack Pollack Mr. & Mrs. Cyril J. Porter Presbyterian Church of Bull Shoals, Bull Shoals, AR Presbyterian Women, Ida, AR Presbyterian Women of Bull Shoals, Bull Shoals, AR Presbyterian Women Of The Spring River Presbyterian Church, Cherokee Village, AR Presbyterian Women’s Assoc., Springdale, AR Presbyterian Womens Association, Siloam Springs, AR Price Services, Inc. Pro-Act, Inc. Mr. Robert D. Pugh Mr. Donald Putman Mr. & Mrs. James C. Ramey Ms. Sarah A. Ramey Mr. & Mrs. Ron Raney Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ratliffe Mr. Howard E. Records & Mrs. Barbara Allen Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Reddin Mr. & Mrs. Byron Reeves

Mrs. Joan Reishus Mr. & Mrs. David Rennie Mrs. Betty B. Rice Mr. & Mrs. Micky Rigby Mr. & Mrs. Pat Riley Mr. & Mrs. Don Rodgers Dr. Johnnie J. Roebuck Ms. Debbie Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Don Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Sam Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Larry Root Mrs. Lillian Rorie Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Rose Mr. & Mrs. John Rosequist, Sr. Dr. & Mrs. Ashley Ross Mr. & Mrs. James A. Ross, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Rubenstein Mr. William K. Sample Mrs. Katherine Satterfield Mr. & Mrs. M.M. “Twig” Satterfield, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Milton M. Satterfield Ms. Barbara Scott Second Presbyterian Women, Little Rock, AR Mr. & Mrs. John J. Serio Mr. & Mrs. Craig Shackelford Mr. J. Stanford Shelby Mr. & Mrs. Roger Shelby Mr. L. Andrew Sheppard Mr. & Mrs. Carl D. Simmons Mr. & Mrs. Sammy Simpson Sledge Properties, LLC Ms. Sara Sloan Mr. A. B. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Don M. Smith Ms. Nancy I. Smith Dr. & Mrs. Purcell Smith, Jr. Rev. & Mrs. Stewart Smith Ms. Barbara Sprague SSJ Land Co., LLC Mrs. Carolyn Starr Mr. & Mrs. Warren Stephenson Rev. & Mrs. Dan Stitt Mr. Larry Storthz Mrs. Carmen M. Stover Mr. Stephen Strauss Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Stroud Mr. & Mrs. R&y Sumbles Sweetwater Baptist Church, Quitman, LA Mr. & Mrs. Leland Sykes Mr. & Mrs. Grady Tabor Ms. Mary W. Talbert Tates Bluff Presbyterian Church, Chidester, AR Mr. & Mrs. David D. Teed The Nicholson Agency Ms. Judy Thornton Ms. Jennifer L. Tobias Mr. & Mrs. Clincy Trammell Dr. & Mrs. Bill Tranum Ms. Anna Trexler Mr. John D. Trimble, Jr. Trinity Presbyterian Women, Bossier City, LA

Trinity Presbyterian Women of the Church, Jonesville, LA Mrs. Charles P. Turner Turner’s Snax Mrs. Clark Turney Dr. & Mrs. Howard Turney Mr. & Mrs. Gary Twitchell Mr. & Mrs. Larry Tyler United Presbyterian Women, Clarksville, AR Mrs. Helen Valentine Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Vance Vaughn Presbyterian Women, Bentonville, AR Mr. & Mrs. Charles Venable Ms. Sue Wagnon Mrs. Leoda C. Walker Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Wallace Mrs. Amelia A. Walters Dr. & Mrs. Steven Ward Mr. J. R. Weaver Ms. Susie West Westminster Presbyterian Women, Hot Springs, AR Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR Westover Hills Presbyterian Women, Little Rock, AR Mr. & Mrs. Lin Wetterau, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Whaley Mr. & Mrs. James White Mrs. Mary Ann White Mr. & Mrs. Buddy Whiteaker Mr. & Mrs. Jay Wilborn Rev. & Mrs. Lamar Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Noah Williamson Mr. & Mrs. M. B. Willis Mr. & Mrs. Jack Wilson Dr. & Mrs. Joe T. Wilson Mrs. Lavona Wilson Mr. Mike Wilson Mrs. Carolyn Winburn Mrs. Rebecca Winburn Mrs. Juanita B. Winn Woodlands Presbyterian Church, Hot Springs Village, AR Mr. & Mrs. Howard Woodyard Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wooten Mr. & Mrs. Danny Yeager Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie Yeiser Rev. Ann W. Young Mr. & Mrs. Frank Young Young’s BBQ Mr. & Mrs. Brett D. Zerby




Forgiveness is Key to Happiness

Jenny Caldwell, LCSW

“Forgiveness is mandatory, reconciliation is optional.” -Lysa Terkeurst, Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions I recently read this book and this one sentence spoke volumes to me. Many people are full of guilt and resentment. In fact,

I see clients with these issues every day. As Christians, we often talk about the concept of grace but we tend to focus on our own sins and being forgiven of our sins. We often forget that part of grace is forgiving others for what they have done toward us or toward others. Forgiveness is not a feeling but a decision. It’s a conscious decision to let go of the past and the things “they” did to us. Forgiveness is necessary to move forward in our lives. It doesn’t mean that we forget those things and it doesn’t free others--or ourselves--from the consequences of bad behavior.

It does, however, benefit us to forgive others. Forgiveness can lead to healthier relationships with other people, less anxiety and stress, fewer symptoms of depression and greater spiritual and psychological well-being. Please contact me if you or someone you know is struggling with these issues. Don’t let the past hold you back! The Laurence E. Schmidt Counseling Center 1501 N. University, Ste. 700 Little Rock, AR 72207 (501) 664-7777 Fax: (501) 664-4215

Wish List

Current and Ongoing Needs: You can imagine with 48 youth ages eight to 21, there are many daily needs. You can help children on campus through financial gifts or gifts of: ● Twin Sheets ● New Pillows ● Twin Blankets/ Quilts ● Bath Towels ● Hand Towels ● Washcloths ● Water Glasses ● Body Wash ● Full-Size Shampoo and Conditioner ● Deodorant ● Toothpaste

● Toothbrushes ● Bar Soap ● Kitchen Towels ● Dish Rags ● Feminine Hygiene Products *Consider one of our homes if you are getting rid of a set of dishes. Thank you for your generosity!

Visit us on the web at


Memorials and Honor Gifts Memorials

October 24, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Charlotte Abernathy Larry Storthz, Little Rock Cindy Allison First Presbyterian Church, DeQueen Marsha Anderson Donald Putman, El Dorado Eloise Bedwell Adele Jackson, Fort Smith Jukie & Googie Burnside Mr. & Mrs. Craig Shackelford, Montrose

Mr. & Mrs. S.W. Platt Mr. & Mrs. David Platt, Shreveport, LA

Jerrie Finch Mr. & Mrs. Richard Neikirk, Little Rock

Raleigh Ralls Mr. Barry Coplin & Mrs. Susan Payne, Little Rock

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Fiorillo Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bryan, Salina, KS

Ernestine Sandburg Paul Murray, Little Rock Wade & Carrie Shifflett Debbie Rogers, Little Rock George Skinner Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hyden, Little Rock Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Donald Putman, El Dorado Edwin Strauss Stephen Strauss, Malvern

Ralph “Sporty” Carpenter Donald Putman, El Dorado

Helen Utecht Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Bridges, El Paso

Millie Cooksey Donald Putman, El Dorado

Rev. Donn L. Walters Reverend & Mrs. Dan Stitt, Black Mountain, NC

Ethel Crigger Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Baton Rouge

Helen Ward Mr. & Mrs. Danny Gray, Texarkana

Dan Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dablock, Conway

Ann & James Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. Charles Abernathy, Rogers

Buddy Jones Mr. & Mrs. David Platt, Shreveport

Kermit Wilson Donald Putman, El Dorado

Lothar Karl Mr. & Mrs. John W. Rosequist, Sr., Neosho, MO Betty Kempf Mr. & Mrs. Carl D. Simmons, Hot Springs Village Mark Lockwood Adele Jackson, Fort Smith Robert Lowry Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Bridges, El Paso Camp Fern, Marshall, TX Mr. & Mrs. James Gauntt, Little Rock Emily R. Hall, Little Rock Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hughes, Benton Mary Sue Jacobs, Little Rock

Honor Gifts October 24, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Barnett Dr. Wade Burnside, Fayetteville Mr. & Mrs. Carl Brown Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bryan, Salina, KS Mr. & Mrs. Ben P. Burnside, Jr. Dr. Wade Burnside, Fayetteville Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Burnside, Jr. Dr. Wade Burnside, Fayetteville

Edward Marsh Mr. & Mrs. Charles Abernathy, Rogers

Mr. & Mrs. George Dean Dr. Wade Burnside, Fayetteville

Brother Bill Ann M. McSwain, Lonoke

Dr. & Mrs. John Dickins Drs. Jeff & Laurie Barber, Little Rock Mr. & Mrs. Alan Duncan, Little Rock Leoda C. Walker, DeQueen

Dr. Robert McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Charles Abernathy, Rogers Gladys Melberg Mary Melberg, Little Rock

Julia Dorchester Catherine Lowry, Little Rock

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Frith Mr. & Mrs. Dick Frothingham, Little Rock Eileen Joyce, Little Rock Rev. & Mrs. Gordon Garlington, III Rev. & Mrs. Dan Stitt, Black Mountain, NC Jill Goodwin Donald Putman, El Dorado Rev. & Mrs. Ed Granger Mr. & Mrs. Mike McAnulty, Muskogee, OK Jeff C. Henry, San Francisco, CA Emily R. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Vernon L. Jackson, Roland Mr. & Mrs. David D. Teed, Little Rock Rev. & Mrs. Steve Hancock Dr. & Mrs. Bill Tranum, Little Rock Mr. & Mrs. Ken Hanson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bryan, Salina, KS Melissa Hendricks Mr. & Mrs. Tim Mauldin, Sherwood Honorable & Mrs. P. K. Holmes, II Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wooten, Fayetteville

Marianne McKee Dr. Wade Burnside, Fayetteville Ernestine Martin Drs. William & Sabra Martin Linda Miesner Catherine Lowry, Little Rock Mr. & Mrs. Miller Lorraine Brewer, Fayetteville Mr. & Mrs. Mark Moll Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wooten, Fayetteville Mr. & Mrs. Ark Monroe III Catherine Lowry, Little Rock Dr. & Mrs. Burton Moore Dr. & Mrs. Bill Tranum, Little Rock Amanda Owens Donald Putman, El Dorado Carolyn Peiserich Mr. & Mrs. Danny Yeager, Batesville John Peiserich Mr. & Mrs. Blake Lanier, Batesville Dr. & Mrs. Taylor Prewitt Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wooten, Fayetteville Mr. & Mrs. Tom Purdy Ms. Leslie P. Hoyt, Little Rock Mr. & Mrs. Myron Rappeport Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wooten, Fayetteville

Ben Hyatt Reverend Robert L. Hyatt, Fort Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Micky Rigby Mr. & Mrs. Richard Neikirk, Little Rock

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hyatt Reverend Robert L. Hyatt, Fort Smith

Mary Russell Catherine Lowry, Little Rock

Mary Johnson Mr. & Mrs. William L. Holder, Fort Smith

B.W. Sanders Donald Putman, El Dorado

Pam Joslin Mr. & Mrs. Larry Tyler, Oxford, MS Mr. & Mrs. N.O. Kifer Dr. Wade Burnside, Fayetteville Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kraus Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wooten, Fayetteville Dr. & Mrs. Bob Landgren Dr. & Mrs. Bill Tranum, Little Rock

Bob Scott Donald Putman, El Dorado Christie Skinner Donald Putman, El Dorado Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sloan Sara Sloan, Portland, OR Mr. & Mrs. Doug Smith Mr. & Mrs. Alan Wooten, Fayetteville

Jubilee Donald Putman, El Dorado

Mary Virginia Smith Mr. & Mrs. William B. Fisher, Paragould, AR

Dr. & Mrs. Cedric Lowrey Dr. Wade Burnside, Fayetteville

Mr. & Mrs. Darrel Stockham Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bryan, Salina, KS


Memorials and Honor Gifts The Sullivan Family Lorraine Brewer, Fayetteville Mr. & Mrs. Ted Treadway Dr. & Mrs. Bill Tranum, Little Rock John Trimble James W. Matheney, Austin, TX The United States Military Mr. & Mrs. David Platt, Shreveport, LA Lyn Whaley Rev. & Mrs. Dan Stitt, Black Mountain, NC John Whitson Donald Putman, El Dorado Dr. & Mrs. Herb Wren Dr. Wade Burnside, Fayetteville

Season’s Greetings:

From Nancy Dickins, Little Rock Joan Bass Dr. & Mrs. Leonard Cerullo Mr. & Mrs. David Coates Wayne Coates Mr. & Mrs. George Davis Judge & Mrs. Robert Dudley Mr. & Mrs. James Dyke Mr. & Mrs. John Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Fred Harrison Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hathaway Mr. & Mrs. Bill Haught Anne Hickman Mr. & Mrs. Jim Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Ray Jouett Mr. & Mrs. Larry Lichty

Mr. & Mrs. Chester Lowe Mrs. Catherine Lowry Mr. & Mrs. Gene Mason Sheila Mehaffy Mr. & Mrs. Beadle Moore Mr. & Mrs. Peter Powell Mr. & Mrs. J. D. Simpson Dr. & Mrs. John Slaven Mr. & Mrs. David Snowden Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wait Gus Walton From Katie Eisenhart, Little Rock Taylor S. DeCastro From Emily Hall Revs. Karen & Doug Akin Mr. & Mrs. Collins Andrews III Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Black Dr. & Mrs. James Campbell Mr. & Mrs. James Cobb Dick Dearnley Elizabeth R. Deraps Mr. & Mrs. Ted Dillaha Lois R. Ferguson Jerrie Finch Ann Garrison Mr. & Mrs. Bill Gaskin Mr. & Mrs. Kim Graf Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Gunn Mr. & Mrs. Orville Hall Rev. & Mrs. Steve Hancock Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hopkins Mr. & Mrs. Jim Inscoe Mr. & Mrs. Andy Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Vernon L. Jackson Nancy P. Jenull Dr. & Mrs. T. R. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. LeMoyne Jones Mr. & Mrs. Larry Kirchner

Mr. & Mrs. James Lavender Catherine Lowry Rev. Dr. Robert Lowry Aileen Moore Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Powell Jill Rensch Mr. & Mrs. Cooper Riley Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith Mr. & Mrs. Sam Stiles James Stuckey Mr. & Mrs. Bob Terry Mr. & Mrs. David Walt Richard Walt June Williams Carolyn Winburn From Sara Heckle, Memphis, TN Emily R. Hall From Judy Jeffrey, Little Rock Mr. & Mrs. John Peiserich From Catherine Lowry Jerry Herron Rev. Dr. Robert Lowry From Bonnye Maxwell Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bowman Dorothy A. Farrell Mr. & Mrs. Gibbs Ferguson Mr. & Mrs. Ronny Henderson Jane Lucky Mr. & Mrs. Richard Pambianchi Mr. & Mrs. Clarke Pugh Mr. & Mrs. Kelly Sawyer Rev. & Mrs. Kenny Shaw Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Siegfried Mr. & Mrs. Don M. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Smith Madelyn Warrick

Mr. & Mrs. Sam Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. David Wohlgemuth From Barbara Scott Mary Lou Akin Mr. & Mrs. Jack Burge Bonnye Maxwell Rev. & Mrs. Kenny Shaw Mr. & Mrs. Don M. Smith Madelyn Warrick From Dr. & Mrs. Bill Tranum, Little Rock Mr. & Mrs. Van Moore From Mr. & Mrs. Sam Whitaker Mr. & Mrs. James Baugh Phil Baugh Mr. & Mrs. Dave Bliss Mr. & Mrs. Charles Borgognoni Mr. Paul Brawner & Mrs. Vicki Whitaker Brenda M. Causey Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Day Mr. & Mrs. Gibbs Ferguson

Other Occasions:

Cindy Smith’s Birthday Barbara Scott, Conway NiAnn Thompson’s Birthday Revs. Carlos Lopez & Sally Johnson, Little Rock The Marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Ben Voss Dot Reeves, Shreveport, LA

Donors Help Vera Lloyd Buy Bikes for Youth In the summer of 2013, Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services went social! Through the use of crowd funding, donors like you gave $650 for the purchase of five new bicycles for our youth., a crowd funding web site, allows people to fund a project or cause by donating small amounts of money to reach a larger goal. Through the use of Facebook and Twitter, several friends of Vera Lloyd helped us realize our goal of raising $650. We cannot thank them enough. These bicycles will allow our youth to enjoy God’s beautiful outdoors this summer and for many summers to come!

We would like to thank the following for their support: Ms. Susan Nichols Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Meadors Mr. & Mrs. John Dickins Mrs. Kathe Sumbles Mr. Jon McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pfautz Mr. & Mrs. Clark Mason Mr. & Mrs. Howard Woodyard

1501 N. University, Suite 345, Little Rock, AR 72207

Check us out on the web at, or like us on Facebook at

Board of Directors

Bettye Balmaz, Conway Rev. Alford Branch, Monticello Tommy Brown, Pine Bluff Ted Carmical, Monticello Christy Carr, Camden Gary Clark, Hot Springs Village Laura Cook, Little Rock Dee Davenport, Little Rock Charlie Frith, Little Rock Paul Gardner, Searcy Wanda Hartnuss, Little Rock Rev. Marion Humphrey, Little Rock Jim Hyden, Little Rock Sabra Martin, Fayetteville Sue Martin, Warren Mark Maxwell, Pine Bluff Tommy Maxwell, Monticello Joe McKinstry, Little Rock Carolyn Peiserich, Little Rock John Tipton Pugh, Portland Sharlie Rigby, Little Rock Luevonda Ross, Monticello Doris Simmons, Hot Springs Village Rev. Stewart Smith, Springdale Alicia Whitaker, Monticello Carole Williamson, Van Buren

Ex Officio Members

Reverend Bill Galbraith, Little Rock Reverend Joe Hill, Ruston, LA Reverend Robert Lowry, Synod Rep

Upcoming Events on Campus: April 26, 2014 13th Annual Pink Hat Day and PW Spring Gathering November 8, 2014 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Our youth filling bags for Feed the Kids. The Barton House Girls “trick-or-treating.� They were all dressed as nerds.

2014 Spring Newsletter  

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services 2014 Spring Newsletter

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you