To raise the funds and build an 8,250 square foot multi-purpose worship center for chaplaincy programs. The facility will provide ample space for faith-based classes, worship services and daily activities for the women incarcerated. We will provide all of the funds, materials and labor to complete and furnish the building.



To give women  the opportunity to grow in faith, find internal peace and transform their lives.  It is our hope that each woman who arrives for a 6-8 month drug and alcohol rehabilitation sentence will participate in chaplaincy programs without limitation of space or class availability. We know that faith-based instruction plays a pivotal role in dramatically reducing the recidivism rate in Texas prisons.

Board Members


Pam Stevenson 
Chairman/ Secretary

A resident in Horseshoe Bay, Pam has co-owned and managed Network Mortgage with her husband Glenn since 1990. Pam has published two Christian books which can be found at www.pamstevensonbooks.com. She is a speaker at women’s events and teaches women’s Bible study groups. Her passion is volunteering at the Ellen Halbert Unit, and she has facilitated faith-based classes for incarcerated women for more than a decade. She and her husband are partners at Lake Shores Church, Marble Falls.
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Davey Haberer
Director- Construction

Davey and his wife, Debbie, live at the Legends in Kingsland. They moved to the Highland Lakes area after retiring from their farm in west Texas. While running their livestock business, he also partnered in grain harvesting, fertilizing and aerial application businesses, and served on the local school board, city council, volunteer fire department and EMS services. He is an army veteran and currently consults for Showcase Builders, a commercial and residential builder. Davey and his wife are members of Hill Country Fellowship in Burnet and host a weekly Real Life Group.
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Helen Kobak Smith
Director- Fundraising 

Helen and her husband, Dave are residents in Horseshoe Bay. Helen is retired after a successful twenty-year career in contract manufacturing sales. She now spends her time volunteering.  With over one thousand hours given to the Master Naturalist program, she teaches respect of God’s creation, educating adults and children on all things Central Texas outdoors. Helen has volunteered at the Ellen Halbert Unit for fourteen years with the Bridges to Life Program, and is passionate about the program. She and her husband are active members of Bible Church of the Lakes.
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Paige Lechler
Director- Marketing

Paige and her husband, Jim, reside in Meadowlakes. Paige is currently retired from VIAmedia, a television and digital advertising service, where she created TV schedules, wrote scripts and produces commercials. A proud Aggie, Paige’s journalism degree gave her experience as a yearbook specialist, newspaper adviser and English teacher. She and Jim have been members of the Emmaus community, and over the years have participated in Kairos prison ministry. They are active partners at Lake Shores Church.
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Lynn Zinnecker

Lynn and her husband, Dave live on Lake LBJ. She is a former special education teacher and school administrator with a master’s degree in educational administration and twenty-five years of experience. She has worked in childbirth education and been a volunteer counselor at a pregnancy resource center. Lynn has served in prison ministry at the Ellen Halbert Unit in Burnet, Texas for thirteen years. She and her husband Dave are active members of Hill Country Fellowship, Burnet.
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Christi Nixon
Founding Member

Christi retired from Continental-United Holdings, where she managed B737 Pilot Training, wrote and developed training policy, and participated in an aviation incident deployment team. She has also managed a law firm, owned and operated a restaurant, purchased and rebranded a hotel, and raised cattle on her family ranch in Fredericksburg. She has taken on a new role facilitating women’s Bible studies at Ellen Halbert Unit, teaches at BSF, and is a Partner at Lake Shores Church, Marble Falls.


Building a place for transformation