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Ignite Hope exists to be a Voice for the Modern Orphan in the public square and straight to the heart of God.

Our Core Values

Christ-Centered, Prayer-Oriented, Justice-Minded, Family-Honoring, Child-Focused


Jacqui Jackson, CEO


Jacqui Jackson is a former foster kid, an international adoptee from South America, and a grateful mommy to a tribe of heart babies and belly babies alike. Her passion for adoption and fostering stems from the legacy that God has given...more

Jeff Jackson, COO

Jeff is a Gulf War veteran, a dedicated husband and father, and the visionary for iHope.  Jeff grew up as an at-risk kid. When his dad passed away from complications with diabetes and heart disease, Jeff was just a young boy... more

John Jauregui, Director of Global Initiatives


Rev. John Jauregui joined the Ignite Hope staff as a result of God’s calling and his personal passion to support and resource families walking out foster and adoptive journeys. After several years as a family minister...more

Callie Sue Wynn, Prayer Warrior


Callie Sue Wynn is a native of Lexington, North Carolina, which is famous for being the barbecue capital of the world.  She studies religion and psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She has experience... more

Shelia Harper, Volunteer Coordinator

Shelia Harper is a native Georgian who worked at AT&T in the downtown office on Peachtree Street for over 31 years.  After retiring from AT&T in 2001, she found herself starting a new career in the insurance industry with State Farm... more

Christie McCullough, Gala Chair


Christie McCullough is a native of Lake Charles, LA who has lived in Georgia for the last three years. God called on Christie to open her heart to the world of foster/adoption ministry when....more

Virginia Allen, Global Outreach


Virginia Allen is a passionate advocate for vulnerable children. The Lord placed a burden on her heart for orphan at the age of 14 and since then she has continued to learn about the plight of vulnerable children and volunteer...more

Melissa Brooke, Fundraising/Auction Chair


Melissa Brooke was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and moved to Georgia in 2016. She taught preschool for eight years before she became a mama and had the opportunity to stay home and raise her 3 children...more

Gladys Akinseye, Policy and Strategy Specialist


Gladys Akinseye is a graduate of Kennesaw State University. She moved from her home country Nigeria, to the United States in 2015, to pursue a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management. Prior to moving to the United States, she volunteered...more

Olivia Norris, Operations and Administrative Intern


Olivia Norris is a 20 year old Pre-Med Biological Sciences major at The University of Georgia. She is studying to one day become a pediatric neurologist! She loves to read, write, and have meaningful discussions with people- preferably with...more


Jaclyn Regnery, Technology and Media Intern


Jaclyn Regnery was born and raised in Georgia. She’s a student at Kennesaw State University, studying Human Services with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership. She played two years of collegiate lacrosse at Kennesaw State...more

Esther Lines, Social Media Coordinator


Esther Lines is Ignite Hope’s Social Media Coordinator. She began working with Ignite Hope as a Prayer Team Volunteer several years ago, and has taken her gifts and talents to pour into this ministry at a strategic level...more

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