Lorraine Reed Whoberry, a wife, mom, and grandmother, is the founder and executive director of the S.T.A.C.I.E Foundation, Sharing H.O.P.E. Center http://www.sharinghopecenter.org and associate pastor of New Hope Ministries http://www.newhopeministries.org.
The S.T.A.C.I.E. Foundation was inspired by Lorraine in 2001, who survived a brutal attack on her daughters in 1999, which took the life of Stacie (for whom the foundation is named) and her younger daughter Kristie, who survived the attack.
Lorraine finds hope and healing by reaching out to other victims. She chose to overcome the aftermath of the offender’s decimation by focusing on the positive attributes and making positive differences in her community and across the Nation. As an impact speaker, she discusses topics that include accountability, consequences, hope and forgiveness from a victim’s perspective. She teaches on forgiveness at a level that few of us can even comprehend.
Lorraine serves on the Ohio Interstate Compact Juveniles State Council https://www.juvenilecompact.org/midwest/ohio since 2013. Lorraine received training as a National Community Crisis Response Team Member through the Ohio Victim Witness Association in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office and serves as a volunteer on the Ohio Crisis Response Team. Lorraine became a volunteer Victim Awareness Facilitator with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections in 2011. Lorraine serves as a volunteer Victim Offender Dialogue Facilitator since 2012. Lorraine is a member of the Tri-State Trauma Network organization.
“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:25