Alaina is originally from Prattville, Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Troy University with a minor in English Literature. After graduating, Alaina lived overseas in Arua, Uganda, working with the International Mission Board. Her team worked in humanitarian aid efforts for Sudanese refugee women. It was through this experience that God not only opened Alaina’s eyes to the complex, challenging problems facing women and children but also revealed to her His love and care for the vulnerable.
Upon returning stateside, Alaina married and moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where she taught locally in the Petal School District. As an educator, Alaina witnessed the impact of broken family systems and the need many families have for holistic care and connection to community resources that lead to flourishing. God began confirming in Alaina’s heart a desire to be directly involved in caring for women, children, and families in this way.
At the perfect time, God met the desire of Alaina’s heart through an opportunity to join the ministry of Hope Clinic. While Alaina learned at a young age how valuable and precious each new life is, it was through her personal and work experiences that God deepened her compassion for the women and families who are often facing incredibly difficult circumstances. One of Alaina’s favorite verses to pray over Hope Clinic patients is 1 John 4:18,“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.” It is Alaina's hope that through the compassion of the Hope Clinic staff, patients experience the perfect love of Christ which gives them courage and overcomes their fears.