Carol Love returned to Family Promise of Gwinnett as the Executive Director in August of 2019. For the previous five years she was an Associate at Wilbanks Partners, where she focused on marketing, events, and client relationship management. Carol was the founding Director of Family Promise of Gwinnett’s SaltLight Center and is excited to be back and working with the churches, donors, and volunteers.
Carol’s business career began with Ernst & Young as an Analyst in the Fraud & Investigative Disputes Services Group, and she subsequently became a Marketing Associate in the firm’s Financial Services Advisory Group. Carol earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Carol’s pride and joy is her son Tristan, who recently gave her the title of soccer mom. She is grateful that the Lord has led her back to Family Promise and is enjoying the adventure.
Lyndey Shelby M.S.W., Family Advocate, has 23 years experience working in her field. Her previous employers include Georgia Regional Hospital’s Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Adult Protective Services, Grady’s HIV/AIDS Team, and several different hospices. In all of these opportunities, Lyndey has worked extensively with members of the homeless population. Following God’s call to completely change careers from business administration, she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from University of Georgia’s School of Social Work. She continues to take online courses in social work and believes that continuing to learn is vital.
In her church, Lyndey volunteers for Family Promise, Stephen Ministry, the Administrative Council, the Congregational Care Committee, and the Local Missions Committee. She has also served as Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large of the GA chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She knows that God led her to Family Promise through a serendipitous meeting with Carol Love. She credits her husband Scott for believing she can do anything she sets out to do. To relax, Lyndey loves to read and play with her dog.
She is grateful for the opportunity to help Family Promise of Gwinnett’s guests move from their current situation to one of stability and self-sufficiency — bringing compassion, mercy, and joy to others’ lives in the process.