Forever Found Staff


  • Shannon sergey

    founder and president


    Shannon studied Theology at Oxford University in England and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism with a minor in Philosophy from Azusa Pacific University. 


    As the President and Co-Founder for Forever Found, Shannon has been featured in newspapers, online journals, radio stations and talk shows to raise the awareness of child trafficking and prostitution. Shannon has devoted her talents as a singer, songwriter and author to further the rescue and restoration of children trapped in sexual slavery. 


    A devoted follower of Jesus Christ, Shannon lives each day with the desire to follow him and love his people as he has commanded. Her goal in life is to hear “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:23. 


    She and her husband Taylor live in Simi Valley, California with their children Jace, Liam, Levi and Eliana. 

  • Taylor Sergey

    Co-Founder

    As co-founder of Forever Found, husband, father and business man, Taylor Sergey brings a unique perspective to the Forever Found Board.


    Mr. Sergey received his B.S. in Business Marketing from Azusa Pacific University in 2007. Proceeding his graduation from APU, Mr. Sergey spent several years gaining business and management experience at L.A. Fitness, Osteem Dental Impants, Inc., and currently serves as the West Coast Sales Manager for Applied Medical Technologies. He is known to consistently go out of his way for the benefit of his clients and their patients - children who are forced to live life with gastrointestinal tubes used to facilitate feeding. 


    As a long time member of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Taylor had the opportunity to grow aware of the horrific reality of human trafficking, and desires to use his skills and devotion to further the mission of Forever Found. 


  • Dionne Cope

    chief operations officer

    Dionne has been a lifelong resident of the Conejo Valley and the wife of a fireman for nearly 20 years. She and Derek have three children, Caden, Avalon, and Rider; a dog, Buster Brown; and a very old tortoise, Leo, who roams the yard.


    Dionne has worn many hats, beginning with an equestrian helmet throughout her teen years and beyond, where she competed, then trained, then began a business rehabilitating injured horses. She continued in the field of rehabilitation, moving into the challenging, but rewarding position of Office Manager for Newbury Park Physical Therapy, where she managed the front office crew, as well as the financials, for more than a decade.


    She and her family attend Christian Church of Thousand Oaks, where she was baptized at the ripe age of 8. The opportunity to work at Forever Found has been an answer to prayer, as Dionne is able to use her gifts of creativity, organization, and leadership to help this worthwhile cause.

  • Michele henderson

    administrative director

    Michele has two beautiful girls who are ages 11 and 7. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Child Development from Chico State University. Michele was born and raised in Camarillo, CA and has lived in Simi Valley for the past seven years.


    Michele joined Forever Found in 2015. After learning about the issues of human trafficking and the need for the immediate response to this local and nationwide problem, she couldn't wait to learn how she can help with a solution. She is proud to serve with Forever Found and thrilled to be on board. 

  • Jennifer Gabriel

    local program director

    Jennifer received her BFA in Graphic Design from Northern Michigan University and in 2010 earned a Certificate of Christian Studies with an emphasis in Children at Risk from Fuller Seminary.


    Although raised in Michigan, Jennifer moved to the Conejo Valley from New York in 1996. That same year she and her husband George got married and began attending Christian Church of Thousand Oaks. Jen has three high school aged daughters, Alex, Ana, and Ariana that attend Grace Brethren High School.


    In addition to Forever Found, Jennifer serves on the Woman's leadership team at CCTO, has served as a High School sponsor, taught at a private middle school LOMSAA, and homeschooled her daughters for several years. Jennifer has an intense passion for women, children and girls at risk.

    She also enjoys reading, half marathons, mission trips, learning about other cultures, and her quiet time with the Lord. 1 Peter 2:9 is one of her favorite verses.

  • leah haynes

    Local Program coordinator

    Leah Haynes is a wife, mother and grandmother. She attended Pitzer College in Claremont and Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Business and organizational management is her area of education, expertise and experience.

    For more than twenty-five years, Leah has developed and delivered adult education programs.

    Since 2000, Leah has worked for the University of California and manages two hundred plus volunteers. Prior to joining the University of California, Leah spent seven years building an adult education and leadership program for the Girls Scouts as their Assistant Executive Director.

    Leah is an active member of Saddleback Church in Los Angeles where her spiritual gifts are used to support the Women’s Community ministry, small groups and couples desiring premarital counseling.

    However, the one thing Leah is most proud of, is her relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She loves the Lord and seeks to bring others to Christ through prayer and evangelism. Leah has committed many scriptures to memory and uses them frequently to fight unseen battles.

    Her scripture for this year is “Be still and Know that I am God” Psalm 46:10

    Leah has a tremendous amount of energy and commits time to seeking God before making decisions.

    Forever Found called Leah into an unfamiliar area of service. She is depending on God’s divine grace to move her forward. She feels honored and blessed to work with an organization that prevents, rescues and restores victims of child trafficking.


  • corrie cogswell

    International Program coordinator

    As the International Programs Coordinator for Forever Found, Corrie is able to help our 3 homes around the world put a stop to human trafficking. A life long resident of Ventura County, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from CSUN, and has been a piano teacher for 20 years. She enjoys sharing her love of music with young people and in doing this job has also been able to meet and mentor young girls outside of their lessons. She wants to make sure they have someone to talk to about the difficulties of life and she points them to Jesus in the process.

    God broke her heart in a new way for the victims of human trafficking in January of 2018 and she felt God was asking her to do more than she was currently doing to stop this cycle. She is thrilled to be a member of Forever Found and is thankful that God opened doors and provided this job.

    Corrie has been married to Ray for 14 years and they have 3 daughters, Dakoda, Peyton and Paisley. They attend Cornerstone Simi. Corrie and Ray enjoy snowboarding together when they get a chance and dreaming about the future. With her girls, Corrie loves going on girls weekends or taking trips to the beach or just sitting on the floor playing games. She counts it a privilege to be raising 3 of God's daughters.


    "The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of God will last forever." Isaiah 40:8

  • Vicki Frederick

    community relations Coordinator

    After serving three years as Forever Found's Local Programs Coordinator, Vicki recently transitioned into her new role as Community Relations Coordinator. In this new position, Vicki works closely with local churches and service groups in Ventura County, as well as organizing volunteers and Freedom Advocates, and teaching on human trafficking while promoting Forever Found's international and local programs. Vicki has volunteered at our thrift store, Second Story, since the first day it opened and has long been an advocate for children and homeless.

    Vicki and her husband Alan have lived in Simi Valley for 27 years and have three twenty-something daughters, Jillian, Megan & Danielle. A devoted follower of Jesus Christ, she lives each day with the desire to be obedient to Him by serving his people, all to His glory.

    "I consider it a privilege to advocate on behalf of victims of human trafficking, giving a voice to the voiceless."

    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

    1 Corinthians 10:31



  • kyle gauthier

    Forever found missionary

    Kyle was born in Simi Valley, California but now resides on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. A few years after high school he came to Australia to join a school with an organization called Youth With A Mission. This caused a dramatic shift in his lifestyle and within some time he joined the International team at Forever Found. Now he travels annually to all our partner home locations, where he works to strengthen our relationship. When he is not traveling, he is pursuing a future in the music industry. 

  • Janette Phillips

    Accounting

    Janette began volunteering at Forever Found in June 2013 after attending the Benefit Dinner in 2012 and being moved to volunteer her time. She feels humbled that the Lord can use her work skills as a bookkeeper for His glory.  Janette has worked in accounting over 25 years at Rocketdyne (space station program), Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley, Little Oaks School, and at Grace Brethren Church and School. 



  • MIKIE MATTESON

    Video & Editing

    Mikie currently works for the church at Rocky Peak as a video coordinator. In 2013 a mutual friend connected him with Forever Found to help make a video for a fundraiser. Since then he has helped Forever Found make videos to help raise support for the fight against human sex trafficking. Mikie has been filming, editing, and producing videos since 2011.