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.
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 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 earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development from Chico State University. She joins Forever Found with a background in finance, sales and administrative management. She enjoys live music, traveling, camping and fitness. Michele has recently learned so much about the issues of Human Trafficking and the need for the immediate response to this local and nationwide problem. She is proud to serve with Forever Found and thrilled to be apart of the team!
Vicki has seen a lot of changes at Forever Found over the past six years as Local Programs Coordinator and Community Relations Coordinator. She works closely with partner churches and corporations, service groups, as well as volunteers, promoting Forever Found's programs and educating the community on "what you can do" to help in the fight against human trafficking. She has volunteered at our thrifty boutique, Second Story, since the first day it opened, and has a lifelong mission to advocate on behalf of children-at-risk and the homeless population.
"Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute."
As the International Programs Director for Forever Found, Corrie is able to support our 3 rescue homes around the world put a stop to human trafficking.
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 for her to work at Forever Found.
"The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of God will last forever." Isaiah 40:8
Tamara Lott loved being a stay-at-home mom to her five children for many years and has been very involved in leadership in a variety of ministries. When Tamara’s twins started college she began to wonder...”What’s next, God?” And right away, God called her to lead weekly Bible Studies to the women at Sarah’s House, an incredible ministry to homeless pregnant women in need of shelter and guidance. She feels that her ministry at Sarah’s House prepared her for her current job at Forever Found.
Tamara is keenly aware of those who are hurting, have been abused, and are desperately in need of physical and emotional healing, but she realizes that their most important need is a relationship with Jesus. She is privileged to be a part of this amazing team who believes in this as well!
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Leah Haynes is a wife, mother and grandmother. She attended Pitzer College in Claremont and Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. 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 working for the University of California, she was the Assistant Executive Director for the Girl Scout Council. 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. 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.
Crystal has lived in the Conejo Valley for the past 27 years. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two adult boys.
She worked in the medical field for 20 years, helping to manage the front office of two facilities. She volunteered with the youth group at her church for many years and has been involved in outreach trips and programs. She continues to attend and serve at her church with her family. She has always had a heart for teens and those in need.
She loves working in the garden and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Taking long walks is her personal self-care, along with anything involving the beach.
Her life verse that has gotten her through many trials is 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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 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.