Lindy Havens, Executive Director
Lindy first heard about trafficking through a Focus on the Family broadcast when she was 14. At that moment God told her that this would be part of her life. She experienced the first hand reality when she worked in an aftercare center for young survivors in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the year of 2006. Lindy was privileged to join Restore Innocence first mentor team at the inception of the program in 2011, and prior to become the ED, she served as the director of the mentor program. Lindy is passionate for redemption and loves the fact that Christ calls wounded healers to administer His grace and mercy to fellow sojourners.
Abby Leonard, Mentor Director
Abby has had a heart for walking alongside hurting and vulnerable young women throughout her adulthood. In 2012, when she became aware of how prevalent human trafficking is here in the United States, her heart broke and she knew she needed to become involved in the effort to bring hope and healing to survivors. Prior to becoming the Mentor Director, Abby had the privilege of journeying with two survivors in mentoring relationships. She feels it is an honor and joy to support the incredible women and girls as they journey towards restoration and healing.
Lisa Archuleta, Executive Assistant
Lisa loves the privilege of being involved in the lives of some very beautiful girls who she is proud to call friends. She is inspired by their strength, determination and how they can still have a smile on their face even after the things they have been through! Her job is often accomplished behind the scenes, but it's very rewarding. It allows her to provide administrative support to the amazing staff at Restore Innocence and satisfies her hunger to help others. She's reminded that even though there is evil in this world, there is also good. She is the wife to a wonderful man and a mom to two very precious boys.
Jason and Michelle Korth, Founders
In 1999 Jason co-led a team of college students to Mozambique, Africa where his team taught and ministered to orphaned children of all ages. This experience set a course for him that ultimately led to the passion he has for those who are taken advantage of. After learning about human trafficking, he became a passionate advocate for victims. Since 2009 he has been actively involved in spreading awareness and raising support to help victims find hope and healing.
Michelle's heart for justice began in the summer of 2001 when she lived as a missionary in Ukraine, ministering to orphan children and teenagers. In 2008, Michelle became actively involved in the fight against human trafficking. As a former teacher and high school coach, her passions for children and young girls, as well as her desire for justice and restoration, lead her and Jason to start the non-profit Restore Innocence in 2010. Michelle is also the creator of the Freedom and Grace product line, bringing awareness to the issue of fair trade and benefiting organizations who are part of the anti-trafficking movement.