Board of Directors
Rev. Ginger Coakley--Executive Director
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Eden's Glory
My name is Ginger, I am amazed that God called me to lead something like this. Eden’s Glory is an act of courage and obedience, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It is also an honor to have a front row seat to the transforming power and grace of God. In 2010 I was completely unaware that slavery still existed. When I heard, I devoured information from statistics to documentaries, to narrative accounts. I was heart broken at the reality. I was angered by the injustice, and I was CALLED to do something about it. So I quit my job, moved to Illinois, got married, bought a house, had a baby, and started a ministry all in the same year. Crazy! We have been open since September 2015 and have served 7 women so far. We could tell you so so many stories!
Katrina Liss--Board President
Human Resources, Greenville University
Katrina Liss is the Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator for Greenville University. She is married to Dan and together they have three children through foster care, adoption and birth– Judah 13, Malachi 2 and Havana 2. Her role as Title IX Coordinator at Greenville University is to ensure a fair and equitable process exists to address serious matters of sexual harassment and violence. In the last few years she has learned a great deal about the realities and prevalence of sexual assault on College campuses and human trafficking in all parts of the world. She is humbled to serve the Eden’s Glory board in order to provide survivors dignity once again.
Business Manager, Trinity Lutheran Ministries, Edwardsville, IL
Philippians 1:6 "being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Della has lived in the Greenville community for nearly 40 years having various levels of community, church, and non-profit organizational involvement. She earned her bachelor's degree in Management from Greenville College, and her master's degree in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Della has two adult children that are currently full-time college students, and two elementary-age children. Della serves on the Board of Eden's Glory with the desire that other women come to believe and understand as she has the teaching of Philippians 1:6.
Digital Media Specialist, DeMoulin Bros. Co. | Digital Art\Social Media Dir., Simple Room
The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me
because God anointed me.
He sent me to preach good news to the poor,
heal the heartbroken,
Announce freedom to all captives,
pardon all prisoners. Isaiah 61:1 Msg
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously. Micah 6:8 Msg
Rev. Dr. Kevin Austin
President, The Set Free Movement
Kevin, a former missionary to Thailand, is the founder and director of the Set Free Movement, an organization that seeks to end modern slavery and create new futures in partnership with others. Kevin has 20+ years in cross cultural ministry, partnership with justice organizations, leadership with the Set Free Movement, and academic work. It was by Kevin's inspiration that the idea for Eden's Glory came to life.
Eden's Glory, Program Director
Annie is a licensed clinical social worker with vast experience of casework, counseling, and training in her field. In 2004, God moved her heart to fight for the broken, the enslaved, and challenge systemic injustices and she has never turned back. Annie is the co-founder and lead program developer for Eden's Glory. MANY hours of learning, research, networking, writing, revising, wrestling, creativity, heart, and PRAYER have been given to the creation of a two-year treatment program for survivors of human trafficking. Annie will lead the program, with God's help and grace, to focus on the women and their pursuit of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational restoration.
IL Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB)
Kelly is a licensed attorney and has spent the majority of her career working on behalf of victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse. Even after almost fifteen years of helping victims of sexual exploitation, it was not until 2012 that she became aware of the enormous issue of human trafficking. She felt God was leading her to do more to support those trapped in the dark world of slavery, and she serves on the Board of Eden’s Glory with the prayer that women will come to know the love and redemption of Jesus Christ.
Set Free Movement Task Force: Bond County
Rachel is married to Tim Wayman and they have two daughters, Brooke, 8yrs and Alli, 5 yrs. She got her undergrad at Greenville University and went on to teach Elementary school aged kids for 4 years in Texas. Rachel and Tim moved back to Greenville in 2011 and she has been staying home raising her kids. Rachel volunteered with Set Free and then later learned more about Eden’s Glory and felt that God was leading her to this ministry. She has been helping Eden’s Glory since 2015 and has served on the board since 2016.