OUR STAFF

Joining our team means entering a community of dedicated professionals who quickly become family.

  • Co-Founder and Executive Director


    My name is Ginger, I am humbled 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. Come, let us tell you so so many stories!

  • ANNIE SCHOMAKER, LCSW

    Co-Founder and Director of Development


    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.

  • LAUREN PEFFLEY

    Program Coordinator


    Lauren recently earned her Master of Social Work and Certificate for Violence & Injury Prevention from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University with a concentration of Advocacy and Empowerment for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation. She also completed training with the YWCA’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and has served as a SART advocate. Lauren has been passionate about anti-exploitation work for over a decade now, taking every opportunity to learn about it, write about it, speak about it, and work with organizations doing something about it. She spent a year living in Southern India serving as an intern with International Justice Mission, and then spent two years as a dedicated volunteer/public speaker for Not For Sale – Minnesota. Lauren is thrilled to be pursuing justice and serving survivors through her new role as Program Coordinator at Eden’s Glory!

  • MISSY DEAL

    Lead House Manager


    Missy is a 2016 grad from Greenville College, receiving Social Work and Urban Ministries degrees. Her senior year of high school, Missy read a book which gave a glimpse of the life of the men, women and children in slavery today. Since then, the Lord has grown the desire to aid in the restoration of those who have been affected by modern day slavery. She is excited to join the Eden's Glory team! Missy loves to explore the outdoors, create art, spend time in conversation and hopes to provide similar engaging experiences for the women at Eden's Glory. She believes laughter heals, so wants to spread joy as often as possible to the staff and residents at Eden's. She encourages "firsts" as much as possible. That might be a first time skating on ice, or first time eating the core of an apple! But "firsts" bring joy; and Missy is all about joy!


  • Traci Roa

    Assistant House Manager


    Traci Roa is graduate of Greenville University with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor certificate in Spanish. She is a young and driven woman with a heart full of passion and love. During high school and her earlier years of college Traci found God when she was at her lowest point, and continued to keep moving forward. These experiences have opened her heart to helping people and is extremely excited to be a part of Eden’s Glory to make a difference. She has goals to work with the youth or maybe open her own home one day. Traci loves doing makeup, nails, and toes and would love to do these things for residents to help improve self-image and confidence. She believes that feeling good about yourself is a stepping stone to a full and happy life.


  • Sarah Payne

    Assistant House Manager


  • Join our team--Internships

    Looking for a hands on, immersed experience? Are you studying social work? counseling? business? marketing? ministry? We tailor your intern experience striking a balance between your skills, education and our needs.


    To apply: email annie@edensglory.org