Advisory Council

Adrien Lewis

Founder & Executive Director
Care Portal
Adrien spent the first 10 years of his career serving as a business development professional in healthcare, technology, and education companies. In 2010, God asked Adrien to leave the business world and advocate full time for orphaned and abandoned children within the ministry. This call ultimately led to him becoming a foster and adoptive parent and developing CarePortal as a connecting technology to drive action for local children and families in crisis.

Dr. Sharon Ford

Director for Foster Care and Adoption
Focus on the Family
Dr. Sharon Ford is a nationally-recognized child welfare consultant and the retired Manager for Permanency Services for the Colorado Department of Human Services in the Division of Child Welfare Services. She is the former President of the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP) and the Association of Administrators for the Interstate Compact on Adoption Medical Assistance (AAICAMA).

Jason Weber

National Director
Foster Care Initiatives for the Christian Alliance for Orphans
A foster and adoptive dad, Jason serves as the National Director of Foster Care Initiatives for the Christian Alliance for Orphans. He’s led the way with the ‘more than enough’ initiative and has been a long time friend and coach of FTC.

Krish Kandiah

Home for Good / Sanctuary Refuge
Krish is a long time supporter and friend of Foster the City, and is passionate about the work of engaging the local church to see the needs of some of the most vulnerable met.

Filipe Santos

Lead Pastor
Fililpe Santos is the lead pastor a Echo Church, long time friend and trusted adviser for Foster the City. It is through the generosity of Filipe's ministry at Echo Church that allows Foster the City to run hard for our foster families.

Darren Allarde

Salt & Light Ministry
A tech leader, app developer, Co-Founder of the ministry/non-profit Salt & Light, and pastor, Darren has been guiding Foster the City with spiritual and technical wisdom.

La Ne' Powers

Foster and Adoptive Parent
Foster the City
La Ne’s passion for the church to be the place that loves and cares for vulnerable children has been foundational to Foster the City. We’re grateful to have her speak into faith and foster care in FTC as a trusted and longtime leader.

Dave Carlsen

Lead Pastor / Vision Team Member Neighborhood Bible Church
We know the value and importance of keeping the voice of a local pastor at the forefront of what we do. Dave has served and led at FTC since the formation and has volunteered his time since he first joined.

Shaun Middlebusher

Creative Director
Shaun has spoken in Foster the City’s brand development for years, helping us with design, print work, website work, and building out our brand guides.