Our Staff

Malcolm Young

Malcolm Young

Co-Founder/Executive Director

Malcolm Young has worked in the human services and adoption field for over 10 years now and currently serves as the Executive Director of Christian Adoption Consultants. In addition to his role at CAC, he currently serves as a pastor and has been in church leadership for over 9 years. He has a B.A. and B.S. from Kennesaw State University.  To read more about the Young’s personal adoption story, click here!

E-mail: malcolm@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Phone: (888) 833-1114 ext 9


Amy YoungAmy Young

Co-Founder/Administrative Director

Amy Young has been in the adoption field for over 10 years now and currently serves as the Administrative Director of Christian Adoption Consultants. As a business major, Amy attended Gordon College and she comes from a background of over 7 years of corporate management and marketing experience. Her passion is to present hope to those couples whose hearts have been longing to adopt by guiding them through their adoption journey.  To read more about the Young’s personal adoption story, click here!

E-mail: amy@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Phone: (888) 833-1114 ext 9


Susan VanSyckle, LBSW

Adoption Consulting Director
Susan and her husband, Jamy, are proud parents of two beautiful children. Susan earned her Bachelors of Social Work from Olivet Nazarene University and is a licensed social worker in multiple states. Susan has been working with birth and adoptive families for over fifteen years and has a heart for birth parents who choose life and adoptive families willing to open their hearts and homes. She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor and counsels adoptive mothers desiring to breastfeed. In addition to her professional experience, Susan has a passion for equipping and training families on their journey towards adoption. 
E-mail: susan@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Blog: My Grace Filled Mess
Susan’s Photo Gallery: Flickr
Phone: (888) 833-1114 ext 6 Direct Line: (616) 881-2257

Karalee Alvey

Karalee Alvey

Senior Adoption Consultant

Karalee and her husband Troy are also former clients of Christian Adoption Consultants. Karalee has a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Louisville. Prior to working in the adoption field she spent five years in the classroom as an English teacher.  In addition to consulting with Christian Adoption Consultants, Karalee also writes home studies in the state of Kentucky for a licensed adoption agency.  Karalee and Troy are proud adoptive parents of two amazing kids and she loves being able to assist other parents on their adoption journey.

E-mail: karalee@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Blog: A Path of the Heart
Karalee’s Photo Gallery: Flickr
Phone: (888) 833-1114 Direct Line: (574)527-7049



Dawn and Jason Wright-1Dawn and Jason Wright

Senior Adoption Consultants

Dawn and Jason are the blessed parents of nine adopted children, and also former clients of Christian Adoption Consultants. They have an obvious passion for children and spent more than eleven years as directors ministering to kids at church camp full time. Dawn and Jason have really enjoyed working together over the years which makes them well suited as a husband and wife consultant team. Their experience includes domestic, international, special needs and foster/state adoptions. Dawn earned a degree in education from Simpson College, Iowa. Jason holds a diploma in hotel, catering and management. Having been greatly blessed as a family through adoption, it brings the Wrights immense joy to encourage other families on the adoption journey!

E-mail: wrights@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Blog: Adoption Shaped Heart
Phone: (888) 833-1114 Direct Line: (813) 360-7368

Katie Fenska

 Senior Adoption Consultant

Katie and her husband, Josh, are the grateful parents of four little children. Their youngest child came home in 2012 through the gift of adoption, with the assistance of Christian Adoption Consultants.  Katie has a B.A. in Elementary Education and worked as a teacher before caring for her children full-time at home.  She loves God’s relentless heart that has adopted people of all nations and races into His family, and longs to see the Church more vibrantly reflect that heart.  Katie has a passion to educate and encourage families as they work through their fears and questions about trans-racial adoption.

E-mail: katief@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Blog: Trusting God At Home
Phone: (888) 833-1114  Direct Line: (630)788-2484

193_11161498042_3951_nGretchen McWhorter

Senior Adoption Consultant
Gretchen and her husband, Justin, were one of Christian Adoption Consultants’ first clients, and they are now the proud parents of three young children, ages 8, 5 and 3, all through domestic adoptions.  Gretchen’s passion is in coaching families through the emotional roller coaster that is adoption, and helping them build their forever family. A former corporate communications specialist, Gretchen now provides families with a wide range of pre- and post-adoption services by working as a Senior Adoption Consultant with CAC.  She currently resides in the metro Atlanta area, where she and Justin are actively involved in the young adult ministry at their church, as well as the crisis adoption center in their community.  
E-mail: gretchen@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Blog: Building Beautiful Families
Phone: (888) 833-1114  Direct Line: (770)289 -3310

 Casey Zaruba

Senior Adoption Consultant

Casey and her husband, Tyler, have two boys who have both joined their family through domestic adoption! The overwhelming need was evident during Casey and Tyler’s trip to Uganda in 2013 while serving in an orphanage for a month.  They were forever changed and will spend their life advocating and being a voice for the voiceless.  Casey’s passion is seeing children set in families where they belong. Casey has served over 100 families since joining the CAC team in 2014.  She is excited to be a part of the CAC family and have a career that brings her heart so much joy.

E-mail: casey@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Blog: Coffee Cup of Thoughts
Instagram:  @zarubalife
Phone: (888) 833-1114  Direct Line: (512)230-5313

Cheri Denmon

Cheri Denmon

Adoption Consultant

Cheri and her husband, Keith, are proud parents of 3 children. Cheri holds a B.S. in Management from Jacksonville State University. She has over 7 years experience in Human Resources and over 13 years ministry experience. Her love for children and families is evident with each couple she assists through the adoption and home study process. Cheri is Executive Director of Hope for Adoption, a licensed adoption agency in Georgia.

E-mail: cheri@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Agency Website: Hope for Adoption
Phone: (888) 833-1114 Direct Line: (678) 923-1019

DSC_0202Leah Braly

Adoption Consultant
Leah and her husband, Ben are former clients of Christian Adoption Consultants.  After having a wonderful experience working with CAC for their daughter’s adoption, Leah left her career as a Speech Pathologist and joined CAC’s team.  She loves having a front seat as the Lord faithfully builds families through adoption.  Her family has since grown again through the blessing of domestic adoption.  Leah resides in the Jacksonville, FL area where she serves alongside her husband in youth ministry.    
E-mail: leah@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Blog: Faithfully Ever After
Phone: (888) 833-1114  Direct Line: (843)906-3385 

katie_manuel2Katie Manuel

Adoption Consultant

Katie and her husband Michael are the proud parents of five children. Three are biological and their younger two joined their family through adoption.  Carter was adopted with the assistance of Christian Adoption Consultant’s Special Needs Program and Eli came home from China last year.   Katie is a wife and mother who has a huge heart to see every child find their forever home. Katie especially has a desire to see those children with special needs come to find their forever family. As a Domestic and International Consultant, she has a special place in her heart for children all around the world. It is Katie’s desire to be used in any way possible to assist families in their journey to bringing home their precious son or daughter.

 E-mail: katiem@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Phone: (888) 833-1114  Direct Line: (337) 304-8089

Jonnilyn Spinks

Adoption Consultant

Jonnilyn has such a strong passion for adoption, as she is an adopted child herself! She believes that adoption is of the Lord and within His plans completely. Jonnilyn has had the joy of making a very personal part of her life a profession. She has worked in adoption for several years serving all aspects of the adoption triad. Her passion, truly, lies in helping couples build their forever families through adoption. As an Early Childhood Development major, she attended the State College of Florida and comes from an extensive background in administration and marketing. Ultimately, Jonnilyn finds it such an honor and a calling to walk alongside of families in their adoption journey.   She and her husband Joel are very involved in their local church and have a huge heart for children and families. Their joy is sharing Christ with the fatherless and encouraging them to run after Him. Jonnilyn is committed to supporting you with compassion through your adoption journey.

Phone: (888) 833-1114  Direct Line: (941) 713-5410

Kelly Todd

Adoption Consultant Assistant & Consultant

Kelly and her husband, Obbie, are former clients of CAC and are the proud parents of twins. Kelly holds a Masters degree in Professional Counseling. Prior to joining the team at CAC as Katie Fenska’s assistant, she was a counselor at a mental health clinic.  Having walked through adoption before, she understands some of the thoughts, concerns and questions that may arise throughout the process. Kelly loves connecting with families, hearing their stories and encouraging them along the way. She feels honored and grateful to be a part of something that she is so passionate about and considers it a joy to help guide families through their own adoptive journey.

Email: Kelly@christianadoptionconsultants.co
Blog: www.somethingbeautifulhere.com
Phone: (888) 833-1114 Direct Line: (225) 369-7746



Elizabeth Noel

Adoption Consultant Assistant & Consultant

Elizabeth has been married to Bryan for 11 years. Their precious son, Dex, was adopted at birth with the help of Christian Adoption Consultants. Elizabeth has a background in teaching, and once Dex was born, she became a stay at home mom. She is passionate about helping families on grow through the miracle of adoption.

E-mail: Elizabeth@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Phone Number: 404-783-0793


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Adoption Educator

Tracie and her husband John are former clients of CAC. They are parents to seven amazing children, four of them joined the Loux family through adoption. Tracie has a degree in Education, and spent many years in the classroom before she began her work as a consultant. She served as a CAC consultant for over 8 years, working with hundreds of couples on their adoptions and helping to train our consulting team. Her knowledge and expertise has been enhanced not only by working with our adoptive families over the years, but also through the experience that only comes by walking through adoption personally.  She actively serves as an Adoption Advocate and Educator for CAC and loves helping couples gain an deeper understanding of the adoption process as she educates them on the benefit of working with an Adoption Consultant and helps them choose the services that fit them best.

Email: tracie@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Family blog: www.tracieloux.wordpress.com
Adoption blog: www.thespiritofadoption.wordpress.com


compressedDave and Amy Lemaster

Adoption Specialists

Dave and his wife Amy are the proud parents of four children, 3 through adoption (including twin boys & their daughter) and one son biologically.  They adopted with the help and support of Christian Adoption Consultants for both their adoption journeys.  Dave has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and MBA through Liberty University Online.  Amy has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Teacher Education – Early Childhood.  Dave has been in the accounting/tax field since 2008 and also operates his own tax business where he has gained extensive knowledge about the adoption tax credit which helps to serve CAC families.  They also helped launch their church’s adoption, foster care, & orphan care ministry in 2011 and currently serve as the leaders of the ministry.  They host a monthly adoption support group to help adoptive or potential adoptive families on their adoption journey.  They are passionate about sharing God’s heart for the fatherless with others and encouraging them to consider adoption for their family!

Email for Dave: Dave@christianadoptionconsultants.com
Phone for Dave: 218-591-3892
Email for Amy: Amyrenee.lemaster@gmail.com
Phone for Amy: 218-428-0659


Meg Weston

Adoption Consultant Assistant & Information Coordinator

Meg and her husband Tim are proud parents of three children.  Adoption has been close to her heart since fostering and adopting her oldest son and five years later adopting her daughter. Meg holds a Bachelors of Social Work from Olivet Nazarene University. She is honored to be coordinating information for the CAC staff and assisting Susan with families on their journey towards adoption.

Email: Meg@christianadoptionconsultants.com


Libby Hostetler

Adoption Consultant Assistant

Libby and her husband, Eddy, have three children.  Their youngest son joined their family through domestic adoption with Christian Adoption Consultants back in 2015.  God worked mightily in their hearts and lives through the process and they feel so blessed by the guidance and care their consultant gave them as they filled out paperwork and waited for their son to come home.  Libby is a stay at home mom, and works as Leah’s assistant creating family profile books.  She loves having the opportunity to help other families in their adoption journey and prays for each family and their future child as she works on their profiles.  Libby believes God calls families to adoption and works every detail to place each child in the family He created them for.

Email: Libby@christianadoptionconsultants.com