Ked Frank – Founder / President National Refuge for Women

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Ked is the Founder/President of Refuge for Women. Ked is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Liberty University with a degree in Professional Counseling. Ked spent two and a half years working in a men's recovery facility in southern Ohio before serving on staff at Southland Christian Church. He has been married to Michelle for 20 years and has two children, Nathaniel and Julianna.

Jade Cook – Financial Manager


Jade was the Bookkeeper and Administrative assistant at Refuge for Women for 2 years before becoming the Financial Manager. She was born and raised in Lexington, KY. After graduating from high school, she attended UK, where she fell more in love with Christ through attending the Christian Student Fellowship. After joining the staff there in 2003, she quickly realized she had a heart for ministry and non-profits. Helping women out of the sex industry was a burden on her heart, and she had already been volunteering with Bruised Reed at Southland Christian Church for almost 2 years. Jade and her husband have 3 daughters.


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Leigh is the Communications Director for Refuge for Women. She began with our organization as a volunteer - leading a Bible study each week in our safe house. In 2014, she transitioned to a staff position.  Her previous experience is in Human Resources at Southland Christian Church.  Leigh is a graduate of the University of Louisville and lives with her husband and three children in beautiful Danville, Kentucky.

Nicole Webb - chief operations officer


Nicole is the Chief Operations Officer for Refuge for Women. Her previous work experience includes engineering and managing compliance engineering teams in the Imaging and Solutions Industry. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in engineering. Nicole has served in various ministry and community leadership roles over the years and is actively involved in leadership coaching and development.  She and her husband, Michael, live in Kentucky and have two (grown) children, Jayme and Jessica. 

National Board Members:

Ked Frank | President and Founder

MA in Professional Counseling (Kentucky)

David Diers | Chairman

VP Southwest Region Field Engineering & Operations, Cox Communications (Nevada)

Duncan Gardiner | Treasurer

Financial Planner, Thrivent Financial (Kentucky)

Bud Simon | Secretary

Mission Consultant TMS Global, Pastor and PhD student in Intercultural Studies (Kentucky)

Carson Castleman

VP of Ed. and Chief Innovation Officer, Indiana Wesleyan University (Kentucky)

Nikki Instone

Clinical Psychologist, Behavioral Health Consultant at Mercy Health Physicians (Ohio)

Matthew Smith

Client Services Manager, American Philanthropic (Massachusetts)

Megan Yates

Social Media Manager, Host of My Faith Votes LIVE, Columnist for Christian Post (Texas)

Peter Kavanaugh

President, Milestone Construction (Texas)

Nicole Rowan

Pastor of Presence OC Church, author of Kingdom Daughters (California)

Dana Roscoe

CSEC Coordinator, Santa Barbara City Child Welfare Services (California)