Nicole is the founder and President of Servant's Heart Outreach.
She has Master’s in Counseling Psychology and an Education Specialist degree from Indiana University. Nicole is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate in Indiana as well as a Certified Recovery Coach. In the state of Arkansas, Nicole is licensed as an LPC.
Nicole began working with at-risk youth, teenage mothers, and mothers in prison in the summer of 2013. After moving to Indiana, Nicole was honored to work as a homebased therapist specializing in addiction recovery and providing therapy and case management to families broken by addiction or abuse with the goal of reunifying the family and restoring a healthy home life. At the same time, Nicole worked with youth involved with probation in a group therapy format, providing life skills, cognitive behavioral therapy and role modeling for Indiana youth.
On a volunteer basis, Nicole served at the Inter-Faith Emergency Winter Shelter providing food and a warm place to sleep for Bloomington, Indiana’s homeless. Additionally, Nicole volunteered at the Shalom Center regularly, serving hot meals and providing for the daily needs of the impoverished, homeless and transient.
Carla serves on the board of Servant's Heart. Carla owns her own non-profit as well and often partners with SHO to provide clients with wraparound services. Her work has had an impact in communities across the U.S including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Nevada. Carla is known for her ability to galvanize communities and lead people to a better life.
Over the last 20 years, she has focused on developing community-oriented programs in NWA to bring about positive change in the lives of individuals. In 2009, she started hosting what she called, “BareFoot Parties” that allowed women to unpack their internal burdens by providing them a safe place. As the parties grew, she founded the Arts & Science of DIVAology (Divine DIVA) as a community social service support center in 2014.
By 2017, those BareFoot parties had evolved into DIVA University, a 12-week curriculum based, cognitive life skills program that focuses on Vision & Purpose. Today, the program is presented as DIVA & DUDE Community Outreach/Training Center. Once asked what the organization does, Carla responded,
“…a shorter list is what don’t we do. We are what Social Services should be, individualized and intentional”.
Carla see’s the organization as an “organism” that is consists of, and works with individuals from all shades of life. In her eyes, no cookie cutter pattern will work for the communities we serve. She believes that if we truly want to enhance our community, we have to provoke change in the families that live in them!
“When we have purposed, vision focused individuals,” she says, “there is no time for shenanigans. We don't falsify hope...we clarify vision."
Jeff Evans serves on the board of Servant's Heart and is also the President and co-founder of Colonial Mortgage, LLC, a mortgage lending and real estate consultation firm located in Bentonville, Arkansas. Jeff graduated from Centenary College, where he received a BS in Business and minor in Political Science. His career has been marked by company development and philanthropic endeavors.
Most recently, Jeff was a Board Member of the NW Arkansas Home Builders Association, Committee Member of Arkansas Metro Board of Realtors and also a tenured Board Member of the Curtis Coleman Institute for Constitutional Policy, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to educating Americans about the Constitution of the United States of America. Presently serving in his 7th year as a Coordinator for Special Olympics Area 3, Jeff continues to oversee and proudly expand highly visible annual events for youth and adults with special needs in partnership with the University of Arkansas Athletic Department.
Jeff has historically specialized in real estate as a commercial real estate appraiser working toward his MAI designation and has earned his Texas Real Estate Broker License and General State Certified Appraiser License in Texas, California and Arkansas. He founded Cornerstone Appraisal, Inc. in Dallas and Los Angeles. He later helped orchestrate the expansion of PNC Mortgage Corporation and eventually Benchmark Bank/Stratford Mortgage into the Colorado area as a loan officer and Branch Manager. Soon afterward, his expanding and company development expertise allowed relocation to Arkansas where he worked as Regional Manager for Cornerstone Mortgage before forming Contex Appraisal and Colonial Mortgage, LLC.
Steve Wilks graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Religion. He has dedicated his life to serving Christ’s body through ministry, both as music minister and pastor. He is known throughout the Ozarks as an exceptional leader and organizer of special events and major productions.
Additionally, Steve has worked with the Missouri Department of Child Services over the last ten years in order to serve and nurture foster families and foster children. His current role provides him the opportunity to serve as the circuit liaison for the state wide faith based initiative to encourage faith based groups to become active in supporting children in foster care within the state.
Nancy Hughes is the CEO of Family Solutions, an agency that provides home-based counseling and case management for families involved with the Department of Child Services.
Nancy holds a master's of social work from IUPUI and strives to make the families of those she serves whole again.
Nan Farrow holds the office of Secretary.
Nan has over thirty years of experience in ministry support, administration and financial management. She has proven herself to be proficient in creating and maintaining organizations’ databases, accounts and budgets. More importantly, however, Nan’s love of God, caring heart and cheerful face has made her an integral part of the Servant’s Heart mission. God consistently works through her to bring people to salvation and provide a real-life example of how God’s presence makes a profound difference.
Garry is our Office Administrative Assistant. Garry has experience in the correctional realm and has enjoyed working with and mentoring juveniles throughout the many facets of the Juvenile Justice System of Benton County. Garry has found his niche in the field of mental health over the last few years. He believes mental healthcare to be a vital component of everyday life and the foundation that fosters the betterment of the lives of everyone. Garry has always demonstrated a true joy in having the opportunity to help anyone, in any capacity possible.
" I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. "