In this episode, Adrien Lewis and Lisa McNearney share some of the powerful stories behind the development of CarePortal, a technology connecting platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in a community to the attention of the Church. The impact that CarePortal has created in Missouri and throughout the U.S. demonstrates how providing more than enough for children and families in foster care can be possible when there is a way for a community to cultivate proximity to the needs of others and an opportunity to support.
“ . . . there’s not a lack of people out there who care…There are tons of us. There are tons of resources. We just have to line ourselves up for providing what’s needed in that scenario.”
Adrien Lewis, Chief Innovation Officer, CarePortal
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Meet Our Guests
Adrien spent the first 10 years of his career serving as a business development professional in healthcare, technology, and education companies. In 2007, God turned Adrien’s life “right side up” on a mission trip to Haiti with his wife Cynthia, which began three years of volunteering with The Global Orphan Project (GO Project). In 2010, God asked Adrien to leave the business world and advocate full time for orphaned and abandoned children with GO Project. This call ultimately led him to become a foster and adoptive parent and develop CarePortal as a platform to facilitate the cooperation of local churches and agencies for local children and families in crisis. He currently works as the Chief Innovation Officer of CarePortal.
Lisa is the CarePortal Regional Manager for the Kansas City Northland Region of Missouri. She has been part of the CarePortal team in multiple capacities since the launch of CarePortal in her area in 2015. She has her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri and worked as a Critical Care nurse early in her career. Lisa has a heart and passion for serving children and families, and a gift of connecting. She has a wonderful husband of 20 years, a high school-age daughter and son, and 2 mischievous pups.
Meet Our Host
Jason and his wife, Trisha, have been speaking up on behalf of the marginalized for the past 24 years. Jason has written and helped to produce several books and other tools, including Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn, a 2018 ECPA Christian Book Award finalist and the newly released Until There’s More Than Enough. Jason writes a regular column for Fostering Families Today magazine and is the host of the More Than Enough Podcast, which highlights the work of national foster care advocates. Jason serves with the Christian Alliance for Orphans and helps lead More Than Enough, a collaborative movement facilitated by the CAFO community. Jason and his family live in Plano, Texas.