Lifeshape is a non-profit organization seeking to make a lasting difference in the world.

Breaking the cycle of spiritual poverty.


Spiritual poverty is a life separate from God – a life that is insufficient, lacking, and in need of the love of Jesus Christ. That poverty affects the relationships we have with our families, our communities, and our world. We know that engaging others with the Gospel of Jesus Christ will satisfy this need and ultimately break the ongoing cycle of spiritual poverty.

We are dedicated to these things.

Christ

We believe in the pre-eminence of Christ. He empowers The Church to fulfill His mission. We are dedicated to transforming the lives of others as we follow Him. 

Vision

We believe that vision is revealed by God and where there is vision, people prosper.

Excellence

We believe excellence honors God and inspires people. God gave His best, therefore we give our best.

Collaboration

We believe that our alliances will enable us to enhance our effectiveness and leverage our resources.

Service

We believe in serving rather than being served. We will follow Christ's example to serve others with joy and compassion. 

Team

Larry Cox


President & CEO

Larry is the President & CEO of Lifeshape spending his time serving and leading the staff. He has held the role of a university administrator and professor but has spent most of his career with his wife Cheryl serving in non-profit work all over the world. Larry and Cheryl have raised four children overseas living in 6 countries throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Larry and Cheryl are proud grandparents to 13 grandchildren and often have all the kids over to their family farm to play with the animals and in the gardens.

Scott Holste


Director of Strategic Initiatives

Scott is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Lifeshape leading our team in the development and implementation of strategies that break the cycle of spiritual poverty. He and his wife Janie have lived in various places around the US, southeast Asia, northern Africa, and Europe. Scott has served in senior leadership roles with an large international non-profit overseeing more than 4500 personnel in nearly 180 countries. He is passionate about sharing the message of God among every people group in every sphere of society. He and Janie have three sons and four grandchildren. He enjoys music, playing with his dogs and relaxing in his hammock.

Alan Hall


Director of Support Services & Human Resources Officer

Alan and his wife, two beautiful daughters and handsome son moved north from Florida to Georgia when he joined our team in early 2016. Alan serves as the Director of Support Services & HR Officer for Lifeshape and Impact 360. He and his family love Europe as they spent nearly 15 years living in England, Germany, and Turkey. Alan has vast experiences in both for-profit and non-profit sectors including the areas of finance, business administration, risk management, foreign policy, human resources and project management. This list touches only some of his professional experiences and it continues to expand, as Alan is a passionate learner. He loves Swiss chocolate from Interlaken and enjoys preserving particular points in time through photography.

Paul Passaro


Chief Financial Officer

Paul is the Chief Financial Officer for Lifeshape. He was born and raised in New Jersey and has lived in Massachusetts and South Africa but has spent the last several years in North Carolina with his wife Kristi and three children. He has vast experience in business consulting, strategic planning, and finance in both non-profit and for-profit industries in the U.S. and internationally. Paul’s passion for stewardship is a huge asset to Lifeshape leading the charge to manage funds most effectively. He is also passionate about his faith and family with hobbies including Bible study, bird hunting, fitness and golf.

Steve Rubado


Program Manager

Although originally from Syracuse, New York, Steve and his wife Jan moved to the great south when Steve joined Lifeshape in 2014. Steve previously worked in information technology, served as a captain in the US Army, and most recently worked with a leadership training company in India. Steve is deeply passionate about mentoring others to be leaders with great integrity and purpose. He and Jan have three adorable little girls and enjoy spending time together playing sports and learning about different cultures and people.

Fran Andrews


Program Manager

Fran is a Program Manager for Lifeshape and has been with us since 2005. She is a Georgia native, born and raised in southwest Atlanta. Fran has 20 years experience in the corporate world before spending time working and living in Western Europe and the Middle East in the non-profit sector. She loves being a part of an organization that is making a difference in people’s lives around the world. She has a contagious laugh that keeps everyone else cracking a smile.

Whitney Stancil


Marketing & Branding Coordinator

Whitney is the Marketing & Branding Coordinator for Lifeshape. She has been a part of the Chick-fil-A family of non-profits since 2011 in various capacities including roles associated with operations, logistics, training, design, leading teams and project management. Whitney loves all things outdoors and especially enjoys adventuring around the Chattahoochee River that runs through her backyard. She is a fan of good coffee and cooking, with big dreams of owning a lively garden one day. Most all of her time is spent cultivating intentional relationships with the ones she loves and creating environments that foster purposeful community.

Janet Moses


Logistics Coordinator

Janet was born and raised in India where she lived until returning to Canada for university. After college, Janet spent additional years in India where she met her husband. They have since moved to the US where Janet has worked in various roles in both corporate and ministry environments. Janet serves as the Logistics Coordinator for Lifeshape; she is our most detail-oriented teammate and is knowledgeable about all things travel-related for most parts of the world. Janet lives in Rome, Georgia, with her husband, and has one daughter and two sons. She enjoys time with her family, loves to travel, and is a closet photographer.

Susanne Tumlin


Executive Administrator

Susanne has been with Lifeshape as the Executive Administrator to John White for the past 10 years. Prior to her work with us, Susanne spent 21 years working for Delta in human resources. She is incredible at making connections and helping others with whatever is put in front of her. When she isn’t administrating, she can be found spending time with her husband Robert of 29 years who she met at church on the south side of Atlanta. If you’re lucky, you might catch her practicing piano and assuring you that all of her concerts are free.

Marva Goldson


Staff Accountant

Marva has been our Staff Accountant since 2013 and keeps track of everything associated with a dollar sign. She has more than 17 years of experience in accounting with both profit and non-profit companies. She is native to Fairburn, GA where she currently lives with her husband Wayne and three sons Hugh, Brandon, and Jonathan. She is most passionate about her family and also enjoys decorating and fashion.

Jason Kise


Logistics Coordinator

Before attending Berry College and moving to Rome, Georgia, where he currently lives, Jason spent his childhood in Lilburn, Georgia. He is a gifted pianist and has been teaching piano lessons for more than 15 years. Jason joined Lifeshape in 2014 as the Logistics Specialist and works diligently to support our teams that travel abroad. Jason and his wife Renee have the honor of raising five boys who love all things from reading and drawing to catching reptiles and making movies. Jason loves playing ultimate Frisbee with his boys, playing piano and singing in choir.

Jo Ann Patty


Administrative Specialist

Jo Ann is the Administrative Assistant to the President & CEO. She also provides Human Resources support to the organization and is a go-to for calendaring. Jo Ann has worked for several other non-profits in the executive support role along with payroll and accounting functions. She and her husband Jeff have four kiddos, three dogs, and five cats. She is bargain shopper who loves to sing and would have more pets if she had the space!

Bill Goff


Volunteer, Special Projects

Bill Goff retired in 2003 to help advise other organizations, particularly those that work in international ministry. He has volunteered his time and experience to Lifeshape since 2012 providing strategic consultancy in partner acquisition. Prior to retirement Bill spent 30 years working in the life insurance and financial services industries consulting with Fortune 100 companies. His passion for training leaders in Eastern Europe and Central Asia inspire his volunteer work and contribute valuable amounts of energy to our team. He and his wife Marilyn have two children and four grandchildren. He enjoys choral singing, golf and playing with his grandkids!

Mark Grigg


Stewardship Officer

Mark serves as the Stewardship Officer for Lifeshape where he is able to fulfill his life calling - to encourage others how to best steward their resources for God’s glory. Mark is passionate about the church, teaching, and discipleship. He has been fundraising professionally for over 14 years and brings with him vast experience in sales and marketing management. He and his wife Wanda are proud parents and grandparents of their son, daughter, and two young grandsons. You can find Mark spending time with his best friend Wanda, snow skiing during winter, golfing, and playing with his pet Sheltie, Ella.

Board of Directors

John White


Chairman & Co-founder

John W. White, III is the Chairman & Co-founder of Lifeshape, providing vision and strategic direction to lead the organization to glorify God by breaking the cycle of spiritual poverty. John and his wife, Trudy Cathy White, co-founded Lifeshape and Impact 360 Institute. Previously, he served 20 years in various roles with an international non-profit, including 10 years of service in the country of Brazil. John and Trudy continue to work to encourage and develop leaders while intentionally maximizing their influence to impact culture globally. John also enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for WinShape Foundation. They are the proud parents of four children, grandparents of 13, and members of McDonough Road Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. John’s stated life focus is, “to know and love God with all my heart, mind, and body and to become more like Him in attitude and character each day."

Trudy Cathy White


Co-founder

Trudy Cathy White is dedicated to impacting culture and passionate about intentionally investing her influence toward equipping young people to be Christ-centered servant leaders. Trudy, along with her husband, John W. White, III, co-founded Lifeshape and Impact 360 Institute after 20 years of service with an international non-profit. Trudy served 13 years as the director of WinShape Camps for Girls, a camping program started by her mother, Jeanette, and father, S. Truett Cathy. Today, WinShape Camps reaches thousands of campers each summer. She and John are the proud parents of four children, grandparents of 15, and members of McDonough Road Baptist church in Fayetteville, Georgia. In everything Trudy does, she is led by her commitment to obey God’s leadership, nurture family relationships, and promote godly character in the next generation.

Bob Yoe


Board Member

Robert Yoe was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He and his wife, Beth, have been married for 40 years, and they are the proud parents of two children, and grandparents of five. For the past 25 years, Robert has served as president and CEO of DeSoto Mills, Inc., as well as Crescent, Inc. He is also the founder and CEO of FITS Technologies. Over the years, he has served on a broad range of business, trade, nonprofit and company boards. The primary nonprofit boards he serves on are AMG International, and Lifeshape.

Maurice Graham


Board Member

Maurice is a pastor, counselor, husband and father. In the early 1980’s he helped develop the first Department of Pastoral Care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Soon after, he went overseas with a large international non-profit and pastored churches in Liberia, West Africa, and Kuwait. In 1990, Maurice was held hostage in Iraqi-occupied Kuwait for more than four months before being released when Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein announced that all foreign "guests" should be freed. His life’s work is that of glorifying God and bringing others to know Him as their Savior. Currently he lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Laurie. Maurice and Laurie have two sons, Peter and Aaron, and enjoy their work with Shepherd’s Staff Ministry. Maurice founded the ministry in 2000, and today he continues to offer Christian counseling and consulting services for churches and clergy from all over the world.

Rick Smith


Board Member

After a lifetime (25 years) of high-tech sales for Motorola, Inc., Rick is now blessed to serve as special assistant to Terry Parker - the founder and chairman emeritus of The National Christian Foundation. Several years ago, he was appointed by Governor Perdue of Georgia, and reappointed by Governor Deal, to serve on the State of Georgia Child Support Commission, where he enjoyed serving and making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Rick is currently a member of Northpoint Community Church in Atlanta where he served on the original steering committee with the pastor, Andy Stanley. He and his wife Harriet have two grown children and live in Smyrna, Georgia.

Terry Parker


Board Member

In 1982, after many years serving as a lawyer, Terry founded The National Christian Foundation with his friends, Ron Blue and Larry Burkett. They started with the goal of creating a new type of charitable foundation – one that would simplify the process of giving, multiply results and glorify the Lord. Today, NCF is the largest Christian grant-making foundation in the world. Terry is active in the Christian philanthropic community, serving or having served on numerous non-profit boards, including Crown Financial Ministries, Christian Legal Society, The Gathering, and Family Research Council. In his spare time, he enjoys lecturing throughout the country on behalf of the ministries served by The National Christian Foundation. He and his wife Paula live in Atlanta, Georgia, and have three wonderful children and nine of the greatest grandchildren in the world.

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