JoDee Herschend, Founder

JoDee Herschend Founder

JoDee is the Founder and visionary for the Caring People.  She began this ministry with a heart for the hurting and lost among us and continues to focus on our core mission to “create an awareness of and a desire to meet Jesus to Single Moms and their children.” She spends much of her time these days with her husband, Peter, and their 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Contact [email protected].

Cindy Shorey, CEO

Cindy Shorey Chief Executive Officer

Cindy  began her journey on staff full time in 2007 after serving as a fundraising  volunteer for JoDee Herschend in 2002.  Cindy now oversees all strategic objectives and day-to-day operations as Chief Executive Officer. “Working with our 100+ volunteers is such a blessing for me as I see the real fruit come from their time and effort. We couldn’t exist without these special women.”  Contact [email protected]


Karen Sinn, Field Rep

Karen Stone Program Rep – Missouri and Kansas


Karen Stone began growing new markets for TCP in 2012 and serves as our first Program Field Rep in that capacity. She is intricately involved in growing the volunteer platform it takes in all new markets, including leadership development.   A Columbia, Mo. native, Karen is also a trained Life Coach and uses many of these skills to “coach” and “encourage” our new city chairs.  Karen spends much of her time on the road meeting new Caring Women weekly – all with our goal in mind. Karen’s email is [email protected]

Louanne Dietrich, Director of Development

Louanne Dietrich Director of Development

As Director of Development, Louanne is responsible for Donor interaction, creating special events for our donors and Corporate sponsors. Louanne has a diverse background. She also specializes in coaching our chapters in creating a sustainable ministry in each market. Her favorite part of the Caring People is seeing lives changed through knowing Jesus Christ. She and her husband, Alan, live on Table Rock Lake in the Branson area.  They have two children and one grandchild. Contact [email protected]


Karen Joy Wiseman Oklahoma Program Rep


Karen Joy Wiseman new to the Caring People (TCP) team, in 2017. Introduced to TCP while a pastor’s wife in Branson, MO., she was a volunteer for various TCP events. She and her husband, Brian, moved to Oklahoma in 2012 to pastor a church. As  the new Oklahoma Program Rep., Karen will help pioneer the mission in the latest market expansion for TCP. “I’m passionate to see single moms know Jesus and thrive in His abundant life for them. I believe TCP will shine the light of Jesus into thousands of lives in OK.” Contact [email protected]


Megan Nichols Administrative Assistant

Megan shares, “I was once told by one of my mentors that the most successful people in life are those who are doing what they are most passionate about.  The work and vision of the Caring People is something I am passionate about.  Luke 6:31 says, “Do to others as you would have them do to you” and that is exactly what this ministry does. They treat Single Moms with love, respect and dignity while offering them a hope for a better tomorrow.  As a Single Mom currently, myself, I not only relate to the the mission but I strongly believe in it. ” Contact [email protected] for general questions.


Jeanne Steveson Development Assistant

Jeanne Steveson joined the staff of the Caring People in July 2017 as the Development Assistant.  She has many years of experience in the administrative field and in working with non-profit organizations on various levels. With a heart to serve God and also to serve women, she is very excited to share in our mission to bring Jesus to Single Moms and their children. Contact [email protected]