Meet the Staff
Steve Covington is the Founder and Director of Through the Gate as well as Pastor of Stonewater Church in Linden, In. Steve started Through the Gate in 2014 after heart complications forced him out of the line of work he had made a living at for years. Steve poured days upon years of prayer and obedience to the Lord into getting this program up and running and he continues to volunteer his time daily, wearing many hats. Steve teaches several classes out of the curriculum and also counsels the residents weekly along with overseeing the daily operations as Director. Steve lives outside of Linden with his wife, Janet and they have 2 beautiful children, Hanna and Austin.
Michael Seaman is the Assistant Director of Through the Gate as well as Co-Pastor at Stonewater Church in Linden. His wife, Jeanette, is Office Manager at Through the Gate. Mike met Steve through a homeschool group where both families were participants. Mike and Jeanette taught biblical based marriage and anger classes to the women at the Rockville Women’s Prison from early 2011 until late 2014, where they also counseled during that time. When TTG’s doors opened for the first lady in October 2014, Mike and Jeanette answered the call and became volunteer staff. Mike continues to counsel the women that come to Through the Gate as well as Stonewater Church members. He and Jeanette reside outside of Crawfordsville and have 2 beautiful daughters, Jessica Seaman and Danielle Whitman.
Lindsay Hill is the House Manager at Through the Gate. She has been on staff since July 2017, and has been an overnight volunteer at the facility since June 2016, and is also a June 2016 graduate of the Through the Gate program. Lindsay oversees the daily schedules of the residents, as well as daily operations of the house. She also currently teaches two classes from the curriculum. She is married to Shane with a daughter, Callie, 12, and they reside in Crawfordsville.
Samantha Vann is the Manager for CFC Cleaners, which is the 2nd phase job training portion of the Through the Gate program. Sam is a recent graduate of Through the Gate and has become a volunteer as well as a staff member since graduating. Sam oversees the daily operations of the cleaning business. She also currently co-teaches a class from the curriculum. Samantha currently resides in Linden and has 3 beautiful children.