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.
Lindsay Lieske is the Office 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 overseeing daily office duties. She also currently teaches two classes from the curriculum. She has a daughter, Callie, 14, and they reside in Roachdale.
Janet Covington is the Business Manager for CFC Cleaners. She came on staff in September 2018, and has been an overnight volunteer since opening in 2014. Janet oversees the daily operations of our cleaning business, CFC Cleaners. Years of faithful service and prayer and commitment to God's timing has finally brought Janet to serve in this ministry alongside her husband, Director Steve Covington. In addition to husband, Steve and their 2 beautiful children, Hanna and Austin, they were recently blessed by their first grandchild.
Bella Lee is the Communications Director of Through the Gate. She came on staff in October 2018, immediately after graduating from the program. Bella oversees the daily operations of communications, fundraising, speaking and raising awareness in public forums, as well as utilizing her Graphic Design degree by making our newsletters, pamphlets and other marketing documents. Bella also currently oversees the cleaning jobs that our business CFC Cleaners has. She also volunteers overnight shifts regularly at the facility. Bella has a beautiful son, Loren and a beautiful daughter, Alice.
Morgan Wehner is the House Manager of Through the Gate. She oversees the daily activities of the residents. Morgan is a 2017 graduate of Through the Gate. She has been on staff as House Manager since July 2019. Morgan hails from southern Indiana and after her time in the program, she decided to relocate to our community. She has been a faithful overnight volunteer since her graduation in 2017, which she continues to do.
Crystal Reiniche works for CFC Cleaners. Crystal works diligently and professionally taking the ladies out to clean all of our local contracts. Crystal is a June 2019 graduate of Through the Gate, and has worked for CFC since graduating. She is also a faithful weekly overnight volunteer at the facility. Crystal has a beautiful son, Kadin and a beautiful daughter, Savannah.