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 House Manager and 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, the daily operations of the house, as well as overseeing daily office duties. She also currently teaches two classes from the curriculum. She has a daughter, Callie, 13, and they reside in Roachdale.
Janet Covington is the Business Manager of Through the Gate. 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 as well as wearing many other hats. 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.
Jason Austin is the most recent addition to our staff, coming onboard in February of 2019. Jason has been a member of Stonewater Church since 2018. His background in the criminal justice field as well as his desire to help people collide to make him a great asset to our ministry. Jason will assist Bella in the communications department, as well as wearing many other hats. He also currently counsels ladies here weekly.