Chris and Mary are financial planners, and have two incredible children. They have been instrumental in helping get Lost Sparrows off the ground.
When Eric and Blythe got married in 2007, they knew that adoption was in their families future but they had no idea how seeing the orphan crisis up close would forever change their lives. After battles with infertility, a miscarriage, pregnancy, one domestic adoption and two special needs international adoptions, they currently have four sons and one beautiful daughter. During their international adoption trips, their eyes were opened and their hearts were viciously broken after seeing the reality for children in orphanages and institutions. Eric and Blythe knew then that God was just beginning their journey with advocacy, education, and orphan care, especially when it came to children with special needs. The Royaards feel incredibly blessed and honored to be a part of the Lost Sparrows team.
James and Rachel Joiner are the parents of 4 children who have them constantly on the run. James is a professor of philosophy and teaches in the areas of bioethics and philosophy of religion. He also works as an ethicist at a regional medical center and is the director of the Heshima Society for Bioethics. Rachel is an art teacher, and has taught at the elementary, high school, and college level.