Our Team

Staff Members

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Lindsay Holloway

Co-Founder/ Executive Director

Lindsay Holloway lived a life of addiction and incarceration for years. Since being set free from these life-controlling issues, she is driven to shine a light to lead people to Jesus’ transformative love. She has been sharing her testimony and serving in ministry for over 10 years in jails, prisons, schools, recovery programs, and churches. One of her passions is to remove barriers for those coming out of incarceration to have a real second chance. She serves as an advocacy speaker for criminal justice reform policies in multiple nonprofit organizations. She founded TILM in 2016. She lives in Baxter, TN with her husband, Derek, and daughter, Elizabeth.

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Niki Payne

Program Director

Niki has lived in the Upper Cumberland since 1987. First moving to Sparta then Cookeville. She is originally from San Diego California. She moved to TN in hopes of giving her children a better life. During this time, she battled a 28 year addiction and was not able to gain her sobriety until 1999 when she was introduced to Jesus at the Cookeville Rescue Mission. Ms Payne quickly learned the value of helping others walk, often run out of the very darkness she lived in. Niki has been working for over 20 years assisting others to find their own recovery and introducing them to Jesus through her actions. She is trained in many areas of recovery and mental health. Program development/work is a gifting she excels in. Niki lives in Monterey TN with her husband Jon and grandson Quincye. 

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Deanna Sliger

Case Manager

Bio coming soon

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Derek Holloway

Co-Founder/ Spiritual Director

Derek Holloway is an ordained and licensed minister.  Because God set him free from a life of addiction and incarceration over 16 years ago, he loves sharing the Word of God through preaching, teaching, and in music. He plays music at churches, prisons, and events. He has also written and recorded his own southern rock Christian music. Derek is the owner of One Son's Carpentry and Woodworking. His business is a ministry too, as it has helped prodigal children learn a trade and more about Jesus. Derek is married to Lindsay Holloway. 

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Tina Ledbetter

Evening Transitional Manager

Bio coming soon

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Sarah Halliburton

Weekend Manager

Bio coming soon

But my life means nothing to me. My only goal is to finish the race. I want to complete the work the Lord Jesus has given me. He wants me to tell others about the good news of God’s grace. -Acts 20:24

Board of Directors

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Rose Spagnola

Treasurer of the board

Rose is the owner of two businesses, Alvina Business Services, a full-service bookkeeping practice, and Emerald Rose Productions, aka: The Drone Lady, a commercial videography/photography business in Cookeville. She has served on numerous boards throughout the years as well as helped several non-profits and churches with their books. Rose and her husband were specialized foster parents for 11 years and helped raise over 55 children during that time. They have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Both Rose and her husband are also actively involved in jail ministry through Life Church.

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Cathy Oakley

Board Member

Bio coming soon!

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Amy Durfee

Board Member

Amy is a TN native and stay at home mom to 3 boys. She and her husband David of 22 years live on a farm in Sparta, TN where they raise all kinds of animals. Amy serves on the women’s ministry leadership team at Life Church and also leads a small group of women in recovery from addiction. She teaches several classes at This Is Living Ministries and her driving heart’s desire is to see the residents develop a deep understanding of who they are in Christ.

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