ABOUT THE PREGNANCY CENTERS
ABOUT

THE

PREGNANCY

CENTERS

Andrea Krazeise

Andrea Krazeise

Founder & Executive Director

Andrea Krazeise is a wife, mother, author, speaker and passionate pro-life leader who has inspired men and women for over a decade. Raised in Sanford and a graduate of Seminole High School followed by a career in banking. In 1997 God called her out of the corporate world and into ministry where she founded The Pregnancy Center of Sanford & Oviedo and currently serves as the Executive Director. Author of the award-winning book, “He Came back For Me”, Andrea cherishes the kind of fear that requires total dependence on God. She and her husband, Dave of 35 years live in Lake Mary and are the proud parents of three children, a daughter-in-love and twin grandbabies. When she’s not at The Pregnancy Center or speaking about pro-life issues, Andrea loves spending time with her family, traveling and gardening.

our team

Lisa Pharoah-Gaton graduated with her BSN from Norfolk State University and later pursued her Masters in Business Administration from Webster University. Lisa first began practicing as a staff nurse at Arnold Palmer Hospital where she then opened and became the Nursing Operations Manager in Labor & Delivery OR/PACU at Winne Palmer Hospital.

After completing her journey in the corporate world Lisa began her volunteering at The Crisis Pregnancy Center in April of 2014 leading to her role as Nursing Manager in September 2014. Lisa enjoys interacting with clients and their families, but loves helping clients to realize their importance and potential in the kingdom of God. Lisa has two beautiful children, Kennedi 165 and Kamran 13 and her amazing husband of 19 years Kenrick.

Lisa is a member of Calvary Temple of Praise Church where she enjoys serving on various committees:

  • Hospitality Committee
  • Nursing Committee
  • New Beginners Instructor
  • Facilitator For The Girls Mentoring Ministry
Lisa

Lisa

Nurse Manager/ Scanner

Kristen Barnett

Kristen Barnett

Director of Oviedo

Kristen is a graduate of Kentucky Christian College with an undergraduate degree in social work. She worked in the school system as an advocate for at-risk teens before relocating to Florida where she served alongside her husband in Youth Ministry. She has experience in International Adoption, walking families through the adoption process and overseeing file compliance.

In January 2015 she joined The Pregnancy Center of Oviedo with a passion to serve women and the unborn. Kristen spends her time working alongside the volunteers and staff in Oviedo and speaking at area churches about the center’s mission. She is heading up the campaign to take the pregnancy center’s mission onto UCF’s campus. She feels blessed to serve alongside such a wonderful group of believers and to be a part of what God is doing in Seminole County through The Pregnancy Center of Sanford and Oviedo.

She is a part-time roller skating coach and competes alongside her kids all over the country. Kristen is a member of Safeharbor Christian Church where she enjoys serving on the worship team and leading in the children’s ministry. She and her husband of 16 years, Todd, have two wonderful children, Ethan who is 14 and Rylin who is 11.

Linda is originally from Toronto Canada where she worked as a R.N. In the 1990’s, while she was raising her son and daughter, she felt God calling her to get involved volunteering at a local pregnancy center helping women in unplanned pregnancies. A move brought her family to the Orlando area in 2002 and she was made aware of the Sanford Pregnancy Centre and its need for volunteer counselors. In 2003 Linda started there as a lay counselor.

During this time there was a crisis pregnancy in her own family. God used this experience in her life to help her grow in her understanding and empathy towards women facing unplanned pregnancy. Linda was privileged to take the position of Client Service Director in 2006 where she oversaw and trained the volunteers as well as counseling clients. In 2012 the Sanford Pregnancy Centre expanded to Oviedo so Linda left the Sanford Center to be the Client Service Director in Oviedo.

Linda has been married for 35 years and is the Mother of a U.S. Marine and a daughter who is a missionary in Africa. She is also the proud Nana of 2 Grandchildren.

Linda

Linda

Client Services, Oviedo

Amber

Amber

Sonographer, MMU

Amber is a native of Oviedo Florida and earned a Bachelor’s degree from UCF. She has worked for Florida Hospital as a registered diagnostic medical sonographer over the past nine years.
She joined our team in 2018 as our sonographer and manager for our mobile pregnancy center. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to use the technical skills she has acquired to be a part of what God is doing through the center. She and her husband of 13 years have two children. A daughter in kindergarten and a son in 6th grade. She spends most of her free time at cheerleading performances for her daughter and swim meets for her son.

Mike joined the center in August 2018 as the driver of the Mobile Medical Unit. He has been
retired since 2016 after spending 24 years as a store manager with Family Christian Stores, and 17 years in the Garment Business in NY and NJ. He graduated with a B.S. in Sociology from Elizabethtown College in 1971. He is truly blessed that he is able to come out of retirement and continue to work in ministry, hoping to be able to minister to men who come to the van with questions about their role in the pregnancy and in their homes.
Mike is married to Maria for 36 years and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren, all of whom are
the fulfilment of his life as husband, dad, and grandpa. He is an avid sports fan and reader.

Mike

Mike

MMU Driver

Cindy

Cindy

Client Services, Sanford

Cindy is originally from Ohio, but she has lived in Central Florida for more than half her life. She is always glad of that fact when she visits Ohio in the winter. Cindy has been a passionate
supporter of The Pregnancy Center’s work for over a decade. She was a dental hygienist for 35years here in Sanford. Since retiring, her dream of being able to work at The Pregnancy Center became a reality in the spring of 2018. Cindy and her husband of 34 years attend First Baptist Church of Umatilla. Cindy is also a mother of one handsome son and 3 adorable puppies.

Ruth has had a passion for supporting women and their unborn since before she became a mother herself, and she has been thrilled to be able to put her passion more into action through her work at The Pregnancy Center. Ruth was called to join the staff of The Pregnancy Center of Sanford in May 2016 as the office manager. Since then, Ruth’s eyes have been opened to the struggle and lack of support that many women facing an unplanned pregnancy endure. Ruth’s fluency in Spanish allows The Pregnancy Center to more minister to our Spanish speaking clients on a full-time basis. In addition, she also runs The Pregnancy Center’s social media accounts.Ruth is a member of Oviedo City Church.  She and her husband of 21 years, Eric, have three wonderful children, Annabella who is 21, Logan who is 17 and Nicholas who is 14.

Ruth

Ruth

Office Manager, Sanford

Kristy

Kristy

RN - Client Services/ Scanner, Sanford

Kristy graduated from Nursing School in 1997 and began working as an RN in the emergency department at a Level 1 trauma center teaching hospital in Charlotte, NC. She relocated to Florida with her husband and son and continued working in emergency departments in Ft. Myers and Orlando. In August of 2017, Kristy joined The Pregnancy Center of Sanford with great gratitude towards God who had led her full circle to this open door. Having experienced an unplanned pregnancy at age 15, and now having the opportunity to give back to other women a safe place to think clearly and be heard. Kristy works alongside the volunteers training and educating them to be equipped to meet the client’s needs. She is a mother of 3 sons and now a daughter-in-law. She spends a lot of time watching her two younger sons play basketball. Kristy is a poet and has been writing for many years as a way to explore her interior and exterior experiences of life. She attends The Journey Church in Orange City with her family and has recently along with her husband started leading a life group in their home. Kristy and her husband Kyle have been married for 18 years and have four children, Noah who is 13, Luke who is 15, Jesse is 25, and their daughter-in-law Michelle is 25.
Cyndi

Cyndi

Bookkeeper

our history

$

1998

  • The center opens on June 1st
  • Dr. Al is our first supporter
$

2000

  • Norma McCovery (aka “Jan Roe”) comes for a visit
$

2002

$

2004

  • Baby Bottle Campaign (2004-2016) $626,579
$

2005

  • “A board that dreams together does great things!”
$

2006

  • Expanded the Sanford Center $168,000
  • Expand “Earn While You Learn”
$

2007

  • He Came Back For Me raised over $40,000 for the ministry
$

2008

  • Website launched
  • Over $100,000 given to missions
$

2009

  • An Ambassador rescued from darkness… for His glory!
$

2012

  • Oviedo Pregnancy Center opens
$

2013

  • Partnered with Beautiful Feet International to open 11 Pregnancy Centers (Costa Rica, Mexico, Africa, Chile)
  • Partnered with Sheryl DeWitt Founder of Redeeming Life Maternity Home Est. 2013, Sanford
$

2014

  • Sanford goes Medical! Over 500 sonograms!
  • 9 sets of twins!
  • Andrea becomes “Mamaw” to twins
$

2015

  • Oviedo Center goes Medical
  • Baby Bottle Record Year $89,392
$

2016

  • New name for our Centers
$

2018

  • Going Mobile!

our history

$

1998

  • The center opens on June 1st
  • Dr. Al is our first supporter
$

2000

  • Norma McCovery (aka “Jan Roe”) comes for a visit
$

2002

$

2004

  • Baby Bottle Campaign (2004-2016) $626,579
$

2005

  • “A board that dreams together does great things!”
$

2006

  • Expanded the Sanford Center $168,000
  • Expand “Earn While You Learn”
$

2007

  • He Came Back For Me raised over $40,000 for the ministry
$

2008

  • Website launched
  • Over $100,000 given to missions
$

2009

  • An Ambassador rescued from darkness… for His glory!
$

2012

  • Oviedo Pregnancy Center opens
$

2013

  • Partnered with Beautiful Feet International to open 11 Pregnancy Centers (Costa Rica, Mexico, Africa, Chile)
  • Partnered with Sheryl DeWitt Founder of Redeeming Life Maternity Home Est. 2013, Sanford
$

2014

  • Sanford goes Medical! Over 500 sonograms!
  • 9 sets of twins!
  • Andrea becomes “Mamaw” to twins
$

2015

  • Oviedo Center goes Medical
  • Baby Bottle Record Year $89,392
$

2016

  • New name for our Centers
$

2018

  • Going Mobile!

our history

$

1998

  • The center opens on June 1st
  • Dr. Al is our first supporter
$

2000

  • Norma McCovery (aka “Jan Roe”) comes for a visit
$

2002

$

2004

  • Baby Bottle Campaign (2004-2016) $626,579
$

2005

  • “A board that dreams together does great things!”
$

2006

  • Expanded the Sanford Center $168,000
  • Expand “Earn While You Learn”
$

2007

  • He Came Back For Me raised over $40,000 for the ministry
$

2008

  • Website launched
  • Over $100,000 given to missions
$

2009

  • An Ambassador rescued from darkness… for His glory!
$

2012

  • Oviedo Pregnancy Center opens
$

2013

  • Partnered with Beautiful Feet International to open 11 Pregnancy Centers (Costa Rica, Mexico, Africa, Chile)
  • Partnered with Sheryl DeWitt Founder of Redeeming Life Maternity Home Est. 2013, Sanford
$

2014

  • Sanford goes Medical! Over 500 sonograms!
  • 9 sets of twins!
  • Andrea becomes “Mamaw” to twins
$

2015

  • Oviedo Center goes Medical
  • Baby Bottle Record Year $89,392
$

2016

  • New name for our Centers
$

2018

  • Going Mobile!
Our centers exist to offer women alternatives to abortion by modeling the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate lay-counseling and the resources to empower her to make a life-affirming decision.