Carla Donoho, who has served 33 years with Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS), will retire this year from her position as director of operations. Donoho leads Angles’ Cove, BCHFS’ pregnancy and maternity care ministry in Mt. Vernon. At Angels’ Cove, she has helped hundreds of young women navigate the challenges of pregnancy and early motherhood.
“Just yesterday I was able to hold a newborn infant in my arms and it reminded me those days will be in the past,” Donoho said of her upcoming transition into retirement. “Having no sisters or daughters, God brought hundreds of young ladies in my life and I’m thankful I still have contact with many of them.”
Over the years, she has also seen the massive investment of individuals and churches into BCHFS ministries. “The growth of my faith is without a doubt the most significant change in my life while being with BCHFS,” Donoho said. “Seeing God’s people respond to needs without even knowing the needs has received the title ‘God winks’ in our office. God’s provision is amazing!”
BCHFS will honor Donoho at a retirement celebration Oct. 20 at Crescent Lake Farm in Mt. Vernon. For more information, contact Deb Nelson or Pam Adams at (618) 242-4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.