Our Team

Our Staff

Janet Collinsworth

Founder & Executive Director

After 30 years running her own accounting firm and co-founding 2 life-changing non-profits, Janet felt called to start Agape to provide hope and help for homeless women and children
Ordained Deacon of the United Methodist Church

Cathy Sweeney

Assistant Exe. Director & Chaplain

With 30 years of accounting and real estate experience, Cathy brings additional business perspective to non-profit operations. Commissioned as a Deacon in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Kisha Voss

Program Manager

Seasoned by 5 years in a wide variety of case management and social service, Kisha's passion and commitment equip her to empower the families we serve to move to self-sustaining lives

Tara Pratt

Program Support

Program Support

Deb Whitaker

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Our Board

Ryan Davis

President

My reason for serving on the board is to support the organization so that the resources of Agape can be given to the women and children who are greatly in need of them. Without the support and safety that Agape provides, these women and children are left vulnerable to be preyed upon. Agape is helping change generations of lives one family at a time.

Linda George

Secretary

I believe that each of us has been blessed to be a blessing to others. Serving the women and children of Agape is how I respond to God’s call to plant and nurture seeds of hope and offer opportunities for our families to make their dreams, goals and plans possible—to help bring beauty from ashes.

Sara Burkhart

Treasurer

I serve on the Agape board because I believe it it's mission. I believe there is a real need for systemic change in Collin County. I also believe that Janet's vision is inspiring and I want to do as much as I can to help her achieve Agape's goals

Lance Abraham

Why I serve with Agape:

1. Janet. She’s fierce. She’s compassionate. She’s thorough. She has career options. She’s devoted her life to making a difference for those that will likely never be able to pay her back. Of all the reasons I serve here, she is first and foremost. Shannon introduced me to the idea, and she was a big factor, but Janet was the reason I said yes.

2. Agape showed me how ignorant I was about homelessness. I didn’t know the homeless also included people with jobs. I didn’t know people lived in extended stays for reasons other than a long work engagement. I didn’t know the little things (a car, childcare) would prevent someone from getting/keeping a job. I didn’t know that school buses picked up kids without homes like everyone else. I didn’t know this was a thing in Collin County.

3. Agape is financially efficient. I’m wrapping my mind around the finances, but Agape has a rare mix: A CEO and board member that are CPAs, staffing that can expand and contract with short notice, a focus on ROI rather than revenue, and the ability to communicate the vision in 20 mins with the same fervor as a full-blown call to action. I know my dollars will be used efficiently - and as a giver/investor, that is a huge characteristic.

4. The fruit speaks for itself. They create lasting (not temporary) change. They change confidence levels. Performance. Bandwidth. They take people whose self perception is broken and actually walk them to a place where they believe they can make life work on their own.

5. It’s not a shelter. It’s a process. Agape isn’t a place to rest your head. Actually, it’s quite the contrary. They can’t accept everyone, so those that are accepted must be willing to be vulnerable, face their fears, work hard, and be held accountable. I love that it is a measurable process that produces tangible growth.

James Copeland

I am blessed and honored to be able to serve on the Agape Board! A friend of mine is on the Agape Board and he showed me all the wonderful things that CEO Janet Collinsworth and her team had accomplished for so many women and children in need. I wanted to bring what talents/ideas I had to help continue to make a difference, especially when I understood what challenges were going on in Collin County. It has been amazing to be a part of what this great organization has done and will continue to do !!!

Shannon Harris

I believe I have a responsibility to help those in need. To who much is given, much is required. Agape has a unique approach to help women and their children holistically.
They are about generational change by providing women a roadmap to move from a place of struggle to a place of growth and independence. I believe we can help our community by providing access to resources, stability and intellectual capital.

Todd Mark

TBD

Sophie Skaggs

The strength of our collective community is the foundation for the lives of so many. Being part of a community means we must give our time, resources and ideas to contribute to the health and stability of those in need. I serve on the Agape Board because I want to be a part of organization that is helping to change the lives of women and children so they have the opportunity to have a better tomorrow.

Bret Walsh

I serve on Agape Board because the Lord calls us to serve others.
I enjoy the opportunity to use my skills and background to help women in need achieve a better life for themselves and their children.

Eric Wolfe

Agape effectively breaks the cycles of homelessness and poverty for the people who need it the most.
Everyone at Agape-the staff, the volunteers, and the board, use their unique talents to excel in their roles.

Ryan Davis

President

My reason for serving on the board is to support the organization so that the resources of Agape can be given to the women and children who are greatly in need of them. Without the support and safety that Agape provides, these women and children are left vulnerable to be preyed upon. Agape is helping change generations of lives one family at a time.

Linda George

Secretary

I believe that each of us has been blessed to be a blessing to others. Serving the women and children of Agape is how I respond to God’s call to plant and nurture seeds of hope and offer opportunities for our families to make their dreams, goals and plans possible—to help bring beauty from ashes.

Sara Burkhart

Treasurer

I serve on the Agape board because I believe it it's mission. I believe there is a real need for systemic change in Collin County. I also believe that Janet's vision is inspiring and I want to do as much as I can to help her achieve Agape's goals

Lance Abraham

Why I serve with Agape:

1. Janet. She’s fierce. She’s compassionate. She’s thorough. She has career options. She’s devoted her life to making a difference for those that will likely never be able to pay her back. Of all the reasons I serve here, she is first and foremost. Shannon introduced me to the idea, and she was a big factor, but Janet was the reason I said yes.

2. Agape showed me how ignorant I was about homelessness. I didn’t know the homeless also included people with jobs. I didn’t know people lived in extended stays for reasons other than a long work engagement. I didn’t know the little things (a car, childcare) would prevent someone from getting/keeping a job. I didn’t know that school buses picked up kids without homes like everyone else. I didn’t know this was a thing in Collin County.

3. Agape is financially efficient. I’m wrapping my mind around the finances, but Agape has a rare mix: A CEO and board member that are CPAs, staffing that can expand and contract with short notice, a focus on ROI rather than revenue, and the ability to communicate the vision in 20 mins with the same fervor as a full-blown call to action. I know my dollars will be used efficiently - and as a giver/investor, that is a huge characteristic.

4. The fruit speaks for itself. They create lasting (not temporary) change. They change confidence levels. Performance. Bandwidth. They take people whose self perception is broken and actually walk them to a place where they believe they can make life work on their own.

5. It’s not a shelter. It’s a process. Agape isn’t a place to rest your head. Actually, it’s quite the contrary. They can’t accept everyone, so those that are accepted must be willing to be vulnerable, face their fears, work hard, and be held accountable. I love that it is a measurable process that produces tangible growth.

James Copeland

I am blessed and honored to be able to serve on the Agape Board! A friend of mine is on the Agape Board and he showed me all the wonderful things that CEO Janet Collinsworth and her team had accomplished for so many women and children in need. I wanted to bring what talents/ideas I had to help continue to make a difference, especially when I understood what challenges were going on in Collin County. It has been amazing to be a part of what this great organization has done and will continue to do !!!

Shannon Harris

I believe I have a responsibility to help those in need. To who much is given, much is required. Agape has a unique approach to help women and their children holistically.
They are about generational change by providing women a roadmap to move from a place of struggle to a place of growth and independence. I believe we can help our community by providing access to resources, stability and intellectual capital.

Todd Mark

TBD

Sophie Skaggs

The strength of our collective community is the foundation for the lives of so many. Being part of a community means we must give our time, resources and ideas to contribute to the health and stability of those in need. I serve on the Agape Board because I want to be a part of organization that is helping to change the lives of women and children so they have the opportunity to have a better tomorrow.

Bret Walsh

I serve on Agape Board because the Lord calls us to serve others.
I enjoy the opportunity to use my skills and background to help women in need achieve a better life for themselves and their children.

Eric Wolfe

Agape effectively breaks the cycles of homelessness and poverty for the people who need it the most.
Everyone at Agape-the staff, the volunteers, and the board, use their unique talents to excel in their roles.