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The Keystone Family Alliance Team

Dedication. compassion. leading the movement in PA.

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Vince Smith
Executive Director

Vince and his wife, Beth, have 3 biological children and 3 adopted children ages 6 through 24.  They have fostered more than 20 children since 2009, been instrumental in starting sponsorship programs for 4 schools in Africa, and founded the Centre County Orphan Care Alliance in 2008.  Vince has a degree in Animal Science from Penn State University.  After college, he worked as a herdsman for a registered Angus farm in York, PA before going into full-time ministry in 1997.  He has served as a pastor for 24 years.  Vince is an advocate for kids from hard places.  He has a strong desire to bring Pennsylvania's churches together to tackle the needs of the Fatherless locally and globally.  Under his leadership, Keystone Family Alliance has expanded from just Centre County to ten counties in one year, with the vision of expanding to all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. The Smith family lives in Millheim, PA with their beef cows, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, and rabbits.

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becky dubois
Executive Administrator

Becky and her husband, Luke, have two biological children. They live in Centre County and are active members in their church, as well as youth leaders for the youth group ministry. Becky graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and another in Sociology. She spent five years working in the child welfare system as an Independent Living Counselor helping foster care teenagers develop their skills and prepare for life outside of care. She continues to have a heart and desire to serve foster children and their families. In her spare time, she likes to bake, craft, and spend time with her family.

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Our Board of Directors

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Owen Hughes

Owen and his wife, Amber, along with their children Emma, Griffin, Myles, and Ann moved to State College, PA in 2017. The Hughes family lived in Lanzhou, China for two years while Owen taught at a university and worked on a master's degree. During this time in China, their eyes were opened to the "bigness" of God's kingdom and mission. A longing stirred in their hearts to be on a mission with God. From China, the family moved to Florida where Owen worked in real estate and went to seminary. He began his ministry as a pastor at a church in Melbourne, Florida before moving to be the associate pastor at Oakwood Presbyterian. Owen met Vince Smith after a City Church meeting. He was impressed by Vince's vision and passion for the orphaned and vulnerable children. When Vince approached Owen about joining the leadership team, he jumped at the chance to be a part of this mission. Although, the Hughes have never fostered or adopted, they believe everyone can do "something." They are excited to see how God is going to use Keystone Family Alliance to further this mission.

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Greg Shipe

Greg has served as a pastor for nearly 20 years and has been working with youth through camps, sports programs and church ministries for even longer.  He and his wife, Connie, met in college and have 5 biological children and are in the process of adopting a child.  They have been involved as a family in foster care for several years and have had many children in their home.  Greg graduated with his Bachelors and Masters in Bible through Pensacola Theological Seminary and has enjoyed serving the local church and connecting the church to the needs of the community and sharing the Gospel around the world.  In his spare time (which there is little of in a household of 8 people and a vibrant church ministry, haha), Greg loves doing building projects, sports, and being in the outdoors.  He is awed by the goodness of God as revealed through His marvelous works!  Great is our God!

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Betty Lou Morgan

Betty Lou and her husband Harold; (who at the age of 75 rode a bicycle from California to Florida raising funds for an orphanage, water wells, and church); have always had a heart for children, especially those from hard places.  Their own children Troy, Shawnee, and Tawnya, professionally lead, teach and instruct children daily. In 2009, Betty Lou began serving with the Centre County Orphan Care Alliance after accepting the invitation in 2008 to develop and lead Compassion Connection Ministry, an outreach ministry to Centre County. Compassion Connection provided an avenue to minister daily to the needs of single moms and their children. She also held monthly workshops and dinners for foster and adoptive families for 11 years.  She continues today to serve on as a Board Member for Keystone Family Alliance and as a Care Community Team Leader for foster and adopted children and families. She enjoys traveling and hiking with her husband, family time, reading, serving, and equipping champions for vulnerable children and families. She knows that with each child’s face that she meets, it is another divine opportunity to bring hope and encouragement into their lives. God makes no mistakes … Each child is a creation designed by God himself. 

Psalm 139:14

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