Changing Hearts and Bringing Hope



Gregg Albacete comes to Lasting Change with more than 30 years of experience in innovative technology, operations, marketing, and business growth development. Most recently, Gregg has been working with small and mid-sized businesses in Indiana and Canada to help them build growth oriented technology strategies. Prior to embarking on a season of consulting, Gregg served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Information Officer at Defenders, an Indianapolis based provider of ADT Residential Home Services. Currently, Gregg serves as Vice President/Treasurer for Youth with a Mission of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He has served as a mission home-builder throughout Mexico and the Dominican Republic having personally contributed to building more than 50 homes. He is a past board member of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana and Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity. Gregg also formally mentors and coaches young aspiring business leaders. Gregg and his wife Deb have five children and all share his passion for mission work and serving others.

Mark Terrell graduated from Taylor University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Systems. Mark started his career with Northwestern Mutual as a retirement and estate planning specialist. In 1994, he left his chosen career to serve as the CEO of Lifeline Youth & Family Services and has since founded two other non-profits and serves as the as the CEO of Crosswinds and Lasting Change. Each of these three organizations exists to help individuals succeed, families thrive, and communities prosper. When Mark started, Lifeline had 17 employees, a budget of $600,000 and served around 200 people a year. In 2018, it is one of Indiana’s largest and fastest growing non-profits with nearly 700 employees, a budget of $54 million, and is on track to serve 40,000 people. Mark has testified before congress on two occasions, received the distinguished Alumnus for Personal Achievement award, The Vitality Award for prevention, is the 2018 Ambassador Enterprises SEED Challenge winner, and is a Governor appointee to serve on the Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission. Mark’s favorite roles are those of husband of 34 years, father to three sons and one daughter, and grandfather to four grandchildren.



​​​Liz joined Lifeline's Home Based Services team in June of 2005. She current serves as the VP of Home Based Services. Liz has held many different positions in the Home Based Services during her time at Lifeline. She enjoys Lifeline’s diversity of programming and the opportunities that the organization brings to its employees, clients, and communities. Liz attended Trine University where she completed her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology, as well as being an active member of the softball team. Being part of a strong team is very important to Liz and she is proud to be part of the Lifeline team. After hours, you will find Liz spending time with her husband, Kevin, and her sons, Hudson and Owen or watching funny movies.





Todd joins us from Equity Investment Group where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Todd has a B.S. in Finance with Distinction in Business from Indiana University. He is married with three sons and enjoys biking and other outdoor activities. He serves on the Fort Wayne Community Foundation, Investment Committee member for AWS Foundation and is the Treasurer and a Board of Trustee for Canterbury School. 

Mark Terrell:

Brenda Gerber:

Mike Martin:

Todd Jacobs:

Gordon Haines:

Joe Gough:

Liz Day:​

Nancy Steigmeyer:


Gregg Albacete: 



Good leadership is vital in guiding the vision, direction and culture of an organization. At Lifeline, we're proud to have a leadership team that is passionate about their commitment to Christ, their love for their own families, and their desire to help families and children in need.

Our CEO, Mark Terrell is assisted by five Vice Presidents in leading an organization of over 350 employees. Each Vice President manages a team of directors that ensure the effective operation of each of our programs. 


Our Leaders


Mike returns to Lifeline after 5 years as Chief Financial Officer at Concordia Lutheran High School.  Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Indiana University. When not in the office, Mike enjoys spending time traveling with his wife to visit their children and grandchildren. He has served on many boards consisting of United Way, Kiwanis Club and Warsaw Community School Corporation to name a few. 



​​​Brenda Gerber Vincent currently serves as the Chief Development Officer for Lifeline Youth & Family Services, Crosswinds, and Lasting Change, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Before coming to Lifeline, she served both the Vice President and the Second Lady of the United States. She was Mike Pence’s Deputy Finance Director and was Chief of Staff to Karen Pence when they served as Governor and First Lady of Indiana. Brenda is proud to be a fourth generation Fort Wayne native.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she continues to serve on the Indiana University Board of Associates for the Student Foundation. Besides her husband and children, she considers her single greatest achievement to be co-founding the Carriage House —a psychosocial rehabilitation facility established to restore seriously mentally ill persons to maximum social and employment functioning. 





Nancy joined Lifeline and Crosswinds in 2018. She brings a diverse business background with a combination of organizational development, talent management, academics, and community leadership. Most recently, she spent much of her career in academic curriculum development, instruction at several universities, and as senior director of graduate programming at Trine University. She has developed and trained many participants in various leadership and human resource related fields. With more than 16 years in staffing, recruiting, and human resource management, Nancy has managed regional offices for employment/staffing firms, and consulted with hundreds of companies and organizations to provide solutions for their HR needs throughout the greater Fort Wayne area and Northeast Indiana. Her undergraduate degree is from Central Michigan University, and she holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Tech. With a passion for community engagement, Nancy serves on the board for the Women’s Bureau and Northeast Indiana Human Resource Association. Nancy’s mission is focused of family, faith, and health and doing what she can to help others. She resides in Fort Wayne with her husband of 15 years, Steve.

Joe began his time with Lifeline as a volunteer in 1999, and began employment four
years later in February 2003. He was the Director of Programs and Services in our residential services. He holds two Bachelors’ degrees from Grace College—one in Graphic Design and one in Religious Studies. One of Joe’s favorite things about working at Lifeline is that every day is different, bringing new challenges and blessings every step of the way. In addition to his title at Lifeline and proud role as a husband to his wife Rebecca and father to his daughter Salem, Joe could also be described as an Apple nerd, tinker, technology enthusiast, and mountain climber.

Gordon Haines joined the Lifeline team in 2016 and serves as the Executive Vice President. In this role, Gordon is responsible for all operations, programs, and facilities associated with Lifeline. Gordon graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1983 with a Michanical Engineering degree. After his active duty service, he joined Procter & Gamble where he ran a variety of manufacturing operations; he has a broad background in local and international business and manufacturing operations. Gordon feels blessed to be a part of the Lifeline team and helping individuals succeed, families thrive, and communities prosper. His wife Kathy is a Clinical Pharmacist at the VA in Fort Wayne. Gordon enjoys spending time with his family, as well as being involved with his church and community.