Glenna Houk Waller (President/CEO) is the daughter of Frances (Peggy) Carroll Houk and the late Dean Houk. She was married to Larry Waller for fifty years prior to his death in 2015. They have two children, David Waller and Melanie Waller Foster and 9 grandchildren. Glenna enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” In 1995 she was recognized as “Barnesville-Lamar County Outstanding Career Women” sponsored by the Barnesville Rotary Club. The Georgia House of Representatives adopted a resolution in 2002, recognizing and commending Glenna as a distinguished Georgian for her efficient, effective, unselfish, and dedicated public service to the citizens of her community and state. Glenna has been involved in the LCW/LCP Ministry since its inception. She was elected President of Little Children of the World in 2009 after serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for many years. She has traveled to the Philippines over forty times and now feels it is her second home. Her greatest joy is serving God through LCW/LCP and feeling like she can make a difference on this earth and in eternity. Glenna resides in Barnesville, Georgia where she is active in her church and community.
Marie Lou Patrimonio-Abbott Vice President of Sponsorship
Marie Lou Patrimonio-Abbott (Vice President of Sponsorship) has a special connection to LCW. Her story is a true testament of how this wonderful ministry can help a child. Marie Lou grew up in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Her sister, Marla Patrimonio-Nomo, was once a sponsored child. Marie Lou’s mother, Cerila Patrimonio, has been working for Little Children of the Philippines since the infancy of the ministry. Marie Lou grew up watching her mother work for the ministry that she truly loves. Cerila is the Peace and Faith Steward; she goes through the communities and teaches Bible Studies. In 2002, Marie Lou came to the United States as Georgia Rotary Student. It was made possible through Mr. Larry and Mrs. Glenna Waller. While studying at Gordon College, Marie Lou and Glenna Waller traveled to several speaking engagements for the ministry, and while on one of these speaking engagements Marie Lou met her now husband, David Abbott. Marie Lou and David have one son, Alex. Before working for LCW, Marie Lou was a licensed nurse and worked in a hospital in Virginia. But in 2011, Marie Lou felt God calling her to work for LCW. She began part time and in 2012 became a member of the full time staff. Marie Lou believed that God had called her to work for LCW so that the precious children and youth in Dumaguete City, Philippines will have a chance for a better and brighter future. Marie Lou’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 37:3-5, “Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this.” When Marie Lou is not at LCW, she spends time with her family and son. She enjoys walking and running, and loves to play word search puzzles. She also teaches a Wednesday night Bible study for children at her church. Marie Lou and her family are currently residing in Stockbridge, GA.
Margie Mangham Vice President of Development
Before Margie Mangham (Vice President of Development) became a part of LCW, she and her husband Bob lived in Acworth, GA. In 2006 after working at Lockheed Martin for over 30 years, Bob retired, and he and Margie moved down to Barnesville, GA. Margie first heard about LCW at her church, First Baptist Church of Barnesville. Later a Women’s League meeting in 2008, she happened to sit next to a very nice lady, Glenna Waller. This was first time Margie and Glenna met. After talking with Glenna about her life’s work at Little Children of the World, Margie was ready to go to the Philippines. She volunteered at the LCW office helping with administrative activities. The following March, Margie actually traveled to LCP for the first time with Glenna, and the trip changed her life. While at LCP, Margie selected a child to sponsor and she fell in love with the little beautiful brown- eyed children. The people were so loving and appreciative of all the ministry affords them. Margie traveled to all 14 communities teaching a Bible study and had the good fortune of meeting so many LCP members. Not long after her trip to LCP, Margie was offered a job at LCW where she serves as the Vice- President of Development which means her main duty is fundraising for the ministry. Margie serves on the Advisory Council and Chairs the Fundraising Committee at the Board of Director’s meeting twice a year. Call Margie at the office number if you have any fundraising ideas! When Margie is not working she enjoys shopping for antiques, scrap booking, and traveling with her family. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Melanie Foster Treasurer
As a member of the founding family, Melanie Foster (Treasurer) has been involved with LCW since early in its history. By 1997, she was assisting in computerizing the LCW records. Since that time, she has worked part-time as Bookkeeper and is a long-time Advisory Council Member. In October, 2015, she was elected to the Board of Directors and promoted to Treasurer of LCW. Melanie was privileged to travel to LCP in 2008. Melanie has been married to Jody Foster since March 21, 1992. They have two children, Brittany and Jake. She is a mediator for the 6th District Court program and is the Vice President of Waller Transport, the family trucking business. In the past, she has coached basketball, volleyball, and softball. She is a member of Antioch Baptist Church. When Melanie is not working she enjoys spending as much time with her family as possible, reading, and snuggling with her cats. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Kalee Korb Administrative Assistant
Before joining the LCW family, Kalee Korb (Full Time Administrative Assistant) and her family were stationed in Belgium, however she and her husband Chance were both raised in Barnesville, GA. In 2018 Chance retired from the Air Force and they moved back home along with their two children Aidyn Leigh and Conner. Kalee has known about LCW all her life and has always felt her mission in life was to make a difference in the lives of children. In January of 2019 after a dinner with Melanie Foster, God called Kalee to the ministry. When Kalee is not working she is enjoying her family, planning her garden or renovating her house. Her favorite Bible verse is James 2:14-17, “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”Kalee’s daily mantra is “Let not my will, but yours be done God” and she hopes to carry that with her throughout her career with LCW.
Mary Kate Blalock Secretary
Mary Kate Blalock (Part Time Administrative Assistant) first heard of LCW when Melanie Foster coached her high school volleyball team. She was heavily influenced by Melanie’s coaching as well as Brittany’s friendship throughout her high school years. Mary Kate grew up in Barnesville, and lived here her whole life until she went to Statesboro, Georgia for college. She recently graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance. Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” When Mary Kate is not at LCW, she works as a Realtor in Pike County and surrounding areas. When she is not working, she enjoys staying active outside with her dogs, Scooby and Bo. Mary Kate loves helping people, and she is excited to be working for LCW to improve the lives of children in the Philippines.
April Clinton Office Assistant
April Clinton (Office Assistant) faithfully volunteered with LCW for two years, and in February 2018 she became a staff member as the office assistant. She has been married to her loving husband, Greg, for 24 years. They have a beautiful daughter named Elizabeth who is in college. She enjoys working in such an encouraging environment and being able to give back to the Lord through her work. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:6, “Don’t worry about anything instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all he has done.”
Brittany Foster International Liaison
As a member of the founding family, Brittany Foster (International Liaison) has been involved with LCW for most of her life. She has been to the Philippines to volunteer with Little Children of the Philippines over 10 times so far, and she plans to return many more times in the future. Brittany graduated with honors from Truett McConnell University in May 2016 with a BS in Biology. Since graduating from college, the Lord has given her a heart for international missions. From October 2016 to August 2017, she was on the World Race, an eleven month mission trip to eleven different countries. Upon returning from the World Race, she felt the Lord call her to work for LCW full time. Brittany currently resides in Dumaguete City, Philippines where she serves as the LCW International Liaison to LCP. She loves the children in the Philippines, and it is her life passion to share the Gospel with people. In the future, she hopes to continue her education. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Barnesville, Georgia, but attends Victory Dumaguete. Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 4:11, “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
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