A Place for Hope. A Place to Help. A Place of Refuge.


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A Place of Refuge is a Gospel-focused service reaching out to women with the love of Christ with both words and actions.

A Place of Refuge Ministries of South WI, Inc. is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. This makes your donations to our organization tax deductible.


A Place of Refuge Ministries is a network of volunteers who are committed to life and to caring for women facing crisis pregnancy in South Wisconsin. Through our Advocacy Program our volunteers:

  • REACH women with needs during pregnancy. Telephone hotline volunteers identify the callers' needs and
  • RECEIVE them into God's care through His people.  Volunteer Advocates then work one on one with mothers and...
  • REFER them to community resources available for their physical and emotional care...and congregations throughout South Wisconsin...
  • RESPOND by providing what is not available in the community, and by sharing God's love for us in His Son Jesus Christ.  And every day we...
  • REJOICE in the opportunity to share the gospel and share in the joy of a baby born.


Board of Directors

Lydia Beasley (Treasurer)                        

Darrell Foell                          

Nancy Francis                        

Jennifer Frarck                               

Susan Jaeckel  

William Hoffmann                       

Rev. Robert Johnson                         

Rev. Donald Hougard                          

Rev. David Paape (Chairman)           



Kate Doerr, Development Director
Email: aplaceofrefuge@aol.com

Deaconess Kristin "Kris" Hodge, Refuge House Manager

Linda Haas, Advocate Coordinator

Carley Doerr  Hot Line Coordinator

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