The Fishhook Team
Kim Turkington, Executive Director
Kim is the "go to" person for Fishhook's ministry - connecting board members, donors and our Indian partners. Kim's background is in financial analysis and investments. While working in the Treasury group at Ashland, Inc. she earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as well as an MBA degree. Her undergraduate degrees from Centre College are in Economics and Spanish. Other roles have included full time mom to two sons, home school teacher for three years , and volunteer and board member for the local crisis pregnancy center, an adoption agency and her church congregation. Kim also has a heart for prayer. In addition she wrote Hope That Lives, A Bible Study for Cancer Patients. The book came out of her first-hand experience with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2005.
Andrea is a realtor in Lexington, KY. Previously she spent 14 years at Lexmark International. 2004 marked a turning point for Andrea as the Lord worked powerfully in her heart, and she renewed her commitment to His call on her life. In 2005 Andrea met Ghuna Kumar and made her first trip to India the following year. She has a love for the people of India and wants to see their nation transformed by the Gospel.
Dale is Senior Vice President and Financial Consultant with Hilliard Lyons in Lexington, KY. He previously spent 20 years in private practice as an attorney. He has been married to Louisa since 1983 and they have five sons, Will, Stewart, David, Jack and Daniel. Dale has served many Christian non-profits including CBMC, Kentucky Harvest of Lexington, and A Helping Hand Adoption Agency.
In addition to raising five sons, Louisa has been active in the church and community. She also served as a Bible Study Fellowship small group leader for many years. Louisa has the gift of hospitality and is constantly inviting people to her home to hear missionaries speak. She has also raised funds for mission work in India and China through her creative efforts.
W. David Hager
David is an OB/GYN in Lexington, KY. He has held numerous leadership positions in his profession and is a member of the Focus on the Family Physicians Resource Council. Locally he serves at Nathaniel Mission and The Refuge Medical Mission, and he directs a Celebrate Recovery Program with his wife Pam. Their blended family includes five children, four daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.
Pam is an interior decorator with her own business, Dzigns by Pam. She is actively involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Pam has been a leader in women's Bible studies and instructional programs. She is currently a leader in the Celebrate Recovery program at Bethel Harvest Church and is also involved in prayer ministry.
Because Sherry has worked alongside her husband Tim in the insurance business for many years, she has a keen business sense that is beneficial to the Fishhook board. Sherry also has extensive experience due to being a part of ministries to women in her local church. She is currently enjoying being involved in the lives of her seven grandchildren.
Tim is the owner and principal agent of the Hamilton Insurance Group in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Western Kentucky University. Tim and Sherry were married in 1973, have two adult children, Dusty and Misty, and seven grandchildren. Tim has been the Lay Representative to Annual Conference for Christ United Methodist Church since the mid 1990’s.
Mike is the founder and Executive Director of Heart of Africa, an organization which supports African initiatives in leadership training and community development. He has been a pastor and college/seminary professor in both the United States and Africa for forty years. Dr. Henderson is a graduate of Asbury College and Seminary, Yale University, and Indiana University.
Claudia is a pastor in Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University and studied law under her father who was a judge. After passing the bar, she worked as an attorney in Manassas, Virginia. In 2010 she received a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. In her pastoral role she loves traveling to India, Israel and other places to help Christians experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
Sue worked as a registered nurse for 22 years in outpatient surgery and recovery. Her heart for missions began as she grew up in the Belgian Congo, where her parents were missionaries. That passion for missions accelerated in 1989 when she and Tim first went to India. Currently Sue's ministry focus is discipling and mentoring younger women. Sue and Tim have been married since 1971.
Tim currently serves as Circuit Judge in the Family Division in Lexington, KY. After graduating from the University of Kentucky School of Law, he was a trial attorney, state Senator in Kentucky, and International President for CBMC. Tim and his wife Sue have been married since 1971.
Becky is manager of Spring Rock Farm in Danville, KY. She has an MS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Kentucky. Becky has always been extremely active in the local church. Also she is involved in Kid’s Hope, a mentoring ministry in an elementary school in Danville. A passionate Jesus follower and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Becky lives her life fully devoted to the Lord.
A retired pastor, Quentin has degrees from the University of Kentucky, Duke Divinity School, and Lexington Theological Seminary. His ministry as “A Servant’s Servant” to bring encouragement to Gospel servants has taken him to India numerous times. He is president of the Matthew 25:35 Foundation which provided funds to build the Jaya Nursing Institute facility through Fishhook.
Will is the Retail Growth Manager for Valvoline Oil in Lexington, KY. After graduating from Taylor University with a degree in Economics, he earned an MBA and has spent most of his career in the petroleum industry. He and Kim have been married since 1982 and have two sons, Daniel and Isaac. Will has led a local Habitat for Humanity chapter, church mission teams, and Crown Ministries groups.