About Us

Mountain Area Preg­nancy Ser­vices (MAPS), previously Asheville Pregnancy Support Services, provides compassionate care to women and men dealing with issues surrounding an at risk pregnancy. Our client advocates are specially trained to deal with these distinctive problems for those facing this issue at their POINT OF CRISIS. The impact goes beyond just the man and the woman but can extend to family, friends and others. An unplanned pregnancy is often an unwanted pregnancy and those involved may feel as if abortion is the only choice. MAPS exists to provide women and men accurate information on their choices in a compassionate environment.

Our parenting education program supports parents of all ages, including teenagers, with the necessary information and tools to flourish in relationships, life-skills, and parenting.

In addition to pregnancy care and education, MAPS offers grief care services for those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, still birth, newborn death, or abortion. Support services are also provided to those families facing a devastating diagnosis for their child. For families who choose to continue the pregnancy in the face of this life altering news it can be a long and challenging journey. MAPS offers a pathway through this grief journey with HOPE, support, and compassion! 

Our Mission

To be a relevant Christ-centered outreach ministry partnering with the churches of WNC by caring for, counseling and educating women and men regarding, or impacted by, and at risk pregnancy.

Leadership Team

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Kristi Brown - Executive Director

Master of Arts in Christian Education (Concentration in Leadership/Administration) - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Master in Business Administration - Pfeiffer University

Master in Health Administration - Pfeiffer University

Bachelor of Arts in German - Davidson College

Experience: 24 years in non-profit healthcare leadership with 3 years experience in for-profit sales and marketing.

"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:14

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Ingrid Phillips, RN, - Director of Clinical Services

Registered Nurse - University of South Carolina Upstate

Experience: 28 years of nursing experience.

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:13-16

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Lauren Roberts - Development Director

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Business Management) - Montreat College

Masters of Science in Management and Leadership - Montreat College

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it Springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.Isaiah 43:18-19

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Donald Chamberlain - Finance Manager

LeTourneau University - Masters Business Administration (MBA)

Experience:  35+ years in accounting and business administration

"Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household." Ephesians 2:12-13,19

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Becky Hymel, RN - Eva's Footprint Nurse Navigator

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Art - Nicholls State University

Registered Nurse - Blue Ridge Community College

Experience: 20 years of nursing experience

20 years as a Certified Childbirth Educator

"I believe God called me into nursing. The journey that led me to MAPS, first as a volunteer, has been for His ultimate purpose in my life...Eva's Footprints. If my unworthy footprints matter, so do the lives of all He created."

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Nancy Akin - Abortion Recovery Director

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Licensed Occupational Therapist

Birth Labor Doula, DONA International

Center Director for Palouse Care Network & Wish Medical

“Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” Luke 7:47

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Meribeth Sterrett - Client Services Director

Medical Lab Technologist Degree -Indian River State College

A.S. degree – Indian River State College

20+ years experience working with volunteers in children’s ministries.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 

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Parris Finley - Outreach Coordinator

Native of Asheville

1 year at a nonprofit
18 years as an Administrative Assistant
5 years as a CNA/Med Tech

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength." Mark 12:30

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Sandy Mahar - Grief Counselor

Bachelor of Science in Education, Auburn University

LCSW, East Carolina University

Counseling experience in: inpatient, outpatient, adolescent residential and ministry settings

CRU staff at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

CMDA, Marriage Commission

MTW, served as family interns at Kilkenny Presbyterian Church in Ireland, 2016

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33

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Anna Smith - Receptionist

Education: Bachelor of Science Nutrition and Dietetics - University of Central Arkansas

Experience: 6 years in child care development

Scripture verse: "The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26


Megan Evans - Client Relationship Coordinator

Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology with minors in Family Studies and Mental Health Services - Middle Tennessee State University
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling - The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Experience: 5 years in admin/communications, 4 years in counseling/social work, 2 years in childcare

Scripture verse: "Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.." Psalm 25:5