Staff & Board Members

Judi Lively

Executive Director |

After serving on the Bethlehem House Board of Directors for 2 1/2 years, Judi Lively accepted the position of Executive Director in 2005.  Prior to this she worked at Acxiom for 27 years. She’s a follower of Christ, the wife of Jim Lively, the mother of 3 grown sons and their beautiful wives and has five amazing grandchildren.

Lisha Nation

Bookkeeper |

Lisha has been with Bethlehem House as bookkeeper since March of 2011 and has 30+ years of experience in the bookkeeping field in Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas. She is a graduate of Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri.   She also teaches Sunday school, plays the piano, sings, enjoys gardening and camping, and is currently learning to piece quilts and do hand quilting. “I consider it a privilege to serve the Lord here at Bethlehem House.”

Haley Moran

Intake Case Manager |

People always ask me how I ended up working at a homeless shelter. When I tell them I was 16 when I decided to do this type of work, they are shocked. God placed this desire in my heart at a very young age and I am so thankful I followed His plan for my life. I went to college at Williams Baptist and graduated with a B.A. in Theology in 2005. I began working at Bethlehem House in 2006 and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I married Scott Moran July 30, 2011. That day, I gained a beautiful step-son, Ben. Like most 8 year olds, he keeps us busy with football and baseball. Scott and I welcomed Owen into our lives July 2, 2013. He has been a wonderful blessing for our family. I love watching him grow and learn new things every day. Being a mom is my favorite job.

Mike King

Case Manager |

Mike is originally from the Peoria, Illinois, area. He was trained by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in a number of different fields including crisis intervention and the reunification of families program.  In addition, he has taken a deep interest in addiction treatment and recovery.  He volunteers at his church and directs several productions for Red Curtain Theatre.  He is grateful to be in a position in which he can be of service to others in need.

Melissa Dyson

Case Manager |

Melissa’s been with the Bethlehem House for 6 years this year. She is married to Artin Zadoorian. She loves spending time with her nephew and horses. She says, “the saying is true, do something you love and it won’t seem like work. I love my job. I love being a part of someone’s journey for a better life, the ups and downs the tears good and bad. This a wonderful program to be a part of and I am blessed day by day by these residents.”

Dawn Ide

Resident Advocate |

Mother of 5, Grandmother of 2. Enjoys basket weaving and sings opera on the side.

Linda Felton

Resident Advocate |

Linda has been married to her husband since 1995.  They have one son.  She was born in Princeton, WV and moved to Arkansas in 1978 after her father retired from the Air Force.  She states, “God is my before, my after and her end.”

Walt Meckley

Maintenance |

Walt has been married to his wife Charlotte for 37 years.  They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.  He and his wife are active members of oneChurch in Conway.  He loves camping and fishing.  He served in the United States Marine Corps.

Board Members

Marsha Mayfield, President

Jim Wiltgen, Vice-President

Tom Nelson, Treasurer

Peggy O’Reilly, Secretary

Kristy Carter

Bernard Coleman

Laura Hall

Laura Hanlon

Lisa Hendrixson

Ty Ledbetter

Sara Pruitt

Rodney Tindall