As Executive Director of Covenant Care Adoption Services, Carol Keys Gledhill’s passion for their ministry is evident. Spend just a few minutes with her, and you will quickly recognize her love for the Lord and her eagerness to share His love with others.

For that reason, Carol Keys Gledhill ’01 was named this year’s FPD Distinguished Alumni.

After graduating from FPD, Carol earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in teaching in special education from Georgia College and State University (GCSU). Prior to joining Covenant Care as their Executive Director in 2019, Carol served as a Pre-K Transitional Coach for the Bibb County Board of Education and the Director of the Montessori Academy at GCSU.

We wanted to catch up with her regarding her role at Covenant Care.

What is the Goal of Covenant Care?

We walk alongside women in crisis and minister to couples who are called to adopt. We reach women to educate them on the option of adoption. Our main goal is to make the state of Georgia aware that adoption is an alternative to abortion.

What’s a component of Covenant Care that others may not realize?

CCS has a birth mother post-placement program named “Our Shoes” where we minister to women through retreats and meetings for a lifetime. We continue to serve women, children, and families before, during, and after placement. The ministry of CCS is investing in the lives and building of His Kingdom.

What are some of your challenges of operating Covenant Care?

Reaching as many women as possible to educate them on the option of adoption. Also, being a Christian non-profit, we completely operate off of donations.

How has your faith foundation helped you in your role?

My foundation in Christ has taught me to always show grace to those around me. I know that He is in control over all things, and I take comfort in knowing that.