Karen Newsome, an ordained Presbyterian minister, is the executive director of Family Promise of the Midlands.
“The issue of homelessness touches my heart, and I am very pleased to be able to work with the faith community to address this problem,” said Newsome.
From 2009 until 2014, Newsome served as pastor of Sion Presbyterian Church in Winnsboro. Previously she was interim senior pastor of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church.
Olivia Williams-Turner, a retired military officer with a master’s degree in social work, is the case manager for Family Promise of the Midlands.
Williams-Turner received her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 2016. Previously, she served for 21 years as a logistics officer in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank of major.
She is married to the Hammond School dean of students, Dr. Michael Turner, and has three teenage children.