Family Promise of the Midlands 501(c)3                                 1333 Omarest Dr, Columbia, SC 29210     (803) 832-4765



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Karen Newsome
Executive Director

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
Case Manager

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.