About The Alliance

We are passionate Christ followers who choose to enter the storm and show Radical Hospitality to our hurting neighbors. 

OUR STORY
A vision that began at 1 church 15 years ago has grown into an ALLIANCE.

Our team has helped 115 churches and 4800+ people craft intentional efforts in this space. Together, we will end the foster care crisis.

The South Texas Alliance for Orphans was created by a group of foster/adopt industry veterans including our Founder and Executive Director, church leaders, foster/adopt families and child placing agency professionals in 2012 under the name San Antonio Alliance for Orphans. We met monthly for 2 years collaborating on how we, the church, could unite and fulfill our biblical call to care for children in the foster/adopt system.

A small team including our Executive Director, a board member and a small team of foster parents successfully launched a ministry at their church and started handing off the model to other churches desiring to see ministry happen in their church.

In September of 2016, First Presbyterian granted the Alliance seed money to launch as a DBA non-profit. The Alliance received their 501c3 designation in July of 2018. The Alliance serves and equips a collaborative church movement to solve the foster crisis from family crisis to youth aging out.

From that first meeting of foster parents till now our mission has remained the same, build a community with more than enough for every child and family impacted by the foster care system. In a city of 2.5 million people and 1200 Christian churches, there is no reason each one of the over 3,000 children in foster care should languish to find a family willing to say yes for a season or a lifetime.

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THE SOLUTION IS YOU
No one church, person, or family can fill all of the roles needed.
It requires an Alliance of everyone playing their piece to bring restoration and healing to families. We exist to help you craft intentional efforts in this space.
Churches in the Alliance

Here are our 4 Church Engagement Specialists and the churches that they serve. 

Jocelyn Wilson

Director of Church Engagement

CALVARY CHAPEL JESUS IS THE WAY
San Antonio

CHRIST CHURCH SA
San Antonio

CHRISTIAN FAMILY CHURCH
San Antonio

CITY TRIBE
San Antonio

CJCLIFE CHURCH
San Antonio

FAITH OUTREACH CENTER
San Antonio

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
San Antonio

GATEWAY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (NorthWest)
San Antonio

GATEWAY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Harlan Hs)
San Antonio

GRACE AVENUE CHURCH
San Antonio

GRACE NORTHRIDGE
San Antonio

GRACE POINT CHURCH
San Antonio

HOLY TRINITY 
San Antonio

IGLESIA BAUTISTA FE VICTORIOSA
San Antonio

LAKEVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH
San Antonio

LIFE CHANGE CHURCH
San Antonio

LIVING FAITH CHURCH
San Antonio

META CHURCH
San Antonio

MISSION CITY CHURCH
San Antonio

MISSION CITY CHURCH NW
San Antonio

MY CHURCH
San Antonio

MY FAMILIA
San Antonio

NORTHWEST COMMUNITY CHURCH
San Antonio

OAK HILLS CHURCH 
San Antonio

PILLAR CHURCH
San Antonio

PUERTA DE RESTAURACIÓN
San Antonio

REFUGE CHURCH
San Antonio

REDEEMER PRESBYTERIAN
San Antonio

SAMARIA CITY CHURCH
San Antonio

SA TABERNACLE OF PRAYER
San Antonio

St. LUKE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
San Antonio

THE PARK COMMUNITY CHURCH
San Antonio

UNITED BY GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
San Antonio

UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
San Antonio

WAYSIDE CHAPEL
San Antonio

Alex Wallendorff

Church Engagement Specialist

Brittany Flournoy

Church Engagement Specialist

Katie Devine

Church Engagement Specialist

Businesses in the Alliance
Alliance Legacy Donors
OUR TEAM
The Alliance Staff

Jennifer Smith

Executive Director

Jamye Cappadonna

Director of Operations

Mike Kraft

Director of Pastoral Engagement

Jocelyn Wilson

Director of Church Engagement

Bethann Jackson

Operations Coordinator

Laura Fischer

Community Engagement Specialist

Kathy Osborne

Community Engagement Specialist

Alex Wallendorff

Church Engagement Specialist

Katie Devine

Church Engagement Specialist

Brittany Flournoy

Church Engagement Specialist

The Alliance Board of Directors

Teresa McCaleb

Board President

Melody McCrea

Board Secretary

Mike Sharrow

Board Member

Mark Carvajal

Board Member

Aaron Banks

Board Member

JOIN OUR TEAM
Staff Positions

Join the mission to serve and equip the Church, individuals, families, and businesses in fulfilling the biblical call to care for children and families impacted by the foster care system.

Connect with an Alliance Engagement Specialist

Play your “piece” and contact us today!

Our History

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