meet the staff

Nate Nicholson - Chapter Director

Nate grew up in Highland Village, Texas and is a graduate from Abilene Christian University with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry. After graduating college, he attended the Kanakuk Institute in Branson, Missouri. Nate has spent four summers working at Kanakuk Kamps, where he discovered his passion for discipleship and working with students. He has also spent time working in youth ministries at the Branch Church in Farmers Branch, Texas and Woodland Hills in Branson, Missouri. Nate is positive and humble. He is enthusiastic about teaching the Bible and building relationships with people.

Call Nate: (972) 358- 4372


Annie Kelly - Women's Director

Annie grew up in Dallas, TX and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Communication and Religious Studies. She was raised as a Kanakuk and KLIFE kid and was a Fayetteville KLIFE volunteer throughout college. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, she decided to continue her education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Annie is in the process of attaining a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling. On October 1, 2016, Annie married her husband Matt. Annie is hardworking and intentional. She loves building relationships by coming alongside people in their walk with Christ and offering hope and counsel using the Word of God.


Sarah Richardson - Women's Director

Sarah Richardson grew up in Colleyville, Texas and is a graduate from Texas A&M University with a degree in Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences. She grew up attending Pine Cove Christian Camps and spent a summer working as a counselor. She also spent four summers working as a whitewater rafting guide at Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting & Adventure Company where she discovered her love for working with youth. Sarah is passionate, adaptable, and humble. She is eager to give KLIFE her all and to do whatever needs to be done to help Fort Worth KLIFE carry out our mission and vision. 


Emory Wall - Women's Director

Emory grew up in Colleyville, TX and attended Baylor University where she was first introduced to KLIFE Ministries. She graduated with a degree in Child & Family Studies and went on to work in Children's Ministry before joining KLIFE Ministries. Emory grew up attending Pine Cove Christian Camps and spent a summer working as a counselor. On September 10, 2016, Emory married her husband Chandler. Emory is engaging, an acvitvator, and creative.


Audrey Spiller- Intern

Audrey grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Anderson High School in 2016. She is currently a junior nursing major at Texas Christian University. Audrey has been a KLIFE volunteer since her freshman year of college, and currently leads 8th grade All Saints. She has also spent two summers serving at Kanakuk Kamps and will be going back for her third summer in 2019. Audrey is joyful, intentional, and passionate. She loves consistently and deeply and has a way of being inclusive and empowering to those around her.

meet the board

The KLIFE Board is comprised of couples within the community looking to partner with KLIFE in its active pursuit of Christ. These couples serve to assist the ministry by faithfully praying, supporting, and assisting the ministry. Each board member is actively engaged in the ministry.

Molly and Tom Hardgrove Board Presidents


Stephanie and Bryan Byrd


Judy and Colby Siratt


Kim and Jeff Cook


Ashley and Corey Hawkins


Macy and James Hill


Kristi and Walter Floyd


Marsha and David Gabriel


Nancy and Mark Bayouth


Betsy and Jason Bradshaw


Nancy and Hunter Herren

Tisha and Link Moore