Texas Life Connections, a ministry partner of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, has hired Julie Parton of Garland to be its executive director.
Parton returned to Texas in 2005 after directing the pregnancy resource ministry of Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1998-2005.
Parton was the founding director of the Prestonwood Crisis Pregnancy Center, which opened in 1991 through Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.
She holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in Christian counseling from Andrew Jackson University.
Parton said her role will be to help create relationships between local churches and life-affirming ministries including pregnancy resource centers, abstinence-education programs, and foster care organizations.
A volunteer training seminar called “Lifesaving 201” is planned for July 18 at First Baptist Church of Euless. Visit the Texas Life Connections website, texaslifeconnections.org, for more information.