Abby Shields serves as Executive Director of Danielle Inn.
Her experience includes 18 years as an educator and 17 years as a national speaker. Truly, her passion is speaking and teaching others about the abundant life and grace available in a relationship with Christ. People enjoy her enthusiasm, humor and authenticity that is communicated through her passion for the Lord. It is her heart for Jesus that led her to found a ministry in 2006, called No Heart Left Behind Foundation, whose purpose is to bring hope and healing to a broken world one heart at a time with the Word of God and the Love of Christ. Through this foundation, she has been serving the St. Tammany Parish community and beyond through counseling, outreach, and various retreats and events. Abby is excited about extending the outreach of the ministry and sharing her heart for the Lord with the ladies of Danielle Inn.
Patricia Jones serves as the Senior House Mother of Danielle Inn.
Pat comes to Danielle Inn with 32 years of service to her country both at home and abroad. She is a retired Chief Warrant Officer Three with the LA Army National Guard, and has worked with the Independent Living Program at Volunteers of America for over 12 years. It is not only her servant’s heart, but Pat’s heart for Jesus that makes her such a blessing and asset to Danielle Inn. For 28 years, Pat has led a weekly prison ministry at LA Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel. It is her passion to follow Jesus and share His love with others that have brought her to Danielle Inn. When asked about her service to Danielle Inn she says, “As the housemother at Danielle Inn, it’s rewarding to walk alongside and work closely with every soon-to-be mother entering the program. I never cease to be excited about sharing a personal Christian lifestyle of hope and encouragement, and of being an instrument of the Agape model of unconditional love.”