Staff Spotlight: Krista McAuliffe, Clinic Director

Meet Krista, our Clinic Director here at The HOPE Center! Get to know Krista by reading her interview below.

  1. When did you start at The HOPE Center? May 15, 2022 (been here 2 years now 😊)
  2. How did you initially get connected with The HOPE Center? Initially, through my friend Kelley Johns. I had just finished praying, asking God if He could please put my name on someone’s heart who could hire me, or someone who knows someone who could hire me, and she texts me about 2 minutes later asking, “Do you have a job?” She was having lunch with Cindy O’Leary at the time and was told they were looking for a nurse practitioner. I think I’d heard about the HOPE Center briefly through her before when she invited me to a baby shower of a mom from the HOPE Center, as well as Suzanne Guy, but didn’t know much about it.
  3. How have you seen God work through this ministry? I have seen God work in so many ways. From mothers changing their minds after a conversation or seeing the ultrasound or having one of our staff or volunteers continue to reach out to a mind changing after taking the abortion pill and successfully reversing the pill to multiple connections for the mobile in the Atlanta community (people seeing the mobile and wanting it/us to be a part of their events) to leading people towards truth (about themselves and about God) to the support He continues to show us (exceeding fundraising goals, pro-bono services offered, amazing volunteers like Terri who provide supplies for the mobile to give to the homeless and Angie and Maria Hirsch and others who continue to go above and beyond to bringing people at the right time with the right skill sets to fill needs. So many ways I’ve seen Him work. Even how the new space took shape, along with the prayer room and memorial wall.
  4. Favorite memory with The HOPE Center? Changing the generator and engine oil with Erin at the back of the Center on a cold but sunny day. Laura and Cindy both came out to find us under the mobile laughing as Erin records each step as we try not to get oil on ourselves (we were quite successful in that regard!)
  5. Favorite bible verse? Matthew 6:34, “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
  6. Fun fact about you? I can sound like an elephant. I’ve been to 14 different countries (many for missions)
  7. Favorite color? Purple, then green
  8. Favorite food? Mom’s spaghetti
  9. You have your own late-night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest? Corrie ten Boom or Gladys Aylward
  10. You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick? Whatever song is currently in my head
  11. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be? Lunch or maybe dinner…not a big fan of fasting, but I do like the food choices at those meals better than breakfast. 😉 But I don’t think that’s what you meant…so, Salad from the salad bar at Jason’s deli with mixed greens, red pepper hummus, beans, mushrooms, broccoli, artichoke hearts, seed/nut mix…basically, lots of toppings. It’s filling and nutritious and delicious
  12. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor. I loved playing doctor since about 3 years old. I later decided to become a nurse through some internships in high school when I noticed that nurses spend more time with the patients than the doctors, and I really enjoy connection with people and building relationships.

One thing is for certain, we couldn’t do what we do without our Krista! Krista radiates joy to everyone she knows, especially our clients. We’re so grateful for her spirit of love and kindness.

A decade of HOPE
(Impact Over 10 Years)

Life Decisions
Clients Served