Refuge for Women is pleased to announce and introduce Rayann White as Central Kentucky’s newest City Director. In this role Rayann will be cultivating relationships among area churches, local businesses, and individuals of Kentucky. The aim behind what she does is to raise awareness to the mission that Refuge for Women sets out to do. She then invites others to be involved in the transformation that takes place in our safe-homes ensuring that those who have escaped trafficking and sexual exploitation can find refuge. Rayann is vital in creating long-lasting partnerships in prayer and finances to ensure that Refuge for Woman is able to provide the resources needed for those in our care to flourish.
In getting to know Rayann the common theme of her heart throughout her life has always been her great care for women. Rayann was surrounded by amazing pillars of faith and life growing up. She saw women who fought for what was right, carried courage, held resiliency and captured beauty through the way they lived their lives. Chords were struck in Rayann’s heart when she saw brokenness among women that was not met with compassion and understanding. She knew there was a better way, this led her to pioneer a women’s ministry within her church called Tapestry. Tapestry sought to weave the hearts of women, bringing connection and finding likeness that tore down the walls of division which would make a way for women to embrace one another. Rayann knew that women were better together when they were encouraged and built up to live the life that God had intended.
Throughout Rayann’s career she has always cared about making sure needs were met. She has experience in the field through her work with Salvation Army as the Development Director, The Lexington Herald-Leader with experience in Retention with Marketing and Sales, as well as her work with the Christian Appalachian Project in Public Relations. Rayann is absolutely humbled by the way that God has opened the door for her passion for women as well as her skills for fundraising and retaining donors have come to collide in this season. Rayann is excited to raise visibility of the mission and extend opportunities for those in the community to bless women whose hearts are mending so that they too can be encouraged and built up to live the life that God has intended for them.