Board of Directors

Paul Linehan, Chairman

Elected to the Board in 2013. Paul is a registered professional engineer and president of F.J. Linehan Associates, a consulting engineer firm established in the Boston area in 1952.

Paul is an active volunteer in his hometown as Chairman of the Town of Sharon Capital Outlay Committee since 2004. He also founded HEDUP, a volunteer-outreach educational ministry, to assist people seeking high school equivalency and other educational goals.


William Hardy, Treasurer

Elected to the Board in 2017. Bill served as the Chairman of the Board of Your Life Matters in Southbridge, MA and was instrumental in the merger of the two organizations in 2016. He is an elder at Holland Congregational Church and works as the COO of a civil engineering firm.


Pastor Michael Rondeau

Elected to the Board in 2017. Mike served on the Board of Directors of Your Life Matters. He has been a pastor for over twenty-five years and currently serves as the lead pastor at ViewPoint Church.


Pastor David Hill, Clerk

Elected to the Board in 2012. Dave is the leading pastor at Abundant Grace Church in Boston and is a founder of the Greater Boston Prayer Initiative. He and his wife, Ingrid, have supported LYO/AWC since it started in 1996.


Emily Colson

Elected to the Board in 2017, Emily Colson is an author and speaker. In her book Dancing with Max – awarded “Book of the Year” by the Autism Society – Emily and her father, the late Chuck Colson, share the struggle and beauty of life with Max, Emily’s son who has autism. Emily has told her story of hope throughout churches nationwide, as well as on numerous media outlets. She is passionate about engaging families affected by disability with the church. Emily currently serves on the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. She also serves as on several ministry boards including The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Emily has been a single mother for most of Max’s life, and currently resides in the New England area. Learn more about Emily by visiting her website, www.emilycolson.com.


Mark Lowney, MD.

Elected to the Board in 2008. Dr. Mark Lowney is a board certified OB/GYN who is passionate about defending life. He is trained in the RU-486 Abortion Pill Reversal. In addition to his pro-life work, Mark volunteers as a doctor during annual mission trips to Haiti.


Teresa Larkin, President & Executive Director

Elected to the Board in 2010. Teresa Larkin serves as the current Executive Director. Beginning in 1999, Teresa has served in the ministry in several capacities including patient advocate, center director and lead director. She is also the Director of the Prayer Ministry at her church.