MEET OUR TEAM
Emily was born in the SW suburbs of Chicago and married into Grand Rapids in 1998 when she and Rolf Smith tied the knot. Emily and Rolf have 2 children, Hannah and Rylan, and a third child/dog, Phoenix. Ready for something new and as a demonstration of faith, Emily established Adored in 2016 after 18 years working as a Registered Nurse and medical administrator. Emily is joyfully blessed by this opportunity to serve women internationally and in the Grand Rapids community. She hopes every woman who enters the doors of Adored experiences the same kind of joy.
Jill Hendrickson is a Grand Rapids native and a 2015 graduate of Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids). During her time at Cornerstone, she played Women's Basketball and majored in Business Management. Jill is the founder and owner of Webs and Paws, an environmental Goose control service in the West Michigan area. She enjoys hiking, kayaking and being on her bicycle. She desires to serve God by serving others and has enthusiasm for life.
We think Jill is just plain awesome and love having her as part of our team.
Kara and her husband moved to Grand Rapids after getting married June, 16 2017. She loves community and has a heart for sharing God's love and freedom to women. Kara loves to be on any body of water she can find, planning adventures with friends, reading books and meeting new people! She is excited that God led her to Adored and to be apart of changing lives through something bigger than herself.
Hannah is Emily's daughter. Hannah enjoys sharing the word of God in her Jr.High church class. She is involved school basketball along with track and field. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, hammocking, hiking and painting. Every once and a while you might find her paintings in the store.