A Conversation with Commissioner Nichols, Part 2

Herbie and Rick are joined by Jennifer Nichols, commissioner of the department of children's services of Tennessee.
Jennifer Nichols is the Commissioner of the Department of Children's Services for the state of Tennessee. Commissioner Nichols was appointed by Governor Bill Lee in January 2019. Under Commissioner Nichols’ leadership, in 2021 the Department implemented the Family First Prevention Services Act, the most comprehensive legislative child welfare reform in 25 years that will provide evidence-based prevention services for children and youth at risk of entering foster care.

Herbie Newell is the President & Executive Director of Lifeline Children’s Services and its ministry arms.

Rick Morton is the Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children's Services.

Stand for Orphans is our kid-initiated, kid-run opportunity to make a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children around the world. There are many ways to utilize Stand – making lemonade, baking cookies, doing an online talent show, etc. There really is no limit and allows your kids the ability to get creative. Visit lifelinechild.org/stand/ for more information and resources. 

The mission of Lifeline Children’s Services is to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children. Our vision is for vulnerable children and their communities to be transformed by the gospel and to make disciples.