Connie Taylor

Executive Director

Connecting families to hope, healing and healthy outcomes

For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. (Philippians 2:27 KJV)

About Bridge of Hope

As advocates for the family, we connect women and their families to hope, healing and healthy outcomes during their unexpected pregnancies. Our organization is committed to assisting women to carry to term by providing emotional support and practical assistance. Through the provision of God’s people and community at large, women may face the future with hope and plan constructively for themselves and their babies.

We need volunteers! Have a heart for service and feel a tug to make a difference in the lives of others? Join Bridge of Hope for a Volunteer Open House to find out how your gifts can be put to good use. Save the date for December 13, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Come be a part of a God-sized movement to bring hope to the family. Dessert will be provided.

Our Values & Beliefs

We are a faith-based organization.

Bridge of Hope is an outreach ministry powered by the church of Jesus Christ. We are committed to presenting the gospel of our Lord to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

We are nonjudgmental and discreet.

Our organization never discriminates or declines services based on race, creed, color, national origin, age or marital status. Our team serves without judgment.

We advocate for the entire family.

Bridge of Hope provides services for women and their families. We are committed to help women and men forge their next steps. Our service comes from the heart.

Meet Connie

Connie Taylor, Bridge of Hope executive director, who was once a teen mother herself, intimately understands the panic of an unplanned pregnancy. “When I was 17, I became pregnant and hid it as long as I could,” she said. Though the ramifications felt overwhelming at times, she had her child in August, went back to school in September, and completed her senior year.

Because she has successfully walked this road, Taylor desires to help others see an unplanned pregnancy as a positive experience instead of a crisis. “I get to speak into the lives of women,” she said. “My mission is to equip, encourage, and empower them.”

Board, Staff & Partners

Board Members

  • Mary Alice Blakeman
  • Cherie Daniel
  • Darrin Daniel
  • Phil Hutchison – Board President
  • Linda Kauzlarich – Board Secretary
  • Clifford Martin – Board Treasurer
  • Robin Marriott
  • Peggy McGaugh
  • Dave Powell – Board Vice
  • Bruce Taylor

Staff Members

  • Tammy Dodson – Bookkeeper/Client Advocate
  • Sarah Hufford – Receptionist
  • Judy Hutchison – Client Advocate
  • Linda Kauzlarich – Grant Manager
  • Alesia Pittman – Client Advocate
  • David Smith, MD – Medical Director
  • Tammie Smith – Director of Nursing
  • Connie Taylor – Executive Director

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • Alliance for Life of Missouri
  • Heartbeat International
  • Health Care Collaborative (HCC) of Rural Missouri
  • Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
  • House of Hope
  • Baby Grace
  • Lawson Chamber of Commerce
  • Richmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

Learn more about Bridge of Hope. Let’s talk.