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John Mark Davidson

Executive Director


Dr. John-Mark Davidson, Ph.D has served ChristianWorks for Children as Executive Director since September 2021. His life purpose has been to use his life, time, and resources to contribute to a better world. Over the years, this purpose has led him to non-profit work in the shantytowns of Lima, the pursuit of humanitarian development in the mango farms of northern Perú, and to congregational ministry in the city of Dallas. He wholeheartedly believes in the mission of ChristianWorks to represent the goodness of God to children and their families by continuing Jesus Christ’s example of service. John-Mark has a B.S. in Education from Texas A&M University, an M.Div. from Abilene Christian University and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership with an emphasis in Intercultural Competence from Pepperdine University. John-Mark currently lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, Tara (m. 2003), their four children (Kellan, Parker, Kase, and Mack).

Kaylee Danielson

AdoptionWorks Director


Kaylee Danielson has worked at ChristianWorks since December of 2019 as a counselor, Family Development Specialist for AdoptionWorks, an intake coordinator for CounselingWorks and now is the AdoptionWorks Director. Kaylee received her master’s degree in Social Work from Texas A & M Commerce in May of 2019 and has been a Licensed Master of Social Work since October 2019; becoming and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2022. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and families in crisis, adoption, and with attachment disruption. Kaylee has been a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner since 2017 using this intervention to address relational trauma for children from hard places, members of the adoption triad, and provide parenting education.

Kaylee loves working at ChristianWorks for the mission of supporting and growing healthy families and the many ways that is accomplished through one organization.

Ruth Balderas

Family Development Specialist


Ruth Balderas has worked at ChristianWorks since January 2022 part time as the KidWorks Coordinator and in July transitioned to full time adding the role of Family Development Specialist for AdoptionWorks. Ruth received her bachelors in Psychology from Oklahoma Christian University in April of 2017 and looks forwards to continuing her education in the near future. Ruth is new to the adoption world but has received many helpful trainings and continues to become educated in adoption. Ruth loves having the opportunity to work at ChristianWorks and help support families going through divorce and those wanting to grow their family through adoption.

BecomingMom/AdoptionWorks is a ministry of ChristianWorks for Children. Click here to meet the other staff members for ChristianWorks.

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