Our Staff


      Candice Groves, CEO/ Therapist




Candice is a licensed LPA and LCADC clinician working in the recovery field for the past 9 years. She founded and opened Redeemed and Restored in January 2019. She states: " I am blessed God called me to use me in this capacity". When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, two daughters, miniature dachshund and shopping. 


Lindsey Higgins, Program Manager/ Therapist

Lindsey is a licensed clinical social worker who is married with two beautiful children.  She lived in active addiction for 10 years until she cried out to God and he answered her cry for help.  She feels that God led her every step to work at the facility and that he continues to guide in her daily life. Through her sobriety she has been a vessel for God.  Her hobbies include anything outdoors- CrossFit, hiking, kayaking, and boating.

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 Malena Whipple, Admissions Coordinator

Malena has experienced the  redemption, restoration, and love of Jesus Christ for three years now. She says God has absolutely transformed her life completely. She attends church at Calvary Memorial Baptist  Church and is the Children's Church Director there. Malena has a passion for teaching, serving, and showing young children the love of Christ. She recently got engaged to the love of her life and they plan to live their married life for Christ. Praying for His direction and will for their lives. She enjoys working at Redeemed and Restored because it gives her the chance to show the redeeming and transforming power of Jesus. It brings her such joy to see the beautiful transformations God creates in the clients that come to the facility. 

Jackie DeMarco, Case Associate

Jackie is from Chicago and currently resides in Hopkinsville with her husband.  She has one daughter and one bonus daughter, along with a beautiful granddaughter. She has a Bachelors of Social Work from Murray State University and has worked in the substance abuse field since 2013.  Jackie struggled with substance use for over 10 years and surrendered her life and will over to Jesus in 2011. She loves working at R&R, being the hands and feet of Jesus, and sharing freely the love of Jesus with each client. She truly believes the mission, "Changing Lives through Christ", will continue to change families and help strengthen communities.

Sandra McPherson, Nurse

Sandra graduated from nursing school in 2006. She lives on a farm in Muhlenberg Co with her husband, Kevin, and their three daughters. She loves being a part of  the Redeemed and Restored family and being able to share about God's love and grace with the clients. One of her favorite verses to share is 2 Corinthians 12:9- " My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."

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 Office Manager


Kathy Glover, Therapist

Kathy is a licensed professional counselor who joined the Redeemed and Restored team on the first day the doors opened. Kathy is also a full-time counselor at Cornerstone Christian Counseling. Kathy is also a member of the American Counseling Associate (ACA), The American of Christian Counselors (AACC), a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator for pre-marital and marital counseling, and a Certified Post-Abortion Counselor. Kathy and her husband, Adam, have been married for 25 years. Their family traveled in ministry for 13 years before he became Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Hopkinsville. 


Timmy Hendricks, Facilities Manager

Timmy is a life that has been transformed only through the Power of Christ. Timmy lived a life of addiction for 15 years. He and his wife, Brandi, have four beautiful girls. Timmy is also an certified Adult Peer Suppport Specialist as well as the Facilites manager here at Redeemed and Restored. He feels working in this field is a calling placed on him and loves it. Timmy enjoys being able to serve others, hunting, fishing, ministry and working with his children playing sports. He is able to enjoy all these things today because Christ  has restored him. 

Shaye Watts, Therapist 

Shaye became a Certified Social Worker in 2020 after she retired from teaching in 2017.  She is married with two daughters and two grand-babies. She drew back to God in 2003 after being faced with hardships in her childhood and turning to drugs and alcohol. She loves helping others people and giving to others what God has freely given to her.  When she is not working her hobbies are gardening, reading, and decorating.


Chelsey McAllister, Therapist

Chelsey graduated from APSU with her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016 and is now a LPCC. She loves spending time with her husband and son at their home in Pembroke, working in her garden, tending to her chickens, and go hiking. She loves working at R&R because Jesus is the true healer of our lives and there is no other feeling than to receive His love. 


Ashley Gorrell, Therapist

Ashley is a licensed certified social worker and one of the Therapist at R&R. She was born, raised and resides in Logan County, Ky. She has a Masters in Social Work from WKU and a half decade of experience working with men and women. She loves that she gets to be a small part in giving voices back to so many that feel that they have lost their voice. from the moment she waked in the door at R&R, she felt like GOD was leading her there to use her story to do his work. 


Joe Foster, Adult Peer Support Specialist








Joe is a peer support specialist from Hopkinsville with twenty years of experience in mental health and two years in substance abuse.  He is married with four children.  He loves working at R&R and sharing about how good God is.


Mike Robinson, Recovery Aide

Mike is a Recovery Aide at Redeemed and Restored.  He tells his story of 28 years with drug use followed by 11 influential years of sobriety.  He is a living testimony to the clients of R&R and is passionate about seeing people gain the understanding that recovery is possible. God changed his life in 2009 when he gained a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Mike loves fishing, long walks, building stuff with his hands, his kids, and especially spending time with his grandkids who bring so much joy to his life.  

Jennifer Daniel, Therapist 

Jennifer is a Therapist at Redeemed and restored. She was delivered from her addiction in 2014. Then she began school and graduated  with her Master's Degree in 2020. Jennifer is now a LPCA and TCADC. She is married and has 3 children.  She loves what she does because she gets to be that one person who believes in someone when they don't have anyone else in the world that does. Jennifer want to give her clients hope for a better future. 


Dathan Cox, Recovery Aide

Dathan was raised in Hopkinsville and married with two children. God has afforded him the opportunity to use his life experiences to help someone else.  He is a member of All Nations House of Prayer where he serves in the music department.  His hobbies include playing the bass guitar, reading, and spending time with family.


Jarmarius Bussell, Recovery Aide

Jarmarius is a Recovery Aide from Hopkinsville that loves building rapport with clients and helping them any way he can. He became a follower of Christ five years ago and has a three year old son. He enjoys gaming, basketball, golfing, and disc golf when he is not working.  

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Scott Johnson, Recovery Aide

Scott resides in Morgantown, KY with his wife Cricket; they have 6 children. Scott was a former client of R&R in 2019. During his treatment he surrendered his life and will to Christ; he has not looked back since that day. Scott has a real passion for Jesus and absolutely loves to do his work and spread his love. He also loves the outdoors, kayaking, hiking and the beach. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. ... And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever." 1 Peter 5


Chris Miller, Adult Peer Support Specialist

Chris says music and art have been a part of his life since he can remember.  Today he is grateful to be free of drugs thanks to Jesus in his life and feels very blessed to work at Redeemed and Restored. He loves sharing life with guys who nee to know that they can change.  


Larry Croft, Recovery Aide


Larry is a grateful believer in Jesus Christ. Not only does he work at Redeemed and Restored, but he is also a former client. He says "This program loved me back to life!!" This program gave me the tools to move forward in my relationship with the King of Kings."  He  will always be grateful for that.

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 Recovery Aide