MEET OUR FAMILY
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Hello! My name is Hannah and I am a voice shouting out for those who don’t have one; seeking justice for the enslaved. My husband is Andrew and we have three precious, young children together, whom I adore endlessly. Aside from being a full-time mom, I am also a nanny to four children, five days a week. On the weekends I cherish family time when I’m not cleaning houses or working at a local restaurant in our town. I have the privilege to call Ariel my sister and one of my best friends. I admire her for following through with what the Lord called her to do; starting a non-profit organization and opening homes for women in need of rescue from slavery. I am extremely proud of her and fully recognize her complete surrender and trust in Jesus in every aspect of her life. I have only been the social media manager for a short time now, but in that, I have witnessed God’s clear and steady hand over this ministry. We haven’t stopped growing in numbers and God continues to pour out his blessings daily. I am honored to be apart of the Zera House family and look forward to sharing the updates, blessings, praises, and answers to prayer with you! Thank you for supporting us, to God be all glory!
MAINTENANCE AND TEAM MANAGER
Hello friends! My name is Dan and I recently moved to McDowell County, West Virginia. I spent my entire life living in Warren County, New Jersey. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an associates degree in liberal arts. I pursued the bachelor’s degree in hopes of one day becoming a teacher, but God had different plans for me, at least for now. I spent the last 9 years working in a very corporate atmosphere, spending all of my free time hiking and adventuring with friends. I started going on missions trips with my church in NJ to McDowell County, WV in 2015. I developed a big heart for this area and felt compelled to spend more time down here. In April of last year all the pieces started to fall into place and I left my job and was quickly blessed with a place to live here in McDowell County. I came down here unsure of a lot of things, but God has been guiding my entire journey thus far! When I heard about Ariel starting her Zera House mission in the area that I felt called to, the pieces continued to fall into place. My passion for helping people and serving others and the many skills and talents that I have acquired over the years can finally be put to good use in a productive way! I’m thankful to God every day for this wild ride called life and I’m excited to see what He has in store for me and for Zera House!
HEAD OF SECURITY
Hi y’all, I’m Jeff. I was born and raised in the Middle East, to tentmaking missionary parents. I am very close to my family and friends. I love spending my free time in the great outdoors; hiking, kayaking, and camping. I enjoy volunteer work and serving others, which probably explains why I joined the Marine Corps after high school and worked private security through college. Although my greatest passion and devotion is to the Lord. I joined the corporate workplace almost 5 years ago, but I felt like something was missing and I was no longer feeling fulfillment. I’ve been praying for direction for nearly 3 years, but I felt no answers from the Lord. That all changed when I went to help at the Zera House for a mission trip. The Lord revealed I was meant to get involved. I asked Ariel if she had a need for someone like me and she said, “Yes!” I decided I would take the matter home and pray. Through prayer, the Lord confirmed I was meant to move to WV and use skill sets He has refined in my life to help provide a safe and secure sanctuary for young ladies that have been rescued from the horrors of human trafficking. As Isaiah 61 promises that new life and beauty will be raised up from death and ashes. I am very excited to be a part of the team and I cannot wait to see all the things God will do in our lives and the lives of those we touch.
Hello there! My name is Rachel Bohannan, and I’m a sinner saved by grace- lots of it. I’m lots of other things too: a WV State Parole Officer, an athlete, an unashamed crazy cat lady, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. My calling has always been to protect and defend, to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves… to defend the rights of the poor and needy.” My vision ever since High School has been to be a part of a group that will provide a home where people who have been hurt and forgotten by the world can find healing, purpose, and redemption; I am so excited that the many surprising twists and turns my life has taken have led to right here, right now, with this group of people. My mission is to proclaim to people that they are worth it: worth loving, protecting, and standing for because Jesus Christ looked at me and said the exact same thing. If he says that about me, then it’s true for them as well! I am blessed to be a part of the things God is moving through in the Zera House, cannot wait to see the fruit that grows from this seed!
HOUSE MOM, PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Hi All. My name is Erica. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Michigan. After accepting Jesus as my Savior in college, I felt led to the missions field in inner-city Philadelphia. It was there the Lord began to put a passion in my heart to serve others. I moved back to Michigan after a year and a half in Philly then spent over a decade teaching in an early childhood setting where I learned to love greater, help resolve conflicts, teach character, instill confidence and to have faith like a child.
It wasn't until I began to walk through a healing journey of my own did the passion become more clear as to what the Lord was calling me to. I feel the Lord has put in me a burning passion to help women who have been sexually abused, exploited and trafficked walk through healing and freedom in Christ. To show them how loved, valued and worthy they are and to know the true Love that can fully set them free emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
A few tid bits about me: I adore the outdoors, worshiping loudly (and usually off key), my family and friends, adventure, and my Jesus! I'm completely humbled and honored to be one of the House Moms at Zera House. I know the Lord is going to do great things!