Freeing the abortion wounded heart…

Our Team

Team Members

Meet some of the Deeper Still Fallbrook English and Spanish Team Members.  There are still more wonderful team members who are not shown below.

Gayle Kott serves as the Executive Director and as a Board Member of Deeper Still Fallbrook. She has been involved in post abortion healing ministry since her own healing in 2013.  She sees a great need to come along side others who are struggling in this area, and her great desire is for both men and women affected by abortion to know the depth of God’s love for them.  Gayle is a widow, and has four grown sons and eight grandchildren.  Gayle stays very active with her grandchildren, with various church activities, and she is currently writing a book.

Cindy McAvoy has been involved in healing/prayer ministry since 1999 and involved in abortion recovery ministry since 2011.  She feels it is a privilege to come alongside those that have struggled with grief and pain (some for more than 40 years) resulting from the effects of abortion and experiencing the beautiful work the Lord does in bringing healing and hope through Deeper Still.  Cindy has two married children and five adorable grandchildren.  She is retired and had worked many years as the Business Administrator-HR Manager for a general contractor in the affordable housing industry.

Miriam Kirk has been involved in pro-life and abortion recovery ministries since 2006. She played a part in her daughter, Karen’s, first two abortions. As she watched Karen progress on her healing journey from her abortions, Miriam recognized the gravity of her own part in that journey. She and Karen have been blessed to be able to work together to extend healing to others with abortion wounded hearts. She also has a yearning to bring restoration and healing to men and other family members who have been touched by abortion. Miriam and her husband, Jim, are retired and have four children, over 20 grandchildren (including blendeds and marrieds) and 10 great grandchildren.

Jo-An Lee has been involved with pro-life and abortion recovery since her healing in 2019.  Jo-An is passionate about disseminating the truth of what abortion really is, as well as helping those heal from the negative impacts.  Jo-An believes the Deeper Still Retreats is a place where faith is put into action and is a great representation of the early church as described in Acts:

“They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”  Acts 2:42 NASB

Jo-An works full time as middle School teacher and is actively involved in her church.

Joe Griffith has been passionate about the pro-life cause many years. Joe attended a Deeper Still retreat in 2017 as a requirement to serve on the board of a local pregnancy resource clinic. He did not think that he needed to attend a retreat. He knew he was forgiven and didn’t realize that God had a deeper healing for him. He had come to the retreat to “check off a box” so to speak, but he received so much more. He was able to grieve the loss of his children and have his father’s heart restored before he married his wife, Elise, who had two children from a previous marriage. Because of the healing received at the retreat, he was better equipped to step into the role of a Godly stepfather for the kids. Joe is the manager of a large pool company in southern California and enjoys time with his family.

Mary Lou Rodriguez has been serving in Pro-Life ministry since 2007. Ten years after having had an abortion, she came to know Jesus as her Savior, receiving His love and forgiveness. She prayed the Lord would use her abortion somehow for His glory, and that He would also use her Spanish language. After attending a Deeper Still retreat in 2016 she began praying that God would raise up a Spanish speaking team. Mary Lou has been serving as the coordinator for the Spanish speaking retreats since 2018.