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Our Staff

 
Karen Ellison

Karen is the Founder and President of Deeper Still. She first entered pregnancy center ministry in 1985. She has served as an executive director of a pregnancy center in Virginia Beach, VA, a national trainer for Care Net, and as vice president of Alternatives Group (now LifeSteward Ministries). Karen has served in the area of post abortion healing for many years and out of those experiences has developed the Deeper Still retreat.

 
Jacque Murphy    Director of Operations

Jacque began working for Deeper Still as Director of Operations in 2014.  Jacque is a current and active member of Fellowship Church, where she has previously served on the Women’s Ministry Team. She has a deep desire to see women set free from fear, shame and from their abortion wounded heart.   Darryl and Jacque have been married for 27 years and has raised 3 children.

 
Sheppard Tucker    Director of Communications and Prayer 

Sheppard has been involved with Deeper Still since April 2004. She served as volunteer prayer coordinator and ministry team member from 2005-2010. She was a board member from 2010-2012, when she stepped down to come on staff part time as assistant to the president. She currently serves as director of communications and prayer for the ministry as well as continuing to serve as a volunteer on the ministry team for retreats as well as Deeper Still Training Seminars. She lives in Knoxville, TN with her husband of 23 years and their 2 teenage children.