REACH with us!
Accepting. Believing. Belonging.
"...accepting each other just as Christ has accepted us..." Romans 15:7
REACH of Lincoln County at a Glance
"Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, Here I am, send me!" (Isaiah 6:8)
Those of us at REACH love people. We especially have a heart for individuals and families with special needs and abilities. We realize that within our community, we can be the hands and feet of God by serving the ones that often go overlooked, are misunderstood or sometimes never make their needs known. It is the honor of our lives to be a part of their lives.
We Are Here For You!
REACH strives to provide emotional and spiritual support through prayer and presence. Have question? Don't know what next to do? Contact us!
The More You Know!
REACH is a part of something bigger; an amazing community! Local civic groups, schools, churches, news, tv and radio media help us provide opportunities to educate not only those that need us, but those that live among us, as well. By knowing more about special needs and the blessings and yes, challenges that go along with them, the better the understanding and support from everyone
We Just Wanna Have Fun!
Well, it can't be work all the time! We have fun, too! Throughout the year, REACH provides free events for the families we . Pool parties, pumpkin farm, fundraisers, sensory events, movies and more! We are always planning something where we strive to provide a safe, nurturing and judgement-free time for these awesome folks! Is that you? Join us!
Scholarship & Materials
We provide college/technical school scholarships for those with special needs and abilities! Deserving high school seniors are chosen each year to receive a limited scholarship where they may begin their road to success. REACH also works with local schools, therapists and organizations who inform us of educational, material, sensory and others needs of families.
Our Mission Statement
Reinforcing our Commitment
"Empowering individuals with exceptional abilities and their families to achieve hope, acceptance, belonging and a better understanding while we REACH for the future."
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”
Reach with Us
Are you and individual or a family in need of REACH? We would love to hear from you! Our success is measured through those we love on and serve. Whatever your needs or if you just want to belong, please REACH out to us and become a part of something that is God's plan at work!
Let us share with you
One thing about us is that we love to talk; a lot. Because it something so important and so close to our hearts, we want to share about it every time we can. We would be honored to speak at events, civic groups, churches, schools, educational trainings and more! Contact us for more information!
Make a Donation
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every penny donated going towards making REACH of Lincoln County the best and most effective it can be! All donations are tax-deductible and will help to support the mission of serving our community.
President & Executive Director
Julie has been married to Steve for 26 amazing years and is mother to twin 17-year-old boys, Will and Zane. As Zane was diagnosed with autism at age two, Julie has many years of life and educational experience from Vanderbilt to Stanford in the desire to know all she could about her son and his having autism. She was chairperson of CAAM (Coldwater Autism Awareness Ministry ) for five years before the new REACH adventure! Julie loves children and their well-being which led to her being a social worker, working as a forensic interviewer at Juniors House Child Advocacy Center.
A native of North Carolina, Steve met Julie when they were both stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii with the US Army. For over 25 years, Steve has called Fayetteville, Tennessee his home. He has shared Julie’s journey through learning about autism with their son Zane. Steve is a Department of Defense engineer at Redstone Arsenal but always has time for REACH and all it hopes to accomplish.
Secretary & All Things Admin
Stephanie is Board Certified Behavior Analyst and currently provides therapy and consultation at The Riley Behavioral & Educational Center in Huntsville, AL. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for children and adults with special needs. She has been married to her lifelong friend, Jon, for 15 years and they have two boys, Luke & Micah. Jon is the Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church Fayetteville and Stephanie helps lead FBC's special needs ministry called V.I.P. (Very Important People). She is passionate about serving her community through R.E.A.C.H. to support to all ages and abilities.
Debra is a Lincoln County native with more than 15 years of experience in Higher Education at Motlow College. Together, with her husband John, they have 7 children and 11 grandchildren. In 2010, their twin grandsons were diagnosed with autism. Knowing firsthand how challenging and heartbreaking a diagnosis can be, Debra joined the ministry to help REACH others who are in similar situations meet those challenges with hope, understanding and celebration.
Media & Outreach
Amy Satterfield is the wife of Troy for 21 years and 4 wildly awesome kids- Abigail, Jesse, Audrey, and Emily. As a speech-language pathologist working for Lincoln County Schools for 18 years, she has served a wide variety of children to improve their communication. She loves snow days, summer vacation, and traveling with her wild bunch. Amy is really excited to be apart of REACH and to serve the families of Lincoln County.
Raised in Lincoln County, Laura Mayer is wife to Bryan & mom of 3 little girls. In 2013, Laura, along with Shelley Lyon, founded Clothe Our Kids in Lincoln County. Clothe Our Kids is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide at-risk children with needed clothing and shoes. They work exclusively through the Dept of Children’s Services and local school guidance counselors to help children in need. Laura describes herself as a visionary who brings passion to whatever she does and loves to encourage others to be all that God has created them to be. In her free time, she loves to write, watch Little House on the Prairie and drink hot chai.
Felicia, a mother of two, has over 20 years of experience working with students and adults with exceptional abilities. Currently employed as a special education teacher, Felicia also serves on the Deaf Ministry team of Bethlehem Baptist, is a certified work/transition educator and works in adult educations services. As a board member of the Tennessee Chapter of Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Felicia is the founder of “Cruisin for a Cure,” a local fundraiser benefitting those affected by Huntingdon’s Disease.
Get to know more about our incredibly talented and dedicated team today!
Contact REACH of Lincoln County
2018 Slawburger Festival
Calf Kids Zone
First Baptist Church Parking Lot
Fun-filled, safe zone for all children with bouncy houses, slides, karaoke stage, giant JENGA, games, music, corn hole, face painting, balloon animals and more!
$5 armband per child for all-day access
100% of all proceeds go toward the mission of REACH Lincoln County