Mark Eliff, Director of Operations
Kim Eliff, Program Manager
After a combined 37 years as Social Workers in Southern California, Mark and Kim Eliff pulled up roots and moved to Texas to take on their new roles as House Pastors for Mercy House.
Kim began her career in social work in the mid-nineties for the County of Orange Social Services Agency where she put her natural nurturing skills to work supporting and strengthening her client’s self-sufficiency in individual and family functioning. She eventually moved on to Child Protective Services where she was able to exercise her true gift and calling helping others discover new ways to live and manage their lives. Most recently employed in the private sector as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Kim has been able to further put these gifts to work helping people overcome their addictions and rebuild their lives.
Mark began his career with the County of Orange Social Services Agency in 2000 as an Eligibility Worker where his administrative and leadership gifts helped him quickly move into supervision. In this capacity, Mark worked as a Training Specialist providing comprehensive policy and procedure training to both new and seasoned Eligibility Workers alike. An eventual transfer to Program Integrity found Mark in the role of Appeals Specialist representing the county in State Administrative Hearings responding to clients who filed a request for hearing based on actions taken by the county that affected their welfare benefits.
They both have used their calling to social work as Mission Team Leaders having led teams since 2012 to work at an orphanage in Uganda, Africa (where they met Pam and Rory). They were also Ministry Leaders for the Celebrate Recovery Program at their church in California since 2010 sponsoring, teaching, and leading groups through the twelve steps of recovery from their hurts, habits, and hang-ups into lives of abundance with Christ as their guide.
They have been married for 19 years and have 5 children and 7 grandchildren (so far).
Tiffany Kiser, Case Manager, Director of Stabilization
Tiffany Kiser was hired in June to be our case manager and stabilization director. She moved here from California but grew up both in South Carolina and Michigan. She is in charge of and oversees the victims that have been rescued from trafficking. Tiffany spent time working with programs such as Treasures and Anchored for several years in California. Anchored is a faith-based support system for women in the sex industry. Tiffany studied drug, alcohol and addiction studies at Cypress college. She also has worked closely with Kim doing social work and case management. Kim served as a mentor to Tiffany and loves her heart and drive to empower women. Tiffany uses her own journey, past and experience to pour love, hope and encouragement into our girls. She is an exceptional addition to our team and we feel blessed to have her.