Remembering a Founder
Jean Towell, a founding board member of NFNL passed away in Abilene, Texas on April 18th. Jean was a former member of the Preston Road Church of Christ where she, her husband LeRoy, and a small group of women helped to form Amy’s Friends, a ministry to help women leave the sex industry. Jean was a friend and mentor to founder Amy DuPree and hosted the first protégé meetings in her home. Jean worked tirelessly to ensure that the women felt safe, valued, and loved by God. She was instrumental in forming practices and policies that still influence the group which became New Friends New Life. Without Jean’s vision and compassion, the organization may never have been formalized. Jean will be remembered for her tenacious spirit and commitment to helping women know God.