GALS Aleisha studied Occupational Therapy at USI and graduated in 2012. She now works part time as an occupational therapist at a nursing home and spends the rest of her time at home with her two girls! She also loves being outside with her family! She's been a part of the Return since the beginning. Her and her husband, JD, stepping into their passion for serving alongside one another with students. She loves the fact that after six years they are still being called to action by serving here at the Return! She loves the constant support, encouragement, and love she gets from a part of the Return! This is Jess! She currently works as a bar manager at Brownies in New Albany! In her free time, she spends a lot of time with her niece and nephews. She also enjoys reading new books! She first came to the Return when a good friend invited her. She says the reason she keeps going back is that it became home to her!
Aleisha + Jess
Devin + Lauren
GALS This is Devin! She is currently attending IUS with an undecided major and works as a barista at Coffee Crossing! In Devin's free time, she loves drinking coffee and hanging out with her friends! She found the Return after transitioning out of the Rising. She recalls that she stayed because of how friendly the atmosphere is! Meet Lauren! She's currently a sophomore at IUS, pursuing a degree in Psychology! She works at Dillard as a Sales Associate in the Juniors department! When she isn't at work or school, you can find her drinking coffee or hanging out with her friends! She came to the Return after transitioning out of the Rising a year ago. She says she chose to stay because she loves the loving environment and community that is the Return!
Jacklyn + Kayla
GALS Meet Jacklyn! She recently graduated from IUS and will be teaching English and Spanish at Floyd Central High School in the fall! For the summer, you'll find her working at Jay-C in Sellersburg! She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends! She started coming to the Return in 2015 after being invited by a friend. She kept coming back because of how welcoming the environment is and the many friendships she made! She says the Return is the first place where she felt like she truly belonged! This is Kayla! She loves teaching and helping kids at Childplace in Jeffersonville, where she works with the residential youth. In her free time, you'll find her hanging out with friends, drinking coffee, playing games, or spending time outdoors! She began at Northside attending the weekend service, when a friend invited her to check out the Return! She admits at first she was a little apprehensive, but eventually she got connected and started to feel at home, exactly where God wanted her to be!
Katie + Hannah
GALS This is Katie! She is currently a senior at IUS in the School of Nursing program! She currently works as a Home Health Aide at Adaptive Hospice! Whenever she isn’t at school or work, Katie loves to paint, camp, and hike! She started coming to the Return over a year ago when her aunt suggested that she give it a try. She’s never left because it was such a welcoming environment and everyone is just so friendly! Meet Hannah! She is a student at IUS studying Psychology with the hopes of going on to physical therapy school afterward! She works at Baptist Health Floyd as a transporter and says there's never a dull day there! With her free time, she loves playing with her puppy, Winnie, kayaking, hiking, and coaching softball. She ended up at the Return almost a year ago when her best friend saw the Return slide on a weekend service, and they both decided to check it out together! She said she fell in love with the welcoming and cultivating environment and hasn't left since. Because of the community within the Return, she's been able to grow as a person and in her faith!