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Staff 

HOUSTON BYNUM, administrator
Houston is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of Freed-Hardeman, Harding, and Harding Graduate School of Religion. He has served as minister for churches Christ and has served as administrator at Happy Haven since 2010. He and Beverly worship at the Willow Avenue Church of Christ. They have three children and four grandchildren.


BEVERLY BYNUM, administrative assistant
Beverly is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of Freed-Hardeman in Office Management. She has previously worked in education and as the receptionist at the Gospel Advocate Company. She and Houston worship at the Willow Avenue Church of Christ. They have three children and four grandchildren.

LINDA LIPE, administrative assistant
Linda is a native of Michigan and a graduate of Freed-Hardeman. She has previously worked in office work and in the office at Freed-Hardeman. She and her husband David worship at the Cherry Creek Church of Christ, where he serves as minister. They have three children and five grandchildren.

LINDA BERG, case worker
Linda is a native of Minnesota, attended Minnesota Bible College, is a graduate of Light University, and is certified by Trauma Healing Institute. She and her late husband Brad formerly worked as house parents here for 3 years. She worships at the Collegeside Church of Christ. They have six children and twenty-seven grandchildren.

TRINA AND JIMMY GEE, house parents
Trina is a native of Alabama; Jimmy is a native of Tennessee. Trina is a graduate of Faulkner University; Jimmy is a graduate of Amridge University. They worship at the Willow Avenue Church of Christ. They have ten children and seven grandchildren.

SARAH AND MICHAEL TRIPP, house parents
Sarah is a native of Connecticut; Michael is a native of South Carolina. She is a graduate of NW Tech Community College; he is a graduate of HVAC School. They worship at the Willow Avenue Church of Christ. They have two children.

Happy Haven Children's Home
2311 Wakefield Drive · Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
Phone: (931) 526-2052· Email: happyhaven@frontiernet.net