CEOs & EXECUTIVE PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Cyd moved to the Central Coast in 2005, where she met Judy Boen on an Intercessory Prayer Team. She joined the team at Captive Hearts in 2008. Cyd has over 2 decades of experience working in ministry with women suffering from abuse and addiction, as well as with youth and the homeless communities. In 1999, she completed a certificate of Layman Pastoral Ministry. She has led various prayer teams and intercessory prayer teams. In 2010, she was licensed as an Addictions Specialist and became an Executive Program Director with LeeAnn Smith. In 2012, she was certified to teach Domestic Violence Classes and in 2019, completed an extensive training in Human Trafficking through Central Coast Freedom Network. She currently leads groups and individual sessions with the women in the homes.
As CEO, Cyd is excited about the future of Captive Hearts Ministries as they grow and improve, while staying loyal to the original vision. She is passionately committed to the women she serves and devoted to leading them into an exemplary fulfilling life of peace, confidence, leadership and freedom from various issues that have held them captive.
LeeAnn moved to the Central Coast in 1996. At that time, she joined the jail team with Chaplain Judy Boen and began ministering in the women’s county jail. LeeAnn began leading praise and worship not only in the jail services, but also in a weekly outreach to the recovery homes on the Central Coast. She was a part of the first recovery home of Captive Hearts, and participated in leading classes and Bible studies at that time. In 2010 she became a licensed addiction specialist and began working full time as Executive Program Director of Captive Hearts, along with Cyd Sebring. In 2012 she became certified to teach domestic violence classes, and last year attended a human trafficking training. Also, throughout the years she has continued her education and ministry training on an ongoing basis.
Prior to coming to the Central Coast LeeAnn and her husband Dave were entrepreneurs starting and running many service businesses, and then art retail businesses. LeeAnn was involved in the Jesus movement with evangelist Arthur Blessitt, and ministered with him singing in different churches, and witnessing and ministering to the street people on the Sunset Strip of Hollywood, California. She has always had a deep love for her Lord Jesus. Her heart has found a home here on the Central Coast with the precious women that come to Captive Hearts for the purpose of healing and restoration.
CAPTIVE HEARTS STAFF
Social Media Fundraising & Public Relations Manager
Julie was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She came to California in 2006 to begin her journey to recovery. Julie graduated from the Captive Hearts program in 2019. Shortly thereafter Julie went to work at Good Samaritan as the daycare coordinator of TC House. After two years of caring for the children of women in early recovery, Julie took the Bookkeeper position at the Captive Hearts office. When the Social Media Fundraising & Public Relations position opened, Julie stepped up to fill the role. Julie loves being a part of something that helps those in need of support on their journey to recovery. She is passionate about Captive Hearts and credits the program and Jesus with her continued success, both personally and professionally
Assistant Daytime Manager/Driver
Lisa Lopez grew up on the Central Coast. She is a Captive Hearts graduate from 2012 and joined the team in early 2018. Lisa oversees transportation and assists management of the homes. Lisa has several years experience in the 12-step program and has returned to school for Addiction Studies. As an employee, Lisa is able to pour out her experience and love of the scriptures to women as they enter the program. She enjoys being part of a ministry whose mission is to introduce Jesus and the Word of God to set women free from all kinds of addictions and trauma. Lisa feels there is no greater reward than to watch those who feel hopeless and worthless, acquire hope and worth through the love and power of Jesus Christ.
SECOND CHANCES STAFF
PAUL ROBERTUS &
Diane is a volunteer Counselor, who has known the life of drugs, alcohol and living on the streets. She was rescued and adopted into the family of God through the Jesus Movement of the late sixties. She has lived on the Central Coast for over 32 years. A long-time resident of Shell Beach, she has raised her children, foster children and many animals. Her own healing journey led her into full-time ministry. During the past 20 years, she has had the humble privilege of partnering with Jesus. Her unique healing anointing reaches deep into the hurting soul bringing God’s love, hope, revelation and restoration. She is part of the pastoral team at Oasis Church in Grover Beach, her home church of 17 years.