Rod and Lisa live in Bartlett just outside of Memphis, TN. They have four children, two sons and two daughters. They worship at the Bartlett Church of Christ where Lisa is very active as a teacher.
Lisa was first introduced to Dana in 2003 by a mutual friend when Lisa and Rod were looking into adoption themselves. They adopted Irina, their youngest child, from Russian in 2005 when she was ten years old. Irina quickly became part of the Waterman family and has thrived with her siblings. It was during that roller coaster process of adoption that Lisa and Rod decided they wanted to help others through the process, but were not sure what they could do. In early 2008 Lisa learned more about the work of Sacred Selections. She contacted Dana to learn more about the mission of Sacred Selections and was eager to help. Rod took a hard look as well and found the foundation to be a great way to fulfill our biblical duty to help orphans. When Lisa asked how we can help, Dana simply said, “We need money to help these children!” That was enough for Lisa and several friends to create the first Memphis area fundraiser for Sacred Selections.
Rod and Lisa are committed to helping children into Christian homes where they can be raised and taught about our God, what he has done for us, and how to serve him.