Tomra “Tomi” Cardin has been executive director of Redemption House since August 2012.

Tomi grew up in Bluffton, Indiana, and attended Norwell High School. She graduated from Indiana Purdue – Fort Wayne and then went on to earn a master’s degree from Saint Francis University.  She is currently working on a doctoral degree from Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, Pennsylvania

Tomi has been involved with various organizations in Fort Wayne. She has been a volunteer chaplain in the city jail. She has worked on staff with the Fort Wayne YMCA and with Lifeline Youth & Family Services. She is a member of the executive leadership team of the United Brethren in Christ denomination. 

Tomi is a member of Anchor Community Church, located on the northwest side of downtown Fort Wayne, and has chaired the church board. 

The Redemption House is staffed 24 hours a day by full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff, along with several interns from local colleges.


Lisa Eicher

Jenny Hall

Amy Mays

Abby Howard

Diane Garrett

Hattie Moore

Tammy Dean

Marissa Quinno

Kirstie Yoder

Vicky Waterhouse

The board of directors consists of 7-8 persons with a deep interest in the work of Redemption House. They meet regularly to provide general oversight.