Herbert Newell

Executive Director - Lifeline Children's Services


Herbie Newell holds a master’s in Accounting from Samford University. He joined the Lifeline staff in 2003 as executive director/administrator. From January 2004 – December 2008 he served as the president of the Alabama Adoption Coalition. Herbie was chosen as a Hague Intercountry Adoption evaluator and team leader by COA in 2006 and serves in that capacity currently. In 2008, Herbie helped in founding the National Christian Adoption Fellowship for which he currently serves as Chairman of the Board.

He and his wife Ashley live in Birmingham. Ashley is the former assistant Director of Sav-a-Life Vestavia Hills. Herbie worked with Warren, Averett, a prominent accounting firm for 4 years in auditing before God lead him to Lifeline. Herbie and Ashley are parents to son, Caleb, and daughters, Adelynn and Emily; Ashley is now a full-time mom.


Additional Resources

Blog Posts by Herbie

Speaker Location

Birmingham, AL

Travel Notes

If traveling for speaking engagements, sometimes he will bring his family (his wife and three children).

Speaking Themes

Adoption (Internationally and Domestically), Orphan Care, Foster Care, choosing the right agency and the Theology of Adoption.

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