Allison Sims

Allison (Hankins) Sims

Development & Operations

Allison Sims is the Development & Operations Manager at The Alliance. She is responsible for executing and implementing all of the Alliance projects and initiatives, and overseeing the day to day running of the organization. Originally from Michigan, Allison is a 2017 graduate of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. In August of 2020 Allison married her wonderful husband, Ben Sims.

Allison aspires to see The Church raise a united fist against the injustice of human trafficking.

Leigh Kohler

Leigh Kohler

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Leigh Kohler, speaker, writer, teacher and advocate, is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Freedom Church Alliance. Her own personal journey in the fight for justice began after being heartbroken while learning about the reality of human trafficking.

Leigh is a knowledgeable and passionate speaker for God’s mercy and justice.  She has spoken to numerous audiences on the issue of human trafficking and the Church’s call to lead in justice and restoration. Leigh currently represents the churches who form the Alliance on the Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance, United Against Human Trafficking’s Rescue and Restore Coalition, the Houston area CEASE Network, and Governor Abbott’s GRACE initiative.

Leigh and her husband Marc have been married 21 years and they have three children. They are both native Houstonians and they met and married at their home church, Houston’s First Baptist where they have been serving as Life Bible Study teachers for a young singles class for eight years. She loves teaching God’s Word and is passionate about seeing people set free – physically and spiritually. She would say that her greatest thrill in all of life has come from knowing Jesus and following Him.

Leigh cheers at a lot of Aggie football games with her family. She enjoys learning and traveling, and being with friends and family. She’s a sucker for Dairy Queen tacos and sweet tea.