Board of Directors

True Intimacy Project is a project of the True Vine Experience Foundation, comprised of a diverse group of professionals

Our common denominators are 1) our gratitude for the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ; 2) the passion that He has given us to promote relational authenticity, wholeness, and TRUE INTIMACY within the Church; and 3) our commitment to professional excellence.

We also partner with other professionals and paraprofessionals of like-mind. View more information about our Community Partners.

CEO Founder
Lynn Hanna

Lynn Hanna is one of a rare species, an Atlanta native!  She has a passion for Atlanta’s people, and loves working to see those less fortunate restored and thriving.Lynn

Lynn describes her marriage of 44 years as forever growing, exciting and fulfilling. One of her top goals for this project is the restoration and ultimate enjoyment of healthy

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Lynn received her juris doctorate in 1978, and was a trial attorney for 18 years. She remains a legal advocate for sexually trafficked children and other family issues. Lynn has also served on the board of directors for numerous nonprofit organizations.

In 2005, she  formed a private operating foundation, “The True Vine Experience Foundation, Inc.” which currently has 16  ongoing projects including eight partnerships with other nonprofit organizations.  This private foundation includes two primary projects; the first is “The Christian Community,” which provides 26 homes for people in need and willing to grow.  The foundation provides shelter, private counseling, seminars, community bonding activities for singles and marrieds, and  financial mentorship for those living in this Christian Community development.  Over the past 10 years, housing has been provided for over 500 individuals.

True Vine’s other main project is “The True Intimacy Project”, which is the subject of this website. It was the result of repeatedly observing people hurting from the loneliness, addiction, and self-loathing that often grow from a lack of true intimacy and authenticity in our lives and relationships. Through workshops, seminars, counseling, and mentoring, Lynn has had the honor of observing many lives restored.

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Wayne Smith

Wayne is president of The True Vine Experience Foundation Inc. and works with pastoral ministry and project development.  He is also the senior pastor of the C. H. Church in Cedartown Georgia and is the former chaplain of Murphy Harpst Children Center and the law office of Frederick J. Hanna and Associates. Wayne also mentors families in the CentrePointe Christian Community.

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Wayne is very concerned with issues that affect families. His greatest desire is for all persons to experience what God intended for every family.  With the internet and the easy access to pornography, many men, women, and children are being drawn in to sexual addictions. These addictions can choke the life out of families. Wayne very firmly believes that only Jesus Christ can breathe life into these families, and that the mission of the church is summed up in Jesus’ command in John 11:44 “Loose him and let him go!” Through the work at the True Intimacy Project he prayerfully seeks to equip Christians and churches to help people find the freedom to walk away from these addictions.

Wayne is also concerned with the issue of human trafficking and is working with several organizations to help put an end to human slavery.

Wayne has been married to his wife, Debbie for 41 years and they make their home in Cedartown Georgia.  They also have four children and nine grandchildren.

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Mindy Pierce, MA, LPC

Mindy Pierce is currently in private practice. She received her MA in Counseling Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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Her clinical experience includes working with children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems, juvenile sex offenders, and survivors – particularly female survivors of sexual abuse, trauma, commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) and has led short-term trips to and/or facilitated counseling seminars in Mexico, Uganda, Ukraine, and Sri Lanka; she and her husband spent 18 months living and working in Sri Lanka. Mindy is married to the most handsome and compassionate cop in Atlanta and they have three children that keep her laughing and needing Jesus. She loves reading, hot Georgia summers, running at Stone Mountain, and family/friend time on her screened-in porch.

Wendy Dickinson is a Licensed Psychologist, and received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. Dr. Dickinson is the Founder and Director at GROW Counseling, a counseling and leadership development organization, which assists individuals, couples, groups, and corporate teams to achieve their fullest life or career potential.

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Specializing in such clinical issues as addictions, crises, eating disorders, faith-based issues, leadership development, stress management, trauma, and vocational counseling, Dr. Dickinson works with a variety of clientele of various ages and backgrounds. Frequently her caseload is comprised of men, CEOs, baby boomers, college students, and affluent clients who are looking for a counseling experience that is tailored to their unique needs.

Dr. Dickinson founded GROW Restored, Inc., a non-profit organization with the mission of providing counseling services to those in need, both locally and around the world. In 2012 GROW Restored, Inc. partnered with an orphanage in the slums of Kibera, Nairobi, Africa to train the teachers in play therapy techniques to help the children process some of the trauma they had experienced.

Eric CochlingEric Cochling is the Vice-President for Policy Advancement at Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO). He manages the public policy team, which researches, writes, and advocates for public policies that are consistent with GCO’s mission to foster the conditions in which individuals, families, and communities thrive. He also represents the organization in professional forums, conferences, legislative hearings and public speeches. Eric has been with GCO since 2008.Read More

Eric is a licensed attorney in the State of Georgia and received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia where he graduated magna cum laude. He received a juris doctorate and master’s degree in public administration from Georgia State University. Prior to joining GCO, Eric was in private practice for eight years focusing on real estate law, corporate forms, Wills and estate administration, and contract and estate litigation. Eric worked for a short time at a Washington, DC think tank and as a legislative aide to former minority leader in the Georgia State House of Representatives before he went into private practice.

Eric also serves as Co-Chair of the Individual Rights Section of the State Bar of Georgia and represents GCO on the Governor’s Office CSEC Task Force to end child sexual exploitation in Georgia. Eric’s analysis of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission law was published in the John Marshall Law Review in 2010 and he has been interviewed by every major news outlet in Georgia on a wide range of issues and his opinion pieces have appeared widely in Georgia.

Eric is proud to be a native Georgian. He and his wife Laura have three children and live in Lawrenceville.

MKoehnMatt Koehn is the former Director of Admissions for the Atlanta campus of Reformed Theological Seminary. Matt is currently a missionary to some of the hardest populace, brilliant college students at Georgia Tech. He also serves on the board of Priceless International, and is a volunteer with various organizations that fight human trafficking and sex slavery.

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He holds an MA (’09) from RTS as well as BS and BA (’03) from the University of Georgia. Shortly after coming to know the Lord, Matt lived as a missionary in the Dominican Republic for two years before enrolling in seminary to pursue ministry full-time.  Matt enjoys preaching and teaching the Word of God, writing, training for Tough Mudders, playing softball (or, “old man baseball”), and everything about the Georgia Bulldawgs.

Dr Sara Bolden Dr. Sara Bolden is a licensed physical therapist and board certified women’s health clinical specialist specializing in pelvic pain, urogynecologic disorders and pelvic floor dysfunctions. She is the first board-certified women’s health clinical specialist in Atlanta and metro-Atlanta region and started one of Atlanta’s first pelvic floor rehabilitation practices devoted entirely to helping individuals with pelvic pain and pelvic floor disorders.  Dr. Bolden is the author of What a Girl Wants: The Good Girls’ Guide to Great Sex, a published book educating women about their bodies and helping them have healthy and enjoyable sex lives.  Dr. Bolden is an alumnus of LSU receiving a BS in Biochemistry as well as Shenandoah University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her doctoral research involved the development and validation of the Bolden Urinary Incontinence Questionnaire which uses subjective survey information to categorize and diagnose individuals with urinary incontinence (urge, stress, overflow and functional incontinence). Dr. Bolden has a passion for women’s health and maintains an evidence-based practice in which she continually reviews research for the latest, most effective treatments available for patients. Dr. Bolden is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health, Georgia State chapter of APTA, Interstitial Cystitis Network, American Urogynecological Society and International Society of the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH).