Bethany Purdy

Program Director


Bethany Purdy joined the Both Hands team in January 2016 as the administrative assistant and project coordinator. She has a passion for helping others thrive while they fulfill the Lord’s calling on their lives. Her desire to help widows and orphans comes from the conviction of James 1:27 and the joy of seeing a child be so loved by their forever family. In early 2022, she stepped into a part time position as the Program Director of Both Hands.

Bethany has known JT and his family since they adopted Gracie from China in 2003. She has loved watching the Olsons and staff grow Both Hands into the incredibly impactful foundation it is today.

Bethany met the love of her life in Belfast, and they were married in Tennessee in November of 2014. She and her husband, Nathan, welcomed their son into the world in January of 2022 and the three of them reside in Brentwood, TN.