• Our Promise

    String of Pearls was created to provide a nurturing and safe place for families as they navigate the path following a fatal prenatal diagnosis that will result in the death of their baby prior to, or shortly after birth. The path between grief and hope is a difficult place to walk; our desire is to provide guidance, compassion and practical suggestions as plans to honor the life of pre-born babies are crafted. Each life has a story worth telling and we are here for support as stories are lovingly written.


Joshua Huene, Vice President
Joshua Huene represents St. Jude Medical and is an experienced Medical Device Representative in Colorado. He lives in Colorado, with his wife, Laura, and their four living children. His daughter Pearl, is the driving force behind his heart for families facing a fatal pre-natal diagnosis. Joshua has been integral in the planning, equipping, traveling with, and in-country work of short-term mission teams in Cambodia since 2010. With his family, Joshua actively enjoys golf, cycling, skiing, coaching youth sports, and event planning. In addition to serving String of Pearls, Joshua dedicates his time to Jeremiah’s Hope, a medical mission to Cambodia.

Kim Smith, Board Member
Kim and her husband, Jason, are the grateful recipients of the support of String of Pearls. In November 2012, they said hello and goodbye to their beautiful daughter Grace Evelyn. They are now expecting their second child, due on December 31, 2015. Kim is the Director of Development at Arrupe Jesuit High School, leading the school’s fundraising efforts to make an affordable, quality education a reality for some of Denver’s most underserved youth. Kim’s passion for empowering others to change the world through philanthropy is what she hopes to bring to String of Pearls.

Geneva Douville
Geneva and her husband, Chris, connected with and received the safe and generous support of String of Pearls in 2011 through their own life experience with their daughter Marin Anne. Geneva lives in Denver with her husband and daughter Kendall. She has a diverse business background, currently working in a small business and engineering consulting environment. She has a heart for String of Pearls, and its role in walking alongside the families it serves to bring comfort, community, hope and healing.

Maureen Yockey, Secretary
Maureen Yockey has been actively employed in both the private and public sectors for over twenty-five years. After many successful years in high-end office product sales with a major corporation, she linked her experience and passion together to work with women and families in the nonprofit arena in the Denver-Metro Area. Maureen also volunteers her time serving on several nonprofit boards of directors. Maureen is married to Galen and they live in Denver where they will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary soon. The many joys of their lives include time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.

Elly Conant, Treasurer
Wife of 20 years to Young Life Area Director, mom of 5, Young Life staff for seven years specifically serving teen moms.