About Reliance Center

At Reliance we are fully committed to providing you with accurate information and non-judgmental, compassionate care. We provide medically accurate, evidence-based education concerning reproductive and sexual health issues. We believe in being holistic or “whole-person healthy,” and our programs and services are designed to help you navigate an unplanned pregnancy, possible STD/STI, parenthood, and life. We want to help you succeed in life and reach your goals.

We serve you regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, or other arbitrary circumstances. Our medical services are provided in accordance with all applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent medical standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician. Additionally, we do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.

We know that each individual set of circumstances is unique. We give each patient the care and attention they need, to not only ensure that they are educated and encouraged, but also empowered to make informed and healthy choices. Our services are provided to you at no cost with no insurance needed.

Medical Staff

Dr. John Rudolph / Medical Director

Dr. John Rudolph has joined Reliance Ministries Inc. as the Medical Director. John is married to Tasha and they have 2 adorable children. Dr. John Rudolph finished his residency at Providence Family Medicine in Spokane, WA, and is a doctor of osteopathic medicine. He graduated from A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, Arizona in 2013 and received his BS in Biology and BA in Chemistry and Theology from Whitworth University in Spokane in 2008.

He has an office at Tri-State Family Practice and has special interests and focuses in general family medicine, pediatric medicine, gynecology, and sports medicine. Dr. Rudolph was raised in the Lewis-Clark Valley and is excited to be building his practice at home in the LC Valley and to be a part of Reliance.


Jessi Six / Volunteer Family Nurse Practitioner

Jessica “Jessi” graduated from Walla Walla Community College in Clarkston, WA in 2010. She has nursing experience in medical/oncology, family practice and insurance throughout the valley. She has treated patients of all ages including pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Her work experience also includes working as a nursing supervisor and as a hepatitis case manager. She graduated from Boise State University with her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing in 2013 and from Gonzaga University with her Masters in Nursing in August 2016. Jessi was born and raised in Lewiston. She loves softball, music, movies, and CrossFit. Most of her time is spent with her husband and six children. Jessi is a Family Nurse Practitioner in Lewiston at Clearwater Medical and is so excited to serve the community she so very much loves at Reliance Center!


Sheila Flock / Nurse Manager

Sheila was raised in California, earning her degree in Nursing at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She completed her BSN at Columbia University in New York, after her marriage to Dr. Timothy Flock in 1987, and before they served in the USAF (during Desert Storm) in Minot ND. Her nursing duties in the service were in Labor and Delivery and Maternal Child Health. After military service, she was a stay at home mom and active in parish life for a number of years. Tim and Sheila moved around a bit then planted in Clarkston in 1995 and completed their family with a fourth child. Sheila returned to her nursing career at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in 2003 in Newborn Nursery and NICU and continues in this position on a per diem basis. Always passionate about pro-life issues, Sheila was trained in Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound and worked for Life Choices Clinic in Lewiston for about 5 years, with the last year being Nurse Manager. Since resigning from LCC, she has found that she really misses working with women in their early pregnancy decisions. “Just to be there as a support, a shoulder, an ear… but also there to provide medical information and answer questions to help make decisions best for them is really important to me.”  Tim and Sheila have been life-long Catholics and belong to All Saints Catholic Church in Lewiston.


Board of Directors

Marni Yeoman / Board Chair

Marni Yeoman is a wife and mother of four awesome kids. She works as the Office Administrator and Listing Coordinator at Century 21 Price Right, and for several years volunteered in youth ministry, working specifically with high school students. She believes that building relationships is the key to long-term success in serving the people in our wonderful community. She is very excited to be a member of the Reliance Ministries Board of Directors.


Jeanine Bennett-Swan / Treasurer

Jeanine is the Owner of Cornerstone Interiors in Lewiston.


Rebecca Sarmiento / Board Member

Rebecca works at Troy Insurance Agency, Inc. She has been here 14 years and is currently the Commercial Lines Producer. Rebecca says she is very honored and proud to be able to serve on the board for Reliance.


Loris Profitt / Board Member

Loris has been involved with area schools, though not as much now that her children are grown. She sat on an advisory board with Idaho Health & Welfare for several years and currently am on the Hospice Board at St. Joe’s.

She was married in 1982 to Shann and they have three grown sons and three grandchildren. Their extended families are very close and they get together often. They enjoy the outdoors and cooking together (which means eating together)! She is so honored and blessed to be a part of Reliance as a member of their Board of Directors.


Heidi Greene / Board Member

Heidi is a Labor and Delivery nurse at St. Joe’s and a nursing instructor at LCSC. She has a Master’s Degree in nursing and has been a nurse for 9 years.
She is married to Jesse Greene and they have an adorable 2-and-a-half-year-old. Heidi was born in Green Bay, WI, but raised in Lewiston.


Timothy J. Flock, M.D. / Board Member

Dr. Timothy Flock has been practicing in the Lewis-Clark Valley since 1995. His specialty training was at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York, and he had his fellowship training at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He now dedicates himself to lower extremity surgery from the knee down as well as to all fracture work at the Lewiston Orthopaedics Division of Catalyst Medical Group. He takes care of nearly every fracture, apart from spine and pelvic fractures. He is the only foot and ankle subspecialized orthopaedic surgeon as well as the only member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association in the quad cities (Lewiston, Clarkston, Pullman, and Moscow). He sees patients in Lewiston and in Moscow. Tim is also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Tim and Sheila have been married for 30 years and have 4 grown children.


Founders

Rick and Heather Lawless are the founders of Reliance Center. As Heather served as the Director of Development for a local pregnancy resource center for five years, her passion for helping women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy grew. Her desire to promise to be there for them and then “prove it” became like a fire in her heart. Together, with love and support from friends and family, the vision for Reliance Center was born.

Because of the choices in their past, they can relate to so many of the issues that people face. Rick and Heather can speak into lives with truth and love, together they have the desire to break destructive cycles, save lives, provide quality cost-free medical care, change hearts, unite families, save marriages, empower men to be strong leaders, and help women find their value, worth, and purpose.

Together, they hope the Reliance Center and Reliance House will be a beacon of light to the LC Valley. Places where women and men feel safe, loved, whole, and worthy.

You will never have this day again, so make it count.