Leadership

Main Place Youth is governed by a Board of Trustees, caring volunteers who have the responsibility for seeing that the mission of Main Place Youth is carried out and that the programs are soundly financed. The staff consists of an Executive Director, Program Director, Christian Development Coordinator, two Teaching Parents and a tutor. We are also blessed to have volunteers to help support our mission.

 

Main Place Youth Staff

 

Executive Directors, Pastors Bryan and Julie Parker

bryan@mainplaceyouth.org

Bryan and Julie’s calling is to offer an environment at Main Place Youth filled with the grace and truth of God where girls ages 12-18 can experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ. Adolescence is a stressful time in every girl’s life, but especially with the pressures and temptations in today’s world. Bryan is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God and has spent the last 12 years in pastoral ministry. He has degrees in preaching and evangelism and pastoral ministry. Julie is a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God and has a degree in church music. Their passion to see people cross from darkness to light (Ephesians 5:8), led them to use their God given giftings to further the mission of Main Place Youth beginning in September 2016. Together, with the team of volunteer board members, staff, and other professionals we prayerfully seek to touch lives with the power of Christ.

Program Director, Pastor Valerie Wolff

valeriewolff@mainplaceyouth.org

Valerie has a passion for the next generation and loves her ministry at Main Place Youth. Before moving to Kansas, she served as a youth sponsor in her hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin and understands the struggles many residents endure of being so far away from family. God has provided Valerie with a loving fiance, his family, and a large church family to fill in the gap while residing in Kansas. Having previously served as a Teaching Parent and as the Christian Development Coordinator, Valerie brings a tremendous amount of understanding to support the staff and residents as the Program Director. Valerie is a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God with a degree in Youth Ministry from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. 

Christian Development Coordinator, Pastor Emily Oakley

emilyoakley@mainplaceyouth.org

Emily’s heart is in counseling and helping young women understand their value and worth in Christ. Her counseling skill set and mind set help her bring an empathetic approach in working the the young ladies of Main Place Youth. Emily has spent a lot of time working with youth in several different capacities: inner-city Memphis running Bible clubs, youth sponsoring, leading worship, and through mission’s trips. Emily is a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God, and will become an ordained minister in Spring 2017. She has a degree in Biblical studies from Evangel University, and a Master’s in Human Services Counseling from Regent University.

Teaching Parent, Kathy Taylor

Kathy is a native of Wichita, but has lived and worked in Hays, KS for over 33 years. She is the mother of three grown children who live, work and go to school in Stillwater, Ok, Denver, CO, and Topeka, KS. Kathy’s professional work includes youth ministry, high school and college teaching (religion, yearbook, psychology, sociology, and leadership), school counseling and school administration in Hays, KS and Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Kathy has a degree in secondary education (psychology, sociology, American and word history) from Emporia State University, and a Master’s degree in secondary school counseling from Fort Hays State University.

Teaching Parent, Danielle Belongia

Danielle has always had a heart for the hurting. When she felt God calling her to Main Place Youth she left the Pacific Northwest to come to Kingman, KS. Coming from a broken home herself, and sharing in many of the struggles our girls face, Danielle can relate with the girls and teach from her own experiences. Danielle has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and will be pursuing her Masters of Science in Forensic Science at Emporia State University this fall.

Teaching Parent, Ella Riddle

Ella was beginning her final year of nursing school when she felt the Holy Spirit calling her away from the security of the medical field. Ella always knew she would serve hurting young women, the Lord simply brought it about sooner than expected. As our youngest on staff at 22 years old, our Wichita native understands the world our teens are living in as it wasn’t long ago she was dealing with those same temptations. Ella has spent several years volunteering in the church and working with teens. She has gone on several mission trips across the country and abroad reaching out to the youth of the world. Lord willing, she plans on returning to nursing school.

Teaching Parent, Hannah Hoggard

Hannah is desperate to raise a generation that seeks the Lord, and is excited to serve at Main Place Youth. She comes from West Virginia, the oldest of three siblings, and grew up in a pastor’s home. This allowed her to hear a great deal about God her whole life however, knowledge alone doesn’t equate to salvation nor a life lived surrendered to God. Having gone through some rough times, her desire is to use those things that the enemy had meant for bad, for the Lord’s glory. Hannah is finishing her degree in church ministries from Bethel college in Hampton, VA.

 

Board of Directors

 

President, Kerry Sell

 

Vice-President, Ronda Eisenhauer

 

Treasury, Danny Satterfield

 

Board Member, Jess Meyers

 

Board Member, David Snodgrass

 

Board Member, Candye Daughhetee