Staff Members

Mark Nelson
Executive Director
Joyce Jones
Office Manager
Brian Patterson
Director of Development and Community Engagement
Bob Short
Senior Ministry Support Manager
David Foster
Director of Employment Training
Jessica Evans
Director of Programming
Rene Blessman
Senior Program Development Manager
Brenton Hanisch
Carlisle Program Coordinator
Christy Meissner
Knoxville Program Coordinator
Angie Gentry
Knoxville Community Development Coordinator
Kate Boettcher
Administrative Assistant
Leanna Mullen
Statewide Outreach Coordinator

Board Members

Trevor Meers, President

Mark Nelson, Executive Director

Michael Lock, Secretary

Dan Keller

Bill Lowe

Sabrina Moe

Chad Tope

Mike Wohlenhaus



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“I love how we boldly proclaim the whole Gospel at Freedom for Youth! I have enjoyed getting to know all the students and look forward to sharing the good news with them every week!” - Nicole, Volunteer