Staff Members

Mark Nelson
Executive Director
Joyce Jones
Office Manager
Preston Young
Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs
Jacqueline Gibson
Director of Resource Development
Abigale Ball
Huxley Site Director
Arianysis Todd
DSM Metro Programs Manager
Bella Rasavanh
Communications Coordinator
Brandon Beaman
Freedom Blend Coffee Manager - Des Moines
Chad Eastridge
Stuart Site Director
Christina Nichols
Regional Manager - South Central
Diana Yepez
Perry Site Director
David Foster
Sr. Program Manager
Gail Bemis
Administrative Clerk
Jessica Evans
Regional Manager - North Central
Kate Boettcher
Administrative Assistant
Katelyn Short
Carlisle Site Director
Kayla Guenther
Elementary Program Manager
Kelsey Schippers
Knoxville Site Director
Megan Kassmeier
Volunteer and Resource Manager
Rachel Smith
Middle School Program Manager
Savana Dorsey
Winterset Program Coordinator
Shannon DeLouis
Mitchellville Site Director
Stephen Kerr
High School Program Manager
Traci Kane
Senior Accountant
Valerie Utsler
Winterset Site Director

Board Members

Dan Keller, President
Mark Nelson, Executive Director
Dave Neve, Treasurer
Michael Lock
Chad Tope
Mike Wohlenhaus
Bill Lowe

Ready To Get Involved

I love to work with people who believe that the best way to effect change is to just jump in and do it. Our kids come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, much of which is incredibly unkind. To involve yourself in the life of another and to witness the change God makes as a result of simply caring for these "little ones" is truly life changing. Paul tells us that we, as God's workmanship, were created for good works and as a Freedom volunteer, we just jump in and do it. God receives the glory, the kids find love and respect, and we get to be a part of the thing…it doesn't get any better than that.