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

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We knew God was changing and working in the lives of the kids at Freedom for Youth. What we didn’t know was how He was going to change our hearts through serving... We feel blessed to be a part of Freedom and to be building relationships with leaders, volunteers, and youth for eternity.