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Personnel Update from the President

Personnel Update from the President

Greetings,

There is so much excitement happening at Youth Horizons. Most of the excitement stems from the development of a committed staff and a new leadership team. God’s favor on the organization is so apparent. We continue to focus on what matters most even in the midst of COVID. My Pastor often says, “What matters most in the end, matters most now.” As I reflect upon that statement, what matters most to us at Youth Horizons is sharing the love of Christ.

We continue to be relentless in our focus on the needs of youth. Our partnership with local churches has increased and we are grateful. Continue to pray, pray, pray for the health of our organization. We are also excited about the progress we are making on establishing a residential ministry for girls. Construction of the residential homes is near. Please visit our website to learn more about how to support the Wren ministry for girls.

Previously, I introduced you to our new Executive Director of Residential Programs, Mr. Justin Moody. Justin has provided a positive and focused energy on improving residential programs and services offered at Kinloch Price Boys Ranch. It is now my pleasure to introduce Ms. Risa Rehmert as our New Director of Program Development, Training and Employee Care. Risa is a known professional in the area of serving youth who come from adverse childhood experiences. Her strong faith in God will also bring a pillar of strength to our organization.

Getting to Know Risa Rehmert

 

Hello, I am Risa Rehmert, Youth Horizons’ Director of Program Development, Training and Employee Care. My first day was Oct. 12. I am excited to join the team! I’m eager to utilize my experiences and skills here. I have been blessed to walk alongside vulnerable young people and their families most of my 35-year career. I have a collection of personal and professional experiences, knowledge and training and passion to share. Before arriving here, I spent five years at the Center for Combating Human Trafficking at Wichita State University and 23 years at the Wichita Children’s Home. Those experiences provided an opportunity to learn from youth during traumatic and trying times in their lives. I am forever grateful to those young people.

I served on the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Homeless and Runaway Youth (RHYTTAC) Advisory Board; the National Safe Place Advisory Board; and the National Council on Youth Policy. Those opportunities allowed me to participate in national work, explore programs and connect with professionals across the nation. I grew up in Whitewater and received a bachelor’s in Human Services/Guidance and Counseling at Friends University. One thing I enjoy is spending time with family – including two grandkids. I love my church family at River Community Church; my favorite activity is taking road trips to National Parks (Go Yellowstone!). I look forward to officially “throwing in” with everyone who is part of Youth Horizons’ team!

1 Comment

  • Dave McConeghey

    Reply November 9, 2020 9:57 am

    God has blessed you and prepared you to serve him well with Youth Horizons.

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