BOARD MEMBER: JUDY POTTER LIVES IN WARRENS, WI. WITH HER HUSBAND OF 25 YEARS WHO WORKED IN THE CRANBERRY INDUSTRY. THEY HAVE THREE SONS, 4 GRANDCHILDREN AND 3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. JUDY SERVED IN THE SPARTA COMMUNITY AND MONROE COUNTY AS A GENERAL SURGEON FOR 28 YEARS, 2 OF THOSE YEARS AS A SINGLE MOM. IN RETIREMENT SHE IS USING HER ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS IN SEVERAL VENUES, INCLUDING SOJOURNER'S JOURNEY.
PRESIDENT/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER: KATIE BENNETT LIVES IN SPARTA, WI WITH HER HUSBAND AND FOUR CHILDREN. IN ADDITION TO HER ROLE AS A WIFE, MOTHER, AND FOSTER PARENT, SHE IS A BUSINESS OWNER AND PROPERTY MANAGER. KATIE WAS ABLE TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN THE MISSION FIELD THROUGH YWAM ( YOUTH WITH A MISSION) IN THAILAND IN 2005 AND THROUGH CHILDREN'S VISION IN COLUMBIA IN 2006. SHE IS THE VISIONARY AND THE FOUNDER OF SOJOURNER'S JOURNEY.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/HOUSE MOTHER: JUDY BENNETT RESIDES WITH THE WOMEN IN OUR RESIDENT PROGRAM. SHE IS A SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE GROWN MEN, AND A DEVOTED GRANDMOTHER TO 8 GRANDCHILDREN. SHE IS A FOLLOWER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND SHE ALSO LOVES CROCHET.
SOJOURNER'S JOURNEY DEPENDS ON OUR TEAM OF COMMITTED BOARD MEMBERS, COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THE MEN, WOMEN, AND MOTHER'S OF MONROE COUNTY. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN HANDS WITH US IN SHARED PURPOSE, WE SHOULD TALK, GIVE US A CALL.
PAT AND RAY LIVE BETWEEN SPARTA AND BLACK RIVER FALLS. THE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL BLENDED FAMILY OF SEVEN GROWN CHILDREN, FOURTEEN GRANDCHILDREN AND SEVEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. THEY ARE RETIRED AND LOVE WORKING IN THE OUTDOORS TOGETHER AND SERVING THE LORD. PAT AND RAY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING AND HEARTS TO HELP THEM FIND THE LORD. PAT HAS BEGUN A BIBLE STUDY WITH WOMEN INN THE MONROE COUNTY JAIL AND RAY HELPS LEAD THE HANDS AND FEET MINISTRY IN HIS CHURCH THAT SERVES AND SHARES THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO OUR COMMUNITY.
MICHELLE LOEFFELHOLZ LIVES IN SPARTA WITH HER HUSBAND DAN AND HAS THREE GROWN CHILDREN. SHE IS A PERSONAL INSURANCE SPECIALIST AT TRICOR INSURANCE. MICHELLE'S COMPASSION AND NURTURING SPIRIT, INSPIRES WOMEN TO REACH FOR THEIR GOALS, WHILE BUILDING SELF-CONFIDENCE. SHE CAN OFFER ASSISTANCE WITH RESUMES, WRITING SKILLS AND JOB MENTORING, WHILE EMPOWERING THEM TO BECOME THEIR BEST SELVES.
BOARD MEMBER: Pastor Brian Young and his wife Lisa started their life of ministry in 1989 as a staff member of Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) working with college students in Idaho. From 2001 to 2016, he was pastor of an Evangelical Free Church in the mountains of Colorado. Since the summer of 2016, Brian has served Faith Evangelical Free Church of Sparta as their senior pastor. Brian is motivated to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ transform our lives as a community with relationships that are intentional, transparent, and authentic. Pastor Brian and his wife have three children-Joy, Jeremy, and Joshua.
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