Nickaila Sandate

Nickaila Sandate originally joined EmberHope Youthville in 1995, serving in various roles in the residential program and human resources. After a brief hiatus working in HR for Wichita State University, she rejoined the

Susan Kensill

Susan Kensill, has 25+ years’ experience in financial leadership, management and consulting for nonprofit human service organizations. She served as the CFO for 19 years at three faith-based multi-level retirement communities.

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr

Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. was elected bishop by the delegates of the South Central Jurisdiction and assigned to be the Resident Bishop of the Great Plains Area, effective September 1, 2016. Saenz began his call to ministry in 1993

Evelyn Fisher

July 2017 – present; Previously Director of Congregational Excellence, Great Plains United Methodist Conference July 2012 – July 2017, lead 12-member team in supporting ministry for 1000 plus churches in the Midwest. Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling and Master of Divinity.

Amy Tuttle

Amy Tuttle originally joined EmberHope Youthville in 2003, serving various roles in the foster care program. After a brief time working in the school district, she rejoined EmberHope Youthville in 2005. She has held various positions

Renée Walker

Renée Walker has a unique blend of human resources and operational experience at the executive level and works diligently to assure the alignment of strategic goals and operational tactics. She is passionate about ensuring organizations have the best, qualified talent

Lisa Capps

Lisa Capps is an experienced fundraising professional who specializes in helping nonprofit organizations meet their advancement goals. Skilled in grant writing, national sponsorships and volunteer management, she previously

Brian Voth

Brian Voth has been a part of the EmberHope Youthville family since 1996. He started out as an Information Technology (IT) subcontractor helping implement the first wide area network in preparation for the first Foster Care/Case Management

Lori Gonzales

Lori Gonzales is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, who has been with EmberHope Youthville since 2002. She has held a variety of leadership roles within the agency in the following programs: case management,

Alan Edelman

After receiving a B.A. in Child Development, Alan Edelman attended the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he received a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education. Since 1977, he has served in a number of professional capacities including congregational educator, regional director for the Conservative Movement and executive director of the Central Agency for Jewish Education. Beginning in 1994, Alan served as Associate Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City with the portfolios of Jewish Education, Leadership Development and Israel & Overseas until his retirement in June 2017 to devote more time to volunteering.