Mary Beth Blake

Retired Senior Partner at Polsinelli Shughart since 2003, Kansas City, Missouri, Co-founder Center for Practical Bioethics 1985

Michael Shockley

Michael Shockley was elected to the EmberHope Youthville Board in 2016. He brings 24 years of private and nonprofit investment experience. He is the owner of LeaMark Investments, a private investment firm in Wichita. Prior to founding LeaMark Investments, he worked as an oil and gas accountant for 12 years. Shockley earned a Minor in Accounting, Bachelors of Business, and Masters in Management from Friends University. He has experience serving non-profits including serving as Chair of the Pension and Health Benefits Committee for the Great Plains United Methodist Annual Conference, being a member of the Annual Conference’s Investment Committee, and serving on the Board of Directors for the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund where he is chair of its Investment Committee. He has also served on the Board of Trustees at Friends University as Treasurer and chair of the Investment and Pension committees.

Reverend Kent Melcher

Reverend Kent Melcher joined the EmberHope Youthville Board in 2002 as part of his responsibilities as a United Methodist Church District Superintendent. With a change of responsibilities in 2006, he left the board for a short time, before being elected as an at-large board member in 2007. He brings over thirty years of leadership experience, as a pastor of four churches, as District Superintendent, and a developer of new congregations, including leadership training. Retired, he continues to preach occasionally, as well as teach the Bible in local church settings. He serves the Great Plains United Methodist Conference as the Annual Conference Representative for Educational Opportunities, the largest provider of Holy Land tours in the U.S. He earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Divinity degree, with honors, from Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri.

Judge Kevin Moriarty

Kevin Moriarty is a judge for the Tenth Judicial District in Kansas, appointed to the bench on March 23, 2004. He was Chief Judge of the 10th Judicial District from January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2017. He has been involved with several non-profits including the Johnson County Bar Foundation, the Kansas Judicial Council Advisory Committee, the Johnson County Mental Health Board. Currently, he is a member of the Johnson County Judicial Nominating Commission. He received his B.A. from Washburn University in 1975, his J.D. from Washburn University in 1978, and Master’s in Public Administration from Kansas University in 1984.

Pam Bauer Nolan

Pam Bauer Nolan is a retired clergy member of the Great Plains United Methodist Conference, but continues to serve part-time at Lake Quivira Community Ministry. Previously she served as chaplain at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School, an incredibly interesting and varied appointment. She also has served on the staffs of Asbury UMC, Valley View UMC and Old Mission UMC. Additionally, she taught survey courses of the Old and New Testaments at Baker University and was a Course of Study faculty member for over ten years at St. Paul’s School of Theology. Throughout her career, she has served on a variety of non-profit boards.

Reverend Don Hasty

Appointed the Dodge City District Superintendent in July 2013, Reverend Don Hasty supervises the 53 United Methodist churches and 42 pastors of the Dodge City District located in 22 counties in Southwestern Kansas.