Traci, is the founder of Irish Den the visionary that started it all. Following Gods call to serve the youth of the community, by creating a safe place for kids to go after school and hang out. Bringing peace to parents minds knowing their kids are in a fun, adult supervised environment. Her passion is teaching kids life skills and work ethic equipping them with tools to carry with them in their future endeavors.
Rhonda was a teacher for 28 years. She has volunteered to help with Youth Ministries within her church and is dedicated to helping where there is a need. She truly believes in living by this verse 1 Peter 4:10 "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful servants of God's grace in its various forms" As a board member her vision is to be available to help any person in need in our community no matter what age and being open to God's leading as she serves.
Mark is a retired veteran with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education from the University of Nebraska - Kearney. As well as a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and financial management from Central Michigan University. Before retiring he was a professor at Barton Collage teaching accounting and finance. While at Barton Mark was elected Faculty Council and instrumental in developing a successful suite of online classes and new classroom curriculum. Mark has a passion for serving others with the skills that he has. He shows this by serving on the board of not only 4:10 Irish Den but also Chapman Church of the Nazarene.
Terri was a the Chapman High School secretary for 30 years. As a parent, grandparent, and experience as a school secretary she sees the value in investing in our youth. Providing a wholesome place for our youth to hang out.
Kenny has enjoyed serving in his Church's youth group for many years. He loves getting to be silly and have fun, but also getting to be there for students when life seems unfair or they run into trouble. As a father of 6 he understands the value of having a safe place to spend time with friends and build relationships.
Collin is a retired veteran who has experience working with troubled youth at 6th Ave Skate park inside Rocket Town Youth Center in Nashville Tennessee. He was a youth leader and skate instructor for 6 years and that is where his deep calling to help youth was sparked. After retiring from the Army he knew God wanted him in a place where he can help youth.
Mary has a knack for organization and simplifying processes to make the day to day run smoothly. She manages youth group meals, streamlines coffee shop operations, and helps keep financials in order as we venture into expanding. Mary has a deep faith and strong passion for youth evident in her role as a youth leader for our Wednesday evening youth group. She believes that not only should there be a safe place for kids to enjoy, but adults to pour into them.
Lock-In is an all night event in Wichita, KS. We will leave Friday evening and get back Saturday morning. We will stay up all night doing all kinds of fun things. The evening starts with a speaker and worship. We'll have pizza and then head out for a night of fun activities - rock wall climbing, go karts, arcade games, bowling, trampoline park, ice skating, laser tag etc. We eat breakfast at IHOP Saturday morning and then head back to Chapman...exhausted and happy!
We know the big kids like to hunt for Easter Eggs just as much as the little ones do, so we'll be hiding TWO Golden Easter eggs. They will be hidden in two different locations on Thursday morning April 6th by 7 am. We will give out three clues (that pertain to both locations) starting Monday April 3rd. Follow along on our facebook or instagram page, we will post clues each day to see if you can find the golden eggs and win the prize!! Happy hunting to all Middle and High School Students!!!
This is a fundraiser event where the community is able to come eat supper and have the youth group kids wrap Christmas presents for you!! We will be taking free will donations --> every penny will go directly towards summer camp fees. Last year we raised $700+ and we'd love to double it this year...since we have double the amount of students coming.