Ron Shipley/President is the Maintenance Director at Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center, a position he has held for 15-Years. Ron is a strong believer and has been in ministry for many years with his wife and daughter. He has served in Foster Care, The New Mexico Girls Ranch, and Buckner’s Children’s Home in Texas. Ron has hundreds of training hours in the field of hurting and broken individuals. He is a Contractor, Certified Trainer for OSHA, educated in city, state, and county building codes and guidelines. And will oversee all aspects of helping single families to become home owners. The couple has been married for 30-years with 2 living children, 7 grandchildren and resides in Colorado.
Pam VanDenBerg retired in 2006 after working approximately 28 years in various administrative roles. This included working in Colorado as a legal secretary at a law firm and as an administrative assistant to the Director of Human Resources at a large church. In Minnesota she worked as the administrative assistant to the Senior Vice President/General Counsel at a General Electric entity, the executive assistant to both the President and General/Regional Counsel at another General Electric entity, and the administrative assistant to the Office Manager and Pastors of a small church. She is spending her retirement years in Colorado Springs, Colorado serving the needs of her family, friends, and church.
Rev. Vic Rader was saved at the age of 23 as a result of a home evangelism team from Dr. John C. Maxwell’s church in Lancaster, Ohio, visiting him and his wife Debbie. Vic was ordained in 1980 and graduated in 1983 from Ohio Christian University, Circleville, Ohio with a BA Degree in Christian Ministries. He has studied Church Planting at the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Church Growth, Pasadena, CA, and has been a Church Planting Pastor in California and Virginia. As a Pastor he restarted and relocated a church in Canon City, Colorado. He has served as the Director of Evangelism, Discipleship and Small Groups in churches in Northern Virginia and Colorado Springs, CO. Vic & Debbie have two grown daughters, and one granddaughter, who live in Colorado Springs, CO. His Kenya ministry began during a speaking engagement to Kenya in December, 2004. Community Leaders, and operating Jesus Film Teams which go into rural areas weekly throughout Western Kenya. Vic is bringing years of organizational knowledge and experience to Shyann’s Hope. His spiritual insights and compassion for hurting people will be an asset to our team.
Kim Werner has lived in Colorado Springs for 41 years – almost her entire life. She moved here in 1977 daughter of an Air Force retiree. Her background includes working for Western Pacific airlines over 20 years ago –the experience reaffirmed to her that beautiful Colorado is the place to remain and continue to plant roots. Her background also consists of working for various companies like HP, T Rowe Price and now a health insurance company assisting Medicare recipients and retirees with their benefit s and coverage. Kim has 5 children. Through her own personal and family trials over the years, she has become very resourceful and worked hard to be independent. She has been a single mom with very little help from others. Kim would like to share her recourses and knowledge with other families to help give them productive ideas to further assist them in their success and overcome obstacles. Faith, Hope and Love give her continued promise for a better future no matter what the struggle or circumstance – through Christ our Lord and Savior.