Say hello to our staff!
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jason came to Outreach after being a pastor for over 25 years. He’s worked with and led teenagers since he was a teenager himself. When you ask him why he loves Outreach, he’s quick to tell you that “What we try to do in the lives of youth is completely impossible, and we watch God do it every day.” He’s been married to his wife Jill since 1993 and they have two amazing girls. If you offer to go ride any type of bicycle at all, he’s in. As much as he loves reading, his favorite movies are Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Napoleon Dynamite. You can decide for yourself what that says about him.
Former Chief Financial Officer of Chautauqua Airlines, Tim has experience in Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Treasury, and Investor Relations. Since his 17 years of service to Chautauqua Airlines, Tim took on short-term roles at Sagamore Institute in 2016 and Common Ground Christian Church in 2017 as its Interim Executive Pastor. Tim married his college sweetheart, Christine, in 1999 and they have raised 3 boys on the north side of Indianapolis. Avid golfer and runner, Tim also enjoys puzzling, cooking, and reading.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Kathleen and her husband have been part of the Outreach family since 2006 serving as board members, development team chairs, youth coaches, drop in facilitators, and more. She is passionate about her faith and currently helps lead a young adult Life Group at her local church. She is the founder and CEO of Bloxsome Consulting which helps organizations evaluate organizational effectiveness, develop leaders, and much more. Kathleen also served as the Executive Director for an anti-human trafficking organization where she raised community awareness and advocated for trafficked and sexually exploited individuals in Indiana. Kathleen earned her B.S. in Leadership and Ministry from Grace Christian University.
DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS
Anthony joined the Outreach team in April 2013 as the Drop-In Center Coordinator and now works alongside the in-house team to show God’s love and grace to the youth that we serve. Prior to coming to Outreach, Anthony worked as a Behavior Adjustment Facilitator for Indianapolis Public Schools and then as a Correctional Counselor at the Marion County Jail. He loves hanging out with his family, riding bikes, and watching his kids play football and softball.
DIRECTOR OF YOUNG ADULT SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH SERVICES
Passionate about empowering others to awaken and to pursue their dreams, Lydia first joined the Outreach team as a volunteer in 2016. Originally from Kentucky, Lydia moved to Indianapolis to earn her MPA in Nonprofit Management after teaching high school mathematics. She now serves alongside the team to share the hope of Christ and to help others feel seen, known, and delighted in. Being outside, rain - snow - sleet - sunshine, brings her joy and you will often find her running, slack lining, hiking, or rock climbing.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Kelsie is enthusiastic about finding new ways to collaborate, partner, and create systems-level change to support youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. She came to Outreach in 2021 after working in both direct service and research and evaluation roles. Kelsie feels incredibly grateful to work in a place that focuses on relationships and wellbeing of the whole person - physical, emotional, and spiritual. Kelsie has a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Spanish, and a MPA in nonprofit management. In her free time, she loves to garden and make art with her daughter.
Always smiling, Devin is inspired by the small things; seeing others happy makes him happy. His true passion is helping others and he loves sharing small victories with our youth. Devin has a big heart for helping those in need and has been a part of many community efforts reaching out to individuals experiencing homelessness. Next time you see Devin, ask him to bust a move! This 1993 Indy StarQuest Dance champion has a few tricks up his sleeve.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT COACH
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT COACH
Born & raised on the east side of Indy, Josh graduated from Warren Central High School. Afterwards, he received undergraduate degrees in youth and cross-cultural ministries and an MBA from Cedarville University. Since then, he's lived in Zambia, worked at camps, been a student/missions pastor, and worked in construction. Josh has a passion for coaching youth and young adults and sharing the hope only Jesus can bring. Outreach is a place where all of Josh's favorite things come together in a beautiful melting pot. In his free time, you can catch Josh at the gym, grilling, woodworking, or watching an episode of The Office.
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT COACH
With her firm belief that every being on this Earth is connected and loved equally by God, Sarah tries to live every day by caring for others in a similar way. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Social Work from Indiana University and has worked with a variety of vulnerable populations since. Her experiences at Outreach were some of the first and most impactful. Sarah began volunteering at Outreach in 2014, and was hired on as a Case Manager in 2017. She took a brief hiatus from Outreach to spend time with family in Fort Wayne and Cincinnati, but experienced an increasing desire to be back with her Outreach family in Indianapolis. Sarah is returning to Outreach feeling beyond humbled and grateful to be welcomed back so lovingly. Sarah is overjoyed by seeing familiar faces, and is excited for all the new. She has a strong faith that a better world is possible and she strives toward one through her work and by loving her community.
LaVon Donigan Bradley
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT COACH
LaVon Donigan Bradley obtained her MSM from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has always been a role model for youth & young adults and some parents. Her passion for serving youth included being a substitute teacher, a recreational mentor (for youth in the juvenile justice system), and a workshop speaker for young ladies. She is a strong philanthropist who understands that we are blessed to be a blessing. LaVon is the proud mother of seven including a stepdaughter and two bonus (adopted) sons. She has 12 grandchildren that she adores; and a plethora of youth and young adults that she is still a "MOMentor". LaVon aligns her life with Faith, Family, and Friends!
Brettany leverages her social work and professional facilitator experience to provide a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for our youth. She is an innovative thinker who practices a strengths-based approach to skills-building and support. She is a collaborative partner in the lives of our youth, providing critical skills and resources to them as they navigate the challenges of creating a support network and future plans. She is a lifelong learner who loves music, food, brainstorming, and discovering tidbits of wisdom. Brettany graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a bachelors degree in African-American and African Diaspora Studies with a concentration in Psychology.
Excited to be part of a team of people who are passionate about helping young adults create skills and boundaries, Kendra loves to see every person's confidence grow as they build their success. As someone who comes from a childhood of chronic homelessness and an abusive household, Kendra is passionate about ending cycles in this community. She is currently growing in her own success story in her education and experiences. She hopes to obtain a PhD in women's studies and psychology to work in affirmative therapy within the homeless community to create safe spaces and eliminate barriers.
Levi has a passion for young people and has spent the last 18 years working to build up youth and young adults by meeting them where they are and helping them see their potential and promise. He has dedicated his life to being a light for Christ in the darkness. With degrees in youth ministry and education, Levi feels uniquely equipped to use his gifts, talents, and skills to bring hope to youth experiencing homelessness. And he is always up for a board or card game, talking about books, sports, random facts and trivia, or his two one-eyed dogs.
YYA YOUTHLINK SYSTEMS NAVIGATOR
Bryan Ball Carvajal
YOUTHLINK DIVERSION SPECIALIST
Bryan's drive for helping youth and young adults came from his own "lived" experience. After the death of both his parents by the age of 22, he dealt with years of depression, financial setbacks, homelessness, health crisis, and domestic violence. After years of rebuilding his life and struggling in low-wage jobs, he always remained steadfast and hopeful that life would turn around. In 2012, he decided to return to school and pursue his calling in the helping profession. Even in the darkest times, he always felt the presence of God guiding him. Bryan was inspired by his coach through Goodwill Industries to become a case manager/coach in his own life. Bryan's experiences come from working in youth homes with adolescent young men struggling with mental health barriers. He has worked as a case manager/coach in the community center arena over the past 3 years while completing his graduate degree. His past experiences paved the way to where he currently is in his life. Bryan's passions include serving his community, movies, music, hiking, road trips, networking, and interacting with family and friends.
Donita is a dedicated and motivated Mental Health and Addictions Case Manager and Recovery Specialist professionally speciazling in bringing value to others and fostering positive relations among colleagues, friends, and participants. She loves to read, travel, and developing wellness in her BEST LIFE. Understanding that her steps are ordred by HIM and walking the path that the LORD has laid out for her LIFE. She will ask this question, if you meet her...What kind of trail are you leaving for others to follow?
YOUTHLINK DIVERSION SPECIALIST
With a bachelor’s in social work as well as her MBA, stories of resilience and reconciliation inspire Faith. She believes that in all of God’s creation, people are the closest to His heart. She wants her life to be part of His story for caring for people and considers it a privilege to be part of a team that does meaningful work together. She enjoys crafting, baking, reading and figuring out how to keep her plants from dying before their time.
Since Jennifer is all about serving others, she's excited to use her 25 years of personal and professional volunteer experience to assist her in this role devoted to volunteers and their experience. She first learned of Outreach through St. Luke's UMC and is now thrilled to use her Social Science degree to work for her favorite non-profit in Indy! As a veteran and spouse of a retired career Navy man, she's grateful for finally settling in her hometown. Time spent with her husband and pets, cooking and playing games with their 2 daughters in college, and relaxing on the porch with her mom are some of her favorite things (and Micah 6:6-8)!
Mary graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. During her time at IU, she spent multiple semesters volunteering with vulnerable youth in Bloomington and developed a passion for working alongside them. In her free time, Mary loves to travel to new places, and enjoys unique stays such as cabins and tiny houses. She also loves her four dogs, cat, and spending time outside! It's likely you'll catch Mary playing tennis, going on a hike, or finding a new state park to explore!
Cindy graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Accounting. She has a heart for nonprofits that serve children and feels blessed to be a part of Outreach. Cindy has been on several mission trips, visiting orphanages around the world. An avid reader, she also enjoys gardening and traveling. Cindy is married to Jim and is the proud mom of two sons.
PROGRAM CENTER ASSISTANT
All her life, Hope's desire has been to love and serve others as Jesus would. Working at Outreach has been the perfect opportunity to do just that. The moment she first started at Outreach, she fell in love with the community that gathered here and knew there was something special happening in this space. One of Hope's passions is to create intentional spaces where people feel part of something and know that they're not alone. She loves encouraging others to pursue their dreams and supporting them along their journey. In her free time, you'll find Hope hanging out with more people because spending time with others brings her so much joy!