Meet the Core Team

Program Director:  Pam Korgan

Following Pam Korgan Profile Photoa Stonecroft luncheon in 1970, Pam volunteered to help with table decorations. Since then she has served in a variety of positions presently as Area Representative.

She lives in Reno with her husband of 47 years. They have two happily married children and three grandchildren. Pam has served in ministry as Director of Christian Education, Elder, Vacation Bible School Coordinator, Bible Study Leader, Worship Leader, Speaker, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, and presently as Prayer Coordinator for Living Proof. Pam loves worship and she loves to be outdoors. She won’t hesitate to tell you her favorite activity is backpacking, “Because the majesty of God’s creation is just magnificent!!!”

 

 

Program Manager and Community Groups Coordinator: Pam Butters

Pam Butters Profile PhotoPam has lived in Reno for 22 years with her husband, Don, married for 46 years. Prior to moving to Reno, they shared the joy of living and raising their family at Lake Tahoe. They have two adult daughters and two grandchildren.

Pam’s gifts and passions all revolve around a love for teaching. She became a Precept Bible Leader over 30 years ago, and also is a Nevada licensed teacher in Secondary Education, specializing in Alternative Education, recently retired.  Over the past 20 years she has made five educational mission trips to Russia, and one each to Cambodia and Armenia, to take Christian curriculum and work with high school teachers.  Pam’s special passion is to mentor young women in choosing positive paths for their lives. She taught in the WCSD Cyesis Program, was a co-founder of Reno Teen Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPs), and taught the SHAPE* class at her church.  Currently, Pam is an educational mentor for young women in the Awaken program, and any students needing to complete their high school diplomas. Pam and her husband enjoy leading Bible study and home fellowship groups. Favorite pastimes include being outdoors, hiking and enjoying God’s splendor in creation, and her greatest joy, spending time playing with her grandchildren. She loves teaching people how to get in SYNC with their divinely-designed SHAPE to fulfill God’s glorious purpose for them.

*SHAPE: Spiritual gifts, Heart-desires, Abilities and talents, Personality, and Experience

 

Program Administrator: Joan Campbell

Although she h20151030_1644081as no children of her own, Joan has served by teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and planning special events. As a youth director, she wrote, directed, and produced a Nativity play with the assistance of Richard, her husband of 26 years. She has been instrumental in conducting mini-retreats for women, as well as assisting with larger women’s retreats. She felt exceptionally blessed when she was offered the opportunity to train and serve as a small group leader at church retreats.

Concurrent with her service to her church, Joan volunteered for thirteen years with Literacy Volunteers of America as a tutor, trainer, and administrator. She also tutored for the literacy program at Truckee Meadows Community College after moving to Nevada in 2006. Joan has also volunteered in a hospice program for the terminally ill. Her employment has been in office environments, mostly government services. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business management with a focus on project management, studying full time, and she expects to be completed by the end of February, 2016. Joan has been excited to be able to use her project management education for SYNC. She is seeking God’s will in her next step while she is being blessed with the opportunity to develop the SYNC program. She is awed by the opportunity to experience God’s use of SYNCronicity!

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

 

Prayer Team Coordinator:                 Carolyn Vester

CarolynIMG_2407 (1) has been living in Reno, Nevada for six years with her husband of forty years. They have five children and six wonderful grandchildren. Carolyn worked as a mental health coordinator/counselor at Pregnancy Crisis Center. She is currently the coordinator of the WOW (Women on Word) Organization for married women, dedicated to the enhancement of marriages according to Biblical guidance. She loves encouraging women, lifting each up to find her place in the body of Christ, and giving women support while they learn how to enhance and strengthen their marriages.

 

 

 

 

Finance Team Coordinator:         Jennifer (Jenn) Pardon

jenn cropped 3Jenn came to Nevada from California in 1999 to attend school at UNR (University of Nevada, Reno) and never went back. She has been a Christian for 6 years as of March, 2016.

Jenn has firsthand experience at being a single mom. She began a new phase in her life when she married Chris on 9/28/13. Their family has grown and become busier now that it consists of the two of them, their 4 daughters, a son, 2 dogs, 2 cats, a turtle and a snake. When she gets a VERY RARE free moment, Jenn enjoys sewing, knitting and woodworking.

Jenn has served as a pastor’s assistant (intern) at Living Stones Church. She also supports her husband’s work as a Living Stones community group leader. She enjoys being in a community with other followers of Christ, encouraging and being encouraged, supporting and being supported, and having a tangible way to express and see God’s love.    

 

Events Team Coordinator: Alyssa DeLaFrance

After moving to Reno in 2008, Alyssa settled into a church “home,” and in time, joined her first women’s Bible study where she began to truly discover her relationship journey with the Lord.  She grew to love and appreciate the Bi
ble study table leaders and mentors who surrounded her, and within a few years became a table leader herself. She loves attending trainings, conferences, and retreats in order to take the deliberate time away from the routine of life, and have the opportunity to reset in her walk with God.

In 2016, Alyssa had the honor of serving on a Lifeway event team to bring to Reno a YOU Lead Training and help host over 4,000 women for Beth Moore’s Living Proof Live.  She has a passion for encouraging and supporting women, and this event helped her to discover that she enjoys merging that passion with working towards making these types of events available to women in the community.

In her leisure time, Alyssa loves to join her husband, Andrew, and their two rambunctious Labradors on paddle boarding, mountain biking, backpacking, and snowshoeing adventures, but she also treasures her quiet time snuggled up with a cup of tea and a motivational book.

 

Waiting for the right person to heed God’s call and step in!

Promotions Team Coordinator
(Acting): DeeJay Bratsch

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DeeJay has lived a life of service as directed in her life verse, Colossians 3:23. “Whatever you do, work at it heartily as for the Lord and not for men.”

She is married and has two awesome grown children. In addition to her many other activities, she has been working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and will be graduating soon.

DeeJay served in Ministry for more than 25 years, including a period when she served as Director of Family Ministry at LifePoint Church in Incline Village Nevada. She is currently a Certified Stonecroft Speaker. She has also served as a speaker at various women’s retreats and children’s summer camps.

She has an Advanced Peace Officer Standards and Training Degree. She served the Alhambra Police Department as a Police Officer for 17 years. Her service in this area included patrol officer, DARE officer, crime scene investigator and detective. She retired at the rank of Lieutenant.

When she has a little free time, DeeJay enjoys kayaking, crafting, and spending time with the animals that she loves.

Technology Team Coordinator
(Acting): Joan Campbell (See Program Administrator)

Events Team Coordinator
(Acting): 
Pam Butters (See Program Manager)