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The residential staff is the backbone and blessing of Compass Rose Academy. It is through these life-on-life relationships that residential staff are able to communicate wisdom, directives, hope, and encouragement to the young people that live at Compass Rose Academy. The relationship formed between residential staff and residents provides a bridge of communication that supports, sustains, and brings effectiveness to the counseling arena and program activities. This relationship further creates an atmosphere of love and acceptance of a child that is longing to work through difficult circumstances in hopes of returning home as soon as possible. We ask that each residential direct care staff pour life into our kids, working with and through difficult situations, giving them a taste of the character of God, and giving them a part of your life. It is our desire that each young person will be given a new hope, new direction, and a new start in life, as a result of the quality, professionalism, and personal relationships, demonstrated by each residential staff. This position also provides assistance and support in ensuring the mission of the organization is carried out; understands primary duties and responsibilities cited below which provide a framework but may not be inclusive of appropriate activities required of this position for efficient functioning of the organization.
A Christian with strong convictions who is also in agreement with White’s mission statement, Statement of Faith, and Code of Conduct. This person must be 21 years of age and a Bachelor’s degree preferred; must possess a current driver’s license with a positive driving record. The employee must be a positive role model for residents, a great team player, have a servant heart, and be willing to share their faith. Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
Responsible for supervising students in a residential setting, this includes but is not limited to the following: direct supervision of students (know where they are at all times), ensure their health, safety, care, and well being.
Adheres to State Standards and Compass Rose Academy Policy guidelines in the area of supervision
Ensures that staff/child ratio is always at 1:6
Demonstrate respect and unconditional positive regard for students in care. Adhere to guidelines received in training and outlined in Compass Rose Academy Policy in regards to the consistency of operation in the houses (medications, discipline, cleanliness, menus, reporting, state standards, etc.)
Follow daily/weekly schedule.
Has received and knows Home rules, adheres, and enforces them with residents.
Work as a team player: Provide co-staff with clear, articulate communication over recent events with students, voices concerns, and takes initiative with input and directives. Maintain open flow of communication with Residential Supervisor as well as the rest of the team.
Follow the weekly menu and purchases the accompanying shopping list.
Insure that the house is functioning at the standard set by Compass Rose Academy chore list for students which insures all required duties and functions are being accomplished on a daily basis: checking chores, picking up students from school, getting kids to appointments on time, meals, ordering necessary home supplies, operation of house alarm.
Implement the Teaching Family Model to fidelity including consistently providing teaching interactions, modeling relational skills, using signature cards, conducting house meetings, and doing daily recognition conferences for each student.
Participate in Staff Meetings to facilitate communication and treatment planning/implementation with the rest of the CRA team.
Understand that both they and the residents they supervise may be assigned tasks [e.g. cooking, cleaning, moving tables/chairs, etc.] in conjunction with Parent Weekend Events.
Maintain a level of cleanliness consistent with Compass Rose Academy standards in the house, outside the house, and in their personal rooms.
Participate in all programmed events and lead different programmed activities as appointed by their supervisor or Residential Director.
Participate in training activities and team meetings.
Work with supervisor, co-workers, and students to maintain appropriate pet care as part of the regular routine of the home.
Communicate professionalism in all interactions with parents, consultants, and visitors.
Insure that the home is always ready for a tour from a visitor including Educational Consultants or prospective parents.
Fill out Support Services Work Orders for maintenance requests in the home.
Participate, direct daily and weekly recreation activities as programmed. Our program is designed around a high level of daily activity that promotes healthy living and a relational environment. We see recreation as a therapeutic component of our program where students and staff build relationships, learn teamwork, build self confidence, and teach discipline.
Staff will participate and direct students in activities such as but not limited to: running, swimming, biking, canoeing, ropes courses, , camping, weight lifting, varying aerobic activities, yoga, basketball, softball, volleyball, Frisbee golf etc.
Responsible for obtaining and forwarding all receipts required for appropriate fiscal management to the Residential Director within 24 hours of activity or service; each receipt must have who/what it was for clearly marked on it when turned in (receipts for resident expenses – such as personal needs, health care expenditures; receipts for house expenditures – groceries, group activities, petty cash expenditures).
Completes a Daily Shift Note and Progress Note on each resident in the home. This is part of clinical documentation and communication to the team which should be written in a professional manner.
Responsible for orienting new students to the facility and the Compass Rose Academy residential living and the program as a whole.
Must be able to be on feet for extended periods of time, do significant walking, and actively supervise home recreation.
Able to perform routine home maintenance and cleaning, planting flowers, painting, scrubbing floors, etc.
Must be able to complete First Aid/CPR expectations per the Red Cross. Specifically, must be able to get down to the floor and stand back up to perform chest compressions to the depth of at least two inches and give rescue breaths which includes getting on knee(s) and leaning forward without putting pressure on victim’s head.
Must be able to complete the MindSet physical restraint techniques for residents who are in crisis (expected to meet the requirements of MindSet physical restraints) in order to become certified. This may include the following:
Must have energy and stamina.
Family Teachers may be required to live on campus.
Schedule options include 7AM-10PM, 7AM-3PM, or 2PM-10PM on a bi-weekly rotating schedule .
Flexibility in taking days off may be necessary in order to maintain balance across work and life functions.
Will work holidays as scheduled.
Hello prospective employee! Josiah White's exists to offer hope and transformation through Christ to children and families. As members of a Christian organization, each employee must recognize that living a life in accordance with the standards presented in the Statement of Faith found below is necessary as it serves to unify us as a Community of Believers set out on the same path. Therefore, all individuals who are interested in applying to work at Josiah White’s must first agree with and abide by White’s Statement of Faith
Remaining true to our Quaker heritage and Josiah White’s vision, White’s Residential and Family Services’ primary reason for existence is to offer hope and transformation to children and families through Christ. As such, we have firm beliefs about the Christian faith and how we must act in accordance with our beliefs.
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. White’s Residential & Family Services’ board of directors serves as White’s highest, human interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application for the purposes of our agency’s faith and beliefs, practice, policy and discipline at work.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:15).
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 10:30).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 10:33), in His virgin birth (Luke 1:35), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles (John 2:11), in His atoning death through His shed blood (Ephesians 1:7), in His bodily resurrection (John 11:25), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19), and in His personal return in power and glory (Revelation 19:11).
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (John 3:16-19).
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christ-follower is enabled to live a Godly life (Romans 8:13-14).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, that they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus (Galatians 3:26-28).
We believe that children are a heritage from God and a blessing from His hand. We are therefore accountable to Him for raising, shaping and preparing them for a life of service to His Kingdom and to humanity. We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Ps 139).
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:24).
We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25).
As Christians living out our faith, it is unsurprising that our beliefs influence our behavior, attitudes and lifestyle choices. As Christian professionals, we will not compromise our commitment to our professional code of ethics while providing superior care to our clients who possess differing values or beliefs.
I affirm that I am a Christian, I have read and agree with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Statement of Faith, and I agree to make lifestyle choices that are consistent with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Statement of Faith. I understand that my employment at White’s is contingent upon me living a lifestyle that is consistent with this Statement of Faith.
As a distinctly Christian ministry, for over 165 years our mission has been to enrich the lives of children and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth. We are best able to achieve this through Christian staff who constantly strive to demonstrate the love of Christ through their actions, words and overall lifestyle.
It then follows that all employees who serve as members of Josiah White’s community agree to uphold certain foundational standards through their behaviors, attitudes and lifestyle choices at work and in their personal lives. Living in accordance with these standards shall serve to unify us as a “community of believers.” As a member of White’s “community,” we believe employees should strive to live in harmony with the following foundational standards as evidence of their life committed to growth in Christ and sound judgment based on Christian principles:
We believe as followers of Jesus Christ, we are responsible for our faith journey and strive to pursue a life of service to Jesus Christ in our personal life and while at work. We believe the investment in our spiritual life is critical and we strive to make time regularly for prayer and communion with God. Opportunities for Christian fellowship, worship, learning, and celebration while at work are opportunities not to be overlooked, but to be sought out as ways in which we can demonstrate our commitment to growing in our faith as part of the White’s Community.
We believe every human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all its dimensions. Therefore, we must seek ways to act out of love and respect for each other, encouraging and building up one another, not causing one another to stumble. We believe that to achieve this, employees must practice a lifestyle that demonstrates purity to those around them (Romans 13-14 & I Corinthians 10:31-11:1).
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture.
We believe there is great power in the spoken word and therefore all lying, profanity, gossip, obscenity, and other negative uses of language diminishes our work with the children, families and our coworkers.
We believe employees must demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love for others, a willingness to live contentedly under authority, and a commitment to follow the Matthew 18 principal when an issue arises with fellow employees or management.
We believe in the power of our example and that our minds and bodies should be used in God-honoring ways, living our lives as Christian role models and conducting ourselves in a way that will not raise questions regarding our Christian testimonies. Because our example is powerful and because most of our service population is impacted by some form of substance abuse, we especially recognize the dangers and negative implications of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse among staff. Therefore, we seek to minimize or refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco and we agree to completely abstain from the illicit or non-medical use of drugs, narcotics and other harmful substances. When an employee is representing White’s or is in the course of representing White’s business, he or she is expected to refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco.
We believe our life serves as a Christian Witness to the children and families we serve and our commitment to expressing Christian values is critical even when making entertainment and recreational choices outside of work. Therefore, we actively avoid forms of leisure, entertainment and recreation that are incompatible with holy living and seek activities that are consistent with our pursuit of Christ- like living.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrew 13:4).
We further believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10) and that activities that give the appearance of sexual immorality should be avoided by staff.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of White’s Residential & Family Services as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the White’s Residential & Family Services clients, fellow staff members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by White’s Residential & Family Services in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement (Mathew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; I Thessalonians 5:22).
I affirm that I am a Christian, I have read and agree with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Code of Conduct, and I agree to make lifestyle choices that are consistent with White’s Residential and Family Services’ Code of Conduct. I understand that my employment at White’s is contingent upon me living a lifestyle that is consistent with this Code of Conduct.
Josiah White’s is an equal opportunity provider.
Mr. Paul McCann is the Founder and CEO of Red Earth CPA. Paul’s business journey has bounced between accounting and finance with the most notable stint in the jungles of Peru. His time as a microfinance specialist encouraged him to think developmentally about business’s role in society, particularly how business can be used as a force for good. Outside of work, he spends much of his time outside with his wife and four children, playing the sport of the season, hiking, skiing, or biking.
It then follows that all employees who serve as members of White’s community agree to uphold certain foundational standards through their behaviors, attitudes and lifestyle choices at work and in their personal lives. Living in accordance with these standards shall serve to unify us as a “community of believers.” As a member of White’s “community,” we believe employees should strive to live in harmony with the following foundational standards as evidence of their life committed to growth in Christ and sound judgment based on Christian principles:
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect,and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward anyindividual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture.
Ron is a veteran leader in ministry and education. Prior to coming to White’s, Ron served as Head of School at Traders Point Christian Academy in Indianapolis. Prior to that, he was president of Lenawee Christian Ministries and head of Lenawee Christian School in Adrian, Michigan.
Ron and his wife, Jane, have been blessed with five biological children and many more spiritual children, so family time is their highest priority outside of their relationship with Jesus. Ron is a lifelong learner and enjoys reading. He has always been involved in athletics and exercise, often biking many miles in the warm months. Ron also served as an elder at various churches and in pulpit supply.
He earned a Bachelor of Economics from Luther College and a Master of Business Administration from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana. Ron started his career as a high school educator and coach, and his wife, Jane, is an early childhood educator.
Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She joined White’s in 2013 as a member of the leadership team, serving then as the director of human resources. Prior to joining White’s, Amy served as a human resources professional in a variety of positions at Frito-Lay, Zimmer, and Manchester University. In addition to serving at White’s Residential and Family Services, Amy proudly serves as a Board member for Daniel’s Place in North Manchester.
Michael began his professional career as a private attorney in 2007 after completing his Juris Doctorate at Indiana University. Prior to obtaining his law degree, he completed his Master of Arts in Athletics Administration for Higher Education at Ball State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Pepperdine University. In 2011, Michael was called away from private practice as an attorney and accepted the position of director of charitable products and church loans at Everence Financial, an organization founded on Mennonite values and principles. Later, he went to work for the medical device industry at Zimmer Biomet, serving in a variety of compliance roles including that of associate director of compliance, serving the US and Canadian sales personnel and distributorships. Most recently Michael served as chief operational officer and chief compliancy, privacy and risk officer for Redimed and Lutheran Medical Group. These experiences allowed Michael great opportunity to develop expertise in the areas of HIPPA and regulatory compliance – including the implementation of systems and enforcement of policy, contract writing and risk management.
In his current role, Michael will have overarching responsibility for the compliance and quality assurance, information technology, and support services staff. In addition, Michael will help protect White’s ministry by pulling from his legal background to advise White’s CEO and other members of the leadership team on subjects of significant risk.
Michael’s education and varied experience have uniquely prepared him to serve White’s as COO and general counsel.
Kevin joined White’s in 2018 as the Vice President of Advancement, overseeing Marketing, Communications, and Development.
Kevin began his professional career in 2000 as a police officer in Fishers, Indiana. He was promoted to sergeant in 2007 and continued to serve Fishers Police until 2012. Before leaving the police department, Kevin co-founded My Cyber Guardian Educational Services, Inc., in Noblesville, where he served as the full-time operations manager before moving his family to the Tampa Bay area in 2013 to be part of planting Harvest Bible Chapel in the Tampa community. In addition to launching this church in Tampa, Kevin joined Bethany Christian Services of Florida where he most recently served as the executive director for Florida and Alabama. Kevin earned his Master of Science in Human Services from Walden University and his Bachelor of General Studies from Indiana University.
Kevin and his wife, Misty, have six children. They were licensed therapeutic foster parents in the state of Indiana and adopted three of their six children through Indiana’s foster care system. Kevin and Misty are passionate about Christ, shepherding people and serving children and families.
Kurt Gard began his journey with White’s in 2012 as a family therapist. He now serves as the Vice President & Executive Director of Family Services. In this position, Kurt is responsible for all foster care and community-based services.
He received a Master of Social Work from IUPUI in 2012 and is a licensed clinical social worker. Prior to entering the field of human services, Kurt served in leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. He enjoys learning new things, fishing, being outdoors and mechanics. Above all, Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife, Melinda, and his three children.
Mike Haarer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana. He has worked in the field of adolescent residential treatment since 2004 when he began working with youth in court-ordered residential treatment. In 2012, he and a team launched Compass Rose Academy as a new private division of Josiah White’s, an organization with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1850.
Mike earned a BA and MA in Counseling from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN as well as a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Regent University. A focus of his doctoral studies included research in the area of gender studies as well as in the intersection of faith and sexuality.
Mike studied under Psychologist and Author Dr. John Townsend, completing three years of his Counselor Training Program, concentrated on emotion-focused psychodynamic psychotherapy. Mike currently serves as an adjunct professor at Concordia University Irvine’s Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. He has enjoyed teaching Ethics, Foundations of Mental Health Counseling, Research and Internship Supervision as well as leading process groups for incoming Masters in Counseling students.
Mike chaired the Best Practices Committee for NATSAP from January 2019 – January 2023. Mike enjoys facilitating panel presentations at NATSAP Annual Conferences, attending and supporting the NATSAP Leadership Summit, and also presents on a variety of topics at local, regional, and national conferences. He trains residential staff on topics such as trauma informed care, attachment, and the Teaching Family Model.
Mike has experience serving on boards including his current role on the board of the local United Fund in Wabash, IN. In that role, he enjoys helping to bring light to other non-profit and mission-oriented agencies serving those in his local community.
Mike has served as the Executive Director of Compass Rose Academy since its founding in 2012 and lives on the Wabash, Indiana campus along with his wife, Emily, and three daughters, Corabelle, Olivia, and Regina. Beginning in 2020, Compass Rose Academy built a new campus which allowed them to update their facilities and also expand their enrollment capacity. Their beautiful new campus surrounded by Indiana farmland earned statewide recognition for its architecture and design, receiving the AIA Citation Award for New Construction in projects over $5 million.
John graduated from Clemson University in 1990 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Certified Public Accounting. Soon afterward, he earned his certified public accounting license. In the beginning of his professional career, he worked as an accountant at progressive levels specializing in audits, taxes, and real estate. Throughout that time and during all of the 90s, John and his wife served as youth sponsors for their church, Woodruff Road Christian Church, in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
In 2001, John felt a deeper calling for ministry that led him back to school to complete a Master of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Beginning in 2002, he held the positions of youth pastor, associate pastor and, most recently, lead pastor in churches located in Texas and Michigan. He and his wife, Trish, also became the proud parents of two daughters – Abigail Grace and Madeline Elizabeth – during this time. Their family’s walk with Christ continues to blossom and grow.
When John heard about this position at White’s, he saw an opportunity to serve God through an avenue other than local church ministry. White’s Director of Spiritual Life and Staff Chaplain role matched John’s God-given gifts of leadership, relationship and education and became known to him and Trish at just the right time in life. They relocated to Wabash, Indiana, from South Carolina and are excited to begin this endeavor!
Matt joined White’s in 1992 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University. While working full-time at White’s, Matt earned a Master of Counseling from Grace College. In addition, he is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), a licensed clinical addictions counselor (LCAC), and a nationally certified master addictions counselor.
Matt began his extensive residential career at White’s as an assistant houseparent. In 1994, he was promoted to the position of residential counselor. He became the shelter care coordinator in 1998, supervising the staff and students in emergency shelter care, and in 2002, he assumed additional supervisory responsibility for the 15-bed WISP Unit, now known as White’s Refocus Unit. From 2004 until 2011, Matt served as a residential coordinator. From 2011 to 2017, he served as a senior residential therapist, providing clinical services to students in White’s substance abuse program. Matt’s leadership within the substance abuse program has transformed it over the years, making it a leading residential program in the state for addiction recovery.
Matt is now the Vice President & Executive Director, Residential Services, at White’s. Matt’s commitment to his faith and serving are at the core of all he does, and he is eager to lead others to do the same, in their own capacity.
Hello prospective employee! White’s Residential and Family Services exists to offer hope and transformation through Christ to children and families. As members of a Christian organization, each employee must recognize that living a life in accordance with the standards presented in the Statement of Faith found below is necessary as it serves to unify us as a Community of Believers set out on the same path. Therefore, all individuals who are interested in applying to work at White’s must first agree with and abide by White’s Statement of Faith.
Mrs. Emily Boardman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Crossroads Bank. She holds a Master of Accountancy and Bachelors of Accounting from Manchester University. Mrs. Boardman joined Josiah White’s board in 2022.
Mr. Brandt Downing is the Senior Vice President of Lending at First Farmers Bank & Trust. Mr. Downing has a Master Degree in Business Administration from Hanover College. He has served on the board for over 10 years. Mr. Downing is Chairman of the Finance and Investments committees as well as the President of the Board. Mr. Downing’s father and grandfather have both served on White’s Board. He is actively involved in Northview Christian Church and has coached varsity football at Eastern High School. “I hope, through my involvement, I am helping show Jesus’ love to the youth Josiah White’s serves. Josiah White’s is transforming these kids’ lives through Christ, and I want to assist in that.” Mr. Downing lives in Kokomo, Indiana, with his wife and children.
Josh and his wife, Melanie, began serving at Josiah White’s in 2008 as houseparents. Since then, Josh has served in various roles including Campus Life Director and most recently, Residential Director. Josh holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Hanover College and a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. Josh and Melanie have two sons, Dave and Ike.
Pastor Dwight Elliott is a long term Pastor. Previously, Pastor Elliott served as Senior Pastor at Marion First Friends. Pastor Elliott joined the Josiah White’s Board August 2018 and serves as the Secretary of the Board. He has supported Helping Hands, Peru, Indiana, a food pantry for the community, and Converse Lion’s Club as secretary. Pastor Elliott gives his time to Josiah White’s “to make an impact on their lives for the Kingdom of God!” Pastor Elliott resides in Marion with his wife, Lori, and their four children.
Dr. Roger Stichter has been a professor of accounting at Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, IN for more than 20 years. In 2013 he was awarded the Indiana Outstanding Educator Award by the Indiana CPA Society and awarded the Alva J. McClain Excellence in Teaching award from Grace College in 2018. Dr. Stichter also worked as a CPA in public accounting, was the corporate controller for Miller’s Merry Manor, and the CFO for Josiah White’s. As an educator, he said he has “the special privilege of impacting young people for Christ and potentially affecting the future generations my students will parent.” He and his wife of 35 years, Jane, have seven children together and live in Winona Lake, Indiana.
Mrs. Kelly Stouffer is the Vice President of Human Resources at Ford Meter Box in Wabash, Indiana. Mrs. Stouffer has an undergraduate degree from Franklin University in Employee Assistance Counseling. She also has a certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of Cincinnati. Mrs. Stouffer has worked in human resources for over 20 years. She has served on White’s LLC Board and Josiah White’s Board for 20 years. “Every child should have the opportunity to get from birth to adulthood while feeling safe, secure and loved. In troubled families the one hope is Christ-like, loving adults intervening and this is Josiah White’s!”. She lives in Wabash, Indiana, with her husband.
Mr. Tom Cochran has been in the Pastoral ministry for 20+ years. His ministry experience has been church planting, youth ministry, coaching and assessing church planters, missionaries, and leaders in preaching, planting, and leadership development. Along with his wife Sarah, he has been a foster parent and advocate for children. Together, they started New Journey Community Church in Wabash, IN and began to minister to not only Josiah White’s staff but also students (Compass Rose Academy students began attending NJCC soon after the program was started). Tom resides in Palm Bay, Florida where he opened the Southeast US office for Destiny Rescue (an international missions organization that rescues and restores children from sex trafficking). Tom travels extensively and speaks across the US for Destiny Rescue to raise awareness, talent, and funds. He believes in and loves the mission of Josiah White’s and Compass Rose Academy. Tom is grateful to be a small part of what God is doing through this ministry as we invest in young lives to see them reach their full potential.
Mr. Ken Perkins is a retired Senior Business Development & Sales Training Officer at First Farmers Bank & Trust, Kokomo, Indiana. Mr. Perkins has been a long-time supporter of Josiah White’s. He joined the Board in 2019. Graduating from Indiana University, Mr. Perkins worked as a Sales Manager for Moorman/ADM Feeds and First Farmers Bank & Trust as a loan officer and trainer. He has also volunteered at Wabash Friends as the Finance Chairman and Mission Committee member. He and his wife, Beth, live in Wabash.
Mrs. Barb Lochner is a licensed registered nurse. Mrs. Lochner worked for Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice in Wabash, Indiana, for over 20 years. Prior to retiring, she was program coordinator for Tobacco Free Coalition Wabash County to educate in the county schools and assist pregnant women who want to quit smoking. Previously she worked for WIC and the Bowen Regional Mental Health Center for 11 years. Mrs. Lochner received her BSN from Indiana University. She has served on White’s Board for over 20 years and also serves as Chair on the LLC Board. “Since moving to Wabash in 1981, I have been so impressed with the Christ-centered, compassionate, dedicated individuals who work for White’s and serve wounded children and families. This is also my passion, for our children are our future, and we must make a difference for eternity.” Mrs. Lochner serves in her church and she lives in North Manchester, Indiana, with her husband, Kevin.
Mr. Pat Byers Pat is the General Superintendent of Indiana Yearly Meeting since January 1, 2021. He has served as assistant superintendent of Indiana Yearly Meeting since 2014 and prior to that served at Wabash Friends Church in various capacities. Pat is married to Sara and they have five kids, ranging in ages from 10 to 21. Pat enjoys leading worship at church with his guitar, being outside, Colts football, IU Basketball, and spending time with family.
Mr. Patrick Morrow Pat is the President and COO of SBC Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisory firm. This is a firm that Pat and his business partner built from scratch starting in 1987. Along with serving on the Josiah Board, Pat has also served as one of the founding board members of the Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation. This is an organization that raises funds to grant college scholarships to the children of fallen law enforcement officers in the state of Indiana. Personally, Pat and his wife placed their daughter in the care of Compass Rose Academy (CRA) for 10 months. Based on their family’s need for professional help and the research conducted, it became obvious that there are not enough faith based programs like this to assist families in need. The Morrow’s feel indebted to this organization based on the success their daughter experienced and what it can do for hurting families.
Dr. Greg Hinshaw is the Superintendent of Schools for Yorktown Community Schools in Yorktown, Indiana. He holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist, and Doctor of Education degrees from Ball State University. Dr. Hinshaw has served in public education since 1996, has been a school administrator since 2001, and has been a public school superintendent since 2008. He is currently President-elect of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. A member of Bear Creek Friends Church, near Winchester, Indiana, since childhood, he is currently serving as Presiding Clerk of Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends, having previously served in that position from 2008 through 2014. Dr. Hinshaw believes strongly in the mission of Josiah White’s in helping to transform lives through Jesus Christ.