We’re proud to serve God and our community by providing a safe, nurturing, spiritually-guided environment. Every member of our staff is committed to creating better lives for every child, and each of us brings unique skills, insights and perspectives to our mission.
Since we are dealing with children, we want to be especially transparent with the steps we take to protect them, and ensure that any staff members have been thoroughly vetted. Every staff member and teacher must go through a background check which includes a National Criminal and Offender Report.
Our National Criminal Background Check and Sex Offender Check is a comprehensive criminal check showing felonies, misdemeanors, sex offenses and more at the state and county level. We also include results from OFAC, OIG, and terrorist watchlists.
If you need additional information, here is a link that shows the criminal database coverage.
Co-Director of Tutoring, President of Exodus Ministries , Shane Schlatter
Shane has a passion for working with youth and has done so as a Youth Pastor for a number of years in the Shively area. He wants every young person to be given an opportunity to succeed regardless of previous experiences or backgrounds.
Co-Director of Tutoring,
President of Exodus Ministries
Co-Director , Sandra Miller
Sandra has an MBA from Bellarmine University and a University of Kentucky BS. Sandra has 10 years of experience contributing to the positive development and success of young people. Her fondest moments have been witnessing youth persevere against all obstacles thrown at them. She feels most proud when her past students come back and instill the same values and knowledge learned from her programs into the next generation.
Program Coordinator , Kayla Finn
MSSW, CSW. Kayla is a Certified Social Worker with a master’s degree in Social Work. She is currently obtaining her Doctor of Social Work at Spalding University. Kayla loves empowering young people to become the best versions of themselves academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Teacher K-2nd , Jessica Johnson
Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She loves interacting with the kids in a way that they can learn and grow while also having fun.
Teacher for grades K-2nd
Teacher 3rd – 5th , Ericka Simmons
Currently a Teachers Assistant for JCPS, Ericka has a passion for ensuring children have all of the knowledge and resources needed to succeed. She wants each of them to have a deep understanding that they have leaders inside of them and that anything is possible on their own unique journey.
Teacher of grades 3rd-5th
Teacher 6th and up , Sydney Johnson
Sydney is currently a student at the University of Louisville and has worked with youth programs for the last four years. She loves student’s eagerness to learn. Although they may not display it, she knows that children are little sponges that are always gathering what you teach them.
Teacher for Grades 6+
Floating Teacher , John’ta Finn
John’ta has a BS, BA and has spent 3 years working with youth. He enjoys witnessing youth utilize their strengths, talents and individual experiences to succeed along their journeys.