Jon is the visionary. His career began in the mental healthcare field in 2002 and has allowed him a wide variety of personal and professional experiences. Jon worked for three years as a crisis counselor at a psychiatric hospital located outside of Denver, Colorado.
Jon is a K-12 certified school counselor, a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, a Nationally Board Certified School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri. He holds a BA in Biblical counseling, an MA Ed in educational counseling, and earned a Doctor of Counseling degree in 2016.
Lindsay enjoys working with children and women. Before joining Peace Partnership she served as an elementary school counselor in Kansas City, KS and completed her practicum at a local non-profit serving at-risk children.
Lindsay is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in KS, a Licensed Professional Counselor in MO, a Registered Play Therapist, and a Nationally Certified Counselor.
Lindsay and her husband Doug have been married since 2015. She enjoys traveling, finding new things to do in Kansas City, and is out to find the world’s best chocolate chip cookie.
Cary was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He has experience in group counseling and individual therapy. He has worked at the Dallas Children‘s Advocacy Center and in the private practice sector.
In addition to his academic achievements, Cary is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri.
Cary and his wife, Lynsey, have been married since 2005 and have two children. His background and work experience have shaped Cary‘s passion for helping families struggling through a variety of issues.
Amy has spent 16 years in the performing arts world as an events manager and fundraising professional in Kansas City. She holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Amy loves being a mom to her two favorite boys, enjoys vacationing with her husband and family, and thinks a great cup of coffee makes every day better.
Naomi basically runs the show. She has over 11 years experience working as office manager in the dental field. Naomi holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Liberty University.
In her free time she enjoys playing and watching volleyball and soccer, trying new restaurants, baking, and drinking gourmet coffee. She is also very involved in her church and enjoys traveling with her husband Jon.
Rick Britton is president of Digital Monitoring Products in Springfield, Missouri. Rick and his father founded the manufacturing company in 1975. Rick is the chairman of the board for The Seed Company, a global organization formed for accelerated Bible translation. The position has allowed him to meet people from all over the world and has opened his eyes to the masses that still do not have any scriptures in their language. Rick also sits on the board of Project514, which exists to plant churches in European cities. Rick and his wife, Jan, reside in Leawood, Kansas and travel to Springfield regularly for work and to spend time with their children and grandchildren. Rick has his pilot’s license with both jet and helicopter ratings and always enjoys flying whenever he finds the time.
Samantha Compton is a Financial Advisor and Women’s Investment Specialist at Wise Wealth, LLC in Lee’s Summit, MO. She works as a fiduciary for her clients and is passionate about equipping women with knowledge so they grow in confidence as she helps them establish a long-term financial plan.
As a former single mother, she is inspired by the vision of Peace Partnership to make counseling accessible for all families who are in need of it, no matter their financial situation.
Samantha serves in the Women’s Ministry at Abundant Life Church where she is a worship leader.
She is happily married to her husband, Craig Compton. They live in Lee’s Summit, MO with their blended family.
Her children, Gabriel, Nathan and Lizzy, are some of her very favorite people in the world.
Jeff Cox is the Counseling Pastor at Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit Missouri where he currently oversees the Counseling Center and Support Group Ministry. He obtained his BS in finance from Missouri State, holds an MS in theology from Calvary Theological Seminary, and is a Doctoral Candidate at Midwestern Theological Seminary. Jeff and his wife Janna reside in Independence, MO.
Ron Haley is a pastor at First Baptist Raytown. He earned his undergraduate in Social Psychology from Park University and completed a master’s in Adult Education & Training at University of Phoenix. He has a huge heart for people and has never met a stranger. The people Ron loves most are his family, which is made up of his wife, Sunnie, and his two teenage sons, JP and Luke. This love is obviously reciprocated since it was due to an essay one of his son’s wrote that he won Kansas City Father of the Year in 2015! Beyond being a family man and having a huge heart for people, Ron is just an all-around good guy.
Terry Hyer is Chief Operating Officer of Zarda Bar-B-Q & Catering based out of Blue Springs, with restaurants in both Blue Springs and in Lenexa and grocery store distribution throughout the country. Terry’s position as COO has allowed him multiple opportunities to help several not-for-profit organizations and individuals in need throughout the community through direct fundraising, participation in charity events, and often through direct food donations.
Terry serves on the board of Bishop Sullivan Center, where physical necessities like food and clothing are provided for those in need. Terry is inspired by Peace Partnership’s vision to help the community with needs that are not often as obvious or visible – mental health. Terry believes that mental healthcare has been somewhat left behind and feels strongly about investing in the broader well-being of children and young adults – the future of our community.
Terry graduated from UMKC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Terry lives in Blue Springs with his wife, Rhonda and also is the proud father of two adult daughters, Hannah and Hayley.
Kathy Keith is in her 20th year of serving in public education, currently serving as an Elementary School Principal at Westwood View Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District. Prior to that, she was a principal for five years at William Southern Elementary in the Independence School District and seven years at Matthews Elementary in the Grain Valley School District. Kathy was a fifth grade classroom teacher for seven years serving in both Crest Ridge School District and the Grain Valley School District. She chose education for her life’s work because she enjoys children and believes in the potential of every child.
Kathy’s higher education degrees all came from the University of Central Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education; a Masters Degree in Elementary Administration and a Specialist Degree in Superintendency. She is married to Kenneth Keith and has three children, one-step son and one adorable grandchild. Kathy feels honored to serve as a board member for an organization that helps and serves children, as well as adults. She believes all children deserve the opportunity and support to be successful adults.
Don Pearce is CEO of Pearce Construction in Kansas City, Missouri. Don believes that the company he leads should be “people conscious and service oriented”. He has worked with numerous non-profits and religious organizations in the Kansas City area. He has a heart to help the financially disadvantaged and is intentional about mentoring future leaders in the community.
Craig Rookstool is the President and owner of AvidAir International in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Craig founded this aerospace company in 1991 and has since developed product patents in over 20 countries that allow him to uniquely serve the global civilian and military helicopter industry.
Craig and his wife, Lorie, reside in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and have two grown adult sons. The Rookstool family has enjoyed years of local church and student ministry, boating, hunting / sport shooting as well as Micki, Lorie’s cute horse. Craig possesses a pilot’s license with complex turbine and seaplane ratings and has plans to hopefully add a helicopter rating before retirement.