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.
With over 15 years experience in sales, along with a background in events and fundraising, she believes building quality relationships in the community are the key to success.
Athena and her husband, Rick, live on a 40-acre farm in Harrisonville with their five children. She enjoys the outdoors, family time and watching her children compete in football, wrestling and marching band. As a family they are very involved in their church and community.
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.
Mike’s greatest personal achievement came in 1987 when he convinced Shannon to marry him. They are the parents of two adult children, Devyn (26) and Cameron (24).
He attended Liberty University on a baseball scholarship and graduated in 1984 with a BS in Business Administration.
Mike founded RLX Media, LLC in 1988 and served as its president and CEO until he retired and closed the company in June of 2016. RLX was a manufacturing business with a primary emphasis on mass duplication of audio and video cassettes from 1987-2005. In 2005 RLX converted its manufacturing operation to DVD/CD technology until it’s closure in 2016.
He is an avid outdoorsman who loves spending time hunting and fishing with friends and family.
He has had many roles in church ministry over the years from church planting to missions to mentoring to men’s ministry. He is currently on the board of Odrino, a non-profit in Haiti that provides drinking water systems, irrigation canals, roads, schools, churches and other development/relief work in the region. He is also a supporter of the Seed Company, which strives to provide the Bible to every people group in their heart language.
He has seen many people over his years in business and ministry who have struggled to find affordable, quality mental healthcare. Peace Partnership is a light in the darkness for many who would never be able to get the help they need.
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.
John Otradovec is a Sr. Loan Consultant at North American Savings Bank originating home loans in all 50 states. He obtained his BA in Business Administration from Drury University and his MBA in Finance from Missouri State University. He enjoys helping families purchase their dream home and educating his clients on the best way to plan, budget and complete the buying process.
John has a passion for mental health and helping children as he grew up in a divorced household and has a family history of mental illness. John believes that mental illness is the most overlooked in a nation with the most advanced healthcare in the world. John was a foster parent for 3 children and has witnessed the complex and confusing world of medical insurance, counseling and lack of coverage for low to middle income families. He has been a Rotary Officer in Plaza KC chapter, Big Brother, Inner City High School mentor and small group leader for teenage boys at his church and is always looking to help his community in new ways.
John and his wife, Keshia, moved to Lee’s Summit last year and enjoy the small town feel with so much to do and explore.
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.
Nancy Shea retired from the Midwest grocery store chain, Hy-Vee, after 18 years with the company and serving as the Marketing Director for the Kansas City area store group. In addition to marketing and sponsorship management, Nancy’s position offered her the opportunity to work with a number of not-for-profit charities focused on supporting children and families. After retirement, community service remains on the list of priorities as she continues to live life with purpose.
Having worked with Peace Partnership on several fundraising events before retirement, Nancy decided to dedicate her efforts to help support and expand the impact and outreach of this vital organization. It’s Nancy’s belief that happiness and mental wellness starts in the home and children & families need extra help at an affordable cost to get through the difficult challenges that life can present.
Nancy and her husband, Tim, live in Olathe, Kansas. She has been blessed with two daughters (along with two son-in-laws), one stepson, one stepdaughter and five energetic grandsons.