Because Outreach offers so many services across multiple sites, it takes a lot of people with specialized skills to be effective in our ministry. Fortunately, gifted and caring people share our vision for helping others realize their God-given potential. Here are just a few of the Outreach team making this possible every day.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Nate is a family man with a deep drive for serving others. “My faith and my ethos are aligned with the mission of Outreach. The calling I have pursued has been focused on justice: “Learn to do right. Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” (Is. 1:17)
Nate has a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology and social work, and an MBA from Cornell University. He joined Outreach in 2021, bringing 14 years of nonprofit and development experience to our team. “Many of the folks we work with face obstacles that challenge their opportunity to be all they can be. It’s incredible to be able to serve at an organization focused on building relationships and removing those obstacles. I’m inspired by our team daily, and it’s an honor to serve at Outreach.”
Nate and his wife have four children. Nate loves anything to do with the outdoors, including hunting and camping. He’s also an avid sports fan-especially when it comes to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chief Operating Officer
Vanessa has been part of the Outreach mission since interning with us in 1989. Why? “I’m passionate about offering new and impactful experiences to people who haven’t had the same opportunities many of us have had. And I’m passionate about serving people. All people are made in God’s image with the dignity that only God gives. Outreach believes all people are worth serving and all have the capacity to learn and grow. I love presenting the opportunity people have to find a relationship with Jesus.”
Vanessa has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, and a Master’s Degree in social work, and has put those skills to work across all of our locations over the years. She’s a key part of strategizing how best to serve clients, finding creative ways to love our neighbors and help transform lives.
When she’s not working, Vanessa loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, and perfecting her putt.
We’re thankful for the guidance and dedication of the leaders across all our sites.