Staff/Community Volunteers

        

Executive Director

  • Mary Prows

 

Program Coordinator

  • Cosette Crist

 

Assistants to the Director

  • Jake Crist

  • Ally Wimmer

IWU Students

  • Serving through Work Study

  • Various Practicum and Internships

  • Volunteer Hours

 

Additional Volunteers

  • Dana Williams

  • Sarah Montgomery

  • Jackie Foltz

  • Robert Mitchell

  • Linda Hughes

  • Sarah Nacke

  • Cliff Stanley

  • Kati Young

  • Other community volunteers          

Board of Directors 

Mary Prows

  • Employment:

    • The Training Center - Executive Director

  • About:

    • Married Phil in 1974

    • Family: Three married sons plus eight awesome grandchildren

    • Education:

      • Bachelors Degree in Management 2003 - IWU

      • MBA in 2005 in Administration and Accounting - IWU

  • Previously worked at Indiana Wesleyan for 16 years, leaving in 2011 to launch the Training Center

  • Years of service with Training Center - 2010 - current

  • Why:

    • "Community is important. When we come together to support each other, we make our community a better place. As part of the TC board, we get to shape a program that enhances education and more: for children and families in our community. A place where children can begin to dream of an awesome future."

 

Anthony Horton, Sr 

  • Employment:

    • Area Director - Grant County Boys & Girls Club

  • About:

    • Born and raised in Marion

    • Marion High School Graduate

    • 6 yrs service in the Army

    • Attending IWU to complete degree in Organizational Leadership

  • Years of service with Training Center - 2018-current (term 1)

  • Why:

    • "Education is very important.  The Training Center is committed the academic day for youth in our Community."

 

Karmen McKelvey -

 Serves as Secretary

  • Employment:

    • Teacher - Lakeview Christian School - Marion, IN 

  • About:

    • Native of Ohio

    • Bachelors Degree - Indiana Wesleyan University - 2017

    • Worked at the Training Center throughout college

  • Years of service with Training Center - 2018-current (term 1)

  • Why:

    • My reason for serving is there are so many students in Marion that need love and support.  I want to help children gain a sturdy foundation while they are young so that they may succeed later in life.  I believe their education is very important and the Training Center provides a safe and welcoming place for them to learn more.

Kyle Beal -

 Serves as Board President

  • Employment:

    • Chief of Police - Indiana Wesleyan University

  • About:

    • Married to Cami​

    • Two sons

  • Years of service with Training Center - 2018-current (term 1)

  • Why:

    • "​To give back to community and the Training Center is a great place that helps studens become the best version of themselves."

Rob Atchison, MA,PhD

  Serves as Treasurer

  • Employment: 

    • Indiana Wesleyan University

    • Director of Clinical Training

    • Division of Graduate Counseling Chairman

  • About: 

    • Married: Lisa 

    • Family: 4 children - Norah, William, Clara, Hannah

    • Education:

    •    BS  Indiana Wesleyan University - 2007

    •    MA  Indiana Wesleyan University - 2009

    •    PhD Walden University - 2015

  • Years of service with Training Center - 2017-current (term 2)

  • Why:  

    • "Students need to know that they matter & the Training Center exists to show the that they can be successful.  I became a board member to suppor that missio & to be a small part of making a positive impact on the Kids of Grant County."​

 

Erica Farmer

  • Employment:

    • Marion Community Schools - Teacher 

  • About:

    • BS Indiana Wesleyan University - 2010 - Psychology

    •    Additional degree from IWU - 2016 - Eduction

    • Served as a case manager for several years

    • Assist with Girl Scout Troop #2692

    • Independent Thirty One business 

  • Years of service with Training Center - 2014-current (term 2)

  • Why:

    • "The Training Center is a highly important part of our community. This program is reaching out to students, and their families in a positive, holistic manner that we struggle to find in today's society. I have seen the powerful impact the Training Center has and believe that it is important we build up the students of Marion to dream and make those dreams a reality."

 

Robert Mitchell

  • Employment:

    • Marion Community Schools  

  • About:

    • Children: Baleigh, Khloe, Bryson

    • Bachelors Degree

  • Years of service with Training Center - 2020-current (term 1)

  • Why:

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Keenan Davis -

 Serves as Vice President

  • Employment:

    • Owner -Keenan Davis State Farm Agency

  • About:

    • Married to Tashema

    • Two Daughters 

    • Degrees from IWU and Shaw University

  • Years of service with Training Center - 2020-current (term 1)

  • Why:

    • "​The Training Center serves a very valuable purpose in Grant County.  With correct and strong support, it will become a vital part of the succes of Grant County's future. 

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