MEET OUR TEAM

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Mary Sieckert

Executive Director

Hi, I'm Mary Sieckert. Growing up, I was fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people that were supportive of my dreams and ideas. They always encouraged me that I could do anything if I set my heart and mind to it. I am passionate to create a safe place for teens to find that same supportive system that I had. I believe that every single teenager in this community has the ability to be successful!

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Andy & Tirzah Hudson

Elevate Director

Hey everyone, I'm Tirzah Hudson. I have such a heart for youth, as a teen myself, I struggled with so many big questions like who am I? What am I here for? Does anyone care? Luckily I had some amazing people in my life that pointed me to the one with all the answers! I dreamed of a youth center where teens could come and hang out, a place where loving adults would be there to mentor, guide, and just love them. And Elevate is THAT place! I love youth and I want to be there for the Next Generation!

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Jolee Petersen

Creative Staff Member

I'm Jolee.  I love drinking coffee, long boarding, running, but I especially love to help people any way I can.  I am really passionate about making sure everyone feels included and loved.  I believe Elevate is a place for teens to come feel loved and a place to have fun.  That is something I am grateful to be a part of in hopes of making the smallest difference in the lives of teens.

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Mary Sieckert

Executive Director

Hi, I'm Mary Sieckert. Growing up, I was fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people that were supportive of my dreams and ideas. They always encouraged me that I could do anything if I set my heart and mind to it. I am passionate to create a safe place for teens to find that same supportive system that I had. I believe that every single teenager in this community has the ability to be successful!

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Andy & Tirzah Hudson

Elevate Director

Hey everyone, I'm Tirzah Hudson. I have such a heart for youth, as a teen myself, I struggled with so many big questions like who am I? What am I here for? Does anyone care? Luckily I had some amazing people in my life that pointed me to the one with all the answers! I dreamed of a youth center where teens could come and hang out, a place where loving adults would be there to mentor, guide, and just love them. And Elevate is THAT place! I love youth and I want to be there for the Next Generation!

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Jolee Petersen

Creative Staff Member

I'm Jolee.  I love drinking coffee, long boarding, running, but I especially love to help people any way I can.  I am really passionate about making sure everyone feels included and loved.  I believe Elevate is a place for teens to come feel loved and a place to have fun.  That is something I am grateful to be a part of in hopes of making the smallest difference in the lives of teens.

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Esther Thompson

Intern

I enjoy anything that includes an adventure, a couple of my favorite things include flying and snowboarding. I’ve always had a passion for ministry I use to think that could only be done with mission trips but that’s wrong. So being being able to do minister to people at home is amazing. I love working at elevate because I get to share my joy with teens. Being able to make relationships with them and be there for them is incredible!

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Josiah Dyrud

Director Young Adults

Hey, I’m Josiah Dyrud. When I was growing up, I was really impacted by people who chose to pour into my life. They gave me opportunities and trusted me before I trusted myself. Being around people who spoke into my life and showed me how to do life well was so valuable for me. I have a heart for building healthy community that can provide that support for people as they grow up. ELEVATE is and has been that space for so many teens and young adults, and I’m so thankful that I get to be a part of making that happen!