Kimberly Becker- Director of Central KS Dream Center
Kimberly Becker is not only a wife, mother of four daughters, grandmother of nine, an ordained minister, but is also a life coach working to complete her ACC credentialing with ICF. After years of working with individuals from all walks of life and circumstances, Kimberly considered herself a resource junkie, however until several years ago was not sure how God would use this knowledge.
Six years ago Kimberly made the Dream of Central KS Dream Center a reality in Great Bend Kansas. After overcoming several mountains such as an eating disorder that almost took her life in the year 2000 and the pain of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, she feels honored to be part of empowering men and women to move the mountains in their lives that prevent them from being the best they can be.
Kimberly also uses her giftings and talents to facilitate a Jiu Jitsu self-defense and anti bullying program for women and children. Through these programs, she finds great reward in empowering both women and children with the truth and loves watching the transformation from victim mentality to victory mentality occur.
Since starting the Dream Center in 2013, this multi-faceted ministry currently consists of a soup kitchen, a women and children’s’ transitional shelter, multiple outreach programs for the homeless, a program for aging out of foster care, as well as residential programs for victims of human trafficking and men and women with life controlling issues.
Kimberly laughs as she says that she is now a half-century old and feels like she has only just begun.
Cindy Feil-Broyles- Women's Discipleship Teacher
Cindy grew up into a drug addiction that went from social use to prescription drugs. After years of broken relationships and moments of recovery and relapse, she ended up at a Teen Challenge. Through Teen Challenge, Cindy learned her worth, begining the process of knowing who she is in Christ. Since graduating the program, she relocated to Great Bend to have a fresh start closer to family, and to put distance between herself and the life that was tearing her down. God connected her to CKDC through the Life Giving Center, our transitional housing program for women and children. With her first hand experience of how Teen Challenge changes lives, Cindy was a perfect fit when the need arose for a women's teacher in the Discipleship Program. Cindy learned that challenge is possible through God's Word, because His Word never fails. Cindy's experience showed her that treatment programs without Christ fell short and were not lasting. Through Christ, she found true change and restoration, which she now shares daily with the women she serves.
Randy & Lisa Parr- Work Skills Coordinator & Assistant Director
Randy and Lisa Parr were born and raised in Great Bend, Kansas; were owners of a construction business for 26 years when God called them into missions. They sold their business, went to Bible school, and spent eight months in the country of Costa Rica studying Spanish to prepare themselves for what God had called them to do. While serving in Mazatlan, Randy helped churches with their church construction projects; he led construction teams from the United States to build a new church in a small town outside the city and helped complete the construction of a Bible School. Lisa was actively involved in women’s ministry with an emphasis on evangelism and discipleship. Lisa helped start the ministry of Living Free, a Bible study program for people who struggle with life controlling issues. Forty two people graduated from the first Bible study series.
Randy and Lisa returned to the United States in July 2012 to begin fund-raising for another term in Mexico where they were planning to start a residential program for people in need of intensive help with addition and other life-controlling problems. While back in their hometown, God spoke to them once again. It was time to bring missions home so they went through the process of going from International missionaries to US missionaries after God called them to be part of the ground work of the Central KS Dream Center. Randy is the work skills coordinator, connecting area employers with our students with the purpose of teaching job skills, mentoring and assisting the students in being more employable after graduation from the discipleship program. Lisa is the Assistant Director and is certified to teach Teen Challenge curriculum within the Dream Center. Randy and Lisa work with men and women to help them find freedom through a relationship with Jesus. The students learn to apply what they are learning to every area of their lives.