Robby grew up in Stilwell, Oklahoma and after graduating high school attended Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas to study Christian Ministry with an emphasis in missions. After graduating in 2014, He took an internship position in the youth ministry with the First United Methodist Church in Sterling. In 2015 He became the youth director at the First United Methodist Church in Pratt, KS. In the fall of 2016 Robby came on as Leadership here at the Central Kansas Dream Center. He has a passion to preach God’s word and to see men and women grow in their relationship with God. Robby’s love for God’s word and for people come together in a great way here at the Dream Center. Robby's love for personal and spiritual growth along with his love for sports not only is evident to those we serve but that also gives him a gift to build relationships with the hurting, the hungry, the broken and the addicted. He is amazing at showing the love of Jesus! Robby is the men's residential lead and is certified in the Teen Challenge curriculum and leads the men's classroom. He is also working on credentialing as a pastor.
Michael grew up in Islip, New York. At a young age he was adopted into a caring and supportive family. He attended city college of New York, graduating with a Bachelor's degree. He worked a wide variety of careers including carpentry and long haul trucking. After leaving NY in 2010 he traveled volunteering as a Woofer on organic farms in several different states ending up on a farm in Pawnee Rock, Kansas. However, throughout his adult life Michael has struggled with his identity as a man, changing his sex and living as a women for more than 20 years believing he would be happier and more complete. After dealing with some major losses in 2010, and beginning to regret his decision to change his sex, he began searching for something to fill the void in his heart opened for so many years. He was dealing with rejection, taking offense and shame over what he did and the depraved and immoral way he was living his life. He began a downward spiral which led to drunk driving, severe depression and losing the will to live. After spending some time in jail for careless actions he eventually came to the Central Ks Dream Center to be a part of our discipleship program. Michael found love, healing and a renewed purpose in his life. He returned to his God given gender with the help and support of the CKCD and Assembly of God. He found value through building a relationship with Jesus Christ and discovered, with the help of the Holy Spirit God's calling and purpose for his life. That calling is to disciple men and women who are broken, lost and suffering and to share all that God has so freely given to him. After graduating from the discipleship program, Michael came on board as leadership and is currently one of the men's classroom teachers and helps oversee the DC Kitchen. He is also certified in the Teen Challenge curriculum, and is currently seeking his ministerial credentialing with Assembly of God. He is passionate about what God has done in his own transformation and genuinely desires that for those we serve.