<br/>Executive Director

Gary Kadansky
Executive Director

Gary became a Jesus follower when a gallon of gas cost $1.13. He started volunteering with a church youth group and ever since has enjoyed sharing his life and the gospel message with kids. Gary serves as Executive Director, which means he's involved in ministry, administration, fundraising, community relations and vacuums the office from time to time. You can hear Gary every Sunday morning from 7a-10a on 106.9 KROC FM as he hosts Straight From the Heart, a Christian music show that's been on the air since May, 1989. Gary and his wife, Leisha, have two grown children.
<br/>Administrative Assistant

Miranda Matteson
Administrative Assistant

Miranda serves Teen Hope as the Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for anything office related, assists Gary at events, and anything else that can be squeezed into 20 hours a week! When you call our office, it will be her friendly voice on the other end of the phone. Miranda and hubby, Jeff, have 3 children. Her husband is the Pastor at Hope Summit Christian Church and she is very active in many areas of the church. Their family made Rochester "home" almost 5 years ago. Excited to see what God has in store in the future.