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Meet Our Staff

AT THE SHORT CREEK DREAM CENTER, WE HAVE THE HEART TO SERVE PEOPLE. OUR STAFF IS DEDICATED TO THE VISION OF HELPING BRING HOPE, RESTORATION, AND HEALING TO THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO AND BEYOND. WE ARE HERE TO HELP MEET NEEDS AND WALK ALONGSIDE PEOPLE AS THEY HEAL. CLICK ON EACH PHOTO TO LEARN ABOUT EACH MEMBER OF OUR TEAM.
Our Co-Directors Luke & Konstance Merideth served at the Phoenix Dream Center before moving to Short Creek. Their love for this community was what brought them here. It was the deciding factor in making this their home. Their hearts are to serve in every way God affords them the ability.

Luke & Konstance Merideth

Directors

Stella coordinates the Programs Department. She loves her job because it allows her to extend God's love to touch and bless the lives of those who come through her door and beyond.

Stella Lawrence

Programs Manager

Danny Jessop runs both the security and operations department. Former military, he is passionate about keeping people safe. Danny also grew up in the Short Creek Community which helps bring clarity and deeper meaning to a lot of the things we do.

Danny Jessop

Security & Operations

Richard works at the Short Creek Dream Center as the City Help Food Bank Manager in Colorado City, AZ. He loves his job and getting to connect with the awesome members of the community every weekend.

Richard Brown

Food Bank Manager

Mykenna is the Promotions Coordinator for the Short Creek Dream Center. She relocated to Short Creek from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota to help with promotions, events, marketing, social media, and more. Her goal is to demonstrate God's love in everything she does and help the Dream Center further its mission of helping bring restoration to the people of Colorado City.

Mykenna Nelson

Promotions Coordinator

Mary Jo picked up and moved her entire life when she felt led to help lead the education effort at the Short Creek Dream Center. A former teacher, she has a passion to see people learn and looks forward to helping others reach their education goals.

Mary Jo Eldridge

Learning Center Coordinator

Tony is the men’s Residential Aide. He has a heart for the Lord and service to His people. He is committed to bringing the Kingdom of God to Earth. He feels the Short Creek Dream Center provides him ample opportunities to expand God's love.

Tony Nelson

Residential Aide

Briell was the 65th wife of Warren Jeffs who formerly owned what is now the Short Creek Dream Center. It is her desire to see people have a safe place to recover and heal fully from trauma. She is proud to know that the Dream Center provides those kinds of opportunites.

Briell Decker

Residential Aide & Advocate

Lucia has a heart to serve and brings her experience living in the community to our recovery programs. She is an overcomer who loves seeing other people set free into their destiny.

Lucia Barlow

Residential Aide

Burt has a huge heart and is a hard worker. After experiencing amazing transformation in his own life he came to the Dream Center as a volunteer and was later hired as a residential aide. Against impossible odds Burt saw recovery in his own life and loves walking alongside others who are fighting for their own recovery.

Burt Steese

Residential Aide

Ryan King, also known as "Ryan Redeemed", felt led to come and work towards the restoration of Short Creek. Ryan's nickname "redeemed" came from a time of darkness that Jesus turned around for good. He likes to see other people experience redemption and looks forward to walking alongside the amazing people of Short Creek as they continue to heal and grow. Ryan loves missions and enjoys taking teams into the community.

Ryan King

Missions

In his own words and in the words of others, "Nobody would have liked the old me". A living, breathing, walking example of God's grace and healing Pete loves to serve the community. One of his greatest joys is seeing people go from an old version of themselves to something new. He is passionate about leading teams of people to complete service projects and bless the Short Creek Community in a wide variety of ways.

Pete Martinez

Missions

Jessica brings a wide variety of skills to the Short Creek Dream Center. From doing IT work to creating memes and rocking administrative tasks she is the real deal. Full of love and an incredible example of servant leadership she is selfless and works hard to help bring together the background tasks that help the Dream Center run. As someone who has experienced an incredible amount of transformation and growth in her own life she loves to see others experience the same joy and freedom.

Jessica Martinez

Promotions and IT