Thoughts from the “Ex” Director

Having had a wonderful experience with the club program this summer, we are making clubs a permanent part of the programming at The Gate. We are very excited to restart Tuesday Church Lunch after a year without it! All the while, we are resuming community youth groups, partnering with Central High School in a mentoring program, holding open gyms and hosting after school programs.

I am also excited to embrace new leadership at the Gate this fall! Starting in September, Ben Bobeda will be stepping up from Program Director to take on my responsibilities as the executive Director of The Gate Community Youth Center. Ben has been active in every aspect of The Gate for the past 15 years. He knows and loves the students. He chaired the building committee and knows the building inside and out. He has served on and/or chaired the board of directors since its inception. He embraces the mission and vision of The Gate wholeheartedly and is excited to lead and partner with the community with wisdom, passion and the love of God. Congratulations, Ben! And, of course, Donn & I will be available to volunteer for a few more years.