Mission: Ministering to women and children in crises.
• Offering hope in Christ through physical, emotional, and spiritual support.
Vision: Cultivating strong, courageous women empowered through the love of Christ, who are self-sufficient and financially stable.
The Naomi’s Hope team brings a myriad of skills to this transitional program.
Janine: The wife of John Yoder, and mother of two adult children, Janine has a wide variety of skills, gifts, and experience from the last 20 years of ministry. While leading Women’s Ministries at Mercer Creek Church, Janine acquired a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies with Women's Ministries Emphasis from Multnomah University. She served as Chaplain and Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice Friends for 6 years prior to coming to Naomi’s Hope as Executive Director. Her passion for women comes from years of struggle in her own life with Depression, and insecurities. A passage from the Old Testament spoke to her in her early twenties and has been her focus in serving God. Following Jesus example is her top priority in life.
Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives, And freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Kay: Education and experience in building skills, book keeping, farming, management, and single
motherhood. Currently a Celebrate Recovery leader and Encouragement Coach.
Rita: Rita is new to Ellensburg and has served on the Board of a California non-profit, faith based organization, North County Abolitionists, being an advocate to raise awareness and educating the community of Human Trafficking in our own backyards, while working to help restore victims to a life of hope. Along with that role, she sat on the seat of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Human Task Force and has walked alongside women as a leader in Celebrate Recovery. Through Rita’s own journeys and seasons of life, she desires to help other women in their crises and help them navigate through life. A passage from the Old Testament has spoken to her many times during the trials and blessings of her life:
Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for Us?” And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!