Amy Westra, President (2018-2022)
"I serve on the board of Fit-2-Serve because I believe in creating a brighter future for the kids in our community. As a mom of four young children, I see so much value in equipping our children, not merely to consume, but to serve among their family, neighbors, church, and community. This is the mission of Fit-2-Serve. Teaching our children to seek out ways to be productive and helpful is so important for their future and for all of us."
Kay Dorner, Vice President (2018-2022)
"I grew up in Mattoon and have fond and loving memories of the people, places, and events that helped shape me into the adult I grew into. This is somthing I wish for all children living and growing up here. The work of Fit-2-Serve is intentional in its focus on building connections, establishin relationships, strengthing support, and providing unconditional love for children and their families in our wonderful communtiy. Based in faith and demonstrated through care and love for each other, the work of Fit-2-Serve will impact generations of families for years to come. It is with this knowledge that I am humbled and honored to serve on our board."
Kayla Kerner, Secretary (2020-2024)
"I fully believe in the mission of Fit-2-Serve and love serving with them because their programming is impactful and truly brings out the beauty of our community!"
Jeanne Gross (2018-2022)
“I am honored to be a small part of such an enormous mission. I am a piece of an intricate ecumenical team. Who are like-minded in spreading the love of Jesus throughout our Coles County, Illinois community.”
Beau Scott (2020-2024)
"My desire to serve on the board at F2S stems from experiencing the work that the Fit-2 Serve organization does in our community. Our family has (5) children ranging in age from 15-2. We have a daughter in 2nd grade and a son who is a sophomore. Both of these children have been involved in Fit-2-Serve programs. The interaction that they have had with F2S volunteers, staff and those involved in F2S programs are memories our children often share with us and others.
Seeing an elderly, assisted living resident interact with an elementary student or a young child smiling while learning how to plant, grow
and then prepare fruits and vegetables are a sampling of the wholesome work that F2S is blessed to conduct in our community. Fit-2-Serve is an organization that focuses on the connections that can be made and developed through programs centered around the work we were designed to be on this planet for."
Toby Montgomery (2020-2024)
"Why did I choose to serve on the board of Fit-2-Serve? The simplest answer for me is that I felt that it was a straight up call from God. When I first started in youth ministry in 2014, one piece of advice I got almost immediately was "you have to learn to say no or people will run all over you." Yes, this is good advice, but in ministry you have to be careful with it. Instead of just turning people down because I might feel like I have too much on my plate, I started to try and look at everything that was presented to me as an opportunity from Christ. So when Beau Scott and Bill Duey approached me about this opportunity, I could have easily had said no but that was not my first inclination. See, I also believe that God has the ability to give us that gut reaction of which way we should go, almost like an instinct and my instinct immediately was to say "yes". My calling, as of now, is in youth ministry and their families and Fit-2-Serve checks that box entirely. I love knowing that I can help kids in the community create something with local seniors, work with their families in the gardens as well as helping them to know Christ. This opportunity from God that was given to me was an easy decision and was something that I just couldn't say no to."