Our staff members are enthusiastic, collaborative, & compassionate individuals who believe in the work they are doing. The Matthews House employs 33 full-time and 25 part-time dedicated staff members.


Administrative Staff


Nicole Armstrong, Executive Director


I have O negative blood (the universal blood type) and have donated over three gallons of blood.”       



Jenny Stetson-Strange, Operations Director


I have lived in Latvia, England, and Japan teaching English and have traveled the world on various mission trips. My favorite thing to do at home is cook and bake for my family. I am married to a wonderful man and am raising two amazing boys.”


Cicely Booton, Development Director


Slalom skiing brings me joy, I often utilize my dress-up box, and eating all of the cinnamon rolls in a package is not a rare occurrence for me.”


Mariana Colorado, Executive Assistant


“On a Friday night, you can find me cuddled up with my 18-month-old daughter watching any Disney movie, but my favorite is Finding Nemo. I am bilingual, and my favorite drink is coffee. ”




Program Directors


Shelley Bogus, Youth & Family Program Director


“I love the mountains and living in this beautiful state with my family! I enjoy hiking, biking and camping, and tend to turn the volume up high and jam when songs come on by my favorite artists – Toby Mac, News Boys, We Are Messengers, etc.”


Shawn Keefer, Experiential Education Director


I’m the proud father of two adorable little hellions, if I could have any accent it would be Irish, and I’d gladly give up two of my toes to see Paul McCartney in concert before he stops touring.”


Kim Martin, Family Services Support Director & Analytics Manager


“I played softball for 16 years including college ball. If I could turn the ocean into any liquid besides water, I would choose 1% milk. I love milk! And the most adventurous activity I’ve ever done is white water rafted down the Nile River.”


Lise Harwell, Education & Enrichment Director


“I can often be found cooking in my kitchen, exercising around my neighborhood, and lengthening my to-be-read book list. Also, participating in music fills my heart with joy!”


Natalie Vacha, Community Life Center Family Services Director


“My life is currently unplanned dance parties with my toddler (preferably in our pjs), desperately trying to find free time to have my nose in a book, or continuously cleaning up after making a mess in the kitchen while trying a new recipe!”