Why I Serve on the KYFS Board of Directors…

In 1999, when I moved to Kent to serve as pastor of Kent Lutheran Church, I was leaving a 25 year career of focusing on youth ministry. My heart has been – and is – huge for youth and children. Without knowing my personal background the Executive Director of KYFS, Mike Heinisch, asked if I was open to serving on the Board of Directors. By 2002, Mike and I had met at several Kent networking events. Evidently, he recognized in me a concern for the people of our community. After exploring the work of KYFS, I was compelled to say, “Yes, I’ll serve.” The efforts of KYFS to serve all ages of children and their parents was – and is – outstanding. I consider it a privilege to serve a board member where I can contribute toward the health and well-being of the youth and families in South King County.

-Pastor Jane Prestbye