Barry Feaker is a lifelong Topekan and a graduate of Washburn University. He has served as the Executive Director of Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries since 1986. Barry provides executive oversight to the divisions of TRM Ministries, which include Homeless Services; Homeless Education Services; Supportive Services; and Trauma Based Initiatives. These four components of ministry include shelter for the homeless; food for the hungry; Street outreach for the unsheltered; community-wide Distribution Services for food and household items; support for human trafficking victims. Programs focus on helping homeless individuals and families transition from homelessness toward safe, sustainable integration into community. In 2012 Barry authored the book, “In Darkness, a Light Still Shines,” based on his experiences during his first 26 years in ministry. Through all areas of service, Barry is dedicated to showing the love of Jesus Christ and advocating for the needs of the homeless and impoverished populations, while working to continually better the overall Topeka/Shawnee County Community.
Barry’s cornerstone scripture comes from Proverbs 3:5-6:
“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and He will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with Him in whatever you do, and He will lead you wherever you go.” Proverbs 3:5-6 TPT
Ever since Jenny began her walk with the Lord, He has called her to positions of leading and coordinating various efforts consisting of a VBS of 100+ kids, spearheading a community fall festival, all the way to managing her friend’s walk across America (accompanied by a goat) to raise support and awareness for their friend’s organization in Kenya, Africa. Serving in these varying capacities, she realized her gift of project management, administrative skills and coordinating groups of people. When the opportunity came to fill the role of Executive Assistant, it just made sense! Jenny is now also serving as the Mobile Access Partnership (MAP) site captain in tandem with her role as Executive Assistant and will tell you she now understands the phrase “you never work a day in your life when you love what you are doing!” Jenny calls it an honor and a privilege to be called to TRM, ministering to the guests we serve as well as the homeless community as a whole.
Fun fact about Jenny: In October of 2016 Jenny coordinated and joined a group of approximately 100 people and 2 New York city-based choir groups and walked through Times Square with her friend and his goat as he finished his walk across America.
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God." -
LA MANDA BROYLES
Senior Director of Ministry Operations
La Manda Broyles is grateful to have the opportunity to serve at TRM. She was blessed to spend twelve years in education and four years in school administration loving and advocating for children, families, and staff. Long ago, the Lord placed a passionate desire in her heart to Love, Lead, and Learn from everyone who crosses her path and strives to see people through the eyes of Christ. Our Heavenly Father is relational and there is evidence woven throughout the Bible regarding God’s love for us and His commandment to love others. Serving at TRM is such an amazing responsibility and honor that she does not take lightly. La Manda wants staff, guests, and those who cross her path to know that we are all created for a purpose, we all matter to our Creator, and we are never too far gone that He can’t redeem us and change our souls and lives.
Psalm 34:18, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
Senior Director of Homeless Services
Mike Foster serves as the Senior Director of Homeless Services at TRM where he leads and oversees TRM’s Homeless Shelters, the Guest Management Team and Street Reach, TRM’s ministry for the unsheltered homeless of Topeka. He has been employed with TRM since July 1, 2000. Mike has been involved in some type of pastoral, music or evangelistic ministry since he was in high school. Prior to his work at TRM, Mike served in a ministry capacity for more than 22 years as the the On-Site Manager of a 200 unit, HUD subsidized apartment community with the Volunteers of America. He has a big heart of compassion and love to help those in need. His heart is to serve and provide help to the hopeless by directing them to the only true and lasting hope, Jesus Christ. The opportunities for providing hope are abundant and Mike considers it his honor to serve and point people to Jesus alongside a group of dedicated and hardworking team members in each of the areas he oversees at TRM. It’s not work, but ministry that provides new and exciting occasions to “love the one in front of you” everyday.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11
Senior Director of Trauma Interventions
Jessica is a missionary with a heart to see others come to know the love of Jesus and the immense value they have through Him. She embraces Song of Solomon 6:3 as a portrait of her walk with Jesus and is driven by a desire for others to experience the same. This passion and desire has led her to serve on the foreign mission field in Mozambique, within the inner city of Pittsburgh, PA and throughout varying capacities within mental health, homeless, and family services in both PA and KS since 1999.
She has been with TRM since 2009 and currently serves as Senior Director of Trauma Interventions. This role has included the development of the TRM Children’s Palace which provided care and healing for over 100 at-risk and homeless children with their families. A large emphasis of her leadership within the Palace included T.B.R.I.® (Trust- Based Relational Intervention) tenets of empowerment, connection and correction which aid in healing from trauma, along with a strong emphasis on each individual’s value, worth and identity through Jesus Christ. These same principles are now being interwoven through all TRM ministries to see each person served through the eyes of Jesus with a lens of trauma. Jessica is a T.B.R.I.® Practitioner, a licensed minister, wife, mother, daughter, sister, servant and friend.
“I am my Beloved’s, and He is mine...” – Song of Solomon 6:3
Senior Director of Education and Human Trafficking Interventions
Terry first came to the Topeka Rescue Mission in 2001 and has held several positions over the years working with long-term incarcerated individuals, impoverished neighborhoods, sheltered and unsheltered homeless, mentoring programs and individuals who have been exploited and suffering from human trafficking. She and her husband, John are a licensed therapeutic foster family and are passionate about trauma-based restoration through Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI). Terry enjoys kayaking, scrapbooking and creative gardening. But most of all, she adores family time on the farm surrounded by the love of 6 grandchildren.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12
Senior Director of Supportive Services
Miriam Krehbiel joined TRM Ministries in 2017 after nearly 20 years as the CEO of United Way in Topeka, KS and Bakersfield, CA. Her experience brings nearly 40 years of leadership experience within the fields of nursing, for-profit business and non-profit administration in Kansas, Texas and California. Miriam oversees the back-office areas of finance, HR, resource development and IT, as well as distribution services and maintenance and facilities. Additionally, she oversees the Operation Food Secure and Rapid Rehousing programs. Miriam holds tightly to the belief that the Lord knew exactly what He was doing when she had the opportunity to join the team at TRM. She is in awe of the work the Lord does at TRM and humbled by the people we serve. As a native Kansan, Miriam is happy to be here in Topeka and thankful to be serving at TRM.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." – Proverbs 3:5-6
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