Mary Kay Digby
Ms. Digby comes to ECM from the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University where she worked with various St. Louis not-for profit organizations on collaboration, mentoring opportunities, and successful enterprise ideas. She has extensive experience with community organizations in the St. Louis region and elsewhere and has been of service to young people throughout her career.
Ms. Digby is currently a volunteer with the United Way of St. Louis. She is a member of the St. Louis Optimist’s Club and the Church of St. Michael and St. George, and is the proud mother of three grown children. Ms. Digby holds a B.S. Degree in Mathematics Education, an M.S. in Information Technology and Management, and is a graduate of the Coro Women in Leadership program in St. Louis.
Rhonda Choflet, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director, is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently a co-chair of the annual Safari Auction which raises over $200,000 for Visitation Academy. Rhonda and her husband, Stan, are the parents to four wonderful and active daughters.
The Rev. Dietra L. Wise
Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Rev. Wise is the chaplain at the St. Louis County Detention Center and Lakeside Residential Treatment Center. Rev. Wise has spent eight years serving adolescent youth in chapels, churches, and community organizations across the country. She has developed programs to engage Lakeside youth in spirituality around their interests in media and music. Rev. Wise organizes ECM’s quarterly Christian Hip-Hop Chapel Services and she teaches weekly Hip-Hop Faith Dance classes, a dance form that combines creativity, hip-hop culture, and Christian spirituality. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Washington DC, and her Master of Divinity Degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jeff is the part-time chaplain at the City and County Detention Centers. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Trinity International University. Jeff has served in diverse youth ministry roles over the last ten years. Moving to St. Louis in 2000, he worked as a youth minister with K-Life Ministries. He has also been a camp counselor in Branson, MO at Kids Across America Camps where he worked with underprivileged, urban youth. Most recently he has been an associate pastor at The Well Church in South St. Louis. There he primarily worked with students recently immigrated to the US. Jeff has a passion to see kids experience healing through God's grace. He has the heart of a counselor and is working toward a M.A. in Counseling from Missouri Baptist University which should be completed by the end of 2011. Jeff is married to Katie and they have two sons, Samuel and Joshua.
The Rev. Kevin Aldridge
Kevin is the part-time chaplain at the City Detention Center. He was ordained in the Christian church in 2003 and served as a youth pastor for seven years. Kevin is currently the associate pastor of The Oasis Of Love Fellowship Church in Saint Louis, Mo. He has been working with youth for years in various capacities including youth mentoring and fifteen years of coaching middle school football. Kevin currently serves as co-director of Next Generation, an after school literacy program for grade school students ages 5-12. Kevin is working towards completing his Bachelors of Science degree in Christian Counseling. Kevin is married to Karen and they have three children Kevin Jr., Kourtnie and Keldon.