Leadership of Pathway To Hope
Pathway To Hope is proud and honored to have many leaders donate their time and insights to our journey. Special thank you to our volunteer leaders as well as many others that encourage a Pathway To Hope.Thank You for Supporting Pathway To Hope
Pathway To Hope may never say “THANK YOU” enough. Our team includes countless hours of preperation that must never go unnoticed. Thanks a million to our organizational leaders!
Support Group Facilitators
Expect a warm welcome from our Support Group Facilitators when you visit our Courage Groups.
Support Group Facilitator
E3 Course Facilitators
Our E3 Course is taught by trained volunteers that have personal experience caring for someone with mental illness.
Executive Director – Kiersten Adkins
Kiersten has served the Kansas City’s non-profit community for more than 20 years and has been Executive Director for Pathway To Hope since January of 2014.
She is married to John and together they have a bountiful family that includes eleven children (including spouses) and ten delightful grandkids. Kiersten holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership & Ethics and Bible Theology from the Nazarene Bible College and a Master’s Degree in Counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She operates a private practice specializing in trauma recovery, severe & persistent mental illness and family dynamics.
Mental illness came home for the Adkins when their daughter faced a mental health crisis at twelve years old. Her young daughter spent much of her adolescence in and out of residential treatment facilities, finding the right medications and learning to cope with a new reality. This experience has allowed the family to develop a compassion that can only come from personal experience.
Kiersten has developed a strong belief that no challenge or heartache is wasted and she has become devoted to nurturing joy. Her suffering theology has enabled her to see that pain provides a unique opportunity for growth and that every story is precious. When teaching, Kiersten draws from her faith, experiences and humor to present compassionate, hope-filled messages to everyone, but especially those whose lives have been touched by mental illness. Her compassion and wisdom are evident when she’s speaking to a group, or interacting one on one.
You can reach Kiersten by email: Kiersten@pathwaytohope.org