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Our leadership team

Pastor Sylvia Romero

Executive Director

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Pastor Sylvia Romero

Executive Director

Sylvia was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, and has lived in the United States for more than 30 years. She has lived in Olathe since 1993, is married, and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Pastor Sylvia is a United Methodist clergy member and holds a special appointment outside the local church for her work at Center of Grace. She enjoys reading, working in her flower garden and spending time in her hammock.

sromero@centerofgrace.center

Naomi Allen

Program Director

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Naomi Allen

Program Director

Naomi and her husband, Victor, relocated from Colorado to the Olathe, Kansas area in 2018. Naomi has worked in full-time ministry for more than 15 years, and she has served as a Church Television Producer and Media Director. Naomi recently felt lead to changed her career path to focus more on Communication and Marketing. She has a Bachelors’ Degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing. Naomi and Victor have three children and enjoy hiking, reading, and family vacations.

nallen@centerofgrace.center

Betty Gutierrez

Financial Assistant

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Betty Gutierrez

Financial Assistant

Betty returns to the Center of Grace team in an official capacity after leaving to serve full time at Grace United Methodist Church in 2012. Betty now manages the growing complexity of the finances at the Center of Grace. Betty enjoys organizing and helping people find what they need. Betty grew up in Mexico and currently lives in Olathe. She is married and has 4 beautiful daughters. When she isn’t busy with work or mom duties, she loves shopping and making crafts.

bgutierrez@centerofgrace.center

Monica Gutierrez

Administrative Assistant & Community Resource Specialist

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Monica Gutierrez

Administrative Assistant & Community Resource Specialist

Monica has been working at the Center of Grace since 2008. She also works as the Home Visitor and Parenting Coordinator for  the ELL (English Language Learners) Program. She has one daughter and one beautiful grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time reading, dancing as well as relaxing with friends and family.

mgutierrez@centerofgrace.center

Our Board

WAYNE SIMS

President

Past President & CEO, KVC Health Systems

Tracy Hemsath

Vice-President

Volunteer Coordinator. K-State Research & Extension .

BRENT MCCUNE

Secretary

Coble McCune Wealth Management

Miguel Romero

Treasurer

National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Janice Blansit

Director Adult Education Johnson County Community College

Rev. Dr. Nanette Roberts

Senior Pastor Grace United Methodist Church

Bill Elvin

QC Holdings Inc.

Richard Nelson

K-State University

Scott Dandy

Environmental Protection Agency

John Nelson

Works at BKD CPA’s & Advisors

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