Marlene DerstineCase Manager email@example.com
“It is a blessing and privilege to work for Bridge of Hope BuxMont. This model of ministry brings people together and offers necessary support to single mothers and their children as they work towards family stability. It is a wonderful way to bring about God’s Kingdom here on earth.”
Marlene has over 15 years experience in pastoral ministry, eight of those years were in Puebla, Mexico where she was involved in leadership development, mentoring, administration and prayer ministry. Marlene is fluent in Spanish and has an Associates Degree in Human Services from Montgomery County Community College. Marlene and her husband, Arnold, have been married for over 35 years and have three beautiful young adult daughters and three grandchildren. They currently attend Plains Mennonite Church.
Sarah R. Gehman, MSW, LSWCase Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah began working as a Case Manager with Bridge of Hope BuxMont in November 2018. She is honored to be a part of what God is doing through this program – helping families become stronger and seeing single moms accomplish their goals is her primary desire for this role.
Before working here, Sarah worked as an inpatient social worker at a psychiatric hospital. In that role, she was able to learn a great deal about working towards healing from trauma and mental illness. Her desire is to bring these skills into her work with the mothers within our program.
Sarah and her husband, Andrew, have been married for over seven years. They currently attend Iron Works Presbyterian Church in Phoenixville and are blessed to be a part of that community. When they are not working, they keep busy by chasing around their two energetic little girls and enjoying the outdoors together. They are very much enjoying this time as a family!
Katelyn Mahoney, BSWCase Manager email@example.com
Katelyn is a new member to the Bridge of Hope BuxMont family. She received her degree from Cairn University. Katelyn worked as an intern with Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton. Later, Keystone hired her from 2013-2015 as a Community Case Manager. Katelyn left her position at Keystone Opportunity and took a position in Health and Human Services as a Navicate with the Office of Community Connections for Montgomery County. For the past six years she has loved her experience working for the county, but desired to work directly with women and children. Katelyn’s passion is to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to the women and children she serves.
Katelyn and her husband, Christopher, have a two-year-old daughter and live in the Bucks County. Katelyn enjoys spending time with her family, running, worship music and thrifting.
Kristin VaseyCommunications Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin began working with Bridge of Hope BuxMont in November 2021. She enjoys working “behind the scenes” in a supportive, administrative role to help achieve its organizational and missional goals. Kristin has a passion for ministry and considers it a true privilege to work for an organization that comes alongside families facing homelessness in the community in which she lives. Prior to joining Bridge of Hope BuxMont, Kristin worked for four years in a similar role at a local nonprofit disability ministry.
Kristin and her husband, Scott, have been married for eight years and reside in Bucks County. They are the loving parents to one son who keeps them on their toes with his boundless energy and insatiable curiosity. They attend Living Hope Community Church in Dublin, PA where Kristin is actively involved in a weekly mom’s group. She enjoys all things traveling, whether it’s hiking in a National Park, loading up her family and two dogs in their camper for a weekend getaway, or relaxing by the woodstove at her family’s cabin in western PA.
Jennifer L. YothersExecutive Director ED@buxmont.bridgeofhopeinc.org
Jennifer brings a passionate commitment and a gracious spirit to serve those involved in our ministry. She has found the faithfulness and mercy of God to be abundant throughout her life. Her desire in serving at Bridge of Hope BuxMont is to be actively part of providing hope and empowering single mothers and their children.
Previously she was Director of Advancement for a local Christian school and also served as Special Markets Manager for an international distributor of Christian visual media. Her professional experience began with close to 20 years experience in the banking industry, where during that time she was privileged to be a part of a ten person team that started a de novo bank in Pennsylvania.
Jennifer and her husband Jeff have been married for over 30 years and have three children. They currently attend Penn Valley Church in Telford where Jennifer is actively involved on their worship team. She enjoys playing piano, singing, baking, reading, entertaining people of all ages in their home and most of all being her kids’ biggest cheerleader!