Our Mission

Promoting transformational growth through a holistic approach

Our Vision

Transformed Lives, Transformed Communities

The Life Enrichment Center is a Christian-based non-profit organization working to fight the spread of addiction, hunger, and joblessness on the East Side of Dayton. The East Side is one of the most impoverished areas of the city, but we believe it can be transformed once again into a vital, vibrant community. To do that, we’ve created a program called Pathways to Growth, which enables us to tailor a plan to address the holistic needs of each participant. So that we can offer a full range of services, we’ve created strong collaborations with key partners, many of which have offices onsite in our facility. Services are provided through a posture of Exchange Charity, which means that clients are incented to make investments in improving themselves. This concept is core to everything we do. We empower our clients to transform their own lives while also encouraging them to contribute their own unique gifts to their community, because everyone has value.

Our Core Team

RANDY CHESTNUT
RANDY CHESTNUTExecutive Director
DEB BRIGANTI
DEB BRIGANTIFinance Director
NICOLE STEVENS
NICOLE STEVENSCommunications and Administrative Director
KAREN JACKSON
KAREN JACKSONProgram and Marketing Director
SHAYNA THOMAS
SHAYNA THOMASDevelopment Director
LACY EVANSSpecial Projects and Bike Shoppe Manager
STACY SIMPSON
STACY SIMPSONVolunteer Coordinator
DENEISE SHAW
DENEISE SHAW Facility Assistant
BUTCH HUNTER
BUTCH HUNTERKitchen and Facility Coordinator
ELLEN SHELLEY
ELLEN SHELLEYPathways to Growth Director
KAREN ALICE
KAREN ALICEGuest Services Director

Our Board Members

RICIA BALLAS
RICIA BALLASBoard Chair, Dayton Live
KAREN KING
KAREN KINGSecretary, Centerville-Washington History
RANDY CHESTNUT
RANDY CHESTNUTExecutive Director, Life Enrichment Center
DAN SHAFER
DAN SHAFERTreasurer, Caresource
TODD KELCHNER
TODD KELCHNERBoard Member, Headwaters Capital LTD
MARY SHANCEY
MARY SHANCEYBoard Member, Bank of America
KIM BELCASTRO
KIM BELCASTROBoard Member
TARA MCCAFFERTY
TARA MCCAFFERTYBoard Member, Sofo Solution Focused HR, LLC
KELLY GRANGER
KELLY GRANGERBoard Member, PNC Bank

Our Young Professionals Board Members

LOUISA WOLTERMANN
LOUISA WOLTERMANNYoung Professionals Board Member, Caresource
TAYLOR JOHNSON
TAYLOR JOHNSONYoung Professionals Board Member, HAYA Healing
CALLIE HEILIGENBERG
CALLIE HEILIGENBERGYoung Professionals Board Member, Dignified Learning
TYLER RUPERT
TYLER RUPERTYoung Professionals Board Member, Altamira Technologies
DWAYNE HENDERSON
DWAYNE HENDERSONYoung Professionals Board Member, Marsh and McLennan

JOIN OUR MISSION

Because Everyone Has Value.

BECOME A CLIENT
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
BECOME A PARTNER