Our Mission

Show-Me Christian Youth Home is compelled by Christ to rescue and restore young lives.  Since 1967, Show-Me has provided safe, stable, loving homes and families to young people struggling because of circumstances in their current home environment. From the guidance of professionals, each child finds an individualized environment with layers of support designed to help them overcome their current struggles and find success.   Our Path to Purpose and Leadership U programs prepare these young people to have the confidence, wisdom, encouragement, and resources they will need as they cross the bridge to adulthood.

How We Help

Show-Me’s methods of restoration offer more than simply a house in which kids live temporarily as they grow up. For over 50 years, children continue to find a safe, stable, loving home and family with layers of support geared toward their current and future success.

Home & Family

  • Traditional Family setting with 6-8 siblings led by a set of trained house parents
  • Family structure teaches respect for authority and provides healthy role models
  • Children contribute to the needs of the family, find a security in belonging and develop empathy and responsibility

    Counseling

  • Professional counselors support each child’ emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs
  • Provides a safe place to process through overwhelming feelings and events
  • Works with houseparents to help families address new coping methods

    A Community of Support

  • Not just any “village to raise a child” but an engaged, Christ-centered neighborhood
  • Constant and consistent atmosphere of love and encouragement
  • Volunteers and church communities enhance an environment of support

Our Board Members

ELTON FAY
ELTON FAYCHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Board Member since 1993
Lives in Columbia, MO
Profession: Attorney at Law, Grimes, Fay, & Kopp, Columbia, MO
Church Membership: Forum Christian Church, Columbia, MO
JON MCCULLEM
JON MCCULLEMFACILITIES CHAIRMAN
Board Member since 2014
Lives in Columbia, MO
Profession: Owner, JMC Construction,
Columbia, MO
Church Membership: The Crossing, Columbia, MO
BARRETT CASE
BARRETT CASEBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2017
Lives in Rich Hill, MO
Profession: Minister Rich Hill Christian Church
Church Membership: Rich Hill Christian Church, Rich Hill, MO
RODNEY SCHAD
RODNEY SCHADBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2006
Lives in Versailles, MO
Profession: Morgan County Commissioner,
Versailles, MO
Church Membership: Versailles Christian Church, Versailles, MO
BRENT WILSON
BRENT WILSONBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2012
Lives in Lee’s Summit, MO
Profession: CPA with CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann for 20+ years
Church membership: Lee’s Summit Community Church, Lee’s Summit, MO
KIM CASE
KIM CASEBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2018
Lives in Mission, KS
Profession: Safety & Health Advocate with KimCase.org
Kansas City, MO
Church Membership: Antioch Church, Overland Park, KS
LON WEST
LON WESTBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2000
Lives in Rolla, MO
Profession: Owner, Al West Chrysler,
Rolla, MO
Church Membership: Greentree Christian Church, Rolla, MO
CHUCK MEDOWS
CHUCK MEDOWSBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2019
Lives in St James, MO
Profession: Farm Bureau Insurance,
St James, MO
Church Membership: Greentree Christian Church,
Rolla, MO
JUSTIN DANIELSON
JUSTIN DANIELSONBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2021
Lives in Centralia, MO
Profession: Minister at Parkview Christian Church
Church Membership: Parkview Christian Church, Centralia, MO

Our Leadership Team

CHAD PUCKETTDirector
KEN PARTONAssistant Director
RACHEL REYNOLDSChild Services Director
LORI MUHRAdministrative Manager
JACOB CRAWFORDFacilities Manager
NATHAN SMITHLeadership U Program Director
JUDI CRAWFORDPath to Purpose Program Director
CHRIS RUHNKEMarketing Manager
CHRIS SMITHVolunteer Coordinator