Like our volunteers, our paid staff members come from different backgrounds and different churches here in Quincy. Please allow us a moment to introduce our staff to you.
Sarah Stephens joined the staff of Horizons in 2010 as the Director of Operations. She moved into the role of Executive Director in 2011. Sarah comes to Horizons with years of banking experience, serving as Vice President and Manager for National City Bank. She attended John Wood Community College and Quincy University.
She and her family reside in Quincy.
Director of Operations
After graduating from QHS, Jennafer has spent the past eleven years performing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. She’s helped to bring beloved characters like Cinderella, Aurora, Belle and Mary Poppins to life on stages, parade floats and throughout the most Magical Place on Earth. While performing in Orlando, Jennafer and her husband, Brady, started a church for Disney cast members- making the theme parks their mission field. Jennafer captured those once-in-a-lifetime experiences in her best-selling published book, “Be Love”, now available on Amazon.com! Jennafer enjoys renovating her 1970s “Brady Bunch” home and says her greatest role in life has been being a wife to Brady (Lead pastor of Lifepoint church). Jennafer has always been passionate about caring for the least of these and is so grateful for her role at Horizons that allows her to give back to the city she loves so much.
Community Outreach Specialist
Mark Geissler is a 2006 graduate of Carthage High School. After graduating, Mark spent time as a Welder at Manchester Tank for 2 years, until being called up for deployment to Afghanistan from October 2008 to July of 2009. Upon returning from deployment, Mark worked at Little Jess Jeep for 8 months, until he felt the Lord’s calling to go into ministry, serving full time as a Kitchen worker, and general ministry aide. In August of 2010, Mark took over as Manager of the Horizons Soup Kitchen, and Horizons Food Pantry from Peggy Grant, who was one of the original founders of the Horizons Soup Kitchen. Mark is thankful for what God has done in him, and through him, and very blessed to be a part of this growing ministry and service. He is looking forward to what God is going to be doing here, and in him, in the future.
Director of Community Transformation
Debbie has a passion for serving the community. She loves to see the lives of its people transformed by encountering Jesus. She is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside our partner churches and organizations who share a common vision of helping each person strive toward the life God intended. It is our hope that one day everyone we meet at Horizons will begin to uncover the gifts God has uniquely given them for serving others–and put them to use for the Kingdom!
Donna McKee began her time at Horizons as a volunteer before taking the Kitchen Manager position in 2015. She has worked as a teller at Great River Community Credit Union and managed a licensed day care for several years.
Donna graduated from Pittsfield High School and attended John Wood Community College.
She and her husband reside in Quincy.
Sonny joined the staff in 2019. Sonny is thankful to God for leading him to Horizons. He started as a volunteer and took the job of kitchen manager March 1, 2019. He retired from FedEx October 1, 2010 after 27 years. He and his wife Mary have two daughters, one son and six grandchildren. He and Mary reside in Taylor Missouri.
Tish joined Horizons as a volunteer in 2016 and was hired as a Kitchen Manager in 2017. Her employment experience covers the full spectrum of work that is called for at Horizons. She has worked in food and customer service, as a home manager with Upward Bound, as a stay-at-home mother with an in-home daycare, and as a teacher’s aide with Hannibal Public Schools.
She received her G.E.D. in 1987 and has attended Hannibal-LaGrange College.
Tish has experienced many significant changes, but she credits Horizons and our volunteers as some of the entities that saved her life.
She resides in Quincy.
Isaiah began volunteering regularly at Horizons while in high school. In October of 2020, he was hired on a part-time permanent basis and in April of 2021, he was offered the position of Building Administrator.
Isaiah is active in his church (Hope Lutheran) as the Sound and Tech guy, drummer for worship, a leader of the youth group and a summer camp counselor. He is grateful for the opportunity to be working at Horizons and has been blessed by the relationships he has with his co-workers and volunteers. He enjoys helping others and feels that “a stranger is a friend he has yet to meet.”
Besides his love of sports, Isaiah enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hiking, biking and working on the farm. He is excited to see what God has planned not only for the ministry of Horizons, but for his future in ministry as well.
Allison Schafer was born and raised in Quincy and has a passion to help those in need. She started volunteering in 2020 and was hired in 2021. Allison and her twin sister graduated from homeschooling. She worked at Quincy University for three years, has been a babysitter for as long as she can remember and does random jobs here and there for her family. Allison enjoys spending time with her animals, especially on the farm. Allison and her family proudly serve at Madison Park Christian Church.