We know full well that without volunteers, xtreme SOULutions could not have the impact it has at MCI. There is a network of powerful men and women who regularly set aside time from their own schedules and families to come and teach, encourage and mentor the XS students. Their reward will be in heaven, but we want them to know that we love and appreciate them for all they do for their incarcerated brothers. Thank you, faithful ones – your service is greatly appreciated.
The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
Mike is an ordained minister, a certified trainer for Honor Bound men’s ministry, and is a graduate of the National Training Center through Man in the Mirror Ministries. He has been involved in discipling men for more than 20 years. With his wife, Wendy, they provide marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling. Mike brings his compassion and expertise to the men in XS in mentoring sessions.
Dave and Cheryl Feather
Originally from Iowa, Roger served in the US Marines and the Army and then in law enforcement. Roger became involved with XS when the incarcerated son of a fellow church member asked for help teaching a class. After 3 weeks of ministering at MCI with Blaine Whitt, he was hooked and has now been with us for 7 years. He teaches Gateway to Freedom, based on a series from Robert Morris of Gateway Church. He now heads up the Prison Ministry at Christ’s Church of Marion County and serves on their Mission Committee.
Bruce Seaman is a minister serving Fairfield Presbyterian Church in NW Marion County. Bruce has been a xtreme SOULutions instructor for over 5 years in different roles at MCI. Presently, he teaches the Life Mapping course. Bruce is a graduate of Adelphi University (BA) and Harvard Divinity School (MDiv). He served churches in NJ and DC before coming to Weirsdale Presbyterian in 1997. He was also Executive Director of Church Without Walls/Youth Reach from 2005-08 which served troubled youth and families.
Vicky and Curt Dunstan
In 2007 when Curt retired from GM, Vicky and Curt moved from Michigan to Ocala. In 2012, they heard about xtreme SOULutions, what the mission was, and the need for volunteers. She started out answering the phones a couple hours a day, a couple days a week. Soon she became an invaluable member of the team, keeping track of the program participants, interviewing those nearing end of sentence, then researching resources and creating re-entry packages for them. Vicky and Curt also host “Bingo Night” at MCI – the highlight of the month for many of the guys. “It’s so rewarding to see how excited they all get for this event,” said Vicky.