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 Work

Operating 11 homes across Missouri, Show-Me Christian Youth Home is dedicated to promoting the individual development of each child.

We feel there are four major areas essential in this complete development process…

  • Spiritually – Our child-care staff provides daily nurturing from God’s Word. Breakfast devotions with the family, bedtime prayers, and weekly participation in church and youth group activities help to stimulate the spiritual growth of each child.
  • Academically –The Show-Me Christian School is available to our children at each of our units and is growing each year, both in size and learning materials. Some of our children attend the public school, where the school faculty works closely with Show-Me staff to help them achieve academic success.
  • Emotionally – Many hurting youngsters arrive at Show-Me. Our goal is to assure them that God loves them, we love them and they can learn to love themselves. Childcare staff help them confront the issues and work through the healing process to build a bright future. In addition to daily contact with trained and dedicated houseparents, children benefit from regular appointments with our licensed counselors.
  • Physically – Healthy bodies and strong minds are a priority at Show-Me. Families enjoy nutritious meals together in their homes. Plenty of open space and recreational facilities, as well as school activities, promote healthy lifestyles. Medical, dental and eye care are available to each child.

Our Board Members

BRENT WILSON
BRENT WILSONFACILITIES CHAIRMAN
Board Member since 2012
Lives in Lee’s Summit, MO
Profession: CPA with CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann for 20+ years
Church membership: Westridge Christian Church, Raytown, MO
ELTON FAY
ELTON FAYBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 1993
Lives in Columbia, MO
Profession: Attorney at Law, Grimes, Fay, & Kopp, Columbia, MO
Church Membership: Forum Christian Church, Columbia, MO
RONNIE MILLER
RONNIE MILLERBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 1999
Lives in Stockton, MO
Profession: Cedar County Treasurer,
Stockton, MO
Church Membership: Stockton Christian Church, Stockton, MO
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
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
JON MCCULLEM
JON MCCULLEMBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2014
Lives in Columbia, MO
Profession: Owner, JMC Construction,
Columbia, MO
Church Membership: The Crossing, Columbia, MO
TODD RIDDLE
TODD RIDDLEBOARD MEMBER
Board Member since 2015
Lives in Warrensburg, MO
Profession: A-10 Pilot with the 442nd Fighter Wing,
Whiteman AFB, MO
Church Membership: Northside Christian Church, Warrensburg, MO

Our Leadership Team

CHAD PUCKETTDirector
CHARLES WATKINSAssistant Director
LORI MUHRFinance Manager
JENNIE HACKWORTHOffice Manager
CHRIS RUHNKEDirector of Development
JACOB CRAWFORDFacilities Manager
RACHEL REYNOLDSChild Services Director
NATHAN SMITHLeadership U Program Director
JUDI CRAWFORDPath to Purpose Program Director
JODI WATKINSShow-Me Christian School Administrator