Housing Staff

The Shelterwood staff brings a unified vision for students’ hearts, character and educational achievement. Shelterwood teens are surrounded by experts, offering a holistic approach to treatment. Professionals with top credentials are everywhere at Shelterwood — even our groundskeeper is a professional counselor. The best boarding schools have the best staff and students here are surrounded by caring adults who pursue relationship, counsel and encourage, no matter what.

If you would like to join our team of mentors you can learn more about our program here.

Housing Staff

Josiah Johnson , RASAC
Substance Abuse Counselor Bio
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Josiah Johnson , RASAC // Substance Abuse Counselor

Josiah Johnson has been engaged with the youth of Shelterwood since 2013. He has served as a Direct Care Staff and Assistant House Director. His focus has always been on walking through the hardships of life with students as they work on their personal and family struggles.

Josiah uses his real life experience working with Corrections as well as serving as a leader in Celebrate Recovery. Josiah’s focus is on addiction, recovery and maintaining sobriety. His goal for our students is to regain a fun, positive and healthy lifestyle as they transition into adulthood. Josiah enjoys playing tennis, photography and reading.

Clara Baumann
Assitant House Director
Matt Barker
Assistant House Director
Alana Avila
Assistant Case Coordinator
Ryan Remington
Mentor/School Liaison
Gabe DeSince
Music Instructor
James Francis
Transitions Assistant Director
Christian Albrecht
Food Service Director
Allison Murphy
Assistant Kitchen Manager
Teresa Carriere
Kitchen Staff

Interested in becoming a life-changing mentor for at-risk teenagers? Through study and hands-on experience, the mentoring program prepares you for future placement in careers such as, counseling, youth and family ministry, missions and education.

Our mentor program is a minimum year-long journey which fosters dynamic growth through life in community and hands-on ministry with teenagers. Mentors learn to lead through service, and this humility and sacrifice transforms the lives of teens in your care. Driven by faith, your work at Shelterwood helps restore families and brings healing for struggling teens.

Shelterwood is seeking staff ages 21-35 who are passionate about helping struggling teens, desiring to grow in leadership and service, and firmly committed through the year-long journey. Contact us for more information about this exciting opportunity. 816-812-2464 or gstone@shelterwood.org