Leadership

Every member of our team shares a vision for the hearts, character and educational achievement of Shelterwood students. We have a dynamic team of professionals, many considered at the top of their field. This team lays the firm foundation for our incredible success as a leading therapeutic boarding school.

Shelterwood teens are surrounded by remarkable young adult role models at all times in every setting, offering a holistic approach to treatment. Professionals with top credentials lead our counseling, therapeutic and educational efforts — even our groundskeeper is a professional counselor. Caring adults also interact regularly with our students, pursue relationships, counsel and encourage . . . no matter what.

Jim Subers, CEO

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Jim Subers has worked across country and around the globe, for a number of different companies. However, he says, “witnessing the transformation that happens at Shelterwood makes this job unlike anything I’ve done before.”

“I’ve been blessed to lead a number of different organizations, but seldom have I seen this kind of change take place in such a short period of time,” Jim says. “The opportunity to witness heart change, real transformation and life change . . . it’s pretty exciting. The tools we’re giving these kids and the seeds being sown in their hearts can truly help them to overcome and succeed.”

After graduating from the University of Florida with honors and a degree in business management, Jim spent a couple of years in campus ministry. He and his wife, Janice, then served for five years as missionaries in Tokyo, Japan. After moving back to the US, Jim continued his studies at Fuller Seminary, and then began a career in international business in both the commercial real estate and oil and gas industry. In 1995, Joe White of Kanakuk Kamps contacted Jim and asked him to run his non-profit camp serving urban kids, Kids Across America. Since that time, Jim has led a couple different organizations, including Bill Glass Champions for Life (a nationwide prison ministry based in Dallas, Texas), and Mega Voice International (an audio Bible manufacturing and distribution organization based in Tiberias, Israel). Jim began his tenure at Shelterwood in 2011.

As Shelterwood CEO, Jim leads the senior executive team and sets the vision and direction for the organization. He recently led the effort to build the two new buildings on campus: our new residential lodge, the Richard Beach Lodge, and our new Chapel. He reports weekly to the Board of Directors for Shelterwood, which is made up primarily of former Shelterwood parents.

Jim approaches his role as a servant leader. And he and his wife Janice, and their autistic son, Jake, live on the Shelterwood campus. One of Jim’s greatest passions is his personal interaction with the Shelterwood teens. He leads a regular time of teaching with the young men, which includes discussions of current events, life challenges, teen issues, all from a Biblical perspective. Janice is also actively involved with the young women.

Outside of his work at Shelterwood, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and five young grandchildren. Die hard University of Florida fans may recognize Jim for another reason: he was an offensive guard for the Gators.

Leadership

Jim Subers
CEO of Shelterwood Bio
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Jim Subers // CEO of Shelterwood

Jim Subers has worked across country and around the globe, for a number of different companies. However, the transformation that happens at Shelterwood makes it unlike anything he’s done before.

“I’ve been blessed to lead a number of different organizations, but seldom have I seen this kind of change take place in such a short period of time,” Jim says. “The opportunity to witness heart change, real transformation and life change . . . it’s pretty exciting. The tools we’re giving these kids and the seeds being sown in their hearts can truly help them to overcome and succeed.”

After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in business management, Jim spent a couple of years in campus ministry. He and his wife, Janice, then served for five years as missionaries in Tokyo, Japan. After moving back to the US, Jim continued his studies at Fuller Seminary, and then began a career in international business in both the commercial real estate and oil and gas industry. In 1995, Joe White of Kanakuk Kamps, contacted Jim and asked him to run his non-profit camp serving urban kids, Kids Across America. Since that time, Jim has led a couple different organizations, Bill Glass Champions for Life, and Mega Voice International. Jim began his tenure at Shelterwood in 2011.

As Shelterwood CEO, Jim leads the senior executive team and oversees many departments, including admissions, marketing, maintenance and facilities. He reports weekly to the Board of Directors for Shelterwood, which is made up primarily of former Shelterwood parents.

Jim approaches his role as a servant leader. And he and his wife Janice, and their autistic son, Jake, live on the Shelterwood campus. One of Jim’s greatest passions is his personal interaction with the Shelterwood teens. He leads a regular Bible study with the young men, and Janice is also actively involved with the young women.

Outside of his work at Shelterwood, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and four children and three grandchildren. And diehard University of Florida fans may recognize Jim for another reason: he was an offensive guard for the Gators in college.

Rujon Morrison , M.A.
Executive Director Bio
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Rujon Morrison , M.A. // Executive Director

As Shelterwood’s Executive Director, Rujon Morrison puts her backgrounds in clinical training and dynamic ministry experience into practice. “I’ve always had a heart for teens, and we believe these young people are the leaders of our future,” Rujon says.

Rujon studied psychology, education, science, leadership and organizational development. She began her career in education, serving students with learning and behavior disorders, and also worked as an educational consultant in the Southeast for more than 10 years. She continued her work with adolescents as the Educational Director at Georgia’s Brawner Psychiatric Institute, where she initiated inpatient program models and led the educational department. Also at Brawner, Rujon became Clinical Program Director, using her work as the pilot program for partial hospital programs nationwide. Rujon then moved from secular mental health to a Christian model, serving as clinical program director for Rapha Hospitals at Atlanta’s inpatient unit. She directed the first Christian partial hospital program, as Rapha’s National Special Programs Coordinator, and also served as Educational Consultant for one of the nation’s largest juvenile court systems. Furthermore, Rujon has developed nonprofits, led retreats and pioneered spiritual growth opportunities.

Rujon Morrison puts all her experiences into play as Shelterwood’s Executive Director. In this leadership role since 2011, Rujon is responsible for program operations, intake assessments and much more. “We pray to have an impact on these teens’ lives and their families’ lives in a redemptive way,” she says.

Also a writer and speaker, Rujon influences a variety of audiences. She has contributed to a number of books and publications, including Christian Counseling Today, and has spoken in more than a dozen countries.

Rujon loves to garden, both in the Shelterwood garden and in her own. She and her husband enjoy exploring Missouri and spending time with their seven grandchildren.

Stephen Hobson
Director of Accounting