September Thank You Letter


Dear Daystar Supporter,

For many years, Melissa has referred to the staff of Daystar as a "scraggly group."  We come from different places...different family backgrounds...different denominations...and different training experiences as counselors.  But, we have three primary things in common:

1)We all believe that Jesus is not only the Son of God, but the source of ultimate hope and healing for the children and families who come to Daystar.

2)We all feel called to this counseling ministry in a little yellow house.

3)We are all walking alongside kids and families on feet of clay.  We fail.  We fail often.  And we are well aware of it.  But we join with the families of Daystar in knowing that Jesus provides our hope and that he offers that hope in spite of and even, sometimes, because of our failure.  We are honored to be a part of what he is doing inside the yellow house.  And, even though our members change from time to time, we remain committed to the Daystar and the hope he does provide.

So, here's an update on the scraggly group at Daystar this fall:

Melissa Trevathan, M.R.E., Executive Director and Founder
Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP, Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling
David Thomas, M.S.S.W., Director of Men and Boys' Counseling
Jeremy Shapiro, M.A.P.C.
Julia Anderson, M.Ed.
David Denton, M.A., LPC-MHSP
Heather Flener, M.F.T.
Heather James, M.Ed.

Our Counseling Interns:
Brian Anderson
Chelsea Lesniewski
Tamara Price

Pace Verner, Director of Development
Kathleen Goff, Assistant Director of Development
Mary Berndt, Office Manager
Pat McCurdy, Administrative Assistant
Lynne Fleet, Assistant Office Manager and Administrative Assistant
Jonah, the Black Lab
Lucy, the Havanese
Blueberry, the Old English Sheepdog and the newest member of the Daystar Staff

We are grateful to be sharing this clay-footed journey with you.  Thank you for sharing hope with us and the Daystar families. 


The Daystar Staff