Chaplain Judeth Boen
Judy has served as chaplain for the San Luis Obispo County Women’s Jail and Sheriff’s Department in Central California since 2000. She was awarded a Citizen Academy Certificate of Completion through that department. She was recognized as ``Volunteer of the Year`` from the Sheriff's Department in 2018.
In 2006, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors recognized Judy for receiving the Commission on the Status of Women, “Service to Women” Award, a prestigious award presented annually to a woman who shows outstanding service to the community. In 2010, she was awarded the “Soroptimist Ruby Award: For Women Helping Women” by the local and regional Soroptimist Clubs as an outstanding community leader, an honor given to women who are making extraordinary differences in the lives of other women. In 2012, Judy received the Citizen of the Year award for the City of Grover Beach from the Chamber of Commerce. She is often a guest speaker at community club gatherings, women’s meetings, retreats and co-teaches “Unmasked–a Face of Grace,” a course she co-authored.
Sherri was introduced to Captive Hearts through a client in 2012. She began mentoring and serving the women in the program and has been blessed by each and every woman’s story, perseverance and successes. She has a passion for experiencing the power of the Cross and the love of Jesus as He touches and changes lives. Having experienced the healing power of Jesus in her own life since accepting Christ as her Lord in 2004, she continues to trust and be amazed that God works all things for good to those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose, Romans 8:28. She is excited to be on the Board with Captive Hearts.
Since working with Captive Hearts, she has witnessed them relocate several times. (Editor’s note: due to the owners selling the homes.) God has placed it on her heart to help raise the funds necessary to purchase a permanent home, which Judy lovingly refers to as “Turn Around Ranch”. This is God’s vision, and Sherri is honored and excited to be a part of it. Now is the Time!
Eli is married to Brian and together they are connected with the Santa Maria Healing Rooms and are the parents of two beautiful children, a daughter who will be two in August and a son who was born on Christmas Day. Eli is also an author, entrepreneur, screenwriter and has much experience to strengthen our team. We are blessed to have her.
Lance has a servant heart and is involved in many outreaches including youth ministry, an after school center in Costa Rica, ministering at Teen Challenge and in our local jail. He has used his personal testimony to give hope to others as well as guide those pursuing education in Criminal Justice.
He enjoys many outdoor activities but his greatest pleasure is watching God transform the lives of others. Lance’s love for the Lord is his greatest strength as he strives to be the hands and feet of Christ.
(Captive Hearts is currently interviewing for additional board members, preferably those with a legal or financial background and are interested, please contact Judy directly at 805 481-4500 or 805 459-9206.)