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.
Now retired, his career spanned nearly 40 years in a succession of accounting/finance roles primarily in the medical device industry, including more than 20 years with Baxter Healthcare Inc. He is a graduate of Carleton College and holds an MBA earned at the University of Michigan. He is a certified public accountant in Illinois. Rich has come to understand that a retirement without service is unfulfilling at best and miserable at worst. Without doubt, the opportunity to serve at Captive Hearts has been God-directed, the kind of activity where he receives more than he gives.
Cynthia was Captive Hearts’ first manager of Second Chances resale shop, which opened March 14, 2015. She organized and set up the store that Steve and his workers had remodeled and hired and trained volunteers to assist in the daily donations coming into the store. A portion of the funds derived from this store help women in our recovery homes.
One of Cynthia’s favorite things to do at home is raising Labradoodles.
Steve and his wife Cynthia have lived the life of addiction and know the pain and devastation it can cause. They were delivered from that addiction and saved by Jesus Christ in 1993, celebrating 25 years of being clean and sober. The Scripture that the Lord has given them as their life verse is Isaiah 61:1, part of which reads: “To heal the brokenhearted and set the captive free”.
Steve served on the Board at the Rescue Mission in Santa Maria and worked with the men to learn a skill to help them transition back into society. He has witnessed the Lord do amazing transformation in the lives of the men. It is his heart’s desire to work with the men coming to our ranch when it opens and to teach them life skills.
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!
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.
She is an active member of Shouts of Grace Church in Arroyo Grande, finding time to be involved in most of their activities. Cee gave her heart to Jesus Christ forty years ago and has never turned back.
Up to this point she has served on numerous non-profit ministry boards and school boards and is looking forward to serving the ladies of Captive Hearts. Her desire is to see the ladies set free by the love of Christ and to help them see themselves as God sees them.
Cee considers it an honor to partner with Chaplain Judy and the other board members to help draw these beloved women of God into a place of everlasting victory in their lives!
(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.)