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Cheri Clark, Secretary
Church Representative

Kearney Church of Christ


Art Hansen
Church Representative

St. Luke's Episcopal Church



Steve Boyer, Treasurer
 Individual Representative


Brad Kernick, Chair
Business Representative

Kernick Auto Appraisals

Jon Brandt
Business Representative

Anderson, Klein, Brewster & Brandt Law 

Jane Moody
Church Representative

St. James Catholic Church

Gary Straatmann, Past-Chair
Business Representative

O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home

Janie Bower-Hansen
Individual Representative


1986 - The Beginning: Kearney Jubilee Center was started in the basement of St. Luke's Episcopal Church under the direction of Dorothy High.

1991 -The Big Move:  Kearney Jubilee Center moved to its current location at 2523 Avenue A; the former Kearney Community Theater. In a February 23, 1991 article in the Kearney Hub, then Board Member Chuck Dummer stated, "So many people have been so generous." 

2014 - A Year of Transition:  In January, longtime director Steve Glover died.  This left much uncertainty about the future of the Jubilee Center. 

Thus, in the spring, a transition team led by Lisa Reese Parish, was formed to look deep into every aspect of the Jubilee Center and determine if it was feasible to keep operating.  Upon determining to keep the Center open, a new Board of Directors, consisting of 6 churches, 5 businesses and 5 individuals was elected and a strategic plan was drafted.  Throughout the next several months, much work was put into re-inventing the Jubilee Center.

In November, Monica Musil was hired as the new Executive Director, beginning her duties on December1, 2014.

2015 - A Year of Change:  The center has undergone many changes in the year since the transition team began.  New displays have been added to the Thrift Store and there are weekly, as well as monthly specials.  Inventory is completely changed over twice a year.  We invite you to come and see an improved Kearney Jubilee Center!

2016 - The Renovation:   The beginning of the year was a time of planning and decision making.  Our Board of Directors had decided to move forward with renovating the Thrift Store and giving the office area a make over.  Our plans came to fruition in April.  Many organizations, volunteers, staff and board members came together to remodel and give new life to the Jubilee Center.  The entire building - inside and out - received a new paint job, the interior got all new carpeting and the Thrift Store got the facelift it sorely needed.  We give thanks to God and our community for supporting this endeavor.  We could not be where we are today without your support!   






 

 

Dave Blauvelt, Vice Chair
Church Representative

New Life Church

Mike Labun
Church Representative

Prince of Peace Catholic Church


Monica Mueller
Business Representative

UNK Big Blue Cupboard

Gloria Arredondo
Individual Representative

Hispanic Community

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Kearney Jubilee Center Thrift Store & Food Pantry

A History in the Making

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