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Cheri Clark, Secretary
Kearney Church of Christ
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Steve Boyer, Treasurer
Brad Kernick, Chair
Kernick Auto Appraisals
Anderson, Klein, Brewster & Brandt Law
St. James Catholic Church
Gary Straatmann, Past-Chair
O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home
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
New Life Church
Prince of Peace Catholic Church
UNK Big Blue Cupboard
Our Leadership Team
Kearney Jubilee Center Thrift Store & Food Pantry
A History in the Making