HILLARY HOUSTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Hillary Houston received a Masters in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University and has worked in the southeast Kansas area for over 20 years. After moving here to attend college, Houston stayed in the area and focused her career working with people in our community. Working in different capacities and having established connections along with a strong financial skillset, Houston will be able to continue to create community partenerships benefiting Wesley House. 

 

Houston is the ninth executive director of Wesley House. As administrator, she oversees the outreach mission and is responsible for all fund-raising, grant writing and public relations efforts. She also supervises the mission’s staff and volunteers. 

 

"We really have a great community. Now being at Wesley House, I have recognized the tremendous effort put forth by an amazing group of talented staff, volunteers and our community. Their collective skills and passions are unmatched and I appreciate their dedication to our work and look forward to leading Wesley House to a bright future alongside them."

 

Her employment is paid by the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

 

KELLY PULLIAM, OPERATIONS MANAGER

 

Kelly has been apart of Wesley House outreach mission since 2015. She began working with Wesley House clients in her previous position with Catholic Charities, then accepted a position with Wesley House as a Case Manager for our homeless service program. Kelly has been a vital part of developing the homeless service program and has significantly impacted the lives of many folks who are challenged with homelessness in our community.  In 2021 Kelly accepted the Operations Manager position with Wesley House and we look forward to having Kelly in this position. Having her experience and expertise, we will be able to grow our targeted programs by identifying and working on addressing the needs within the most vulnerable folks throughout our community. 

 

Kelly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pittsburg State University and has over 20 years of experience working with people in need. This has made Kelly a perfect fit for Wesley House and serving the mission. Her vision is to continue ministering to people experiencing homelessness as they come, in every way possible and see through through the hardships that may accompany once housing in obtained. Kelly has been a stable, patient, encouraging support for many clients. Seeing them through the phases beyond homelessness is imperative and this truly represents what our mission is here at Wesley House. 

TINA HILL, CASE MANAGER FOR HOMELESS SERVICES

Tina is the newest addition to Wesley House and we can't be more excited. In October 2021, she accepted the Case Management position over our Homeless Program. Tina has worked in various capacities within our community and has extensive knowledge in a variety of areas, all of which are beneficial skillsets for her position. Tina came highly recommended and we are excited to have her join our team. 

As a Homeless Case Manager, Tina oversees the homeless day shelter program. She provides skillful, ongoing case management and otherwise assists clients experiencing homelessness. Tina delights in serving, whether it’s fixing a daily nutritious breakfast and lunch for enrolled day shelter participants, helping them with computer access or offering patient encouragement and stability.

 

Tina's employment is funded by an Emergency Solutions Grant from the United States federal government.  She lives locally with her family. 

 

 

JOHN HECK, CUSTODIAN

 

John has worked with the Wesley House in different capacities. However, John was added to our team as our Custodian during the pandemic. He ensures our building is a place where people can come for services while being healthy and safe. John is always busy during his work day and his job is never done. He not only maintains the routine cleaning regimen but has also taken on the extra precautions required due to COVID-19. 

 

John is always friendly and willing to help wherever needed. He often will help with donated items, making sure they are received and stored appropriately. John does a great job making sure our building is clean, orderly and safe. John lives in the area with his family and dog.