WHO WE ARE
Serving USA brings grace and redemption through Christ to Prisoners, Women in Recovery and Military Veterans. We support a network of exceptional partner organizations with funding and other management resources to create, enhance and expand high-quality, evidence-based, transformational programs
WHY WE EXIST
We exist to demonstrate the love of God as we love our neighbors across the USA in three high-need, important spaces
80%-90% of prisoners will be released back into our communities and over 60% of those will re-offend and go back in. We are making a difference to better prepare these men and women for release and then walk with them when they get out to drastically reduce that recidivism rate.
WOMEN IN RECOVERY
There is a documented problem with human trafficking, domestic violence, homelessness and addiction among its female population. We are making a difference to support these women attempting to come out of these abusive lifestyles and find healing and hope for their future.
21 military veterans are committing suicide a day. We are making a difference to better support current military veterans, providing tools and resources to overcome their challenges and reduce the suicide rate; restoring them to their families and communities.
MEET THE TEAM
Our team of subject matter experts in these spaces identify, screen, vet, invest and follow up with organizations that are demonstrating success in bringing about change.
Greg Bruce is a native Californian who was born in the city of Compton and raised in Orange County. Over the course of 12 years, he traveled and lived in over 40 countries, serving as a missionary and ministry consultant. Upon returning to California, Greg spent 5 years as the Director of Operations for the Orange County Rescue Mission. Additionally, and most recently, he served for 13 years with Prison Fellowship USA as Vice President, and during that time spent 5 years as Prison Fellowship USA’s International Liaison to various Prison Fellowship International member countries around the world.
Stephanie has a BA in Humanities from Washington State University. The daughter of a law enforcement officer, her interest in the judicial system, legislation and leadership began at an early age. With over 20 years of business experience, Stephanie has held positions in social media, marketing, healthcare, hospitality and non-profit companies.
Jon is Serving USA’s Reentry Director for Transformational Programs. Prior to teaming up with Serving USA, he worked for ten years in automotive management in addition to serving as a Field Director for Prison Fellowship in Southern California, where he managed volunteers and programming in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Jon is a Reentry Specialist, with over 16 years of experience in the field, and an in-depth knowledge of the CDCR culture. Jon is also an ordained Pastor, and he and his wife enjoy living in Southern California.
Dave is the Northern California Reentry Director of Serving USA's Transformational Programs. Prior to joining the team at Serving USA, he worked as Director of Programs for The Eternity Challenge, providing transitional housing and reentry programs for individuals leaving incarceration and addiction. Dave's early career was in high tech communications, before he was called into ministry in 2002. He has served as pastor to several churches, and eventually came to focus his ministry work on reentry and transition. Dave and his wife have enjoyed living in Northern California for the past 30 years where they raised their two children.
Research & Data Analyst
Kevin Drenth obtained his MS in Quantitative Economics at California Lutheran University. While at CLU Kevin worked at the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting as a graduate assistant where he helped produce and publish economic forecasts of Ventura County, California, and the United States. His interests include social justice, anti-trust regulation, and economic modeling and forecasting.
Don & Suzanne West
Born in San Mateo, Don is a native Californian who later moved to San Diego with his family. With a heart for ministry Don has served 28 years in Christian camping, twenty-three with Hume Lake Christian Camps primarily as Director of Operations. Don has a passion for servant leadership with extensive experience in operations and construction management most recently managing multi-million dollar building projects throughout Southern California. Don loves the outdoors especially hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, and has summited many mountains including North America’s highest mountain, Denali.