Betsy Ayrea Delfine, Director – Soup Of Success
(574) 523-1551 x105
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Betsy developed the Soup Of Success program in November 1997 and still directs it to this day. She is passionate about empowering women to find their voices, stop settling and reclaim their lives. Betsy does presentations on the SOS program and Church Community Services and is a part of the poverty education team. She is active in agency fundraising and development as well as social media communications. Betsy is the lead gift basket designer and is always on the lookout for new retail and wholesale customers! She and her husband Mike live in Elkhart and attend Trinity United Methodist Church. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking, movies and the lake.
Kathy Peterson, Mentor Coordinator/Trainer, Career Counselor & Getting Ahead facilitator
(574) 523-1551 x103
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Kathy began at Soup Of Success as a volunteer teaching creative writing and tutoring women who were studying for their GED. She came on staff officially in 2003 and now is the lead facilitator for the Getting Ahead Curriculum and does career counseling. She shares the coordination of the mentoring component with Abbie and works hard at supporting SOS graduates. Her focus is educating the community on poverty issues and helping people truly understand poverty as a community concern. She still teaches creative writing and assists women in pursuit of a GED. Kathy and her husband Steve live in Elkhart along with their two young sons and attend Little Flower Catholic Church. When not at work, she enjoys being out in nature.
Abbie Kashmer, Mentoring Coordinator/Recruiter, Support Group Facilitator, Graduate Support
(574) 523-1551 x104
Abbie began her career with Soup Of Success as a Goshen College social work intern. She officially joined staff in 2004 and acts as the lead facilitator for HOPE Circle (Helping Other People Excel) support group. Abbie’s mission is to inspire women to be their best selves. Many of her sessions include creative activities that stretch women to dream and envision a more positive future along with accountability toward their established goals. She is the main recruiter for mentors and enjoys working with Kathy to make the perfect mentor/mentee match. She also does an amazing job of soliciting businesses in Elkhart County to host women for job shadowing experiences. Outside of work Abbie loves bonding with family and friends, relaxing at the lake, traveling to new places, and reading with her book club. She is currently completing her Masters in Counseling from IUSB.
Amy Brock, Production Manager
(574) 523-1551 x 111
Amy is a 2005 graduate from the Soup Of Success Program and officially joined staff in 2006. She trains the women on all aspects of food production for the social enterprise component of SOS, and facilitates both Work Skills and Budgeting classes and is part of the poverty education team. She is gifted at helping women navigate the legal system and is an advocate for living without abuse. Amy hosts dozens of groups throughout the year for Volunteer Work Nights. She loves introducing the agency to community members and gives a wonderful tour. When not at work, Amy loves walking, spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren.
Maisha Seebeck, Women’s Advocate
(574) 523-1551 x126
After spending her first year with us through the Mennonite Voluntary Service Program, Maisha is officially now the newest member of our staff. Maisha recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University where she studied Sociology, Women’s studies, and Spanish. Maisha’s passion is to help women discover and love their true selves, finding their voices and living as confident, courageous people, which aligns well with the philosophy of Soup of Success. She assists with career counseling, computer training and greeting card production. When not at work, Maisha enjoys spending her free time hanging out with friends, having spontaneous adventures, and being active.