Restoration House of Greater Kansas City offers long-term, residential housing with faith-based restorative programs and services for adult women and minor girl survivors of human trafficking.
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John’s Gospel, 8:32)
R|H provides housing, food, healthcare, therapy, education, emotional and spiritual counseling, and job skill training without charge, without discrimination, to adult women and minor girl survivors of human trafficking.
R|H endeavors to heal adult women and minor girl survivors of human trafficking, and in the process restore their
- FAITH in mankind and God
- Their HOPE for a better tomorrow, and
- their trust that LOVE is unconditional and not transactional.
But the greatest of these is LOVE.
R|H endeavors that every adult woman and minor girl survivor who graduates from our programs and services will:
- Know what constitutes healthy relationships with others, and how to form, sustain and grow these healthy relationships with equal dignity, mutual respect and unconditional love.
- Have developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and life and work skills to be a self-sustaining person, free from the need to seek others to meet those basic needs of humanity and prosperity.
- Be a significant contributor to society, using the beautiful and unique value of themselves to touch this world, and others, in meaningful ways.
- Live a life free from alcohol dependence, drug addiction and exposure to pornography and other media that promote hyper sexuality.
- Engage with R|H for the remainder of their lives, knowing that R|H offers lifelong access to counseling, spiritual encouragement, education opportunities, and assistance through an on-going mentorship program.
The roots of prostitution and trafficking are often found in severe abuse, loss and/or neglect. It is these traumatic experiences that pushed the victims towards homelessness, addiction, prostitution, trafficking, and incarceration. They are survivors, and we offer unconditional love and support without judgment.
R|H offers a peaceful place to live and receive support while they focus on living sober, honest and self-sufficient lives. All services are provided free of charge. We believe it’s important to connect survivors with the specific services that will help them heal. This includes alcohol and drug treatment programs, mental health services, spiritual and physical care, as well as prescriptions, dental care, and vision care…all in one place.
Many survivors haven’t earned their high school diplomas or held consistent employment. We don’t want anything to hold them back, so we provide the support they need to complete their education and acquire marketable job skills.
Finally, after a survivor graduates from our long-term residential programs and services, they become part of our graduate network. This network provides them life-long access to counseling, education opportunities, spiritual encouragement and assistance through an on-going mentorship program.
Additionally, we saw that survivors were making great strides in their recovery but still had trouble getting a job due to arrest records or gaps in their resume because they were living on the streets or in captivity. So we offer opportunities where they can learn job skills and gain real work experience. They can earn a living wage and have a path toward financial independence.
Together, we’re committed to restoring hope.
Rodney Hammer, D.Min.
Roxie Loyd, CADC
Director of Programs & Services
Victim-Services Business and Case Manager
Board of Directors
Becky Moyer, Chairwoman of the Board
Moyer & Moyer Insurance Agency
Becky Moyer, co-owner of Moyer & Moyer Insurance Agency, a member of Insurance One, is a ministry insurance specialist with extensive expertise and experience working specifically with houses of worship and non-profits. Representing several companies, their local office personally insures over 550 churches, associations, Christian schools/seminaries, religious headquarters, and non-profit ministries as well as hundreds of individuals for their personal insurance needs.
Becky graduated summa cum laude from William Jewell College with degrees in communication, public relations, and psychology. Becky began her career as a national trainer before becoming the first woman state sales director for GuideOne Insurance. In 1991, she and her husband returned to their home state to open their agency. Becky has 40 years of insurance experience with a passion for helping clients be good stewards of their insurance dollars.
A pastor’s daughter and a lifetime of involvement serving in her local church provide Becky practical insight in recognizing and implementing loss control and coverage needs. Becky and her husband, BJ, have been married for 37 years and have two adult daughters and a son-in-law. They are all active in ministry at Fellowship Church and enjoy sporting events and volunteering together. Becky serves on the board for Restoration House of Greater Kansas City out of a passion and belief that every person is created in the image of God and should be able to live free from exploitation and bondage.
Gregory Boll, Vice Chairman
Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association
Gregg Boll is one of the founding board members of Restoration House. Gregg has served in various roles on the board including planting the garden each year, canning salsa with the program participants, doing general maintenance, leading the personnel sub-committee and overseeing the renovation of the Home for Minors and the Rehope Coffee Shop. Gregg is Associate Director of Missions for Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association which serves a network of 140 Southern Baptist churches in Jackson and Cass Counties. Gregg was ordained in 1985 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Joplin, MO and has served in several areas of church leadership including youth and education ministry, church planting, and senior pastor. Prior to joining BRKC he served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Crane, Missouri for 15 years. Gregg holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Missouri Southern and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gregg has been married to Terri for 38 years and they have two grown children.
Alisa Henley, Secretary
The Sunshine Organization
Dr. Alisa J. Henley, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur whom God uses to teach, empower, and encourage believers from all walks of life to ignite their vision. She lives by the promise articulated in Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Dr. Alisa J. founded The Sunshine Organization where the focus is on creating, growing, and strengthening healthier faith-based organizations. She serves as a trustee on several national boards. She teaches leadership classes for Global Grace Seminary. Dr. Alisa J. earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology. She has authored five books including Catch The Vision, Stay the Course and Find It. Follow It. Finish It., 12 Mindset Shifts to Ignite Your Vision.
Dr. Alisa J. is called to Rebuild Lives & Organizations!
Dr. John Lewis, Jr., Treasurer
Second Missionary Baptist Church
Bishop John Lewis, Jr. PhD is a native of Greensboro, Georgia which is about 6 miles away from origin of the maternal side of Dr. Martin Luther King’s family. He started his college journey at Georgia Southern University and continued to prepare for his divine assignment to transform all he encounters into kingdom citizens and communities through the Hampton University Minister’s Institute. He has also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, a Master’s Degree in Divinity, and a Doctoral Degree in Religious Philosophy from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary.
For the past three decades Bishop Lewis has dedicated himself to being a kingdom and community builder. Currently, he serves as Bishop and Senior Pastor of the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Grandview, Missouri. His kingdom principles extend beyond the pulpit and into our communities as an entrepreneur, his acclaimed efforts have made him recipient of the Georgia Southern University’s Image Award for Spiritual Outreach. John is the founder of BJL Ministries and KMP Kingdom Coaching and Branding where he empowers all to “Embrace the Power to Be” the best version of themselves. He is the consummate “Solutionologist” who empowers others to find their niche in life and become debt free of student loans.
New Heights Realty Team – RE/MAX Heritage
Holly’s passion to help survivors of sex trafficking began while she was a police officer in the KC Metro area. During her five years as a police officer, she saw sexual exploitation first-hand and the devastation it causes. God led her out of Law Enforcement to build a career in Real Estate but her passion to end sexual exploitation continued. Holly joined the board for the Restoration House in 2016. Since then, she has dedicated herself to do all that she can to make a difference. Holly now owns the New Heights Realty Team and has been inducted into RE/MAX’s Hall of Fame. Holly gives all her thanks and glory to her Heavenly Father. “Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthian 16:14
Rodler (Rick) Morris
Morris, Nelson & Associates
Rick Morris, PhD, is Co-Founder and President of Morris, Nelson, & Associates (MNA) in Leavenworth, Kansas. A former college professor, he had a long career in the Army and Air Force Civil Service working at Fort Leavenworth, in the Pentagon, and on the Southwest Border in positions such as Command Historian, Program Manager Army Lessons Learned, Chief Knowledge Integrator of the US Army, and Director of Joint Interagency Collaboration on the southern border and approaches. He leads the MNA innovation practice, including support to digital transformation, after nearly 30 years developing and leading integrated, interdisciplinary innovation, learning, and knowledge capabilities for some of the world’s largest enterprises. Using creative teams, Rick designed and successfully applied breakthrough information technology, processes, structures, and leader development and facilitation approaches. Over their life cycle, these innovations (new ideas successfully applied) have saved many lives and billions of dollars and helped create highly significant new sources of value, including transnational approaches to war and crime fighting. His current focus is on innovative approaches to countering human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. MNA is a member of the KC Collaborative Against Sexual Exploitation or KC CASE and several national organizations fighting sex and labor slavery. MNA and Morris support the emerging heartland vision promoted by the Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, KC CASE, and their network partners, to eradicate human trafficking and its causes while restoring all victims. They work both for profit and pro bono to advance regional and local capacity to swarm the whole-of-community to support attack-the-network law enforcement and trauma-informed-healing organizations. Morris joined the Board of Directors of the Restoration House of Greater Kansas City in January 2019 and advises on strategy, plans, operations, and partnerships.
Aligned Talent Consulting
Melissa has served on Restoration House of Greater Kansas City’s Board of Directors since October of 2019. Her deepest life passion is helping others actualize their true potential and her commitments reflect that. For over seventeen years, Melissa worked for Cerner Corporation ending her career as a Human Resources Executive. After retiring in 2019, Melissa started her own HR Consulting business Aligned Talent Consulting, where she helps businesses achieve their workforce goals. Her involvement with Restoration House stems from the belief that restoration, healing and transformation are possible for everyone through the love of Jesus. Melissa lives in Lee’s Summit Missouri with her husband Joe. They spend their free time volunteering, spending time with their 6 incredible grandchildren and planning their next trip.
Iglesia Palabra Viva
Luis was born in Managua, Nicaragua and came to the United States in July of 1989. It was also in that same month and year that he accepted Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior. As soon as he became a believer, he became active in the church he attended. He was licensed by Hickory Hill Baptist Church in 1992. Luis felt God was calling him into the ministry and became involved with church planting. Luis was ordained to the preaching ministry in 1997 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal, Missouri in 2002; a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri in 2007; as well as his Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern in 2018.
Luis has served as a Sunday School teacher, Church Planter, and Pastor in various cities throughout Missouri. He is currently serving as Director of Multi-cultural Ministries for the Clay-Platte Baptist Association in the Metro Kansas City area, and as Church Planter of two ministries – One is based in the Northeast part of Kansas City – Iglesia Bautista “Palabra Viva” and the other in the Northland – Iglesia Bautista “All Nations”, which is a bilingual effort.
Prior to moving to Kansas City, he served as Regional Pastor and Church Strategist for East-Central Region Hispanic Ministry. In this position Luis coordinated the development and establishment of Hispanic churches in Mexico, Louisiana and O’Fallon, Missouri.
Luis and his wife Judi have four sons, and two granddaughters.
Retired FBI Agent and Volunteer
A retired FBI Agent, Jerry relocated to Kansas City with his wife Jan, in 2014. He worships at Christ Community Church-Leawood Campus where he is active in the Church’s community outreach program. Jerry spends time mentoring men who are recently released from the criminal justice system as well as young adults who seek a career in the skilled trades. He also serves as a board member for CornerStone Enterprises, Ltd., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower young adults. Jerry and Jan have been married for 34 years. They are extremely active in the life of their great granddaughter Skylar.
Retired, Financial Services Industry
Marilyn Arnold retired in June of 2011 after 29 years in the financial services industry. Her first 13 years were spent as a producer running her own agency. She was a consistent council producer and MDRT member.
Her last 16 years were spent in management. Marilyn has successfully recruited over 1,000 agents. When she took over as managing partner of the South Jersey General Office for New York Life, she was only the 6th woman to hold that position in the history of the company. She was a national board member of Women In Insurance and Financial Services, and has been featured in the New York Times as well as other publications and in two books. In 2017 she was recognized as a Woman of Distinction for Jackson County. Marilyn has volunteered since her sons were small boys starting with a daycare for protective services children. She has been active in Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce in Omaha, Ne, Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Lees Summit, Mo. During her career, she was on the State Board of Go Red for Women, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, and chairman of corporate fund raising for JDRF. She currently serves as a presentation coach for Barnabas Group, board member for The Businesswomen’s Missional League as well as numerous committees for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
Marilyn and her husband, Larry reside in Lees Summit, Mo. She is mother to two sons and grandmother to six. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and sewing.