...unbeknownst to Corey, he had led me to renew my walk with Christ. Corey’s friendship, leadership, mentorship, fellowship…. continue to be unsurmountable reminders that our purpose is to serve God and to live in the image of his son, Jesus Christ. We have chatted and discussed at length, on multiple occasions, the complexities of society and life, struggles, obstacles, and having the perseverance to overcome them as a disciple. These conversations were not only about the youth in our care but of ourselves as well. -Clinton
Who I am
I was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin but was raised in the North woods in the Crivitz and Coleman area. That is where my love for hunting and fishing and the outdoors was born. An ideal day for me is on the water in my kayak, fishing, or in the woods where I can hang my hammock and build a fire.
After graduating from high school I entered the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer. I was able to travel the world and view different cultures first hand. It was a privilege to be stationed and live on the island of Okinawa, Japan for two years and engage in the culture through martial arts.
Soon after discharge from the Marine Corps I returned stateside to my hometown of Coleman, Wisconsin and built my house and married my love of today, Jodi Klepp. After 23 years, three amazing children and two grandsons, my desire to work with children without a forever home, alongside foster and foster to adopt families are as strong as ever.
I have been working with teens and parents for 25 years. The first 10 years part-time and the last 15 years full-time in some capacity. I also have the honor of being an ordained pastor and life coach in this crazy awesome organization that God allowed my wife and I to be founders of.