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Kathy’s Last Day

Kathy’s Last Day To the friends, family and leadership at JSAW, thank you for your support and feedback during my time here at JSAW. My last day with JSAW is Oct. 11, Friday. It has been a ‘ride’; I’ve had the opportunity to work in an industry I love, fundraising, within a different culture with its unique challenges and opportunities.  This seven-month experience has been instructive as Jonny and I’ve worked through initiatives and process Read more…

2019 Night of Action

2019 Night of Action The Night of Action was an outstanding event again this year, with all kinds of fun family activities, everyone had a great time! There were animobiles to ride, a skatepark, jousting, beanbag toss, photo booth, virtual reality skateboard game and even a station to paint pots and plant little succulents. There was a mechanical snowboard contest to see who could stay on the board the longest. With 150 people in attendance, Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Adam Hodson

Rider Spotlight – Adam Hodson Personal: My name is Adam. I attend South View Middle School. There are 5 in my family – mom, dad, a brother and a sister. My favorite hobby is skating and my dream is to one day be a pro skateboarder. Favorite pro rider? Jamie Foy What’s your favorite brand? Creature What’s your local park? Help What’s your hype music? 90s rap Skills outside of riding? I snowboard and play Read more…

Andrew’s Last Day

Andrew’s Last Day To my friends and family, thank you for supporting JSAW during my time here. I started here at JSAW three years ago in September and on October 3rd I will be leaving to pursue a new career as an electrician. These three years have been an amazing time, full of pain, but also an abundance of joy. For a while we had only three staff and, while it was a stressful season, Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Linda Timberg

Volunteer Spotlight – Linda Timberg Personal: Name / Career / Family / Hobbies / Passions My name is Linda Timberg and I work in the commercial insurance field. I have five daughters, two sons-in-law (one being Jonny Nelson), seven grandchildren and one pup (Joy). My greatest passion is Jesus first, my family and friends. I love to serve for the Lord – volunteering is a hobby that brings me happiness. The hospitality area is my Read more…

Brazil Mission Trip Report

Brazil Mission Trip Report JSAW recently sent a team of 7 riders to skate, serve and share the gospel in Brazil. We visited the cities of São Paulo and Curitiba. One of our volunteers, Marcel, grew up in Curitiba and helped Jonny lead our team. The first portion of the trip was in São Paulo. We were actually scheduled to fly to Curitiba and then drive to São Paulo, but our plane was redirected through Read more…

Summer Program Wrap-Up

Summer Program Wrap-up Jonny As summer comes to a close and riders head back to school, we reflect back on all God has done in the past three months. We served 148 individual riders over 350 times through 2 weekly Bible studies, 3 weekly outreach sessions at skateparks, a weekly wakesurf session, mentoring and other events. Here are a few stories from our program staff about how they saw God move over the summer: Andrew Read more…

JSAW Donor Highlight – Sara Shuster

Personal: Name / Career / Family / Hobbies / Passions My name is Sara Shuster. My husband Sam and I have 4 children: Elliot (9/6/96 – 7/9/15); Josie age 19; Zach and Sophie age 16. I can not leave out Miller, our 4 year old dog.  I am an artist and an interior designer. Hobbies include skiing, gardening and anything artistic. Faith: When and how you became a Christ-follower / Biggest Influencer / Journey I Read more…

JSAW Rider Spotlight – Tanner Henrickson

Personal: Name / Job, School / Family / Hobbies / Passions                                                      My name is Tanner Hendrickson. I attend Jefferson High School. My family includes my mom, dad and brother. My favorite hobby is fishing and skateboarding is my passion. Faith: What does being a Christ-follower mean to you? / Read more…

Cali Dream Trip Report

Cali Dream Trip Report We were watching a high speed chase on the TV as we ate breakfast in our hotel. Then the sound of chopper blades and sirens became real as the vehicle on TV smashed into a box truck outside our window. Cops jumped out guns drawn and the vehicle took off again down the road… welcome to Los Angeles! JSAW’s staff took a crew of 5 young guys on a dream skateboard Read more…

Skate Camp Week #1

Skate Camp: Week #1                                                                                                                We held the first skate camp of the summer and the kids had a blast! We Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Hanson- Board Member

  Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Hanson – Board Member   Name / Career / Family / Hobbies / Passions Amy J. Hanson, Director of Children, Youth & Family at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. I am a mother of four, wife of one and CEO of many miscellaneous things, I am extraordinarily grateful for the blessing of organized chaos. Spending the majority of my career in the nonprofit arena, I continue to find my calling in serving Read more…