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Meet Our Team

Meet the devoted team behind Fostering Connections. Our Board members help define and implement the vision and mission of our organization, and our Leadership team helps to coordinate events and outreach. They all work relentlessly to better the lives of foster children in our community.

Board of Directors

brian sullivan

Brian Sullivan

Vice President of Business Development, SilverCreek RCM

team member

Adam Brown

4th Grade Teacher, Lakeside Elementary School

jay lotterer

Jay Lotterer

Franchise Owner | Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial Senior Pastor Covenant Harvest Church

jennifer ewan

Jennifer Ewan

Jennifer L. Ewan, LBSW, Labette Health Hospital

lacy nickelson

Lacy Nickelson

Fostering Connections, Founder and President

ruthie muller

Ruthie Muller

Demand Marketing Manager, Professional Learning, Lexia Learning and co-owner of Muller Properties, LLC

tom nickelson

Tom Nickelson

Fostering Connections, Co-Founder High School. Teacher & Football Coach

Leadership Team


John and Lauren Kuefler


Chris and Casey Swartz


Aaron and Hannah Burns


Andrew and Quinn Brennon

Micah and Sarah Parsons

Micah and Sarah Parsons

Want to Get Involved?

There are many opportunities for anyone to get involved and give back to the community through Fostering Connections.