Meet The Staff & Volunteers


Justin • Ashlee Wayland • Youth Directors • Bonnie Sheils - Part Time Youth Director

Joanie Matovich - Director of Ministry

Joanie is also a Member of the Board of Directors, and Corporation Treasurer
She and her husband Paul have owned and operated the local IGA Supermarket and Pharmacy for the past 36 years. Joanie was a consulting coordinator for Stonecroft ministries for 15 years and the past 32 years has lead and taught interdenominational adult Bible Studies.

Board of Directors:

Don Bedard • President

My wife, Susan and I have owned and operated a land surveying business, Beartooth Land Surveying, since 1998. We moved to Absarokee in 1985 and I was employed at Stillwater Mining Co., for 19 years.

Christine Fleury

Chris is a Member of the Board of Directors and Corporation Secretary.

She, her husband Ted and son Ryan own Fleury Concrete Inc. They moved to Columbus 7 years ago.

Shawna Tjaaland

Associate Board Members:

Donalee Schmidt -- Pathway For Life Advocate

Carol Wayland -- Spiritual Advisor

Vicki Wilson -- Safety Coordinator


Lynne Arthun, Chris Fleury, Becky Matovich, Bonnie Sheils

Prayer Team: Amy Drain, Lynne Arthun, Georgia Thrower, Carl & Diane Hagemeister, Audrey Parks, Lynn Connor, Don Bedard.


Stillwater Youth Center is a 501 C (3) non-profit tax exempt Montana corporation which makes contributions tax deductible. All funding is private with no government support; operating costs including the salary of our professional Youth Director are met by donations from individuals, businesses, and churches as well as annual fund raising efforts by the youth.