A few things about BE ABLE

We are a group that has collectively noticed the gaps and the individuals burdened by falling through. We wanted to open up a shop for those out there who perhaps don’t fit in, are reluctant to move forward, or don’t know-how. We each have ample experiences with the fantastic social service organizations of the Manhattan area and have taken note of the growing need to serve those in the gaps. Operating from a stance of loving your neighbor as yourself, we will serve our neighbors with compassion, dignity, and respect.

Guiding Principles

God – Community – Collaboration – Integrity – Discernment

Meet Our Team

Scott Voos

Executive Director

“God never gave up on me and I am compelled to never give up on anyone else.”

Lucas Shivers


USD 383 Elementary Education Director

“Resiliency takes a community, and I want to be part of comeback stories, which can be stronger than setbacks.”

Stephanie Grynkiewicz


First Lutheran Church Community Outreach

 “Be compassionate and kind to one another, forgiving each other; as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4.32

Dee Johnson


“I was drawn to Be Able because the people involved in this organization work hard to provide a community of love and support for our neighbors starting where they are. Teaching others to fish and supporting them in their journey is my life mission.”

Cheryl McCormick

Board Member

USD 383 Social Worker & Homeless Outreach Coordinator

“I am passionate about

Be Able because everyone deserves an opportunity.”

Mark French

Board Member

Riley County Police Department Lieutenant

“I wanted to establish a connection between the Police force & a community project that makes a positive impact.”

Chad Wormstadt

Board Member


“Every person alive deserves a community where they have the chance to thrive; and the opportunity to enjoy the unique way in which God created them to be.”

Jake Voos

Board Member

Oak Park High School Teacher & Mentor

“I love the Be Able Community Center because all people matter to God & here, they can experience that reality.”

Sam Creagar

Board Member

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