In response to COVID-19-related public health concerns, the Greater Wichita YMCA has suspended traditional operations:

  • ALL branches/facilities are CLOSED. Spring Programs (Sports, etc.) are CANCELLED.
  • ALL Summer Program (Sports, Camp, etc.) Enrollments have been PAUSED.
  • ALL charges/fees are PAUSED. Credits were automatically issued, refunds are available.

Tap the "FAQs and MORE INFO." button to visit our COVID-19 Support page.

South YMCA Staff

YMCA staff are committed to serving you and your family. That's why we strive to both model and exemplify the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

David Foster: Branch Director

David began his full-time YMCA career in 1997 serving as sports director in Edmond, OK. From there he transitioned to an Associate Executive Director role with the Pikes Peak YMCA in Colorado Springs and has since served as an Executive Director in the Dallas and Oklahoma City YMCA associations for the past 10 years. David comes to the Great Wichita YMCA from the Earlywine Park YMCA in Oklahoma City. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and his family includes his wife, Ali, and daughter Audrey

Kasey Williams: Senior Program Director

Aquatics, Dance, Gymnastics, and Late Night

Kasey has been with the Greater Wichita YMCA for twelve years and is very excited to be working with the South staff and community. Kasey has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology/Human Services and a Masters in Organizational Development from Friends University.

Jessie Gorges-Sawhill: Senior Program Director

Membership, Group Exercise, Kid Zone, Sports, and Housekeeping

Jessie started her career at the Greater Wichita YMCA in 2011 working at the Andover branch in member services. She worked as a Fitness Service Associate for the South Y in 2012 and went on to open the Downtown YMCA as a Membership Director. She left the Y for two years, following a different career path, but she’s excited to be back. Jessie has a bachelor’s degree in communications and is currently pursuing her master’s in that field.

Thomas Liss: Membership Coordinator

Thomas began his career with the South YMCA  in November of 2015 as our Assistant Member Director. He has his Associate's Degree in Exercise Science from Heritage College. Thomas is passionate about bettering his community. 

Cameron Jackson: Late Night Director

Cameron graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor in Sports Management and Masters in Business Administration. Previous to the YMCA Cameron was the Director of Spiritual Development at Kansas Wesleyan University. Cameron is very passionate about his faith, family and making a positive impact on the next generation. He is excited to be a part of the mission of the YMCA and the Greater Wichita team. 

Kelli Long: Sports Director 

Kelli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Bethany College.  Kelli’s previous experience includes managing the KidZone at Saint Francis Community Services and serving as the Recreational Services Coordinator at K-State Salina.  Kelli is passionate about impacting the lives of youth and families in our community through engagement and being active.  

Caitlin Craig: Dance/Gymnastics Director

Caitlin began her career with the Y in May of 2016 as a dance and gymnastics instructor. She graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in dance. Caitlin is passionate about reaching the youth in our community, and helping to instill lifelong skills and values in them. 

Jessi Coleman: Aquatics Coordinator

Jessi began her career April 2009 right here at the Richard A. DeVore South YMCA as a lifeguard. She has filled many important roles throughout the years and she is very excited to be our Aquatics Coordinator. Jessi is pursuing her degree at Wichita State University. She is very passionate about water safety and the impact of swim lessons. 

Lindsey McCartney: Group Exercise Coordinator

Lindsey graduated from Wichita State University with her degree in Engineering. She worked as an engineer for a few years before deciding serving people better suited her. Lindsey is very passionate about inspiring others on their fitness journey. 

Kim Durette: Youth & Family Coordinator

Kim has been an employee of the South YMCA for many years. She continues to grow and succeed within the company. She is now very happy to be our Youth and Family Coordinator. Kim has a passion for our youth. 

Personal Trainers

Blake Redenbaugh: Personal Trainer

Melissa Morrow: Personal Trainer

Ken Hoover: Personal Trainer

Bill Wiggins: Personal Trainer

Jamarae Finnie: Personal Trainer

Grover Williams: Personal Trainer

Jess Quezada: Personal Trainer