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Address & Contact Info
6940 Newell Street, Wichita, KS 67212

West 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.

Stephanie Brewer: Branch Director 

Prior to her YMCA career, Stephanie played collegiate softball on a scholarship for Wichita State University and earned her BA in Business Administration.  She began working as a Member Service Associate and Manager on Duty at the  North YMCA 2008.  Stephanie was promoted to Membership Director of the Andover YMCA.  She then continued her career as Membership Development Director for the Greater Wichita YMCA in the Metro Offices.  Stephanie was promoted to the position of Senior Program Director at the Dennis Schoenebeck North Branch YMCA.  Stephanie is currently the Branch Director for the West Branch YMCA.  Contact Info:, 776-8141

DeAnna Opland: Membership Coordinator 

DeAnna joined the West YMCA as a Member Service Associate in 2017.  Shortly after, DeAnna was promoted to Membership Coordinator.  She is currently working towards be bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing.  She plans to graduate December 2018.  DeAnna is passionate about getting to know people and helping them grow to reach their highest potential.  Contact Info:, 776-8144

Kenny Pedigo: Fitness Director 

Kenny graduated from Emporia State University with an Associate of Science degree in Marketing.  He is passionate about making an impact on the lives of others each and every day.  Kenny is a certified trainer through ACE and specializes in:  Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Lifts, Sports Specific, Ankle Dorsiflexion and LHPC, Core Strength, and Stabilization and Balancing.  Contact Info:, 776-8145

Summer Gerhardus: Group Exercise Coordinator

Summer became a member of the YMCA in 2005.  Because of her love for Group Exercise classes and the relationships made, she became a Group Exercise Instructor in 2012.  In September of 2016, Summer was promoted to the position of the West YMCA Group Exercise Coordinator.  She earned a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Education from Pittsburg State University.  She believes in the importance of group exercise and is devoted to helping members find connections to other members, instructors and classes so they can continue on a healthy lifestyle path.  Contact Info:, 776-8148

Scott Weeks:  Aquatics Coordinator

Scott joined the YMCA in June of 2019.  He relocated to Newton, KS from Texas.   (bio info coming soon).  Contact Info:, 776-8146

Angie Carter:  Youth & Family Coordinator 

Angie began working for the West YMCA Kids Zone in December of 1997. She worked there for 11 years before being promoted to the Youth and Family Coordinator position at the West Branch in 2009.  Contact Info:, 776-8149

Jenny Hardin:  Administrative Assistant 

Jenny joined the YMCA  in January of 2019.   She is passionate about wellness initiatives that address the total person and create healing communities at the same time.  She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in social work from WSU and has served the Wichita community for 22 years in different roles - including employee assistance therapy, corporate training, non-profit leadership, community mental health, and consulting.  She was a secretary at NASA in Virginia before relocating to Wichita in 1996.  Contact Info:, 776-8151

Maintenance Coordinator:  Currently Vacant

Details coming soon . . . 


Personal Trainers:

  • Kenny Pedigo
  • Cameron Carruth
  • Joyce Urban
  • Lee Ann Shaw
  • Austin Sublett 
  • Jason Parks
  • Aaron Stucky