James Clemensen-Senior Pastor/Administrator:
Mr. Clemensen, a retired California Highway Patrol officer, along with his wife, Kathy, started Agape Boarding School in 1990 in Stockton, California. Having opened their home to foster children for several years, they saw the need for a longer term program for troubled teenaged boys. Agape acquired an old Air Force base in 1992, where the school grew to 150 students. In June of 1996, Agape Boarding School moved to Stockton, Missouri. Mr. Clemensen has 22 years of ministry experience.
Mr. Burton came to Agape from Boeke Road Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana, where he was an assistant pastor for 10 years. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. He has his Master’s in Education and a Doctor of Education degree from Carolina University of Theology. Pastor Burton has 41 years of ministry experience.
Rich Kaszak-Director of Operations/Co-Pastor:
Mr. Kaszak came to Agape Boarding School from Lewisville, Texas, where he taught at Temple Christian Academy for five years. He also served as the pastor of a church in Orland Park, Illinois for two years. He graduated in 1993 from Hyles Anderson College with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and finished his Master’s of Business Administration from Liberty University in May of 2006. Mr. Kaszak has 18 years of ministry experience.
Robert Graves-Program Director:
Mr. Graves came to Agape as a student in 1992. After graduating from the program, he had a desire to work with young men that needed the same help he had received. Since he had completed the program, he felt that God could use him to encourage other young men that were facing similar circumstances. Mr. Graves has been a great asset to the program and has 18 years of ministry experience.
Frank Trainer-Staff Manager:
Mr. Trainer came to Agape Boarding School from Cedar River Baptist Camp, in Letts, Iowa, where he had served as an administrator. He also served as a youth pastor in Harrisonville, Missouri for 12 years. He attended Gennessee Valley Baptist College for one year and has 22 years of ministry experience.
Julian Outar-School Principal:
Mr. Outar came to Agape Boarding School from Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate from Hyles Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana where he graduated with a Masters in Education. Mr Outar joined the ministry of Agape Boarding School in August of 2008.
Brent Jackson-Dean of Students:
Mr. Jackson came to Agape from La Junta, Mexico, where he had served as a missionary for 1 year. He attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College for two years and graduated from Open Door Baptist Church Institute in 1999 with a degree in Bible. Mr. Jackson has 13 years of ministry experience.
Mr. Lenze came to Agape Boarding School from Victory Baptist Church in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, where he served as pastor for 2 years. He graduated from Carolina University of Theology in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. Mr. Lenze has 16 years of ministry experience