STAFF & BOARD

LEADERSHIP

CAROL CLARKSON

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
After years of working side-by-side in business, Carol and her husband, Jim, assumed the leadership of Sunshine Ministries in 1995. Although Jim’s health forced him to retire in 2014, Carol continues to serve as the ministry’s Director. Beyond her administrative duties, Carol especially enjoys working directly with the people that Sunshine serves and dreaming up new and fun activities to bring joy and happiness into their lives. Working at Sunshine gives her plenty of opportunities to exercise her passion for helping others discover and use their God-given gifts and talents to find purpose and fulfillment in life.

As a very proud mom and “Mama” to two daughters and four wonderful grandkids, Carol
loves spending time with and her family.



For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

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JJ Bond

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

 
JJ Bond joined the Sunshine Ministries leadership team in 2021 after 15 years pastoring at Calvary Church in St. Peters, Missouri. JJ received a Bachelor's degree in Religion and a Master's degree in Religion from Liberty University. While at Liberty, God placed a passion for the inner city and its people on JJ's heart. He looks forward to using his leadership experience, skills and gifts to impact the City of St. Louis and help others realize their potential. His desire is to serve Sunshine Ministries by working and building relationships with Sunshine's volunteers, partnering churches and those we serve. 

As a husband to his beautiful bride and a father of three wonderful children, JJ enjoys leadership training, coaching and supporting his children's sports teams, Michigan football, competing at anything with his wife, and spending time with his family.


 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10

BRYAN POLK

DIRECTOR OF MEN'S MINISTRY

 

Bryan’s association with Sunshine Ministries began in 1997 when he entered the Recovery Program for help to overcome his alcohol addiction. While in the program, he honed his culinary skills and got a great job at a prestigious hotel.


With a heart and a passion to “pay it forward” and help others overcome their addictions, Bryan returned to Sunshine in 1998 to serve the shelter guests. Although he still likes to keep his hands in the kitchen, his compassion for others and his leadership skills have taken him into his current role of Men’s Ministry Director.

In his free time, Bryan enjoys a good movie, bowling and serving at his church.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HARRY LANGENBERG    I    PRESIDENT
Retired, Sr. VP Smith, Moore & Co.

KAREN SLIMACK  I    SECRETARY
Former Mission Coordinator, Pathfinder Church

TIM HANSER    I    VICE PRESIDENT
Financial Advisor

CHRIS GRIESEDIECK    
American Pulverizer

CAROL CLARKSON

Executive Director, Sunshine Ministries

BRIAN COCO    
Teacher, Coach MICDS