Finding a Way Forward

Outside of being lucky enough to work at the Heart Ministry Center, I am also the parent of two small children. When my wife and I talk about the future, we plan for our children and hope that we can save enough money to help them go to college or on whatever path...

11th Annual Holy Smokes

It is hard for me to believe that the Heart Ministry Center’s 11th Annual Holy Smokes is just a few days away and that this will already be my second Holy Smokes as the Executive Director of the Heart Ministry Center. Holy Smokes serves as the Center’s main...

Executive Director’s 2015 Recap

The Heart Ministry Center underwent a lot of changes in 2015. We experienced a leadership change and added two staff positions to bolster the Center’s case management staff. Due to the strength of the Heart Ministry Center and the support from the Board of Directors...

Jim’s Holiday Letter

Dear Friends, I hope this letter finds you well as we all get ready for this upcoming holiday season. Personally, it is hard for me to believe I have been at the Heart Ministry Center as the Executive Director for five months now. It has been a great experience for me...

My First Two Months – Observations by Jim Clements

It is hard for me to believe that I have been at the Heart Ministry Center for nearly two months. I know it is only a short time, but I’m not sure if there has been any two-month period in my life that has gone this quickly. I have learned so much about the community...

50 Faces & 2 Eggs Over Easy

A closer look at the stories behind the need in our community. Over the course of the next year, the Executive Director of the Heart Ministry Center in Omaha, NE, is going to take a client to breakfast once a week.

From the Eyes of a Student

My excuse for not writing a blog entry lately is because I have been focusing on my other project of taking clients to breakfast. I have had a student (Maggie Rossiter) that spent time at the Center during the summer when the renovations were going on. Below is what...

People in Need are Good People

One of the things that upsets me the most is the offhand comments I hear about the supposed rampant abuse of social service agencies. People do not visit places like the Heart Ministry Center for fun. I personally believe that everyone would love to be able to buy...

Why Tonight Is Important

Why Tonight Is Important? So this is my attempt at a pre-game pep talk: I do not want to dictate to anybody why you should personally feel motivated to help the Center tonight and hope Holy Smokes is successful financially. Frankly, I can think of many, many reasons...