Our Staff

 Joy McElroy, Executive Director - 651-207-3357

Joy McElroy has over 25 years of leadership experience in business, education, and church organizations, joining Cherish All Children as Executive Director in October, 2017. Prior to that, she worked on a contract basis for Cherish All Children, sharing the message of prevention of child sexual exploitation to congregations and engaging them in action.

Her life’s work has focused on serving and raising up individuals to reach their full God-given potential. From a 10-year teaching position at the Promise Program for women seeking self-sufficiency to an ELCA grant to create, implement and lead “Youth Leadership in the City,” Joy’s passion is clear. She is dedicated to social justice issues, especially those impacting women, children and youth.

Joy holds a master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota, with an emphasis on training and development. She lives in St. Paul with her family, and attends Christ Lutheran on Capitol Hill where she is active teaching Sunday School and supporting many youth and community initiatives.


Prevention Coordinator - position open. To be filled, fall 2018.

Our Advisory Board

Gwen Kuhrt, Chair

Kerry Ness, Vice Chair

Pastor Nathan Tuff

Shannon Berg

Adam Hembroff

Sue Ferkingstad

*Pictures, Bios, and additional members to be added August, 2018

Our Founder

Amy Hartman, Director Emeritus