Meet The Board

Bryant Moran-Executive Director
I grew up in Lynn, MA, which is 10 miles north of Boston. I had been living in Melbourne, FL, with my wife Maggie and our three children Bryant II, James, and Brianna, before moving to Omaha, NE, in 1991. Maggie and I were married November 25th 1981. Maggie is my first and only wife, having been together for more than half our lives.

I came to know Jesus as my Lord, God and Savior in September 1998. Since then, I have been ordained as a deacon at Westside Church (WC) in Omaha, NE. I have been involved in ministries at WC including student ministry (six years), mens ministry (eight years), and currently lead a mens Bible study, co-lead another, and lead a married couples community group.

Westside Church licensed me into ministry as a Pastor in September 2009. This provided the opportunity to serve as a Pastor in the ministry started in May 2008, M.E.N.D Ministries. M.E.N.D is dedicated to addressing the life changing skills and spiritual needs of underprivileged and at-risk youth who are placed in court ordered facilities. The Omaha area is where I currently spend most of my time mentoring, leading group Bible studies and preaching the living Word of God.

Knowing now what it means to be redeemed and blessed by the blood of Jesus Christ, my passion is to share Jesus not only with the saved but with the unsaved as well. I bring a great love and passion for all Gods people to live in His Word and to live in the world, not of the world.

I love God first and foremost, spending time with my wife, children, and grandchildren, doing what God has called me to do which is spreading the Good News of the Gospel, and helping out those in need.

eMail: bmoran@mending-lives.org

Larry Dvorak-President
Married to wife, Jan, for 47 years with three married children, nine grandchildren. Worked 27 years with a communications corporation — Retired. Worked 10 years as a creator and owner, pet care business — Retired. Currently a Deacon at Westside Church. Other responsibilities include Adult Bible Study teacher; Facilitator, Financial Peace University; Lay Leader Westside Church Food Pantry; First Impressions Ministry; Member Westside Building Committee and Properties Committee. Previous Chairman Executive Council, Westside Church and Chairman Stewardship Committee. Lay Leader, Stephen Ministry.

eMail: ldvorak@mending-lives.org

Ron Metschke-Treasurer
Ron Metschke has resided in Elkhorn for 28 years and is currently employed by First Data as SVP, Client General Manager. Ron has a passion for at risk youth and seeks to provide means for heart change that allows youth to overcome their environmental disadvantages. Ron also serves on the Omaha Street School Board, The Lutheran Home Board and is a discussion leader for Bible Study Fellowship.

eMail: rmetschke@mending-lives.org