Amy Keahi

Director/Staff Mentor

In 2002 I moved to Sioux Center & married Tony Keahi.  In 2013 we were blessed with our daughter, Acacia.  Tony & I are passionate about & involved in combining music & prayer with intimacy with God.  We enjoy being involved in the life of our church..  

In 2005, I was challenged to come up with a personal Biblical mandate.  I put a lot of time & prayer into this mandate, & I believe that it accurately describes my passions, & my favorite verses, so I would like to share it with you:

"I will seek intimacy with God (Matthew 25:1-13) by passionately worshiping Him (Romans 12:1-2), surrounding myself with others who encourage me (Hebrews 12:1), being obedient to God (2 Peter 1:5-11), & viewing my life in light of eternity (Phillipians 1:21-22)."

Melanie Pottebaum

Staff Mentor

My husband Alan & I live on an acreage near Sioux Center.  We have four great kids: Jacob, Madison, Carsyn, & Camryn.  Together we enjoy raising German Shepherds, camping & spending time with family & friends.  I joined the ATLAS staff in 2005 & have found it a true blessing.  I am especially passionate about helping people find freedom from the things that keep them from experiencing true joy in their life.  I believe that joy can only be found in a relationship with Christ marked with depth & genuine worship.  At ATLAS, we are called to walk with others on the journey to discover this joy, & for that, I am blessed that God placed me here.  No one is beyond the reach of God's amazing grace, & it's a privilege to experience His ability to transform lives every day.

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future...nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

Brad Vermeer

Staff Mentor

My name is Brad Vermeer, and I have been married to Glenda for 38 years.  We have been blessed with 2 girls and 2 boys who have blessed us with 10 grandchildren.  We have taken care of the Sandy Hollow Campground since it started in 1990.  We love family, so we spend as much time with our children and their children as we possibly can.  I love to help people understand that having more peace inside happens when we give up our agenda, and give in to God's agenda for us.

A part of scripture that means a lot to me is Philippians 4:4-9, "Always be  full of joy in the Lord.  Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do"  but I often understand verses better when I read an application.  Here is the application for those verses.  "Peace and Joy come when we focus on those things that provide lasting value to our life.  The more we commit ourselves to knowing God's will through prayer and study of His Word, the better prepared we are to help ourselves and others."

Kelly Franje

Staff Mentor

I am grateful for the opportunity to love other people as I have been shown the love of Christ in my life.  God's love is never-ending, unstopping, it goes on forever, and it doesn't depend on my performance.  Understanding my identity as His child encourages me to daily submit my life to Him; including all the joys and the fears.

Psalm 145 reminds me of who God is, what my heart posture towards Him should be, and what that should look like in my life.  Only He deserves all the worship and glory! vs 8-12 "The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.  The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.  All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.  They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom."

I live in Rock Valley with my husband Kurt and our daughter Matea, who joined our family in 2017.  We enjoy going for walks, bike rides, and gathering together with friends around the table to enjoy a great meal, a game of cards, or a board game.

Gail Ashmore

Mentor Coordinator

It is a joy and honor to be a part of the ATLAS team!  My husband Sam and I are humbled to serve the community of Sioux Center, and we are excited to enter into what God is doing here.  We have a spirited son, Zion who surprises us by his joy every day.  Our family is passionate about discipleship, learning, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.  My prayer is that God would guide and equip me to fill this role as the Mentor Coordinator in a way that brings honor and glory to His name.  It is my joy to connect with the community and open the door for connections as God leads.

"But because of His great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved."  Ephesians 2:4

"You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence with eternal pleasures at your right hand."  Psalm 16:11

Tony Keahi

Equipping Coordinator

After 13 years as a middle school math teacher, I felt called to join my wife Amy in ministry at ATLAS of Sioux Center.  I have the privilege of walking alongside young men & women who are involved in the ATLAS Internship.  As interns they devote time to personal/spiritual development as well as walking alongside the hurting people that come to ATLAS.  I enjoy leading worship, doing carpentry, & spending time with friends & family.

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble & gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit though the bond of equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith & in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."   Ephesians 4:1-3,12-13

Ashley Egdorf

Admin. Assistant

My husband, David & I live in Sioux Center.  We have two daughters, and they bring so much joy to our lives!  We also enjoy being outside & golfing together.  I have a passion for music & love to sing.  I joined the ATLAS staff in 2008 & am grateful to be a part of it.  I enjoy sharing a smile with those who walk in the door.  My biggest prayer is that  clients feel safe, welcome, and are touched by the love of Christ through ATLAS.

"From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another." John 1:16

Linda Broek


I became a member of the ATLAS office in May of 2018.  I have been married to Rog for 49 years and we moved to Sioux Center about 1 1/2 years ago after making Ireton our home for over 40 years.  We are the parents of 3 married children and grandparents to 9 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.  I enjoy reading, walking, biking, water, coffee with friends, and going to watch the grands in their events.  I love summer.

Many times as we travel this road of life, we will need a helping hand.... I pray that I may be a part of that as I meet and greet those that come through the doors of ATLAS of Sioux Center.

The words that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stated before the fiery furnace are my comfort in life.  "If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O King.  But even if he does not, we want you to know, O King, that we will not serve your gods..." Daniel 3:17, 18a.  With God in control, we can experience true joy.