Our Staff

Ken Sheets

Executive Director


Ken was raised here in the Valley of the Sun. He grew between the pews of Bethany Bible Church, where he received a good biblical foundation.

Ken married his college sweetheart, Dana. They met at Biola University way back in the day. Ken and Dana have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren that they are proud to call their family.

He has been in the Pastorate Ministry close to 40 years. Ken has a love for the family of God and he has loved serving in ministry. God has blessed him with this new opportunity to serve Him now with ASM. “I am excited to see how God will use me in the year to come.”





Brenda Gentry

Executive Director


Ken was raised here in the Valley of the Sun. He grew between the pews of Bethany Bible Church, where he received a good biblical foundation.

Ken married his college sweetheart, Dana. They met at Biola University way back in the day. Ken and Dana have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren that they are proud to call their family.

He has been in the Pastorate Ministry close to 40 years. Ken has a love for the family of God and he has loved serving in ministry. God has blessed him with this new opportunity to serve Him now with ASM. “I am excited to see how God will use me in the year to come.”





Michael Awumah

Aftercare Chaplain


Kit Abbott was born in Flagstaff, Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona where he played football for the Wildcats and graduated with a degree in education. After graduating from Phoenix Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, Kit was employed in full time ministry as youth pastor, church planter, senior pastor, and family pastor for 27 years. Kit has been married for 27 years and has three children.





Lydia Parma

Business Manager


Lydia grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and she moved to Duluth, MN to attend the University of Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 2002, she moved to Los Angeles, CA. Lydia met Frank her husband to be at the new church she attended. They made the decision after they got married to move to Phoenix, AZ where they have been residing for 16 years.

In 2011, Lydia volunteered at Aide Side Ministries to do graphic design work. A year later, she was hired by ASM to be their Office Manager. In 2014 she was promoted to Business Manager.

For Lydia, the most enjoyable part of her job is getting to know all the men and women who come out of prison and seeing the amazing hand of God working in their lives as they transition back into society. “It is a privilege and an honor to be used by God as a part of this ministry.”





Kit Abbott

Aftercare Chaplain


Kit Abbott was born in Flagstaff, Arizona. He attended the University of Arizona where he played football for the Wildcats and graduated with a degree in education. After graduating from Phoenix Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, Kit was employed in full time ministry as youth pastor, church planter, senior pastor, and family pastor for 27 years. Kit has been married for 27 years and has three children.





Vanessa Sarzoza

Men's Aftercare Director


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GROUP TOURS

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Ministry Assistant


Sandie is the Ministry Assistant for Along Side Ministries. She has the pleasure of being married to her husband, Rick, for 23 years and they have 3 adult children.

After homeschooling her children through 6th grade, Sandie volunteered in women’s, youth, and homeless ministries at her church. She also enjoyed mentoring and teaching as well. During that time, she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. “In 2016, I found my permanent home with Along Side and love our mission for the incarcerated.”





Sandie Staub

Ministry Assistant


Sandie is the Ministry Assistant for Along Side Ministries. She has the pleasure of being married to her husband, Rick, for 23 years and they have 3 adult children.

After homeschooling her children through 6th grade, Sandie volunteered in women’s, youth, and homeless ministries at her church. She also enjoyed mentoring and teaching as well. During that time, she obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. “In 2016, I found my permanent home with Along Side and love our mission for the incarcerated.”





Coming Soon

Business Manager


Lydia grew up in Minneapolis, MN, and she moved to Duluth, MN to attend the University of Minnesota. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 2002, she moved to Los Angeles, CA. Lydia met Frank her husband to be at the new church she attended. They made the decision after they got married to move to Phoenix, AZ where they have been residing for 16 years.

In 2011, Lydia volunteered at Aide Side Ministries to do graphic design work. A year later, she was hired by ASM to be their Office Manager. In 2014 she was promoted to Business Manager.

For Lydia, the most enjoyable part of her job is getting to know all the men and women who come out of prison and seeing the amazing hand of God working in their lives as they transition back into society. “It is a privilege and an honor to be used by God as a part of this ministry.”





Coming Soon

Executive Director


Ken was raised here in the Valley of the Sun. He grew between the pews of Bethany Bible Church, where he received a good biblical foundation.

Ken married his college sweetheart, Dana. They met at Biola University way back in the day. Ken and Dana have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren that they are proud to call their family.

He has been in the Pastorate Ministry close to 40 years. Ken has a love for the family of God and he has loved serving in ministry. God has blessed him with this new opportunity to serve Him now with ASM. “I am excited to see how God will use me in the year to come.”





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Discipling and equipping incarcerated Christians while they transition successfully into community

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