Executive Director- Kelly Sartain
Kelly, a stay at home mother who grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, has a heart for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with moms in our community and as a result said that she felt called to start TBB a little over a year ago with three other women. She currently serves on The Buggy Bunch Board of Directors and is the Executive Director of the ministry. Kelly was married to Mark Sartain in May, 2005 and she worked in corporate America for 10 years before leaving to stay at home with her daughter, Elizabeth Ann, whom she gave birth to in 2008. The couple welcomed their second son, William, in 2012 and Emily Abigail in 2015. As for Kelly, her interests include traveling and she counts Africa, Israel, and Europe, among the lengthy list of places she has already visited. But out of all the places she has been, she still says Clemson and the Carolina Mountains are her favorite. Kelly and Mark also own Sartain and Associates, a local Landscape Architecture boutique design firm.
Programs Director- Kim Metz
Kim is married to Bryan Metz and is the mom of 3 kids, step-daughter Keirsten, daughter Emma, and son Brandon. When her son Brandon was 6 weeks old she found her self having a difficult time transitioning into being home alone with 2 children under 2 years old. So she sought out support from other local moms that shared her plight. This is when she found The Buggy Bunch. Since joining she has found so much friendship and joy. In her spare time Kim enjoys cooking, trying new recipes, couponing and finding all the best deals!!
Ministry Director- April Muller
April Muller has a passion for encouraging women and she is grateful she finally stopped ignoring "The Buggy Bunch" she'd been hearing about but been ignoring due to the fact her family had outgrown it's buggy years! She just celebrated 19 years of marriage to Derek, and is a homeschooling mom to JT who is 12 and Savannah, 17. She moved to Vero Beach from Melbourne about 13 years ago and loves the small town feeling of this beautiful city. She launched the Classical Conversations home school program in Viera in 2008, and brought the program to Vero Beach the following year. After stepping down after four years as a Foundation and Essentials Director, she was looking for her next project and the Lord brought her to the Buggy Bunch. She attends Calvary Chapel Vero Beach where Pastor Jim Gallagher's encouragement to pray for the people of Vero to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ was a mission she took seriously. When a friend invited her to "Soul Food" in the summer of 2012, she felt like she had found a group that made that mission a practical possibility. She is also actively involved with CrossLife Counseling, a local non-profit counseling center that accepts clients regardless of their ability to pay.
Children's Ministry Director - Grace Pastor
Grace was born and raised in Vero Beach. After graduating college in 2015 from Florida International University, Grace became missions’ coordinator for a small non-profit in Costa Rica where she led missions groups and VBS programs. She also taught and tutored Spanish during this time. In 2017, Grace felt called to give back to her local community and started working for The Buggy Bunch as the Children’s Ministry Director. Grace loves working with kids and bringing them closer to Jesus! In her free time, Grace likes being with her family and friends, going to church, drinking coffee, reading, traveling, and being outside.
Playgroup Leader - Gracie Witherby
Grace “Gracie” Witherby is a stay at home, working mother of 3 boys (Hunter James, Fischer Levi, and River Charles.) She is happily married to her high school sweetheart David “DJ” of 4 years. Gracie was born and raised in Florida, while her husband is a Sebastian native. The Witherbys are active members in their church, Community Baptist located in Sebastian. They are children’s church leaders(4 years running) in addition, Gracie is Co-Director for their church’s VBS planning committee. Teaching God’s word is a true passion that Gracie has.
In her “spare” time, Gracie loves to complete all sorts of crafting projects, she loves to cook (southern and fried meals are her favorite), she has an act for saving money by couponing, she is addicted to scrapbooking/ photography, and spending time with children (whether they be hers or someone else's).
Administrative Assistant- Allison Thurn
Shortly after graduating from Clemson University, Allison moved back to her hometown of Vero Beach and married her husband, Kyle. Allison quickly realized her passion for giving back to the community and helping those in need, so began her career with another local non-profit. In October 2016, Allison joined The Buggy Bunch staff and is excited about the opportunity to share Jesus and provide support to women and moms in Indian River County. In her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, running, calligraphy, skiing, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers!
Development Team- Cori Lamm
Cori came to The Buggy Bunch after a lengthy career as an Admissions Director at a local Christian school in Vero Beach. Born and raised in Nebraska for 25 years, she moved to Florida in 1988 after graduating from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services. She is mom to 20 year old Ryan who attends Palm Beach Atlantic University, majoring in International Business. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and watching Nebraska football and volleyball in the fall.
Financial Director- Rebecca Schlitt
Rebecca Schlitt is a mother of four who works part time from her home as an internal auditor for a major heath insurance company & teaches Yoga and Cycling at Christi's Family Fitness. She moved to Vero Beach in early 2011 to be closer to family, having previously lived in Orlando, Jacksonville & Tallahassee. Rebecca graduated from Florida State University with a Masters of Accounting in 2000, has worked in public accounting & internal audit since that time and is currently a licensed CPA. She is married to Terry Schlitt who is the Youth Director at Holy Cross Catholic Church & is an engineer working for MBV Engineering.
Grant Writer - Kelly Brown
Kelly Brown grew up in North Carolina and relocated to Vero Beach upon marrying her college sweetheart, Louis Schacht, in 2004. Kelly has worked as the grant writer for Indian River Habitat for Humanity since that time (part-time from home since the birth of her daughter), and considers this important work an expression of her faith. Louis is self-employed in his family citrus business, Schacht Groves. In 2009, their beautiful daughter Hannah was born. Because Hannah was premature, Kelly kept her out of the public eye for several months to ensure her good health. When it was finally time to get out, Kelly was very thankful to find information on The Buggy Bunch on-line. Their first activity was walking the bridge, and since then they have enjoyed a weekly playgroup, workouts, Talented Tots, and more.