When young men and women stand together, there’s no limit to what we can do.

Genesis Young Leaders


Founded in 2001, Genesis Young Leaders (GYL) is a group of young professionals who share a commitment to ending domestic violence in our community.

The mission of GYL is to eliminate family violence through volunteerism, education and community awareness. Members volunteer monthly with the children staying at our shelter, attend educational events and networking happy hours, and host one of the cornerstone events of the winter season, the GYL Masquerade Ball.

Genesis Young Leaders are advocates and educators who believe that if we all work together the spread the same message, we can put an end to domestic violence.

Join today by signing up below. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Corley at ecorley@genesisshelter.org or 214.389.7714.


Be a leader in your community and take a stand against domestic violence.



Be a leader in your community and take a stand against domestic violence.

Genesis Young Leaders Board of Directors

President - Molly Slusher

Melody Akhavan Abbey
Christine Andler
Serene Ateek
Zach Basich
Kristen Billings
Tamara Boozell
Adam Boyd
Beth Boyd
Brandy Brasfield
Kayce Buller
Melody Chambers
Caitlin Clark
Dan Corello
Danielle Corello
Robert Crabtree
C.J. Donald
Trent Dressen
Brittany Dunn
Marcus Fettinger

Holden Godat
Kirstin Godat
Guy Griffith
Nicole Grisham
Loren Guillory
Dan Harris
Jenny Harris
Jill Harris
Natalie Hendricks
Virginia Hock
Renee Hunter
Michelle Jacobs
Lear Johnson
Barrell Jones
Andrew Kang
Stephanie Kirkbride
Maverick Lezar
Cassidy Liland
Cait Mastorakos
Arrissa Meyer

Franklin Miller
Lindsey Obenhaus
Rachael Peto
Emily Potts
Emily Pruitt
Anna Ramundo
Kristen Reed
Jenna Reekie
Jordan Rolfe Stimpson
Courtney Sauer
Ryan Searcey
Lisa Shaddock
Abby Simoneau
Tayler Simoneau
Ty Stimpson
Jennifer Trammell
Claire Walsh
Chelsey White
Austin Whitmore
Sydney Whitmore

It’s time to set an example for our generation and stand up against domestic violence.

A Patron Membership refers to a regular membership with an additional monetary donation. The added contribution is used to provide life-changing services to the 2,500 women and children who rely on Genesis each year.

You may join at any time of the year! Our membership drive is always open.