Our Team

Cheryl Hishmeh – SENT Director 

Cheryl serves as the Director for SENT, Inc. She has been involved in the Hi-Crest neighborhood for past 5 years with the Topeka Rescue Mission – NET Reach. Cheryl has corporate experience with project management and information systems. She is getting very close to the empty nest stage with one son in high school and 2 sons and daughter in law finishing college this year. She treasures time with her husband, Joe, and the opportunities they get to travel.

Kent Pope – Director of Operations

Kent has called Topeka “home” since 1996 – where his career in retail management has developed his skills in managing people and processes. His ability to listen and see the needs of others will help advance the goals of SENT. Kent is married to Marsha and they have two married sons (and now two daughters!). When not at work, Kent is biking, hiking or on an outdoor adventure.

Johnathan Sublet –Chairman

Johnathan functions as the Lead Pastor for the Hi-Crest campus of Fellowship Bible Church. He is married to Tricia and together they have three wonderful kids. Johnathan is a Texas native who is new to hunting but an avid fan of sports.

Jeremy Wynne – Vice Chairman

Raised in Topeka and currently serves as the Outreach Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church as well as the Sharefest Coordinator and Vice Chairman of SENT. Married since 2014 to Paige Wynne they live in the Hi-Crest community and love spending time with friends, family and at Shawnee Lake. Jeremy graduated from KU in 2013 and will complete his masters degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019. His desire is to see the Church mobilized to make disciples of Jesus Christ among the nations.

Jessica Burden – Treasurer

Rob Hunt – Business Development

Retired after 35 years in sales and marketing. Most recently worked in strategic business planning and developing college graduates in intern programs. Since retiring in 2015, has spent much time in Hi-Crest working with Networx and other programs to help develop skills and opportunities with the local residence. Has a mindset of working from within the community to grow and elevate itself to achieve bigger and better opportunities.

Renee Hunt – Secretary & Community Wellness

Renee has been a nurse for 39 years and a Neonatal Nurse practitioner for 22 of her career. Has taught in nursing school as well as been in labor and delivery prior to the NICU. Married 39 years with one son. Has a heart for helping people find and follow Christ through identifying their talents and creating a plan for letting them flourish in their relationship with God. Loves to open up her home to cook and feed people both physically and spiritually.

Dena Dean – Education & Community Wellness

Dena is a graduate of Washburn University and is a licensed masters level social worker (LMSW), licensed addiction counselor (LAC), and a IC&RC certified prevention professional (CPP) . She currently works at Topeka Public Schools (Ross Elementary) and at Family Service & Guidance Center (FSGC). Dena previously worked in mental health/substance abuse treatment services for 20 years, and has been trained in the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME) by the Child Trauma Academy as well as Motivational Interviewing.

More information coming soon about the new SENT Board Members:

SJ Hazim

Brian Childs

Launch Staff

Cheryl Hishmeh – Launch Director (Summer & Fall)

Kelly Trout – Launch Director (Spring After School Program)

Joni Burkett – Assistant Launch Director

Haley Grant – Launch Administrative Assistant

Andrea Vincent – Summer Program Development Assistant