"I alone cannot change the world but I can cast a stone across
the waters to create many ripples"
- Mother Teresa
CURRENT SENT STAFF
Johnathan Sublet - Interim Executive Director
Johnathan Sublet is the servant pastor at the multi-cultural Fellowship Hi-Crest Church in Topeka, Kansas. His passion to walk alongside others and help them live into their innate worth drives everything he does – from serving as the founder and chairman of the board of SENT Inc. to serving on a variety of community organizations focused on community development, health, housing, education, racial reconciliation, and economic empowerment. Johnathan lives in the Hi-Crest Neighborhood of Topeka, Kanas, with his wife Tricia and children Silas, Toby, and Claudette.
Tricia Sublet - Mental Health Specialist
Tricia is trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, TBRI, and Play Therapy. Tricia earned her undergraduate degree in Cross-Cultural Ministry from Manhattan Christian College and her graduate degree in Social Work from KU. She started working with SENT full-time in September 2020 after some involvement in the Summer LAUNCH Program while she was working with another counseling agency. Those who know her might also know that she’s married to our Founder, Johnathan Sublet. Tricia joined our staff because “I wanted to use my training and skills in a way that I can better partner with others to holistically meet the needs of our city. I also have the desire to see mental health services be accessible and affordable for everyone. I believe everyone deserves support and counseling shouldn't be so hard to access if someone is under-resourced.” Her favorite thing about Hi-Crest is our community’s resiliency and grit. When she dreams of Hi-Crest, Tricia envisions a place where people who live here take pride in their community and love living here, and those who live outside of Hi-Crest look at our home as a nice place to live and no longer believe the outdated rumors and stigma. For Tricia and her family, Hi-Crest is home. It’s not just where their house is, but it’s a community of friends with whom they share life and consider family.
Jay Rice - Construction Foreman
Jay earned a business degree in management and marketing and has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. One of the things Jay loves about Hi-Crest is the community, our people, our “Neighbors loving neighbors” attitude. His biggest dream for our community is that the vision of Fremont Hill will be a catalyst for even greater things to come. Jay feels his role is a part of the SENT mission by building homes that our community is proud of. A defining moment for him was when he learned that helping people is not a 9 to 5 job, it’s about loving people and being present in their lives. As Jay puts it, “Helping people is a project; people are NOT projects.”
THE SENT BOARD
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.
Dr. Beryl New- Vice Chair
Dr. Beryl New is the Director of Certified Personnel and Equity for Topeka Public Schools. She is also the co-chair of the district’s Equity Council, which closely examines the ways in which race impacts student success. She has served as an educator for thirty years in teaching and school leadership. A resident of Topeka since the age of nine, she is also a member of Faith Temple Church - Topeka, where she has taught Sunday School for nearly forty years.
Dana Revels - Board Member
Dana has a passion for real estate and enjoys having the opportunity to help others along their path to homeownership. Having recently obtained her real estate license, every day she is seeking out the next home or encouraging one through the process and finds the work very rewarding. For the residents of Hi-Crest, Dana hopes to encourage new skill sets to inspire others to achieve their dreams. “Everyone must know that it’s okay to dream and those dreams are attainable.”
Linessa Frazier - Board Member
Originally from South Carolina, one of the things Linessa loves about Hi-Crest is how the entire community stands fearlessly against challenges and recognizes an opportunity to embrace and effect change. That hope, she says, “can’t be manufactured.” This is fitting as she considers spring to be her favorite season; a season of rebirth and something the Hi-Crest community has been striving towards.
Daphne Lauber - Board Member
Daphne got involved with SENT through our Monthly Hi-Crest Market and recently pulled up her sleeves as a volunteer at SENT Prep Academy. She decided to get involved with us because she believes in our mission and wants to be a part of reaching and empowering the community. When asked what is her favorite thing about the Hi-Crest Community, she shared, "I just feel at home here. It feels like a true community, that is working together to change and grow."
Christine Caplinger - Board Member
Christine shared that she got involved in SENT after speaking with Johnathan Sublet and TJ Lorsen in order to help improve areas of Topeka that are potential shiny diamonds, helping our city stand out. She wanted to offer her time to help improve her hometown and to make Topeka and areas like Hi-Crest that are frequently overlooked be something that Topekans can be proud of. Christine's favorite thing about Hi-Crest is the growth and community that comes together to witness the result of their hard work. She hopes that Hi-Crest becomes a place that people WANT to move to and that they feel proud of. Christine plans to be a part of the SENT mission by "getting her hands dirty," so to speak. She will provide her time, business, and legal knowledge to help SENT use our resources effectively. When she isn't volunteering with SENT, Christine serves as an Attorney with Smith Law Firm and is a member of the Kansas Bar.
Kristin Miller - Board Treasurer
Kristin Miller’s first introduction to SENT’s mission was as a vendor at our monthly Hi-Crest Market. She was also one of the first people who participated in our SENT Gives Back program focused on building pride in our homes through “curb appeal” projects. Kristin lives in Hi-Crest and has been aware of our organization since Nikki became the Executive Director. “I believe that SENT truly cares for our community and wants to see the community uplift each other and I love that.” When asked what her favorite thing about Hi-Crest is, Kristin said, “I grew up here and how can you not love that. There is nothing like being able to go home again.” Kristin’s biggest hope for Hi-Crest is that it “becomes a community where kids can play in the streets and neighbors know neighbors again and look out for one another.” When she isn’t volunteering with us, Kristin’s full-time work is as a Title I Finance Specialist.
Tre'Jor Hopkins - Board Member
Many of you may know Tre'Jor as the owner of the Flavor Wagon Food Truck - a regular at our monthly Hi-Crest Market. Tre'Jor decided to get involved with SENT because he loves the neighborhood he grew up in! He loves that his family and friends live here and he has great hope for our future. Tre'Jor's hopes and dreams for Hi-Crest revolve around "giving our youth more engagement, giving our Hi-crest youth nicer neighborhoods to live in and seeing positive building going on - encouraging young people to take part and even consider a career here at home." Tre'Jor sees his participation in our mission as God continuing to answer his prayer to use him as a part of realizing his hopes for Hi-Crest. Tre'Jor is from Topeka and graduated from both Shawnee Heights High School and Washburn Tech with a degree in Culinary Arts. His favorite local restaurant is Blind Tiger – their cheese fries are his go-to order. One thing you may not know about Tre'Jor is that he's a diehard football fan.