Valerie Mayo was born and raised in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. She trained and worked as a Radiologic Technologist for over 20 years. God opened doors for ministry at County Corrections Gospel Mission in 2006 where Val is responsible for Facilities and Administration. This hostess function includes scheduling, preparing for, and receiving groups using the Camp at Old Mill facility. Valerie is involved in the weekly Moms Club and Kids Club events as well as at the Bridge Academy in Coatesville, where she assists with Young Moms Club and Night Homework Club. “These moms and kids we minister to are my friends and neighbors.”
Leon Brubaker was born and raised in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As a hands-on person, Leon originally supported his family as a cabinet-maker, but early in his marriage he and his wife decided to give themselves to the work of Christian ministry. In 1989 they began their work with Helps International Ministries. This ministry remains their sending mission organization. In January 2008 they were partnered with County Corrections Gospel Mission. In their time here, Leon not only had many opportunities to help with the maintenance of the grounds and facilities but also to minister to the incarcerated and their families.
Mary Brubaker was raised in a church that was very mission’s minded. After graduating from Bob Jones University with a major in Mathematics, Mary taught high school math at Harford Christian School in Maryland. A summer missions trip to Bolivia with Teen Missions was an important ministry experience. Their home church, Grace Baptist Church of Millersville, commissioned them to full-time missionary work in 1989 with Helps International Ministries. This ministry sent them to serve at different ministries in New York City, Connecticut, England, Iowa, New Zealand, and eventually at County Corrections Gospel Mission. Mary volunteers with Kid’s Club, Mom’s Club, summer camp activities, and also Homework Club at the Bridge Academy and Community Center.