Living by Design Ministries Meet the Team

Sarah Koontz, Founder, President Living by Design Ministries
Founder & President
Living by Design Ministries

{Get to Know Sarah}

When I started this ministry in 2015, I knew exactly two things:

1. I am called to feed God’s sheep.
2. I am not supposed to do it alone.

This is why, every step of the way, I purpose to invite others to join me and our team in the work. Because we are better together than we could ever be alone!

One of my favorite descriptions of how we all fit together into the Body of Christ is in 1 Corinthians 12:17-18 where it says, “If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed each one of the parts in one body just as He wanted. “

We each possess unique talents, giftings, and passions. And when the body of Christ works together, miracles happen. I believe that with all of my heart.

If this ministry has been a blessing to you, I’d love for you to prayerfully consider joining our team. Visit our VOLUNTEER PAGE to see current volunteer needs and to fill out a volunteer application form.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller

Meet the Team

Jenna Parde, Digital Media Coordinator

Jenna Parde

Digital Media Coordinator

Jana Shankle, Community Outreach Coordinator

Jana Shankle

Community Outreach Coordinator

Natalia Drumm, Bible Study Editor

Natalia Drumm

Bible Study Editor


Quantrilla Ard, Strategic Development Consultant

Quantrilla Ard

Strategic Development Consultant

Kristi Foreman, Photographer

Kristi Foreman


Susan Bricker, Volunteer Coordinator

Susan Bricker

Volunteer Coordinator

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

Meet our Board of Directors

Ryan Koontz, Board of Directors

Ryan Koontz
Rapid City, SD

Abby Rowan, Board of Directors

Abby Rowan
Rapid City, SD


Michael Altstiel, Board of Directors

Michael Altstiel
Rapid City, SD


Jana Shankle, Board of Directors

Jana Shankle
Hermosa, SD

Ryan Ricke, Board of Directors

Ryan Ricke
Hermosa, SD