Who We Are - What We Do
|Meet the Board of Directors|
Peter J. DeBartolo, Sr., B.S. Ed., B.A. Psychology, M. Div.
Founder, President & CEO, Fields of Grace Outreach
Over 30 years in ministry to youth and adults
has certainly qualified Peter to lead Fields of Grace Outreach. He is an energetic and gregarious personality and is a much sought-after speaker and workshop leader. He has accumulated over 1200 hours of continuing education in youth ministry and financial literacy education. He also sits on the Eagle Scout
Review Board and Council in Schoharie County, is on the Board of Directors of the Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club where he is their chaplain and has been an archery instructor for youth for over 20 years. With a caring heart, he continually leads Fields of Grace Outreach in new directions to educate and assist the youth and young adults in upstate New York and beyond.
Vice President, Fields of Grace Outreach
Jim has been involved with youth for much of his adult life. He has been a Scout leader, an Awana Club Commander, and a deacon and enthusiastic volunteer for many activities in his
local church. He is a veteran, past commander and an active member of the Timothy Murphy Post of the American Legion also. He has taken on the vice president's role with that same
enthusiasm. His tireless efforts have aided our programs in enumerable ways and we are glad to have him on our Board.
Kimberly Greiner, B.S. Ed., M.A. Admin.
Director & Treasurer
DeSylvia Dwyer, B.S. Ed., M.A. Ed.
Director & Secretary
Lori Petrosino, B.S. Ed., M.A. Admin.
Karen DeBartolo, B.S. Ed.
Director of Administration, Programming & Social Media
YOUTH - YOUNG ADULT BOARD
Joanne Jorgensen Boss
Youth Program Assistant, Schoharie County Youth Bureau
Matthew Avitabile, B.A. M.A.
Mayor, Village of Middleburgh, NY
Adjunct Professor, SUNY Oneonta & SUNY Cobleskill
Peter J. DeBartolo, Jr., B.S., M.A.
Administrative Director of the Levermore Global Scholars
Program at Adelphi University, and Adjunct Professor of International Studies. Founder and President of Advancing Visions, LLC.
Founder, Chairman & CIO, Fenimore Asset Management, Inc.
Fields of Grace Outreach is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization designed to help develop the potential of youth and
young adults. Engaging them in positive activities builds success
and achievement which, in turn, helps them to design their own
fulfilling futures in dynamic ways. Seeing the need for positive
reinforcement, nurturing of potential, development of life skills and help for day to day living among the youth in our area
MISSION STATEMENT, a group of concerned individuals incorporated
Fields of Grace Outreach to reach the youth with programs which would target the "fields" in which they had the greatest needs. That's where we began in 2006. Fields of Grace Outreach is an inclusive, faith-based charitable organization founded in Christian principles and traditions, dedicated to instilling values of compassion, honesty, respect, responsibility and providing for the lifelong personal growth and development of a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
OUR OUTREACH MISSION IS...
To provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming community forum where local workshops, guest speaker talks, book readings, film screenings, recreational youth events, musical concerts and discussion groups are hosted for all ages in an effort to combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.
To nurture dignity and respect for others by providing humanitarian
assistance and relief to the poor, the underprivileged, and the distressed.
To encourage social responsibility and good stewardship of resources; to promote peace of mind, body and spirit through interactive faith-based workshops, retreats, and seminars.
All of our programs are free to youth and young adults.
Register early for upcoming events and/or workshops as
space is limited. Call or e-mail for more information about
any program or event.
GRACE RECREATION PROGRAM
GRACE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
GRACE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
GRACE LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM
GRACE DISCUSSION PROGRAM
Fields of Grace Outreach, through its Grace Discussion Program (GDP),
has arranged to work with local colleges, churches, other tax-exempt
religious organizations, community groups, and charities, to host supervised
monthly coffeehouses, forums, workshops, or discussion groups for young
adults on a wide range of social issues religious topics, and current events.
These activities have been designed to primarily promote the intellectual,
spiritual, and moral development of individuals of college age. Additionally,
entertainment and refreshments are planned for many of these events.