AWARE Presenters:

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Connie Peacock

AWARE Coordinator

Connie Peacock has been the AWARE Coordinator since 2017, and she also previously volunteered at Life Options for 11 years as a client consultant and as an assistant to the AWARE program. She has been married to Rich Peacock for over 30 years and has two amazing adult children she adopted from Colombia, South America. She often shares their adoption story in her presentations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Roberts Wesleyan University in New York State, and is certified as a Sexual Risk Advoidance Specialist through ASCEND. In her free time, Connie enjoys playing guitar on her church’s worship team, hiking, camping, and gardening.

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Melanie Smeenk

Life Options' CEO

Melanie Smeenk is the CEO of Life Options, where she has worked in various capacities since 2010. As CEO, she is involved in overseeing the AWARE program, and also does AWARE presentations. She has lived in Sunnyside her whole life and graduated from Sunnyside Christian High School in 2000. She has been married to Scott Smeenk for over 15 years and they have two sons. She helps with the office work at their dairy which they began in 2002. Melanie enjoys attending sporting events with her two boys, camping, watching movies and visiting with family.

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Michael Donaldson

AWARE Presenter

Michael Donaldson is an AWARE presenter for 5th & 6th grade boys.  He has worked as a nutrition scientist for the Hallelujah Diet since 1998. After graduating from Zillah High School he attended WSU and graduated with a chemical engineering degree, and then went to Cornell University where he earned a PhD in chemical engineering. Michael has been married for over 25 years to his wife Angela, and they are busy raising their 14 children in Zillah. Michael also serves as an elder at Household of Faith Church in Grandview. His interests include farming, bicycling and other sports, and fixing stuff.

180 Facilitators:

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Sheila Stutzman

Sheila Stutzman is a pastor and teacher at Remnant House in Grandview, WA. She married her husband, Rodney, 27 years ago and they have seven adult children. She is passionate about helping people find freedom and healing in Christ emotionally, physically and spiritually. Sheila walked into Life Options (that sponsors AWARE/Club 180) 33 years ago, at 17 years old, and was loved and served unconditionally by many at the pregnancy center. They were the example she needed to see life could be different than anything she had known. She gave her life and future to the Lord at 19 years old when her son was 1 year old. She has worked with children and youth her whole adult life and loves interacting with them.

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