Rolene Joy, office manager and David's mother, graduated from Texas Tech in 1998 with a degree in journalism. Her minor was in substance abuse.
Before coming to Realife Media, Rolene was assistance store manager for a large Drexel-Heritage showcase store in Lubbock, Texas. She spent 8-1/2 years working for an international oil company in Dallas, Texas as the executive assistant to the vice president of international oil development.
Operations Director - Pastor
Nick is the Operations Director and campus pastor for The Warehouse. He and his wife, Merry, both graduated with ministry-related degrees from Central Bible College in 2002. Nick is currently working on his dissertation towards a doctorate in organizational leadership with a focus on ministry. His passion in ministry is connecting the marginalized to the body of Christ and fostering community among believers.
Before coming to work with The Warehouse, Nick served as a Light Armored Reconnaissance Infantryman in the US Marine Corps. He completed 2 tours in Iraq and got to lead 31 of his fellow Marines to Christ for the first time. Nick and Merry have 3 kids, a son and two daughters. He enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, road cycling, and all forms of Frisbee.
Paula is our volunteer bookkeeper and her husband, Jim does maintenance around the building. Both Jim and Paula have been working with The Warehouse since its inception.
In their spare time, they are avid motorcycle enthusiasts and enjoy riding together.
Office & Boxing Assistant
Dianna started dancing at age five. She studied dancing in New York, Chicago, and Indiana. She has taught at two dance studios in the past in north west Indiana and formally owned and operated DanceTEK 1 in Lizton, Indiana before coming to The Warehouse.
In 1987 Dianna had the privilege to be selected to dance for Walt Disney at the Pan Am Games Opening Ceremonies in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Formally Dianna was the Tri-West High School dance team coach and in 2011 helped with the choreography for the musical "Throughly Modern Millie".
In 2012 Dianna was the head choreographer for "Back to the Eighties" A production by the Hendricks County Community Theater.
Dianna has had the privilege of having the following dance instructors: Joe Tremaine, Barry Lather, Fred Walton, Joseph Holmes, Randy Grass, Gus Giordano, Lou Conte, Roland Dupree, Bruce Bristol, Tommy Sutton, Marcea Lane, Tony Cappola, Bob Wells and Lynda Martha, Joel Hall, Randy Ducan, Serge Rodnusky, and Doug Caldwell.
Rob Scardina has been studying Martial Arts for over thirty years. Rob began his training in Goju Ryu Karate in 1980. In 1980 Rob also met his chief instructor Richard Lamoureaux (more about Mr. Lamoureaux can be found at his website richardlamoureaux.com) at which time he began training in the Filipino Martial Arts, various Chinese martial arts and JKD Concepts.
In 1985 Rob was promoted by Rich to the rank of full instructor in the Filipino Martial Arts and Jun Fan martial arts. While training throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s Rob was also an Amateur Boxer and has trained at some of the top gyms in the Chicago and North West Indiana area. Including Whiting Boxing Club (now Hammond Boxing Club) under Coach Dennis Hardesty, the Chicago Park District (Trumbull Park) under Coach Pete Sanchez, and One In A Million Boxing among others. He has also owned and operated several successful boxing / martial arts academies in Calumet City, Illinois, Highland, Indiana, Griffith Indiana and Lizton Indiana and now is a partner at The Warehouse in Bloomington Indiana (B-Town Boxing Club).
Over the years Rob has had the opportunity to train in many seminar settings and privately with some of the most accomplished martial artists in the world such as Bruce Lee’s #1 student Dan Inosanto (Filipino Martial Arts and JKD Concepts), Kali master Ted Lucay Lucay (Filipino Martial Arts), Sifu Paul Vunak (Filipino Martial Arts JKD Concepts), USA Thai Boxing President Surachai Sirisute (Muay Thai Boxing), Sifu Jack Soderberg (Chinese and Filipino Martial Arts, Guro Nate Defensor (Filipino Martial Arts), Sifu Larry Hartsell (JKD Concepts/Grappling), Master Jimmy Tacosa (Serrada Eskrima), Marty Jakubowski (Professional Boxer), Jack “Kid” Callahan (Professional Boxer), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts Marino Jones, Braulio Corral and others.
Rob is also a Certified USA Boxing Level II Coach and has coached fighters participating in the Golden Gloves, Silver Gloves, Jr. Olympics and other major amateur boxing tournaments.
Currently Rob is the head coach at the B-Town Boxing Club which is currently the home of four Indiana State Golden Gloves Champions. The B-Town Boxing competition team also has as a team 84% win rate and in 2015 took second place as a team at the Indiana State Golden Tournament.
Since 1985 Rob has had the opportunity to train many Law Enforcement, Military and Private Security Professionals. Rob is a former Emergency Medical Technician (13years), and has had the opportunity to attend many Law Enforcement and Fire Fighting training courses - among them:
Instructors Development at the North West Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, The Ried technique of Interview and Interrogation (Basic and Advanced), ANSUL Fire School (Beaumont TX), Evidence Technician I and II (IUPUI), Forensic Digital Imagine (IUPUI), APT Riot/Crowd Control Training Course (Arlington Texas), and many Personal Protection Training/Body Guard Courses. Rob also worked as an Investigator for United States Steel Corporation for eleven years and has held other professional security positions.
Certificates and further credentials are available upon request.
David and his wife Nancy Weil have been working with Teen Challenge since 1990. They have a passion for students and want individuals to experience the love of God. David went through the Teen Challenge Program at 16 years old. Both David and Nancy enjoy working with youth and seeing the family strengthened.
David and Nancy are avid bike riders and enjoy riding their tandem bike during free time. They have two children: Eric is stationed in Guam with the United States Coast Guard and Lindsay is studying at Indiana University.
Merry was born and raised on the West Coast. She earned her Bachelors degree from Central Bible College where she met and married her husband Nick in 1999. She managed Curves for Women, but became a stay at home mom when their first child was born. After their third child turned one, Merry returned to the workforce in the insurance industry.
Helping others know Jesus has always been her passion. Merry has had the opportunity to travel all over the world to share Jesus and do work for churches and ministries. She helped Nick as a youth pastor, college pastor, lead pastor and now she helps to share the vision and purpose of The Warehouse with our community.
Merry loves food, gardening, home renovation, cycling, nutrition, travel, reading, and coffee.
Spencer had many turns in the road before becoming the Volunteer Coordinator at The Warehouse. Spencer struggled with drugs and alcohol in his younger days, to the point that in 1991 he died from drinking. That same year he was delivered from drugs and from drinking in 1999. Spencer then, being disabled and unemployed, began praying that God would take his life and renew him so he could serve God in any way he could. One year from then he walked into The Warehouse and his life was changed from then on.
Spencer loves serving the Lord and being a member of The Warehouse family. Spencer says his biggest blessing in life is his wife, Cheryl Armstrong. Spencer has seven wonderful children and soon to be five grandchildren.
Spencer is so excited to be paid to do his favorite things in life, share the word of God, workout with his brothers and praise God’s name every day! Come down to the front desk and ask for Spencer and he will give you a tour!
Art Teacher/Graphic Design
Destiny is the art teacher overseeing the Art Alive programming at The Warehouse. They say trauma experienced in childhood has a special ability to wound. However, Destiny first found God while in the midst of that storm, finding strength in the Lord and the ability to come out of it with a love for helping others and seeing them find their own strength and voice. Her passion is helping people find that voice through the arts and self expression.
She came to Bloomington in 2016 from Tulsa,Oklahoma to use her training and certification as an art teacher to reach out to the community and provide learning opportunities for youth. When Destiny first stepped into The Warehouse she fell in love and knew God had called her there.
She is a jack-of-all-trades in the arts and works to introduce them all to The Warehouse community.
Misty is the Internship Coordinator for The Warehouse. She began working with The Warehouse in 2014 as a volunteer. She is currently studying to become an Addictions Counselor and would like to work with people struggling with addiction, as well as families who have been affected by addiction.
Misty and her husband have been married since 2007, together they have two children. She enjoys reading, hiking, taking care of her mini-farm, and spending time with her family.
BIO Coming Soon.
Craig's role at the Warehouse is to get to know and to serve our guests. He comes from a background of leadership in the local church and seeks to build friendships that enable the love of Jesus to be seen and known. He now divides his time between The Warehouse and raising up disciples in a local church.
Craig and his wife Kathy have made the Bloomington area home for almost a decade. Their three grown children have given them nine grandchildren, so investing in those young lives is one of the priorities of this stage of life.
BIO Coming Soon
Graphics and branding for The Warehouse developed by Ben Arthur