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Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center

The talented team at the Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center is ready to connect you with our many programs and services that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Be Part of Our Team

Our Y is always looking for talented associates to help us make our community stronger. Explore and apply for full- and part-time job opportunities available at the Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center.

Matt Eaves,
Executive Director

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Hometown: Western Kansas

Y Start Date: May 2004

Certifications: Fort Hays State University alumni

Hobbies: Outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, fishing and traveling.

Favorite part of working at the Y: “My favorite parts are the community involvement and leadership, mission of our Y and development of others.”

Jordan Frost,
Member Experience Director

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Y Start Date: January 2023

Certifications: B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Criminal Delinquency from the University of Kansas

Hobbies: Watching my kids perform in all their sports and activities. They are both very active and it is a joy to watch them compete. Our family loves the outdoors from hiking and camping to anything on the water or golf course. We also love to travel together. As well as cooking together especially creating charcuterie boards for all occasions. Lastly, I love watching college sports and cheering on my beloved Jayhawks!

Favorite part of working at the Y: "How it is not just a gym, but a community, a way to foster kids into being part of something bigger and how it allows one to build/develop long lasting relationships with the members and employees."

Danny Helmich,
Program Director II

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Membership and Healthy Living

Although Danny has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and worked several years in the business management field, his heart wasn’t in it. He knew he wanted to be in fitness and health, which brought him to the Y.  

He has worn many hats in his career here, including membership engagement director, healthy living coach, group exercise instructor, personal trainer and community initiatives director. He has also worked at several locations across the metro.

Danny has a passion for whole body wellness and feels strongly that a healthy lifestyle should be available to everyone. In his current role, he and his fitness staff work to design and maintain a diverse schedule of activities, classes and programs for members, no matter their ability or fitness level.  

He has implemented many healthy eating classes, including Salsa Sabor Y Salud, a program designed for the Hispanic community focusing on food and fitness, and Y Weight, a program focusing on healthy eating designed for all to enjoy.

A lifelong athlete, Danny has a passion to provide kids in his community an opportunity to play sports. He developed a sports program -- including soccer, football and basketball -- for his local Y where one had been missing for years, and created a sports programming partnerships with Wyandotte County Parks and Recreation.

Danny’s love of people and being involved in improving his community has made him never look back on his decision to leave accounting behind.

Sabrah Parsons,
Program Director II

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Hometown: McPherson, Kansas

Y Start Date: I have been with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City for over 12 years and with other Y associations since 1996.

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time on my hammock, reading and baking with my husband and three children.

Favorite part of working at the Y: “I enjoy being a lifeguard, an instructor for the lifeguards and an instructor for lifeguard instructors. Teaching swimming lessons and the instructors for them brings me great joy. I love being a part of our community and helping others find joy in the water.”

Here For You

Do you have a question for a member of the Providence team? Complete the form below or call us at 913.378.9622.