Employees Forest City YMCA

The Forest City Y employs about 75 employees. If you are interested in employment at the Forest City Y, please complete an application and return it to the Y.

Employment Application

Bruce Mielke
Executive Director

Bruce has been the executive director of the Forest City Y since 1996. While serving in this capacity, he has facilitated the extension of Y services in nearby communities and directed a capital campaign of nearly one million dollars. He currently serves as the treasurer of the Iowa YMCA state alliance board and is past chapter president of the Association of YMCA Professionals. Prior to serving as executive director, he was a program director at the Forest City Y and was a youth program director for the Mahaska County YMCA. During his time as a YMCA Program Director, he served as president of the Iowa Program Director group. He has also worked as a direct care provider in a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed teens. Bruce graduated from Mankato State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation.

Scott Schaefer
Director of Properties 

Scott has served as the YMCA’s Property Manager since 1987. He was actually on site when the first shovel of dirt was extracted for the building construction which began in 1985 as an employee of Tri-County, one of the contractors used.

Kristi Hovenga– Director of Business Operations:  khovenga@forestcityymca.org

Tony Reynolds-Director of Programs:  treynolds@forestcityymca.org

Courtney SchauermannDirector of Child Care:  cschauermann@forestcityymca.org

Ree Pederson-MooreAquatics Coordinator:  rpederson@forestcityymca.org

Helen  Akkermann- Membership Coodinator:  hakkermann@forestcityymca.org